It’s another edition of ARIA Chart Watch, our weekly wrap of the ARIA top 100 singles and albums charts.
There’s no change atop this week’s singles chart, but change is afoot over on the albums side of things.
There’s also plenty more to get your chart teeth into. So let’s crack on!
As mentioned, it’s still Lil Nas X shining brightly atop the ARIA singles chart with his smash ‘Old Town Road’.
The track is in its tenth week on top of the Aussie countdown and this week fights off a spirited showing from the new Shawn Mendes/Camila Cabello track ‘Señorita’, which premieres very nicely in the No.2 spot.
In doing so, ‘Señorita’ becomes Shawn’s biggest hit down under, beating the No.4 peaks of ‘Stitches’, ‘Treat You Better’, ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ and ‘If I Can’t Have You’.
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber are down from two to three with ‘I Don’t Care’.
The Billie Eilish track ‘Bad Guy’ (steady at No.4) is the first to receive a new certification this week. It’s now three times platinum, meaning sales in excess of 210,000 units.
Lewis Capaldi joins the accreditation party with his ‘Someone You Loved’. Down one spot to No.6, it’s now double platinum, with sales of more than 140,000 units.
Good news for Drake and Rick Ross, whose ‘Money In The Grave’ improves its chart fortunes in its second week. After premiering at No.12 last weekend, it’s up five to No.7.
MeduZa finally claim a top ten berth down under, improving two more places to No.9 with ‘Piece Of Your Heart’. It also celebrates its entry into the top ten by picking up a fresh new gold certification (35,000 unit sales).
Post Malone and Swae Lee’s ‘Sunflower’ also cops a new accreditation this week. It’s now six times platinum, meaning more than 420,000 sales.
Looks like Lil Nas X might not have been a one-hit-wonder after all. Striking while the iron’s still hot with its predecessor, ‘Panini’ enters the Aussie countdown at No.17.
Avicii and Aloe Blacc hit platinum status (70,000 units) with ‘SOS’ (down three to No.19).
Guy Sebastian’s latest single ‘Choir’ is really hitting its strides, jumping 13 places to another new peak of No.20.
A big new certification for Drax Project’s ‘Woke Up Late’ too. Featuring Hailee Steinfeld, the track has been swanning around the chart for 18 weeks and this week goes straight to double platinum.
Ali Gatie hits with ‘It’s You’, new at No.24, Bianco Brown’s ‘The Git Up’ rises from No.45 to No.27 and there’s a new fourth platinum accreditation (280,000 units) for Post Malone’s ‘Wow’ at No.29.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ has been sitting conspicuously on three times platinum for quite a while now. Finally, it gets a major certification tweak. It’s now six times platinum (No.28 to No.34).
Miley Cyrus’s ‘Mother’s Daughter’ slides another ten places (No.25 to No.35) and Benny Blanco’s ‘Eastside’ improves from five times platinum to seven times platinum (490,000 unit sales) at No.36.
The news isn’t good for Taylor Swift’s ‘Me!’, which dives 15 spots to No.37. It’s better for Birds Of Tokyo, whose ‘Good Lord’ achieves a platinum accreditation (No.41). And also for Mabel’s ‘Don’t Call Me Up’ which, though dipping 11 places to No.43, also hits platinum.
Flume and London Grammar’s ‘Let You Know’ eases 13 from last week’s No.31 debut.
The Sam Smith/Normani single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ may have exited the top 50, but it does so armed with a new triple platinum accreditation.
Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello’s ‘Find U Again’ is up seven to another new peak of No.53, but Halsey’s ‘Nightmare’ is over, slumping 20 places to No.54.
Marshmello is into the chart again (alongside Kane Brown) with new single ‘One Thing Right’. It’s new at No.56.
The 5SOS boys will be popping the champagne corks again this week as their former No.1 smash ‘Youngblood’ blasts through the nine times platinum mark (a huge 630,000 unit sales).
Joji’s ‘Sanctuary’ is down 18 to No.60, Jess Mauboy’s ‘Little Things’ enters the countdown at No.62.
Mabel’s ‘Mad Love’ is up 13 from last week’s No.80 debut. Lil Nas X and Cardi B are in with ‘Rodeo’ at No.72. But DaBaby’s ‘Suge’ loses 20 places after debuting last week at No.63.
DJ Khaled’s ‘Just Us’ is also down 20 (No.65 to No.85), while Calum Scott’s ‘You Are The Reason’ is down 16 to No.86.
New music for Nicki Minaj (‘Megatron’) at No.89.
Billie Eilish’s ‘Wish You Were Gay’ tumbles 19 to No.90, Bazzi’s ‘Focus’ (with 21 Savage) enters at No.92 and Polo G’s ‘Pop Out’ dives 21 to No.94.
There’s a change atop the ARIA albums chart, but it’s not a new entry… it’s the Billie Eilish album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, which retakes top spot from Bruce Springsteen.
Bruce hasn’t gone too far, however… just to No.2.
Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ gains one place to No.3 and does so armed with a new gold sales certification (35,000 sales).
P!nk’s ‘Hurts 2B Human’ is at four and the new Lil Nas X EP ‘7’ makes up this week’s top five by debuting at No.5.
There’s also a top ten debut for Mark Ronson’s ‘Late Night Feelings’ (No.7), just ahead of Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ (No.2 on debut to No.8).
The soundtrack to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is back into the ARIA top ten (No.15 to No.10), but the soundtrack to ‘Aladdin’ leaves it (No.8 to No.14).
The Prince album ‘Originals’ enters at No.18, Hayden James’ ‘Between Us’ slides from No.9 on debut to No.22, while The Saboteurs’ new album ‘Help Us Stranger’ is new at No.23.
Another drop follows (Jonas Brothers’ ‘Happiness Begins’ down from No.11 to No.24), followed by another debut (Hatchie’s ‘Keepsake’ at No.25).
There’s even a No.30 debut for The Wiggles’ ‘Party Time!’.
Avicii’s posthumous long player ‘Tim’ slides 13 to No.35 and Tyler The Creator’s ‘Igor’ is down ten to No.37.
Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is up ten to No.39, while Himesh Patel’s ‘Yesterday’ premieres in the No.41 position.
Hollywood Vampires join the top 50 debut party with a No.44 appearance for their ‘Rise’.
Beyond this week’s top 50, there are big falls for both Conrad Sewell’s ‘Life’ (down 22 to No.52) and Tyga’s ‘Legendary’ (down 22 to No.54).
Elton John’s classic ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ dips 14 to No.58, just ahead of the No.59 debut for Hot Chip’s new long player ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy’.
Two Door Cinema Club are in at No.62 with ‘False Alarm’ and, 20 places lower, there’s a debut for Gucci Mane’s ‘Delusions Of Grandeur’ (No.82).
Just two albums that were in last week’s top 50 have exited the top 100 entirely.
They are Bastille’s ‘Doom Days’ (which loses more than 79 places to be gone from the top 100) and Amber Lawrence’s ‘Spark’, which plunges more than 87 places having debuted last week at No.13.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEST.