It’s ARIA Chart Watch time again.
In edition #528, there’s change atop one of the countdowns, with a big No.1 debut.
But could said debut have knocked Lil Nas X off the top of the singles chart? Or Billie Eilish off the top of the albums chart?
You’ll have to read on to find out!
Lil Nas X holds on to his No.1 heading here on the ARIA singles top 100.
His chart monster ‘Old Town Road’ soared across the triple platinum mark this time last week. But just seven days on, it’s blasted through four times platinum (280,000 unit sales). That’s quite the rate of sales/streams.
No change to the rest of the top four either, with Ed Sheeran/Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi all steady in positions two, three and four respectively.
Ed Sheeran does edge a little higher with ‘Cross Me’, however. The singer’s latest tune (with Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock) debuted at No.6 last weekend, but edges to a new peak of No.5 this week.
Its improvement is at the expense of the Shawn Mendes single ‘If I Can’t Have You’, which drops to No.6. But there’s a silver lining for Shawn; the track goes gold (sales in excess of 35,000 units).
Katy Perry scores herself another top ten Aussie hit with her latest ‘Never Really Over’, which premieres at No.7.
As for Dominic Fike? ‘3 Nights’, three platinum gongs. That track now creeping over the triple platinum mark down under for sales in excess of 210,000 units.
Young Thug’s ‘The London’ improves from No.17 on debut to No.13, but 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Easier’ dips two after debuting last week at No.12.
Tones And I’s ‘Johnny Run Away’ is also on the up; jumping six places to a new peak of No.16.
Though it’s now down to No.20 after just six weeks, the Taylor Swift single ‘Me!’ does pick up a fresh new platinum certification, meaning it’s bagged 70,000 sales in its six week stint.
Halsey’s ‘Nightmare’ begins its third week of ARIA chart action dropping eight places to No.21.
Miley Cyrus is back with ‘Mother’s Daughter’; new at No.25.
But Logic and Eminem are down from No.29 to No.38 with their single ‘Homicide’.
Good news for Ruel, however. For the first time ever, the prodigious Aussie talent has cracked the top 40 on the ARIA chart. ‘Painkiller’ just the remedy, it seems… it’s up from No.53 to No.40.
P!nk’s ‘Walk Me Home’ is down from No.36 to No.44, YG’s ‘Go Loko’ (with Tyga and Jon Z) is new at No.46 and DJ Khaled’s ‘Just Us’ just tumbles… down 17 places to No.50 in just its third week on the countdown.
James Arthur’s ‘Falling Like The Stars’ is now so close to a top 50 berth in Australia it can taste it. It’s up one more position to No.51.
Just adrift of the top 50 this week are back to back debuts; one at No.53 for the Mark Ronson/Camila Cabello single ‘Find U Again’ and the other at No.54 for the Chainsmokers/Bebe Rexha single ‘Call You Mine’.
Billie Eilish’s ‘Wish You Were Gay’ is down from No.46 to No.57, but the Kygo/Rita Ora track ‘Carry On’ is down much further, losing 17 places to No.60, and the Joyner Lucas single ‘Isis’ is down further still, slumping 21 positions from last week’s No.41 debut.
Jess Glynne’s appearance on ‘The Voice’ during the week results in a No.64 re-entry for her double platinum track ‘I’ll Be There’.
It’s just ahead of a No.65 debut for Cardi B’s ‘Press’ and a re-entry at No.70 for Calum Scott’s ‘You Are The Reason’.
Kian’s ‘Waiting’ drops 17 to No.71.
The new Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ is starting to have an impact on sales on the singles chart in much the same way as Queen’s biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ did when it was in cinemas. Elton’s classic ‘Rocket Man’ is on the ARIA countdown for the first time at No.74 on debut. ‘Tiny Dancer’ follows closely behind at No.79, also on debut.
In between them both, however, is a sparkling new double platinum accreditation for Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Leave Me Lonely’.
Futher down, Lil Dicky droops further; ‘Earth’ down from No.61 to No.83.
It’s just ahead of a No.84 debut for Andy Grammer’s ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’ and a rather large 23 place drop for the Khalid/John Mayer track ‘Outta My Head’ (No.68 to No.91).
Just one more debut to tell you about… and that’s Guy Sebastian’s ‘Choir’, which raises its ARIA chart voice at No.96 on debut.
Over onto the albums chart, meantime, and we have a No.1 debut for legendary Aussie rocker Jimmy Barnes.
His latest album ‘My Criminal Record’ becomes his tenth solo studio album to nab the coveted No.1 spot, following the No.1 for his 2016 long player ‘Soul Searchin’.
In debuting in top spot, Jimmy knocks Billie Eilish off her perch. Her album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ only dropping to No.2, however.
The arrival of the Elton John biopic’ ‘Rocketman’ into cinemas results in a No.8 to No.3 improvement for Elton’s best-of ‘Diamonds’ (No.8 to No.3 – a new peak).
Scoring a No.5 debut down under shows there’s still plenty of interest in Susan Boyle in the tenth anniversary year of her original appearance on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Her latest album ‘Ten’ is new in the No.5 spot.
We have the ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Aladdin’ soundtracks in positions six and seven respectively, followed by Conrad Sewell’s ‘Life’, which drops from No.3 to No.8.
Miley Cyrus’s ‘She Is Coming’ joins the top ten party, with a debut at No.10.
Tyler The Creator’s ‘Igor’ drops six to No.11, Skepta’s ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ enters at No.15 and there’s a No.18 debut for the new Denzel Curry long player ‘Zuu’, Denzel’s highest chart position thus far down under.
Country star Thomas Rhett enters the Aussie chart at No.24 with ‘Center Point Road’. It’s also his highest chart placing so far in Australia, though it’s also the first to be released in the first half of the year.
Not great news for DJ Khaled’s ‘Father Of Asahd’. It’s down 16 places to No.25, losing its top ten berth in the process. It debuted at No.7 just two weeks ago.
YG’s ‘4Real 4Real’ dips 11, but Cardi B’s ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ is back into the top 50 mix, leaping from No.51 to No.38.
As on the singles chart, Jess Glynne’s album ‘Always In Between’ is back in the mix this week after her appearance on ‘The Voice’. It’s back into the top 100 at No.44.
The National’s ‘I Am Easy To Find’ is down from No.28 to No.45, but Shawn Mendes’ self-titled long player is up from No.61 to No.52.
ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Crash Talk’ takes a tumble, down 25 to No.63. Hillsong United’s ‘People’ also loses favour, down 19 to No.65. Ziggy Alberts’ ‘Laps Around The Sun’ also down 19 (to No.69).
Gabbie Hanna premieres with ‘2WayMirror’ (No.76) just ahead of a 33 place slump for the Eurovision compilation.
Maggie Rogers’ album ‘Heard It In A Past Life’ also dips (down 20 to No.83) after the completion of her Australian visit.
But Logic’s ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’ is down far further… down 37 places to No.86.
This week’s top 100 is wrapped with a No.96 debut for the Frank Iero & The Future Violents album ‘Barriers’.
Amyl & The Sniffers’ self-titled set, which debuted last week at No.22, is now gone from the top 100 altogether, losing more than 78 places in its second week on sale.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.