ARIA Chart Watch is back for your Saturday afternoon, and edition #535 is once again packed with your favourite chart tid-bits.
One week on from Ed Sheeran’s debut at No.1 with his new ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’, will he still be there?
And will Lil Nas X still be atop the ARIA singles chart with ‘Old Town Road’?
The answer to one of those questions is ‘yes’. Which one? You’ll have to read on to find out!
And here comes your ‘yes’.
After a huge 13 week run at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart, Lil Nas X’s mammoth global hit ‘Old Town Road’ has finally relinquished its grip.
Though it only drops to No.2, the track gives way to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s ‘Señorita’, which has been patiently waiting in the wings, ready to pounce since its release.
‘Señorita’ marks the new chart milestone by claiming its first accreditation (platinum for sales of 70,000 units or more) and also marks the first time Canadian star Shawn Mendes has hit No.1 in Australia.
‘Old Town Road’ doesn’t go too far, however; only down to No.2. And Lil Nas X will take some solace from the fact that the track also achieves a new accreditation this week. It’s now six times platinum, meaning it’s sold in excess of 420,000 units in Australia.
Good news also for Tones And I, whose ‘Dance Monkey’ bullets from No.8 to another new peak of No.3 (no doubt her appearance at last weekend’s Splendour In The Grass had something to do with that).
Another new certification for Billie Eilish too, with her ‘Bad Guy’ popping over the four times platinum barrier (280,000 sales in the bag).
Last weekend, MeduZa’s ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ lost its grip on a top ten berth, dropping from No.9 to No.12. Seven days on, however, and it’s back in top ten favour, up from No.12 to No.8. It’s now just one spot shy of its No.7 chart peak thus far and is also now platinum certified.
A swag of airplay additions during the week for Sam Smith sees his new single ‘How Do You Sleep?’ premiere strongly in the No.14 position, while Tones And I’s ‘Johnny Run Away’ jumps from No.21 to No.15.
There’s a new gold certification for Drake and Rick Ross’s ‘Money In The Grave’ (35,000 unit sales to you and us).
Meantime, Ali Gatie’s single ‘It’s You’ shifts into top 20 mode, improving five positions to No.19.
Also on the up this week – to a new peak – is the Kygo/Whitney Houston collaboration ‘Higher Love’. In its three week chart run prior, it had never gone higher than No.24. Until now, however. It’s up eight places to No.20.
The good news continues for Shawn Mendes this week, with his former top five hit ‘If I Can’t Have You’ also picking up a new platinum accreditation. It’s down two to No.24.
Y2K and bbno$ rise eight to No.25 with ‘Lalala’. Marshmello and Kane Brown are up 19 to No.28 with ‘One Thing Right’.
But Ed Sheeran, Eminem and 50 Cent are on the way down with ‘Remember The Name’. It tumbles 15 places from last week’s No.15 debut.
A new gold certification for OneRepublic’s ‘Rescue Me’ in position No.32 and a very decent eight place rise for Illy’s ‘Then What’ (No.44 to No.36).
Tones And I’s set at Splendour clearly connected with the audience; her ‘Never Seen The Rain’ premieres at No.38.
Get set! Jessica Mauboy’s ‘Little Things’ is creeping up slowly (thanks Taxiride); another five place gain this week to No.44.
But stumbling badly this week is the Ed Sheeran/Yebba single ‘Best Part Of Me’, which plunges 29 places to No.46.
We’ve got some top 50 chart love (albeit only just) for Beyonce, Jay-Z and Childish Gambino’s ‘Mood 4 Eva’, which debuts in the No.48 spot.
And proving that we never did give up on him, Andy Grammer’s single ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’ finally edges into the ARIA top 50, up three positions to No.50 (previous chart peak was No.51).
There’s another big drop for an Ed Sheeran album track; this time it’s ‘Take Me Back To London’ falling out of favour in its second week, dropping 23 places to No.52.
Taylor Swift’s ‘The Archer’ doesn’t quite hit the top 50 target, debuting at No.55. But Sam Smith and Normani’s ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ is on the up again, rising from No.72 to No.57.
Dean Lewis’s ‘Be Alright’ is also up (No.69 to No.58 – hi Splendour!), Stormzy’s ‘Vossi Bop’ also rises (No.70 to No.60 and Mabel’s ‘Don’t Call Me Up’ is on the up (No.71 to No.62).
