Welcome to ARIA Chart Watch #514! And there’s change atop both the albums and singles chart this week. One’s a debut, one’s a jumper. But who, what, when and where?
Read on to discover more in this week’s ARIA Chart Watch.
Yes, Ariana Grande has relinquished her hold on the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart, succumbing to a sensational performance at the 2019 Academy Awards.
Yes, it’s Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper who soar from No.6 to No.1 with their smash single ‘Shallow’.
Ariana’s ‘7 Rings’ has only dropped to No.2 and there’s also good news for her track ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’, which achieves a gold certification (35,000 units), down one to No.3.
Sam Smith and Normani’s ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ edges to a new peak of No.6 and it also scores a new accreditation this week. It’s now platinum (70,000 copies).
With the new Hilltop Hoods album hitting stores, the lead track from it, ‘Leave Me Lonely’, bullets from No.19 to a new peak of No.11.
P!nk’s back; her new single ‘Walk Me Home’ is the week’s highest debut in position 12, just ahead of a No.18 to No.13 jump for the Chainsmokers/5 Seconds Of Summer single ‘Who Do You Love’.
Great news for Dean Lewis, with his latest single ‘7 Minutes’ staying steady in position 15 and also achieving a new gold accreditation.
A new accreditation too for Travis Scott and Drake’s ‘Sicko Mode’, which is now four times platinum, meaning more than 280,000 copies down.
Good news also for Kian, whose breakout smash ‘Waiting’ hits double platinum (140,000 units), but is down five to No.21.
Not such good news for the Cardi B/Bruno Mars single ‘Please Me’, however, which drops nine places from last week’s No.22 debut.
That Oscars appearance has also done wonders for Lady Gaga’s ‘Always Remember Us This Way’, which is back in the ARIA top 50, bulleting from No.56 to No.39.
New entry for Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Exit Signs’ at No.44.
Big drop for Ariana Grande’s ‘Bloodline’ from No.31 to No.45. And more for her ‘Nasa’, which is down from No.40 to No.55, for ‘Needy’ (down from No.38 to No.58) and for ‘Imagine’ (No.41 to No.59). Her ‘Bad Idea’ also loses ground this week, dropping 22 positions to No.64.
There’s a new entry for James Bay’s ‘Peer Pressure’ (with Julia Michaels) at No.68.
And there’s a big jump for Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ (No.85 to No.69).
George Ezra’s new single ‘Hold My Girl’ has hit a stumbling block. Yes, it jumped to position 55 last week, but it’s down again this week… 17 places to be precise to No.72.
Mabel’s ‘Don’t Call Me Up’ is new at No.75, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘I’ll Never Love Again’ leaps from No.99 to No.77.
Another drop for an Ariana Grande track. ‘Fake Smile’ also loses ground this week, plunging 32 places to No.86.
Just one more debut in the top 100 this week. That’s the Drax Project track ‘Woke Up Late’ (with Hailee Steinfeld) at No.95.
Dua Lipa’s ‘Swan Song’ almost takes its own (No.71 to No.98) and Ariana Grande’s ‘Ghostin’ is down 40 to No.100.
It’s five on the fly for Adelaide hip hop superstars Hilltop Hoods.
Their latest album ‘The Great Expanse’ premieres at No.1 on the ARIA albums chart, following on from their 2014 long player ‘Walking Under Stars’, in the process becoming the band’s fifth successive No.1 album.
The good news continues for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. In the wake of their Oscars performance during the week, the soundtrack to the movie ‘A Star Is Born’ is now certified double platinum in Australia (140,000 units).
Two more new entries pepper the top ten this week; Julia Jacklin’s ‘Crushing’ at No.8 and Dream Theater’s ‘Distance Over Time’ at No.10.
Great news for Billie Eilish, whose album ‘Don’t Smile At Me’ scores a gold accreditation (35,000 copies).
Offset’s ‘Father Of 4’ is new at No.18 and, with the band in the country on tour, the Red Hot Chili Peppers best-of is up from No.29 to No.19.
But Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’ loses 15 places from last week’s No.7 debut.
There’s a No.23 debut for the Gary Clark Junior album ‘This Land’ and a No.59 to No.25 jump for Eminem’s ‘The Eminem Show’ thanks to his Aussie tour.
Kehlani’s ‘While We Wait’ is new at No.29, Lil Pump’s ‘Harverd Dropout’ is new at No.33, but Sticky Fingers’ ‘Yours To Keep’ is down from No.20 to No.35.
And, with their new album shining, Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’ is up from No.48 to No.36.
Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ rockets from No.92 to No.46.
On the other side of the top 50, there’s a No.56 re-entry for Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’.
There are also re-entries for the ‘Forrest Gump’ soundtrack at No.61 and the Troy Cassar-Daley best-of at No.62.
The second week news isn’t so grand for Avril Lavigne, whose album ‘Head Above Water’ plunges 59 places from last week’s No.9 debut.
And there’s a big drop from No.58 to No.96 for the Keith Urban album ‘Graffiti U’.
Big second week drops for Drake’s ‘So Far Gone’ (down more than 66 places from last week’s No.34 debut), Millencolin’s ‘SOS’ (down more than 68 places) and Methyl Ethel’s ‘Triage’ (down more than 89 places on last week’s No.11 debut).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.