Ariana Grande dominates the Australian charts this week, with her releases occupying No.1 on both the singles and albums chart.
But ARIA Chart Watch this week is much more than just Ari… there’s plenty more happening in the rest of the top 100s. Dig a little deeper right here;
Ariana Grande’s smash single ‘7 Rings’ occupies the No.1 position on the Australian singles chart for a fourth successive week.
But Ari’s continuing success was challenged this week… by another Ariana Grande track.
‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’ roared into the Aussie top 100 at No.2 on debut. And with Ari’s previous No.1 ‘Thank U, Next’ jumping four places (to No.7), the US pop starlet’s tracks occupy 30% of the ARIA top ten!
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ is also up four (No.10 to No.6) after the Grammy Awards last weekend.
There’s plenty more love in the top 20 for Ariana Grande, meantime. Album tracks ‘Bloodline’, ‘Needy’ and ‘NASA’ all making their entry (at Nos.11, 13 and 16 respectively).
Local legends Hilltop Hoods score the week’s first certification… their single ‘Leave Me Lonely’ hitting platinum (70,000 sales) after 12 weeks on the countdown.
Just beyond, there’s more success for Ariana Grande, with debuts at Nos.21 and 22 for ‘Bad Idea’ and ‘Fake Smile’.
George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ dips seven (to No.23), while Khalid’s ‘Talk’ premieres at No.24.
More Ariana Grande tracks shine, with ‘Imagine’ up from No.94 to No.25 and ‘Ghostin’ new at No.26.
The Chainsmoker’s pairing with our own 5 Seconds Of Summer (‘Who Do You Love’) premieres at No.28. Without the new Ariana Grande album, it would have debuted top 20.
Dominic Fike scores a gold accreditation for his single ‘3 Nights’ (35,000 unit sales), Imagine Dragons’ ‘Bad Liar’ is down eight to No.32 and Calvin Harris’s ‘Giant’ is also down eight (to No.33).
Dean Lewis’s former No.1 hit ‘Be Alright’ dips eleven places to No.34, but J Cole’s ‘Middle Child’ is down a whole lot more, tumbling 16 places to No.35.
There’s more love for Ariana Grande in position 36 with a debut for ‘In My Head’.
Triple J Hottest 100 title winner ‘Confidence’ from Ocean Alley continues to slide, dropping 19 places to No.37.
Ariana is back at No.41 with ‘Make Up’ (on debut), while the Ellie Goulding/Diplo/Swae Lee single ‘Close To Me’ drops 15 places to No.42.
Calvin Harris’s ‘Promises’ (with Sam Smith) is down 16 to No.49 and Khalid’s ‘Saturday Night’ sinks 20 places to No.52.
There’s also a drop for the latest 5 Seconds Of Summer single ‘Lie To Me’. It’s down from No.38 to No.54.
Also dropping out of the ARIA top 50 this week is Zara Larsson’s latest track ‘Ruin My Life’. Though it loses its top 50 berth (down from No.44 to No.56), it does pick up a new platinum accreditation.
Panic! At The Disco’s ‘High Hopes’ sinks lower (No.42 to No.58), Guy Sebastian’s ‘Before I Go’ is down 14 to No.64, but The Chainsmokers’ ‘Hope’ is lost. Featuring Winona Oak, that track plunges 30 places from last week’s No.36 peak.
There’s a new entry for Julia Michaels (and Selena Gomez) at No.67. Their track titled ‘Anxiety’.
Anne-Marie’s ‘2002’ is down 18 to No.71, Mallrat’s ‘Groceries’ slumps 23 places to No.82 and Fisher’s ‘Losing It’ plummets 29 places to No.83.
A$AP Rocky’s ‘Praise The Lord (Da Shine)’ is down 21 to No.88, Amy Shark’s ‘I Said Hi’ tumbles 26 to No.89 and Peking Duk’s ‘Fire/Reprisal’ loses 21 to No.90.
Dua Lipa’s ‘Swan Song’ falls 26 to No.94, but the biggest drop of the week belongs to Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd’s ‘Lost In The Fire’. It’s been lost to the annals of Aussie chart history, plummeting 50 places to No.98.
George Ezra scores the final debut of the week… No.99 with ‘Hold My Girl’.
No more Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper at No.1 on the ARIA albums chart!
With all the new entries for tracks from it peppering the ARIA singles chart throughout the week, there was no way Gaga and Cooper were going to hold Ariana Grande’s new album ‘Thank U, Next’ from premiering at No.1 down under.
The top five is as follows; Ariana at No.2, the ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack at No.2, the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack at No.3, a No.4 debut for the new Sticky Fingers long player ‘Yours To Keep’ and Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ at No.5.
Good news for Eminem, with his latest album ‘Kamikaze’ ticking over into platinum territory (70,000 sales), while Dua Lipa’s great showing at the Grammy Awards sees her self-titled long player re-enter the ARIA top 100 at No.13.
Ariana Grande’s previous album ‘Sweetener’ is also back in favour as her new one hits. It’s up seven to No.14.
Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘AMO’ dips ten (to No.17) and Keith Urban’s ‘Graffiti U’ drops 16 to No.24 after the conclusion of his national tour.
Cardi B’s ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ is in the ascendancy (No.45 to No.26), as is Jess Glynne’s ‘Always In Between’ (No.68 to No.35).
Ocean Alley’s ‘Chiaroscuro’ is headed in the opposite direction, however, losing 17 places to No.36.
With the original tour announcement (and the succession of show additions) during the week, Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ is sparkling again in the top 50, rising 33 places to No.43.
But after the conclusion of his Aussie tour, Phil Collins’ ‘The Singles’ tumbles 29 to No.45.
Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man : The Definitive Hits’ is also up (No.80 to No.52), as is the soundtrack to ‘Molly’ (No.78 to No.59).
Crooner Michael Bolton premieres at No.60 with ‘A Symphony Of Hits’, while Ariana Grande re-enters the top 100 at No.65 with ‘My Everything’.
Not great news for the soundtrack to ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ as the audiences who loved it most return to school for the new year. It’s down 44 places to No.84.
The news is even worse for NZ siblings Broods, whose new album ‘Don’t Feed The Pop Monster’ plummets 68 places from last week’s No.17 debut.
Maroon 5’s ‘Red Pill Blues’ has a golden glow to it now, having hit gold sales in Australia (35,000 copies). It’s down 12 to No.86.
The biggest drop of the week, however, goes to Within Temptation. The Dutch metal outfit’s new album ‘Resist’ premiered healthily at No.13 last week. But that No.13 turned out to be unlucky for them as just seven days on, the album has lost more than 87 places and is gone from the top 100 entirely.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.