Can you believe it? It’s new number ones all ’round on this week’s ARIA Chart Watch. But which artists have nabbed top spot?
Elsewhere, there are a huge 21 new entries on the ARIA top 100 singles chart.
And the top three on the albums chart is made up of brand new entries. But who’s the cat that’s got the cream?
Find out below in another exciting edition of ARIA Chart Watch.
After a mammoth 24 (broken) weeks in top spot on the ARIA top 100 singles chart, Aussie dynamo Tones And I’s single ‘Dance Monkey’ has finally been displaced.
The global smash drops to No.2 on this week’s countdown, replaced in the number one position by The Weeknd’s track ‘Blinding Lights’.
Despite massive Aussie chart success over recent years, ‘Blinding Lights’ is the US performer’s first ever No.1 single, besting the No.2 peak of his 2015 single ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and 2016’s ‘Starboy’.
Next is the first in a slew of new entries for rapper Eminem, after he dropped a surprise new album just over a week ago.
‘Godzilla’ roars into the Aussie top five on debut – at No.3.
She may have lost the No.1 spot this week, but Tones And I gains further success elsewhere; her track ‘Never Seen The Rain’ is back inside the ARIA top ten (No.11 to No.10) and also picks up a fresh new third platinum certification, meaning it’s sold in excess of 210,000 copies across the country in its 27 week chart run.
Future and Drake’s single ‘Life Is Good’ improves four places from last week’s No.15 debut and is also on the cusp of top ten glory.
With the release of her new album last week, Halsey’s track ‘You Should Be Sad’ bullets a huge 26 places from its No.41 debut to No.15.
And though it’s down eight places this week (from No.10 to No.18), Lizzo’s ‘Good As Hell’ comes with a fresh new platinum accreditation for sales in excess of 70,000 units.
Brockhampton’s ‘Sugar’ is on the rise again and this week, it not only sweetly slides into the top 20 (No.21 to No.19), but it picks up a fresh gold accreditation (35,000 unit sales).
More Eminem at No.25, with a debut for ‘Those Kinda Nights’ (with Ed Sheeran). And a big No.43 to No.27 jump for Mac Miller’s latest single ‘Good News’.
Ed’s back in the news in the No.28 position, as his track ‘South Of The Border’ has just ticked over into platinum territory.
The Selena Gomez track ‘Lose You To Love Me’ slides 11 places to No.31 and ‘Darkness’ (by Eminem) falls into place in the No.32 on debut.
More new Eminem entries follow; ‘Unaccommodating’ (with Young MA) at No.34 and ‘You Gon’ Learn’ (with Royce da 5’9 & White Gold) at No.36.
Travis Scott’s ‘Highest In The Room’ dips a dozen, down from No.26 to No.38.
It’s just ahead of a new entry for the Jonas Brothers, whose new track ‘What A Man Gotta Do’ premieres just inside the ARIA top 40 (No.39).
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s ‘Señorita’ is down ten (No.31 to No.41), while Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber’s ‘10,000 Hours’ is down 12 (No.30 to No.42).
Riton, Oliver Heldens and Vula score the gold accreditation love with ‘Turn Me On’ at No.45 (down six).
Khalid’s ‘Eleven’ jumps 21 from last week’s No.69 debut and has officially landed inside the ARIA top 50.
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s ‘I Don’t Care’ is down 12 to the even No.50.
Beyond the top 50 this week and there’s more news for Ed Sheeran; though his track ‘Beautiful People’ (with Khalid) loses ten places to No.52, the single does pick up a fresh new triple platinum certification.
It’s followed by more chart action; more debuts for Eminem. ‘Leaving Heaven’ (with Skylar Grey) is new at No.53, ‘In Too Deep’ is new at No.56, ‘Premonition’ is new at No.61 and ‘Lock It Up’ (with Anderson Paak) premieres at No.66.
Halsey’s not going to be left out, however, with a No.96 to No.67 jump for her seven times platinum single ‘Without Me’.
Eminem’s back with ‘Stepdad’ at No.70 on debut. And though the ‘Truth Hurts’ for Lizzo (a 19 place slump to No.71), she’ll take some comfort from the fact that the track is now triple platinum certified.
