It’s ARIA Chart Watch once again, spicing up your Saturday afternoon with another hit of the latest chart goss from down under.
Who’s ruling the No.1 roosts this week?
Who’s debuted? Who’s soared? Who’s plunged? Who’s bagged themselves a new accreditation?
Read all about it here in ARIA Chart Watch.
No change to the top of the ARIA singles chart this week, with an Australian still dominating the Australian countdown (whoever heard of such a thing!?).
Dean Lewis’ latest single ‘Be Alright’ maintains its No.1 heading, but is under challenge from Benny Blanco and his single ‘Eastside’ (with Halsey and Khalid). It shuffles two places higher to a new peak of No.2.
The released of the new Ariana Grande album has paid immediate dividends for some of the songs from it.
Latest single ‘God Is A Woman’ benefits most, jumping from No.17 to No.7. It’s right ahead of a No.8 debut for album track ‘Breathin’.
British singer songwriter George Ezra scores his third Australian top ten single (and second highest placed thus far) with his latest smash ‘Shotgun’. It’s up two places to No.9 and earns itself a new gold certification in the process. It’s already sold in excess of 35,000 units in Australia in its six week chart run.
A new gold certification also for Panic! At The Disco’s latest single ‘High Hopes’, despite the single dropping back slightly this week (No.7 to No.10).
Jonas Blue’s ‘Rise’ falls… just three places to No.11, while Conrad Sewell hits platinum with his latest single ‘Healing Hands’ (No.12), meaning that more than 70,000 sales have been registered.
Another platinum accreditation goes to Dennis Lloyd’s single ‘Nevermind’ (No.15), and while Post Malone’s ‘Better Now’ drops six places to No.18, it also picks up a new accreditation; double platinum (140,000 copies).
Ariana Grande’s former No.1 smash ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ enjoys a bump thanks to the release of the album (No.45 to No.21) and Bazzi follows, leaping 12 places to No.22 with his new tune ‘Beautiful’.
Good news for local lads Peking Duk, with a new platinum certification for ‘Fire/Reprisal’ (No.23), Clean Bandit’s ‘Solo’ (with Demi Lovato) also hits platinum (No.25), as does Jess Glynne’s ‘I’ll Be There’ (No.26).
The superstar pairing of Calvin Harris and Sam Smith results in a No.30 debut for ‘Promises’.
XXXTentacion’s ‘Sad’ enters double platinum territory at No.32, Ariana Grande’s ‘Everytime’ enters at No.36 and Loud Luxury continues to fire with ‘Body’, up another eight places to No.40.
The good news continues for Ariana Grande, with a No.43 debut for the title track of her new album ‘Sweetener’; all this top 50 action pointing to a healthy No.1 debut for the LP over on the other chart.
Drake’s ‘Nice For What’ is down nine to No.45; his ‘God’s Plan’ is down seven to No.46 (albeit with a new fourth platinum accreditation for sales in excess of 280,000 units) and ‘Nonstop’ is down three to No.47.
Debut time for Marshmello and Bastille. They enter the Aussie countdown at No.48 with their collaboration ‘Happier’.
Travis Scott’s ‘Stargazing’ slumps 17 to No.49 and the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, posthumously re-enters the Australian top 100 at No.50 with ‘Respect’.
Beyond the walls of this week’s top 50, we find a new triple platinum accreditation (210,000 copies) for Post Malone’s ‘Psycho’ (No.51), ahead of a No.52 debut for Ariana Grande album track ‘REM’.
David Guetta and Anne-Marie’s ‘Don’t Leave Me Alone’ drops 12 from last week’s No.43 peak.
Ariana’s back again, with debuts at No.57 and 58 for ‘Goodnight N Go’ and ‘Pete Davidson’ respectively, while the Nicki Minaj single ‘Bed’ (on which Ari appears) slumps 19 to No.59.
Billie Eilish falls 14 from last week’s No.47 peak for ‘You Should See Me In A Crown’ and Aretha Franklin’s back at No.62 with ‘I Say A Little Prayer’.
More Ariana debuts (‘Raindrops’ at No.65, ‘Better Off’ at No.68 and ‘Successful’ at No.71). While in between, there’s a 15 place drop for Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Clark Griswold’ (No.52 to No.67), a 20 place jump for LSD’s ‘Thunderclouds’ (No.89 on debut to No.69) and a No.70 re-entry for Aretha Franklin’s ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’.
