In ARIA Chart Watch #526, do Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber maintain their No.1 heading on the ARIA singles chart?
Who’s behind the six albums that debut in the top ten on this week’s ARIA albums chart? And do any of them nab the No.1 spot?
Who’s bagged the new certifications this week? Who’s dropped and who’s shining brightly? And how did the Eurovision Song Contest impact on the local countdown?
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It surprised no-one to learn that ‘I Don’t Care’, the brand new collaboration between pop superstars Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, premiered at No.1 on last week’s ARIA singles chart.
But colour us shocked to see that just seven days down the track, the single has already relinquished its No.1 mantle, handing it back over to Lil Nas X and his ‘Old Town Road’. It edges from No.2 back to top spot.
Steady at No.3 this week is the Billie Eilish single ‘Bad Guy’. But it’s received the week’s first accreditation tweak; up from gold last week to a double platinum achievement this week (140,000 units sold).
Shawn Mendes maintains No.4 with ‘If I Can’t Have You’, just ahead of Lewis Capaldi’s single ‘Someone You Loved’, which not only makes it into the Aussie top five for the first time (No.7 to No.5), but also achieves its first certification – a platinum one, for sales in excess of 70,000 units.
Avicii and Aloe Blacc also score the certification love with ‘SOS’ (now gold certified for 35,000 unit sales) and also hit a new peak (No.8 to No.7).
Accreditation love also for the Jonas Brothers, whose former No.1 smash ‘Sucker’ hits double platinum at No.8.
The week’s highest new entry belongs to Tyler The Creator, whose ‘Earfquake’ premieres at No.11. It’s the first in a succession of Tyler’s tracks peppering the charts this week as his new album makes its impact felt.
A No.13 debut for Halsey’s ‘Nightmares’ follows closely behind, as does a fresh new gold certification for Taylor Swift’s ‘Me!’. Though the song drops eight places just four weeks into its chart run, suggesting the Australian public’s love affair with T-Swizzle is on the slide.
Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ is higher still, thanks to another five place gain (No.26 to No.21), but Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury A Friend’ is six places lower at No.23, despite picking up a second platinum accreditation.
Good news for Tones and I, whose single ‘Johnny Run Away’ jumps 14 places to No.26. P!nk’s ‘Walk Me Home’ is now platinum certified (No.28).
A debut at No.30 for Tyler The Creator’s ‘I Think’ and another at No.32 for DJ Khaled’s ‘Just Us’.
Despite dipping from No.27 to No.36, Billie Eilish’s ‘Wish You Were Gay’ picks up a new platinum gong. It’s just ahead of a No.61 to No.37 leap for the MaduZa single ‘Piece Of Your Heart’.
The certification updates continue for Billie Eilish, with her single ‘Lovely’ scoring its fourth platinum award, for sales in excess of 280,000 units.
Lil Dicky is softer this week; ‘Earth’ dropping from No.28 to No.42.
More Tyler The Creator love at No.45 with a debut for ‘Igor’s Theme’ and more at No.48 for ‘Running Out Of Time’.
There’s a debut also for DJ Khaled’s ‘Celebrate’ at No.51 and another for Tyler The Creator (‘New Magic Wand’) at No.53.
But the news is less bright for the Dean Lewis single ‘7 Minutes’, which tumbles a rather sizeable 20 places this week to No.54.
Ruel’s ‘Painkiller’ rises again (No.63 to a new peak of No.55), Tyler The Creator scores more debut love with ‘A Boy Is A Gun’ (No.56) and so does DJ Khaled with ‘Jealous’ (No.59).
More debuts follow; OneRepublic’s ‘Rescue Me’ at No.61 and Tyler The Creator’s ‘What’s Good’ at No.62.
There’s also a solid gain for the Martin Garrix/Macklemore single ‘Summer Days’ (No.79 on debut to No.64), but a big No.48 to No.66 drop for the Khalid/John Mayer track ‘Outta My Head’ (though it does pick up a gold accreditation as a consolation prize).
James Arthur’s ‘Falling Like The Stars’ is shooting like a star; 27 places higher than last week’s No.94 debut.
Loud Luxury’s ‘Body’ is now triple platinum (210,000 sales) at No.69, but the news isn’t so crash hot for Korean boyband BTS, whose ‘Boy With Luv’ plunges 28 places to No.70 in just its sixth week of ARIA chart action.
Post Malone’s ‘Better Now’ is down 18 (to No.73), Tyler The Creator scores more chart love with ‘Puppet’ at No.74 on debut, while SZA and The Weeknd’s ‘Power Is Power’ dives 26 places to No.75.
