Welcome to another exciting serve of ARIA Chart Watch.
In this week’s wrap of the ARIA top 100s, there’s no change atop the Aussie singles countdown, but change is afoot over atop the albums side of things.
Who’s debuted? Who’s got the big moves? Read on to find out.
Once again it’s Dean Lewis leading the way on the ARIA albums chart. The homegrown favourite is there for a third successive week with his smash hit ‘Be Alright’, ahead of Benny Blanco’s ‘Eastside’ (with Halsey and Khalid).
5 Seconds Of Summer are going nowhere, seemingly. Their former No.1 smash ‘Youngblood’ actually improves its chart fortunes this week, up one to No.3 and achieving a fourth platinum accreditation (for sales in excess of 280,000 units).
Maroon 5 and Drake make up the rest of this week’s top five (with ‘Girls Like You’ and ‘In My Feelings’ respectively).
George Ezra may have relinquished the No.1 spot over in his homeland overnight, but he’s still edging ever closer to ours. His latest hit ‘Shotgun’ is up another three places to No.6 this week.
While it’s not quite back to its previous best of No.8, the Jonas Blue single ‘Rise’ is on its way back up again; two spots higher this week to No.9 and sporting a new platinum certification for sales in excess of 70,000 units.
The new collaboration between Calvin Harris and Sam Smith is hitting. ‘Promises’ debuted at a (some might say) promising No.30 last week, but it gains 16 this week to No.14.
Bazzi’s ‘Beautiful’ continues its ascendancy too, up four to a new peak of No.18 and with a new gold accreditation against it (35,000 sales down and counting).
Another collaboration taking some major strides this week is the Marshmello and Bastille partnership ‘Happier’. It debuted just inside the top 50 last week (No.48 to be precise) and is up an impressive 23 places to No.25 in week two.
Good news for Anne-Marie’s single ‘2002’, with a fresh second platinum certification in position 26. It’s now blasted through 140,000 sales down under.
After jumping from No.45 to No.21 last week in the wake of her album’s release, Ariana Grande sees her former No.1 smash ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ take a ten spot tumble… it’s down to No.31.
Loud Luxury is in the ascendancy again with ‘Body’ (No.40 to No.33), while South Korean boyband BTS are back and their new single ‘Idol’ overtakes the No.35 position on debut.
While the new Calvin Harris single (with Sam Smith) is flying high, his previous single ‘One Kiss’ (with Dua Lipa) also scores some love this week… of the triple platinum kind. It’s now soared through in excess of 210,000 unit sales down under.
Despite being in the countdown for a staggering 78 weeks, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ shows no signs of slowing. The former No.1 hit is back into the top 40 this week, gaining six to No.38.
A$AP Rocky’s ‘Praise The Lord (Da Shine)’ hits platinum at No.41, David Guetta’s ‘Don’t Leave Me Alone’ is back in the top half of the top 100 (No.55 to No.48) and Post Malone’s ‘Psycho’ also pops its head back in, up two to No.49.
And right there in position 50, we say ‘hello’ to ‘Goodbye’. That’s Jason Derulo and David Guetta’s ‘Goodbye’ (which also features appearances from Nicki Minaj and Willy William). It debuts in the No.50 spot this week.
Beyond the 50, Kian’s ‘Waiting’ bullets from No.78 on debut to No.54, Dean Lewis’s former smash hit ‘Waves’ is up from No.80 to No.55, but Travis Scott’s ‘Stargazing’ slides eight positions to No.57.
Ariana Grande was flying high with some of her songs last week as her new album ‘Sweetener’ impacted digital retailers. One of those songs was ‘Everytime’, which premieres at No.36. One week on, however, and that same song finds itself 24 places lower at No.60.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Happier’ is also on the charge this week, improving from No.76 to No.62.
Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande’s ‘Bed’ is down from No.59 to No.68, while the Imagine Dragons single ‘Natural’ is back in top 100 action, re-entering at No.69, still 14 places shy of its best result thus far.
The title track for Ariana Grande’s album ‘Sweetener’ loses 27 places to No.70.
Lauv’s ‘I Like Me Better’ is up from No.88 to No.71, Amy Shark’s ‘All Loved Up’ is up from No.84 to a new peak of No.72 and Tom Walker scores the love with his single ‘Leave A Light On’ (No.73 on debut).