Kygo’s ‘Remind Me To Forget’ takes a tumble (No.56 to No.73) and then Ariana returns again, with ‘Blazed’ new at No.74, and ‘The Light Is Coming’ (with Nicki Minaj) back at No.77. It’s not quite as high as its original No.60 peak.
XXXTentation’s ‘Changes’ earns its first certification (gold) at No.75.
We’ve got more new entries… Kian’s ‘Waiting’ at No.78, Ariana Grande’s ‘Get Well Soon’ at No.79 and Ariana’s ‘Borderline’ at No.83.
There’s a new triple platinum accreditation for Dua Lipa’s ‘IDGAF’ (No.89) and a big 33 place slump for Nicki Minaj’s ‘Barbie Dreams’ (No.57 on debut to No.90).
Drake and Michael Jackson’s ‘Don’t Matter To Me’ is down another 31 places (to No.92), Martin Garrix’s ‘High On Life’ is in freefall (down 35 to No.94) and the Nicki Minaj/Eminem track ‘Majesty’ plunges 36 to No.96.
Aretha Franklin holds one more position in the top 100 this week… and that’s at No.100; a debut for ‘Think’ (alongside The Blues Brothers).
As suspected following all those debuts on the ARIA top 100 singles chart, that Ariana Grande has debuted at No.1 on the ARIA album chart with her latest long player ‘Sweetener’.
It’s Ari’s third successive No.1 album down under, following on from 2014’s ‘My Everything’ and 2016’s ‘Dangerous Woman’.
She beats out a couple of home grown successes in the process; Human Nature (whose new album ‘Romance Of The Jukebox’ enters at No.2) and legendary performer Jimmy Barnes (whose ‘Working Class Boy : The Soundtracks’ enters at No.3).
Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ tumbles from No.1 to No.4 as a result, with the ‘Mamma Mia : Here We Go Again’ soundtrack rounding out the top five.
Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ is down six from last week’s No.4 debut, while ‘The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin’ enters the Aussie chart at No.13 following her death during the week.
More debuts; Travis Collins’ ‘Brave And The Broken’ at No.15, Aretha’s ’30 Greatest Hits’ at No.16 and Aretha’s ‘The Queen Of Soul : The Atlantic Recordings’ at No.17. ‘Together : The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding’ is new at No.19, ‘Respect : The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin’ re-enters the Aussie chart at a new peak of No.20.
There’s more Aretha love this week; ‘Original Album Series’ new at No.22, ‘A Brand New Me (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)’ debuting at No.23 and ‘Best Of Aretha Franklin’ new at No.35.
In amongst the new entries and following on from her Aussie tour, Celine Dion’s ‘The Best So Far… 2018 Tour Edition’ stalls, losing 16 places to No.24.
Elvis Presley’s ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ is down 19 from last week’s No.15 debut, while Trippie Redd’s ‘Life’s A Trip’ loses a huge 29 places, from No.14 on debut to No.43.
‘Abba Gold & More (Anniversary Edition)’ is down 19 to No.50.
Beyond this week’s top 50, we have a 15 place drop for Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’ (No.36 to No.51) and a 20 place drop for Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ (No.33 to No.53).
But the release of the new Ariana Grande album results in a bump for her previous album ‘Dangerous Woman’, which leaps from No.80 to No.54.
It’s right ahead of the No.55 debut for Death Cab For Cutie’s new long player ‘Thank You For Today’.
Il Divo’s ‘Timeless’ improves two positions from last week’s No.62 debut, but YG’s ‘Stay Dangerous’ is on the way out. It’s lost 34 places this week and is gone from the top 50 (No.29 to No.63).
Florence & The Machine’s ‘High As Hope’ is down from No.48 to No.70, Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is down from No.52 to No.72, but Ariana Grande’s ‘My Everything’ improves 20 to No.75.
Cole Swindell scores the top 100 love with a No.91 debut for his album ‘All Of It’.
The new Jason Mraz album ‘Know’ has vanished from the ARIA top 100 after just one week in (at No.39 last week on debut). Gretta Ray’s album also relinquishes its hold 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.