Fisher’s ‘You Beauty’ is also down heavily (No.41 on debut to No.77) and there’s another Tyler The Creator track premiering (‘Gone, Gone/Thank You’ at No.79).
‘You Should See Me In A Crown’ by Billie Eilish’ slumps 18 places to No.80, but Ariana Grande’s ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’ is down further, slipping 25 places to No.81.
More debuts follow; Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ at No.85, Slipknot’s ‘Unsainted’ at No.86 and DJ Khaled’s ‘Wish Wish’ at No.88.
Meek Mill’s ‘Going Bad’ is down 16 to No.89, Khalid’s ‘Saturday Night’ is down 15 to No.90.
There’s a No.91 debut for DaBaby’s ‘Suge’, a big 20 spot drop for The Veronicas’ ‘Think Of Me’ (No.74 to No.94) and a lowly No.95 debut for Australia’s Eurovision entry, Kate Miller-Heidke’s ‘Zero Gravity’.
Khalid’s ‘My Bad’ is down 26 to No.96, but Luke Combs’ ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart’ tanks. From a No.51 debut last week, it’s now a massive 46 places lower at No.97.
Billie Eilish’s ‘Bellyache’ loses 22 (to No.99) and the Why Don’t We track ‘I Don’t Belong In This Club’ is down 22 to the even No.100.
Australia’s got a new No.1 album this week.
But despite all the debuts for Tyler The Creator over on the ARIA singles chart (nine in all), the No.1 spot doesn’t belong to him.
It does, however, belong to Australia’s own Conrad Sewell, who premieres in pole position with his debut album ‘Life’.
In debuting in top spot, he dethrones P!nk’s album ‘Hurts 2B Human’, which tumbles to No.4.
The Billie Eilish album maintains its No.2 position, albeit while turning over a new platinum leaf (70,000 sales).
And Tyler The Creator makes his presence felt in the No.4 spot with a debut for ‘Igor’.
Rammstein’s self-titled set debuts in the No.5 position, followed by more debuts by The National (‘I Am Easy To Find’ at No.6) and DJ Khaled (‘Father Of Asahd’ at No.7).
But the top ten debuts don’t finish there, with another new entry at No.10 for Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’.
Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Backroad Nation’ dives from No.3 to No.11.
But the ‘Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019’ compilation finds its feet after last weekend’s Grand Final, jumping from No.47 to No.13.
The ARIA top 20 this week bids ‘Farewell’ to The Seekers’ album, which drops from No.4 to No.21.
The Ten Tenors’ ‘Love Is In The Air’, however, is up – and how. It’s a huge 37 places higher at No.25 in its third week of ARIA chart love, bettering its previous chart peak by just two positions.
Alex Lahey scores a No.30 debut with ‘The Best Of Luck Club’, there’s a re-entry for Kasey Chambers’ ‘The Captain’ at No.31 (thanks to its anniversary repackage) and a No.33 debut for the new Carly Rae Jepsen album ‘Dedicated’.
Not such good news this week, however, for Rob Thomas, whose ‘Chip Tooth Smile’ slumps 23 places to No.32, nor for Logic’s ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’, which is down 22 to No.34.
Vampire Weekend are down from No.27 to No.45 with ‘Father Of The Bride’ and there’s a No.49 re-entry for the Juice WRLD album ‘Death Race For Love’.
Crooked Colours just miss the top 50 on entry with their latest long player ‘Langata’ (No.52 will do).
But David Campbell’s ‘Back In The Swing’ is seemingly back in the chart doghouse, losing a massive 48 places from last week’s No.10 peak.
Queen’s ‘The Platinum’ collection also falters this week, losing 18 places to No.61.
‘The Greatest Showman : Reimagined’ soundtrack loses lots of ground (down 31 to No.69), while Morgan Evans’ ‘Things That We Drink To’ loses its top 50 footing, plunging 42 places to No.71.
There’s a No.75 debut for the ‘Game Of Thrones : Season 8’ soundtrack. And there’s a No.56 to No.81 fall for P!nk’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’.
Whitesnake wrap the top 100 debuts, entering at No.86 with ‘Flesh & Blood’.
P!nk’s best-of plummets 41 to No.98.
But nobody beats Mac DeMarco for falls this week. His ‘Here Comes The Cowboy’ was flying high with a No.25 debut last week. Seven days on, it’s down more than 75 places and is out of 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 AEST.