Camila Cabello’s former No.1 smash ‘Havana’ breaks through another sales barrier this week; a ninth platinum one, meaning the song has now edged its way across 630,000 sales locally.
LSD’s ‘Thunderclouds’ is down eight (No.69 peak to No.77), The Chainsmokers’ ‘Side Effects’ is up 16 (to No.81) and Imagine Dragons’ ‘Believer’ improves 15 to No.84.
Ruel’s ‘Younger’ is up from No.98 to No.86.
This time last week Ariana Grande was flying high atop the ARIA albums chart with her album ‘Sweetener’.
One week on, Ari’s album has been replaced at No.1 by ‘Misery’, the new album from The Amity Affliction.
The Queensland rockers’ sixth studio album becomes their fourth in succession to hit No.1 on the ARIA albums chart.
Ariana’s not gone too far, mind you… down to No.2. Drake, Human Nature and Ed Sheeran occupy the rest of this week’s top five.
South Korean boyband BTS are back. After hitting No.6 with their album ‘Love Yourself : Tear’ earlier in the year, their new compilation ‘Love Yourself : Answer’ premieres at No.9.
There are two further debuts in the top 20; John Williamson’s ‘Butcherbird’ in the No.13 position and Alice In Chains’ ‘Rainier Fog’ in the No.15 spot.
Jimmy Barnes’ ‘Working Class Boy : The Sountracks’ slumps 14 places after debuting last week at No.3.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘x’ rises again (No.27 to No.20), just ahead of a No.21 debut for the Neil Finn/Liam Finn album ‘Lightsleeper’.
More bullets follow for Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ (No.31 to No.22), Post Malone’s ‘Stoney’ (No.30 to No.23) and Keith Urban’s ‘Graffiti U’ (No.32 to No.25).
They’re ahead of debuts for Interpol’s ‘Marauder’ (No.26) and Beccy Cole’s ‘Lioness’ (No.31).
More albums on the up this week are Vance Joy’s ‘Nation Of Two’ (No.47 to No.35), Dean Lewis’ ‘Same Kind Of Different’ (No.68 to No.36) and Il Divo’s ‘Timeless’ (No.60 to a new peak of No.37).
Phil Collins’ ‘The Singles’ is back in ARIA top 100 action (re-entering at No.40) after the announcement of his national tour.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ is back in the top 50 in its 326th week of ARIA chart action (No.56 to No.44), while the Guns N’ Roses best-of goes close, but no cigar (Noo.76 to No.51).
The original soundtrack to ‘Deadpool 2’ jumps 35 spots to No.63 now that the film is available for home viewing.
But there are some drops this week… Trippie Redd’s ‘Life’s A Trip’ is down 22 to No.65, Aretha Franklin’s ‘The Queen Of Soul : The Atlantic Recordings’ tumbles 49 places to No.66 and her ‘Respect : The Very Best Of’ is down 50 to No.70.
Ariana Grande’s previous album ‘Dangerous Woman’ is down 18 to No.72, but Vance Joy’s ‘Dream Your Life Away’ is up 23 to No.73. The latter achieving a shiny new double platinum accreditation for sales in excess of 140,000 copies.
Mojo Juju’s ‘Native Tongue’ is new at No.76, YG’s ‘Stay Dangerous’ is down 21 to No.84 and Blood Orange’s ‘Negro Swan’ JUST scrapes the top 100 on entry… new at No.99.
There are plenty of big falls from the top 50 out of the top 100 this week, most of them Aretha Franklin best-ofs.
‘Best Of Aretha Franklin’ drops more than 75 places, ‘A Brand New Me : With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ is down more than 77 places, ‘Original Album Series’ tumbles more than 78 spots, ‘Together : The Very Best of Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding’ is down more than 81 positions and is gone from the top 100 and ’30 Greatest Hits’ also plunges; down more than 84 places from last week’s No.16.
But wait… there’s more. Travis Collins’ album ‘Brave And The Broken’ plummets more than 85 spots from last week’s No.16 debut and ‘The Very Best Of Aretha Volume 1’ plunges more than 87 places after premiering at No.13 last week.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.