Once again there’s no change to the No.1 spots on either top 100 charts this week.
But with the record labels now firmly back after their summer sojourns, there are plenty of new certifications to get our chops around, five new entries on the singles chart and two on the albums chart.
Find out what’s what in the world of the ARIA chart countdown this week with our weekly ARIA Chart Watch.
It’s three weeks on the fly for Post Malone and Swae Lee at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart; the duo maintaining their edge over an entirely stationary top six with their single ‘Sunflower’.
While ‘Sunflower’ extends its run at the top, it also do so sporting an entirely new platinum certification, for sales in excess of 70,000 units.
Also bagging a new accreditation this week is Halsey, whose single ‘Without Me’ (steady at No.3 behind Ava Max’s ‘Sweet But Psycho’) breaks through the triple platinum barrier (210,000 unit sales).
Ariana Grande’s former No.1 smash ‘Thank U, Next’ scores a tweak from gold to double platinum (140,000 units) at No.5.
And Benny Blanco’s ‘Eastside’ (with Halsey and Khalid) also seemingly spent the break ticking over sales big time, bulleting from three times platinum to five times platinum (350,000 unit sales) this week.
The Mark Ronson/Miley Cyrus single ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ is steady at No.9, but hits platinum.
Travis Scott and Drake’s ‘Sicko Mode’ is steady at No.10, but hits triple platinum.
Marshmello and Bastille’s ‘Happier’ slips one spot to No.12, but also achieves a new triple platinum certification.
And those certifications keep coming, with a new platinum one for homegrown singer Kian’s breakout smash ‘Waiting’ (up one to a new peak of No.16), as well as a new gold certification (that’s 35,000 units to you and me) for Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Leave Me Lonely’. It’s steady at No.18.
With a swag of radio networks picking up the track during the last week and a half, the new Sam Smith single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ (alongside Normani) makes a confident entry onto the ARIA chart. It’s the week’s highest debut at No.19.
Dynoro hits double platinum with ‘In My Mind’ at No.24, just ahead of a No.25 debut for the Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd track ‘Lost In The Fire’.
A platinum award for Billie Eilish’s ‘When The Party’s Over’ follows (No.26), while Khalid goes gold with ‘Saturday Nights’ (No.29).
Ariana Grande’s former No.1 smash might have picked up a sweet new certification this week, but another one of her new tracks (‘Imagine’) loses ground. It’s down ten positions to No.39 in just its fifth week of ARIA chart action. New single ‘7 Rings’ was serviced to Aussie media yesterday.
Big news for Floridian native Dominic Fike, whose breakout hit ‘3 Nights’ really starts to hit its chart strides. It’s up another 21 positions this week to crack the Aussie top 50 at No.42.
Post Malone’s former No.2 hit ‘I Fall Apart’ gets a major accreditation tweak this week, bounding from five times platinum seven days ago to seven days platinum today (490,000 units).
A couple of positions below, Calvin Harris and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man premiere with ‘Giant’ at No.47.
But Post Malone’s ‘I Fall Apart’ isn’t the only one of his singles to score a tweak to its certification this week. His former No.1 smash ‘Rockstar’ (with 21 Savage) also blasts away from five times platinum to hit a new eighth platinum certification. Yes, that’s now over 560,000 sales down under and counting.
After bouncing up into the top 40 last week to a new peak of No.43, Guy Sebastian’s ‘Before I Go’ slips back a little – and out of the top 50 in the process. But it’s only down eight places to No.51.
Heading in the opposite direction is The Chainsmokers’ new single ‘Hope’. It’s up from a No.70 debut to No.52.
The good news continues for the boys from 5 Seconds Of Summer, with their latest single ‘Lie To Me’ jumping from a No.74 debut to No.57.
Post Malone’s ‘Psycho’ is up from three times platinum to five times platinum this week (No.58, down eight).
A little further down, there’s an 18 place slip for the Silk City/Dua Lipa single ‘Electricity’. The power goes out on the single, which drops from No.57 to No.75.
Also down is the new Chris Brown single ‘Undecided’, which slumps 19 from last week’s No.58 debut.
And it might be swanning around in the 90s these days, but the Camila Cabello single ‘Havana’ is still in the top 100 and further cements its place in Aussie chart history this week by achieving a tenth platinum accreditation. That would be more than 700,000 copies sold down under.
There are new entries for Sam Smith’s ‘Fire On Fire’ (No.93) and Flipp Dinero’s ‘Leave Me Alone’ (No.94) and the Kygo single ‘Happy Now’ drops out of the top 100 after being at No.79 last weekend.
Over to the albums chart now and it’s another new accreditation that kicks us off right there in the No.1 spot.
Unchanged again this week, it’s the soundtrack to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ that rules the roost on the ARIA albums chart.
The film has been a big hit at Aussie cinemas and it follows that the soundtrack has been the same at music retail.
That LP hits platinum this week, meaning that more than 70,000 units have been sold in Australia.
The soundtrack to ‘A Star Is Born’ is steady at No.2, with Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’, the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ and Queen’s ‘The Platinum Collection’ making up the rest of the top five respectively.
The ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack isn’t the only album scoring a new platinum gong this week. Post Malone’s ‘Stoney’ (which improves from No.26 to No.21) also hits the mark.
Mumford & Sons are on Australian soil right now (and will play another show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre tonight), so sales of their album ‘Delta’ have picked up as a result. It’s up 19 places to No.30.
Also improving this week are Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ (No.45 to No.34), Keith Urban’s ‘Graffiti U’ (No.46 to No.35) and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s ‘Hoodie SZN’ (No.53 on debut to No.37).
Florence & The Machine are touring down under. Cue ‘High As Hope’ returning to the top 100 (No.47 on re-entry).
Ditto Phil Collins, whose ‘The Singles’ bullets from No.91 to No.48.
Maroon 5’s ‘Singles Collection’ dips its toes back into the top 50 waters, up 13 to the even No.50.
But Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Si’ is Si-nking (down 13 to No.51).
A new entry kicks off the second half of the hundred (No.53 on debut for Randy Houser’s ‘Magnolia’).
Jonas Blue’s ‘Blue’ rebounds (No.73 to No.56), while Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ is also on the up again, leaping from No.98 to No.57.
School holidays translates into a No.76 to No.60 jump for the ‘Moana’ soundtrack, but not so well for Guns N’ Roses, whose best-of plummets 43 places to No.62.
There’s a No.66 debut for John Farnham’s ‘Greatest Hits’.
Alarmingly for his label Warner, Michael Bublé’s ‘Love’ is down again (No.43 to No.72). Benny Blanco’s ‘Friends Keep Secrets’ dives 22 from last week’s No.55 peak.
Also on the wane is the Little Mix album ‘LM5′. It’s down another 26 places to No.91.
Cat Stevens’ ‘The Very Best Of’ shot up the chart to No.28 last week. Seven days on, it’s gone entirely from the top 100.
The same can be said for Neil Diamond’s ‘All Time Greatest Hits’. Into the top 100 one week at No.33 and gone from the top 100 the next.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.