Edition #485 of ARIA Chart Watch is here, with plenty of juicy chart tid-bits to get your teeth stuck into.
But let’s start at the very beginning (a very good place to start) as we check out who rules the ARIA singles chart.
No surprises really to see Drake holding on to top spot on the ARIA singles chart this week. His latest global smash ‘In My Feelings’ maintaining its position for a fourth successive week down under.
But it does so this week with a slightly new shimmer… that would be a new platinum accreditation to its name, meaning that it’s sold in excess of 70,000 units down under in its six week stay in the top 100.
The fresh accreditation feeling is also taking over homegrown star Dean Lewis this week, whose single ‘Be Alright’ (which maintains its No.2 position) also claims a platinum certification in its sixth week of ARIA Chart action.
Maroon 5 may have taken ten weeks to achieve it with their latest smash ‘Girls Like You’, but they’re also feeling the platinum love this week (steady at No.5).
Yes, the first six positions on the ARIA top 100 are entirely unchanged this week, with only Travis Scott’s tracks ‘Sicko Mode’ and ‘Stargazing’ causing too many waves in the top ten (debuting at Nos.7 and 10 respectively). Jonas Blue’s ‘Rise’ creeps into the top ten, improving two to No.9.
Ariana Grande’s latest single ‘God Is A Woman’ loses its grip on a top ten berth, but exits (No.7 to No.12) with a fresh new gold certification against it, meaning it’s sold in excess of 35,000 units in Australia in four weeks.
Panic! At The Disco’s latest single ‘High Hopes’ is well on track to become the band’s biggest ever hit in Australia. It improves from No.24 to No.114 this week and is now only two spots away from matching the 2006 peak of their breakout hit ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’.
Another certification; this time for Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’ (newly platinum at No.15).
Ditto Tiesto & Dzeko’s ‘Jackie Chan’ (now gold at No.16) and NOTD’s ‘I Wanna Know’ (now platinum at No.20).
George Ezra’s UK smash ‘Shotgun’ continues its ascendancy down under, improving another ten positions to No.27.
Good news also for Amy Shark’, whose latest single ‘I Said Hi’ tickets over into double platinum territory (140,000 sales).
Selena Gomez goes platinum with ‘Back To You’ (No.30), Drake’s former No.1 hit ‘Nice For What’ hits double platinum (No.34) and Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ also hits a new double platinum mark, down seven to No.40.
Travis Scott’s 2017 single ‘Butterfly Effect’ has never made it into the ARIA top 100 before, but with his album ‘Astroworld’ out and about, the single finally makes its entry at No.46. And with a platinum accreditation to its name.
Drake’s ‘Doesn’t Matter To Me’ (with Michael Jackson) continues to slide down the countdown, losing another 15 places to No.47 this week. Despite this, it still achieves a fresh new gold accreditation.
On the other side of the top 50, Bazzi’s latest, ‘Beautiful’, premieres at No.52. It’s just ahead of a No.63 to No.55 jump for the Loud Luxury single ‘Body’.
XXXTentacion’s ‘Changes’ is headed in the opposite direction, however. It’s down from No.48 to No.56.
David Guetta and Anne-Marie’s ‘Don’t Leave Me Alone’ is on the up (No.79 on debut to No.63), but its predecessor ‘Flames’ (with Sia) loses 13 places to No.66.
Childish Gambino’s latest track ‘Summertime Magic’ falls a little further, however, losing another 20 places to No.69.
We’ve got another debut for Martin Garrix in the ARIA countdown. He’s back with his latest tune ‘High On Life’ at No.75, while at No.79, G Flip’s track ‘Killing My Time’ enters.
Alec Benjamin’s ‘Let Me Down Slowly’ rises from its No.93 debut to No.80 and Ruel’s ‘Younger’ is also on the up (No.92 to No.81). But Drake’s ‘I’m Upset’ is on the way down (No.67 to No.89).
Three debuts for Travis Scott on the ARIA top 100 singles chart, including two in the top ten… All signs pointing to the No.1 debut for the rapper’s new album ‘Astroworld’, easily eclipsing the No.10 peak for his 2016 sophomore album ‘Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight’.
Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ is steady in the No.2 spot, poised to strike again if no-one can go better next week.
The ‘Mamma Mia : Here We Go Again’ soundtrack drops from one to three, with ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack and Celine Dion’s best-of making up the top five.
Newcastle outfit Trophy Eyes are the only other entrants into the top ten race this week, premiering at a very respectable No.8 with their third album ‘The American Dream’.
Debuts in the teens for YG’s ‘Stay Dangerous’ (No.15) and Diesel’s ’30 : The Greatest Hits’ (No.16).
Mac Miller just misses the top 20 on debut with his album ‘Swimming’, which splashes into the No.21 spot on debut.
Improvements from Eminem’s best-of ‘Curtain Call’ (No.34 to No.22), Cardi B’s ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ (No.33 to No.24), Khalid’s ‘American Teen’ (No.32 to No.25) and Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.36 to No.27).
There’s a No.31 debut for Graeme Connors’ ‘From The Backcountry’ and a No.59 to No.32 leap for Queen’s ‘The Platinum Collection’.
The soundtrack to the TV series ‘Molly’ also climbs its way up the chart ladder – and how – No.81 to No.38.
But Adam Harvey’s ‘The Nashville Tapes’ is on its way down, losing 32 positions from last week’s No.9 debut.
Maroon 5’s ‘Singles Collection’ is up (No.65 to No.42), as are the ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack (No.71 to No.45) and Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ (No.64 to No.46).
But the Guns N’ Roses best-of is on its way down (No.26 to No.47).
Beyond the top 50, there’s an 18 place rise for Migos’ ‘Culture II’ (No.74 to No.56), a 41 place plunge for The Screaming Jets’ ‘Gotcha Covered’ (No.17 on debut to No.58) and a re-entry at No.58 for ‘The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’.
Denzel Curry’s ‘TA 1300’ also suffers a second week sales slump, losing 38 places from last week’s No.27 debut.
P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ and ‘Funhouse’ both dip dramatically; the former from No.38 to No.74 and the latter from No.49 to No.76.
Squidged in between them both is a No.75 debut for Greta Van Fleet’s ‘From The Fires’.
It was great news for Golden Features last week when their album ‘Sect’ premiered at a very respectable No.11 on the ARIA top 100. It’s not such good news in week number two, however; the album losing a huge 71 positions, down to No.82.
Calum Scott’s ‘Only Human’ is down from No.53 to No.90, Lil Skies’ album ‘Life Of A Dark Rose’ is new at No.92 and Jason Derulo’s ‘Platinum Hits’ enters at No.94.
But there are more drops to be found. Bigger drops.
RL Grime’s album ‘Nova’ debuted at No.50 last week. It’s lost more than 50 places in week two.
Daughtry’s album ‘Cage To Rattle’ debuted at No.40 last week. It’s lost more than 60 places in week two.
Kirsty Lee Akers’ album ‘Under My Skin’ debuted at No.29 last week. It’s lost more than 71 places in week two.
Halestorm’s album ‘Vicious’ debuted at No.16 last week. It’s lost more than 84 places in week two.
And Tim Campbell’s ‘Electrifying ’80s : Stock Aitken Waterman’ debuted at No.15 last week. It loses more than 85 places in week two and, like the previous four albums mentioned, also loses its grip on a top 100 berth.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.