Another ‘Blow’ to Ed Sheeran’s chart stats this week. His track with Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars plunging 33 places in its third week of ARIA chart action.
Marshmello and Chvrches’ ‘Here With Me’ dives 17 (to No.69), Halsey scores a new sixth platinum accreditation for ‘Without Me’ at No.70, NF’s ‘Time’ is new at No.73 and Avicii’s ‘Heaven’ is down from No.62 to No.78.
Beyoncé is back, debuting in the No.93 position with her rendition of ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ from the soundtrack to ‘The Lion King’.
But Ed Sheeran’s ‘Way To Break My Heart’ (with Skrillex) plunges 46 places to No.96 in week two. His ‘Put It All On Me’ (with Ella Mai) plummets 49 places to No.97.
Beyoncé’s ‘Spirit’ scrapes into the ARIA top 100 by the skin of its teeth, premiering at No.99.
One week on from its expected No.1 debut on the ARIA albums chart, Ed Sheeran’s ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ is still shining brightly in top spot.
Billie Eilish picks up one position to No.2 with ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, while the soundtrack to ‘The Lion King’ is up seven positions from last week’s No.10 debut.
Elton John’s ‘Diamonds’ and P!nk’s ‘Hurts 2B Human’ make up positions four and five.
The only debut in this week’s top ten is in position seven and it’s ‘The Great War’ by Swedish metal band Sabaton; the band’s first ever top ten album down under.
Post Malone’s ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ is back in the top ten (No.15 to No.9), while Beyoncé’s ‘The Lion King : The Gift’ debuts just outside the top ten in the No.12 position.
Dean Lewis’s appearance at Splendour In The Grass sees his album ‘A Place We Knew’ improve from No.19 to No.13.
But there’s a No.4 to No.17 second week drop for the Thelma Plum album ‘Better In Blak’.
Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ jumps from No.43 to No.19.
Thom Yorke’s ‘Anima’ is back into the ARIA top 100. After debuting earlier this month at No.52, the long player dropped out the week after. A couple of weeks later, however, and it’s back. With its first appearance in the top 50. A re-entry. And a new peak of No.23.
Gravemind’s ‘Conduit’ is new at No.30 and Hayden James’ ‘Between Us’ is up from No.40 to No.31, but there’s a big second week drop for Dope Lemon’s ‘Smooth Big Cat’. It’s lost its purr, losing 30 places to No.32.
Conrad Sewell’s ‘Life’ is up ten (No.48 to No.38), while Ziggy Alberts’ ‘Laps Around The Sun’ is up from No.65 to No.42 (no doubt thanks to his Splendour set).
Bad news for Allday though. After debuting at No.7 last weekend, his album ‘Starry Night Over The Phone’ loses a huge 38 places to No.45.
Khalid’s ‘American Teen’ is up from No.62 to No.47, Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ improves from No.58 to No.48, Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ leaps 15 spots to No.49 and there’s a No.59 to No.50 improvement for Maroon 5’s ‘Singles Collection’.
Iggy Azalea misses the top 50 on debut with her sophomore album ‘In My Defense’ (new at No.52). Ditto Sum 41, whose ‘Order In Decline’ premieres in the No.55 spot.
The Black Keys’ ‘Let’s Rock’ stumbles 28 places to No.60, but Hillsong United’s ‘People’ is out for the count, slumping 40 places to No.63.
In between them both, the Shawn Mendes certification party continues with a fresh platinum accreditation for his self-titled 2018 album (No.62).
Bad news for Kylie’s ‘Step Back In Time : The Definitive Collection’ though… down a huge 38 places to No.64.
BTS’s ‘Map Of The Soul : Persona’ is down from No.46 to No.68, Mark Ronson’s ‘Late Night Feelings’ plunges 33 places to No.70 and Banks’ ‘III’ plummets 49 places from last week’s debut to No.74.
Blake O’Connor’s ‘Everything I Feel’ is the only album falling out of the top 100 from the top 50 this week, having premiered seven days ago at No.31.
Though it also leaves the top 100 this week, Shawn Mendes’ 2016 album ‘Illuminate’ also scores a long-overdue certification (also its first). It’s now platinum.
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