It’s an other delicious edition of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly look at the ARIA top 100s.
In edition #491, we’ve got a new number one shining on the singles side of things.
While over on the album chart, there are three new entries in the top ten.
Discover all the news, debuts and new accreditations in this – and every – edition of ARIA Chart Watch.
Kicking things off this week is Australia’s new No.1 single.
After five weeks on top, Dean Lewis has finally made way for a new ascendant to the chart throne.
And that act ruling over us all this week is George Ezra, with his latest single ‘Shotgun’.
The former UK No.1 is now No.1 here in Australia too, improving from No.3 to become his biggest ever hit in Australia.
Dean Lewis is down from No.1 to No.2, with Benny Blanco’s ‘Eastside’ down from No.2 to No.3.
Lil Pump and Kanye West improve their chart fortunes with ‘I Love It’ this week. That track debuted at No.7 on last week’s countdown, but is now three places higher at No.4.
The week’s first new certification comes courtesy of the Calvin Harris/Sam Smith single ‘Promises’. Yes, it’s slipped one position to No.5 this week, but it does so with the added glimmer of a gold accreditation, meaning it’s now ticked over more than 35,000 sales in Australia.
Also continuing to improve its chart fortunes in Australia (as it continued to do in the UK overnight) is the Marshmello/Bastille single ‘Happier’. It’s now a top ten hit in Australia, improving five places to No.8.
It might be down four places to No.10 this week, but the 5 Seconds Of Summer single ‘Youngblood’ continues to go gangbusters. The band’s biggest selling single thus far this week notches up a fifth platinum certification, meaning it’s sold through in excess of 350,000 unit sales here in Australia. It’s still gaining over in the US.
Speaking of gaining, Loud Luxury’s ‘Body’ is up eleven places to a new No.14 peak this week. It makes the leap armed with a new gold certification and is right ahead of a No.15 debut for the new Khalid single ‘Better’.
The title track to Eminem’s latest album ‘Kamikaze’ drops nine places to No.23, but right behind it, there are big gains for the Silk City/Dua Lipa/Diplo/Mark Ronson single ‘Electricity’ (No.33 to No.24) and Dynoro’s ‘In My Mind’ (No.41 to No.25).
As revealed HERE during the week, The Rubens’ single ‘Never Ever’ hits a new high, with a new platinum accreditation for sales in excess of 70,000 units.
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Natural’ continues its chart ascent (No.37 to No.28), but ‘The Ringer’ from Eminem loses some of its chime (No.18 to No.31).
Jason Derulo, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Willy William look like having a hit on their hands with ‘Goodbye’, which says ‘hello’ to the top 40 for the first time this week (No.48 to No.36). Kian’s ‘Waiting’ also improves 12 places to No.38.
UK performer Tom Walker has been in the country this week on a promotional visit. And that visit seems to have donen the trick, with a No.64 to No.41 jump for his single ‘Leave A Light On’. Not only that, but the track scores its first certification (gold) on its journey north.
Dennis Lloyd’s ‘Nevermind’ is down 12 (No.31 to No.43), as is Eminem’s ‘Not Alike’ (No.32 to No.44).
Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Rap Devil’, meantime, is headed in the other direction, jumping 16 places to No.45.
After 89 long weeks on the ARIA countdown, there’s still no budging Ed Sheeran’s former No.1 hit ‘Shape Of You’. It increases its chart stay yet again this week, edging two places to No.50.
Beyond the top 50 this week lies a No.38 to No.58 drop for Eminem’s ‘Greatest’, along with a big 25 place fall for the ironically titled ‘Fall’ (No.36 to No.61).
6lack’s ‘Switch’ flicks on its Australian chart journey at No.69 on debut. Bebe Rexha’s ‘I’m A Mess’ is seemingly on the way out (down from No.60 to No.77).
The new 5 Seconds Of Summer single ‘Valentine’ re-enters the Australian chart this week now that it’s been granted official single status. A music video (HERE) certainly would’ve helped. It’s back into the ARIA chart mix at No.85. The song mades its first entrance onto the Aussie chart at a lowly No.92 back in June as part of the release week of their album ‘Youngblood’. Its re-entry at No.85 this week betters that original peak by seven.
Eminem’s ‘Venom’ loses some of its chart sting, dropping from No.65 to No.91.
Lana Del Rey scores the chart love with a No.93 debut for ‘Mariners Apartment Complex’, but Eminem loses again with ‘Stepping Stone’, which sinks from No.67 to No.94.
Despite so many of his singles dropping over on the singles chart, Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’ is still firmly ensconced in the ARIA albums chart No.1 spot.
Though with Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ again challenging (No.5 to No.2), how much longer might Eminem hold in pole position?
Maybe Thundamentals might score their first ever No.1 next weekend?
Ariana Grande remains in position No.3 with ‘Sweetener’, just ahead of a No.4 debut for the new Carrie Underwood album ‘Cry Pretty’.
Its chart fortunes will get a boost this coming week, with Carrie descending on Aussie soil for a promotional visit just ahead of her headline performance at the Deni Ute Muster.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ is at No.5 (up one) ahead of the No.6 debut for 6lack’s ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’.
David Guetta is the other new entry into the top ten this week; his latest album ‘7’ arriving at ‘9’.
The Vance Joy album ‘Nation Of Two’ improves from No.18 to No.11, but the Mac Miller album ‘Swimming’ is doing more sinking (No.7 to No.17).
Billie Eilish scores a No.20 debut with her new long player ‘Don’t Smile At Me’, with the new Good Charlotte album ‘Generation RX’ arriving into the Aussie countdown on debut four places lower (No.24).
Paul McCartney’s latest suffers a 21 place second week fall, however. The legendary performer’s new album ‘Egypt Station’ arrived on the Aussie chart last week at No.4 on debut. But this week it’s down to No.25.
UK soul outfit Jungle (who last week announced they were headed down under for shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in April next year) arrive on the ARIA top 100 at No.28 on debut with their new album ‘For Ever’.
There’s a No.32 debut for the Tony Bennett/Diana Krall album ‘Love Is Here To Stay’, while the new Daniel Johns/Luke Steele collaboration Dreams sees its debut album ‘No One Defeats Us’ land at No.42 on debut.
Spare a thought for Skegss, however. The Byron Bay three piece debuted at an impressive No.2 with their new album ‘My Own Mess’ this time last week. One week on, they’re down 41 places to No.43.
Even Human Nature aren’t exempt from the big drops; down 22 places to No.46 with ‘Romance Of The Jukebox’.
BTS’s ‘Love Yourself : Answer’ is down 14 (No.33 to No.47) and The Amity Affliction’s ‘Misery’ tumbles 22 to No.50.
But beyond the 50, Aled Jones’ album ‘One Voice : Believe’ improves 32 places to No.57.
‘The Eminem Show’ jumps from No.91 to No.64, but $uicideboy$’ ‘I Want To Die In New Orleans’ plummets; 60 places… from a debut of No.10 to No.70.
John Williamson’s ‘Butcherbird’ also loses ground (No.44 to No.74), while Why Don’t We’s ‘8 Letters’ EP tumbles 21 to No.76.
Celine Dion’s ‘The Best So Far’ is down 20 (No.66 to No.86).
But Thrice. Thrice. Yes, Thrice enters the ARIA top 100 at No.95 with ‘Palms’.
New albums from Lauren Daigle (‘Look Up Child’) and Russ (‘Zoo’), which debuted in positions 38 and 43 last week, are gone from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.