Welcome to the 486th edition of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100s.
And, Australia, we have a new number one shining atop the ARIA singles chart, after Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’ finally relinquished its hold. But who is it?
And who’s number one on the albums chart? Well if we told you everything here in the opener, there’d be nothing to talk about in the exciting paragraphs below, now would there?
Yes, after four weeks atop the ARIA singles chart, Canadian superstar Drake’s hold on the No.1 spot is finally over.
His global smash ‘In My Feelings’ hasn’t gone too far, mind you – only down to No.2.
But his slip has enabled another Aussie to claim the No.1 mantle. And this time it’s Dean Lewis.
Already platinum, his single ‘Be Alright’ has finally pipped all comers to claim the Australian No.1 spot, instantly becoming his biggest ever hit.
And there are two Aussies in the top three, with 5 Seconds Of Summer holding at No.3 with ‘Youngblood’.
Benny Blanco and Maroon 5 make up this week’s top five with their singles ‘Eastside’ and ‘Girls Like You’ respectively.
DJ Khaled’s ‘No Brainer’ (with Justin Bieber, Quavo and Chance The Rapper) debuted at No.6 a couple of weeks back, stayed at No.6 last week and remains at No.6 for a third successive week. Though there’s no change to its chart position, there is a change to its accreditation. It goes gold for sales in excess of 35,000 copies.
It’s taken them 13 long years to do so, but Panic! At The Disco finally have an Australian top ten single on their hands. Their latest track ‘High Hopes’ continues its ascension this week, moving from No.14 to No.7, easily eclipsing the No.12 peak of the 2006 single ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’.
Also on the way up (and how) is George Ezra’s single ‘Shotgun’, bulleting again this week from No.27 to No.11. On that trajectory, it’ll be close to the middle of the top ten by this time next week.
Aussie band The Rubens are also on the march with their single ‘Never Ever’. It gains another seven places to No.25 (a new peak).
After a big debut for his album ‘Astroworld’ last week, some of Travis Scott’s songs from it take a dive. ‘Stargazing’ is a prime example. It was shining brightly at No.10 last week, but finds itself 22 places lower in week two.
Bazzi’s ‘Beautiful’ is headed in the right direction, however. It rockets from its No.52 debut to No.34.
The new David Guetta/Anne-Marie collaboration ‘Don’t Leave Me Alone’ is also in the ascendancy this week, bulleting 20 places from No.63 to No.43.
Billie Eilish also up 20 with ‘You Should See Me In A Crown’ (No.67 to No.47).
Loud Luxury pop into the top half of the countdown with ‘Body’ (No.55 to No.48).
And look who’s back at No.50! Yep, that would be Ed Sheeran and his former No.1 smash ‘Shape Of You’, which refuses to budge from the Aussie countdown, notching up its 84th week in the top 100 at No.50.
In the bottom half of this week’s top 100, there’s a No.57 debut for Nicki Minaj’s ‘Barbie Dreams’ and a No.60 debut for her track ‘Majesty’ (with Eminem and Labrinth). In between them both, the new Martin Garrix single ‘High On Life’ bullets from a No.75 debut to a new peak of No.59.
Drake’s gone from the top 50 with ‘Don’t Matter To Me’ (with Michael Jackson). It’s down from No.47 to No.61.
Though some of Travis Scott’s songs take a tumble from their debuts last week, others find a first time home in the top 100. ‘Wake Up’ (with The Weeknd) being one of them. It’s new at No.67.
In position 71, Camila Cabello’s former No.1 smash ‘Havana’ celebrates its one year anniversary on the ARIA countdown.
Travis Scott’s ‘Butterfly Effect’ slumps 32 places to No.78.
Right behind him, there are successive debuts for Rüfüs Du Sol’s ‘Underwater’ (No.79) and Amy Shark’s ‘All Loved Up’ (No.80).
But Kyle’s ‘Playinwithme’ loses 19 places to No.83. David Guetta and Sia’s ‘Flames’ also losing 19 (to No.85).
New entries for Travis Scott’s ‘Stop Trying To Be God’ (No.87) and for LSD’s ‘Thunderclouds’ (No.89) and also for Travis Scott’s ‘Yosemite’ and ‘Carousel’ (Nos.97 and 99 respectively).
Childish Gambino’s ‘Summertime Magic’ has gone from the top 100, slipping from No.69 last week.
James Arthur’s former No.1 smash ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ also disappears from the top 100 this week, but it does so with a fresh new certification… nine times platinum, meaning it’s sold in excess of 630,000 units in Australia.
Well Drake might have lost his grip on the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart, but he can probably take some consolation from the fact that his album ‘Scorpion’ has returned to the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart.
The LP reclaims top spot as last week’s No.1 (Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’) drops to No.2.
The ‘Mamma Mia : Here We Go Again’ maintains its No.3 position, just ahead of a rather decent No.4 debut for the Nicki Minaj album ‘Queen’, all achieved on digital sales (the physical version is currently due to land on August 31).
In the midst of the teens, there are new entries for both Tripple Red’s ‘Life’s A Trip’ and Elvis Presley’s ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ (Nos.14 and 15 respectively).
Aled Jones’ album ‘One Voice : Believe’ bullets from No.37 to No.19 (he’s due in the country next month for a series of intimate shows).
Gang Of Youths’ album ‘Go Farther In Lightness’ proves it’s got plenty of staying power, jumping 22 places to No.26.
YG’s album ‘Stay Dangerous’, however, is already beginning to falter, losing 14 places from last week’s No.15 debut.
It’s along way from his chart results of yesteryear, but a No.40 debut for Jason Mraz’s new long player ‘Know’ shows there’s still some love him down under (he just needs a big radio hit to tie everything together).
As George Ezra’s single ‘Shotgun’ continues its climb over on the singles chart, the album is comes from (‘Staying At Tamara’s) benefits on the albums chart. It’s up 19 places to No.45, just ahead of a No.46 debut for the Gretta Ray long player ‘Here And Now’.
Florence & The Machine’s ‘High As Hope’ is down (No.30 to No.48), but Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ is up (No.71 to No.50).
Adam Harvey’s ‘The Nashville Tapes’ is down again. It dropped from No.9 to No.41 last week and is at No.60 in week three.
Il Divo albums used to dominate the Australian charts, but those days are seemingly long gone. The band’s latest long player ‘Timeless’ arrives in the top 100 countdown at No.62.
Mac Miller’s album ‘Swimming’ does more sinking, plunging 44 places from last week’s No.21 debut.
The original ‘Mamma Mia’ soundtrack is down 20 (No.53 to No.73), 6ix9ine’s ‘Day 69 : Graduation’ enters the Aussie chart at No.74 and Halfway’s ‘Rain Lover’ scores the top 100 love with a No.93 debut.
Denzel Curry’s ‘TA1300′ is on the slide. From a No.27 debut to No.65 last week and down another 31 to No.96 this week.
But there are far bigger drops to report.
Graeme Connors’ album ‘From The Backcountry’ slumps more than 69 places to lose its grip on a top 100 berth.
You think that drop’s big? Check the one for Diesel’s ’30 : The Greatest Hits’, which plummets more than 84 place in week two to be gone from the top 100.
You think THAT drop’s big? Newcastle outfit Trophy Eyes takes the cake for big drops this week, plunging more than 92 places from last week’s No.8 debut for their new album ‘The American Dream’. Its top 100 journey is over before it’s really begun.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.