Nos.72, 73, 74, 75 and 76 are all made up of brand new entries. They are (in respective order) Mac Miller’s ‘Blue World’, YNW Melly’s ‘Suicidal’, Saint JHN’s ‘Roses’, Eminem’s ‘Marsh’ and Eminem’s ‘No Regrets’ (with Don Toliver).
Eminem’s back again with a No.79 debut for ‘Yah Yah’.
More big drops follow, however… Sam Smith’s ‘How Do You Sleep?’ down from No.59 to No.80 and Khalid’s ‘Up All Night’ down from No.55 to No.81 (albeit with a new gold accreditation).
Also sporting a fresh accreditation this week is Guy Sebastian’s ‘Choir’. It’s now triple platinum, though down 18 to No.82.
Drax Project’s ‘Catching Feelings’ is also down 18 (No.65 to No.83), while Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’ slumps 23 to No.84 and The Weeknd’s ‘Heartless’ is down further (35 places to No.86).
South Korean supergroup BTS score some more Aussie chart love in the No.87 position, with a debut for ‘Black Swan’.
It’s closely followed by back to back Eminem debuts (‘Farewell’ and ‘Never Love Again’) in positions 89 and 90 respectively.
Blanco Brown’s ‘The Git Up’ is all but over and out from the ARIA countdown, if this week’s 31 place plunge to No.91 is any indication. No less, it’s now triple platinum certified.
Miley Cyrus’s ‘Slide Away’ drops 22 to No.93, 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Teeth’ is down 23 (to No.95) and Dominic Fike’s ‘3 Nights’ is down 21 (to No.96).
In between them all is a No.94 debut for Mac Miller’s ‘Circles’.
Right at the tail end, George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ loses 31 places to No.97 and Billie Eilish’s ‘When The Party’s Over’ is down 21 to No.99.
Though it’s gone entirely from the ARIA top 100 this week, the Kygo/Whitney Houston single ‘Higher Love’ picks up a double platinum accreditation (140,000 unit sales) on its way out.
Eminem caps an incredible 20 year run with his latest album ‘Music To Be Murdered By’.
In May 2000, his ‘Marshall Mathers LP’ hit No.1 on the ARIA albums chart and every single album he’s released since then has also hit No.1.
‘Music To Be Murdered By’ continues that trend, becoming his ninth successive studio album to achieve the feat.
As mentioned in the opener, it’s been a busy week for the ARIA top five, with the top three made up entirely of new entries.
Had Eminem not dropped his surprise album last week, Halsey would have scored her first ever No.1 on the Australian countdown with her third album ‘Manic’.
Instead, she’s relegated to the No.2 position; a position also achieved by her first and second albums, 2015’s ‘Badlands’ and 2017’s ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’.
Two big rap releases in the week? Mac Miller had no chance up against the might of Eminem, but a No.3 debut for his new album ‘Circles’ is his highest album chart position to date down under, besting the No.7 peak of its predecessor, 2018’s ‘Swimming’.
Harry Styles and Billie Eilish make up the top five, with albums from Elton John, Post Malone, Selena Gomez (down from No.1 to No.8), the ‘Frozen 2′ soundtrack’ and Ed Sheeran in positions six through ten.
A little further down, the new Magic Dirt album ‘Life Was Better’ premieres in the No.26 spot.
Lizzo’s ‘Cuz I Love You’ drops from No.19 to No.30 following her Australian visit.
And with his new album doing the business right up top, Eminem’s ‘Curtain Call : The Hits’ and ‘Kamikaze’ parachute their way back into the ARIA top 50, up from No.55 to No.43 and No.67 to No.44 respectively.
Beyond the fifth this week, there’s an 11 place fall for Hilltop Hoods’ ‘The Great Expanse’ (No.41 to No.52) and a debut in the No.64 position for Aleyce Simmonds’ ‘Here & Now’.
Adele’s ’25’ (which is STILL somehow ten times platinum) is up from No.81 to No.67.
Feeding|Ear’s ‘Basement’ soundtrack debuts in the No.72 spot, Thelma Plum’s ‘Better In Blak’ leaps 20 to No.74 and Little Big Town’s ‘Nightfall’ slips into the top 100 at No.88 on debut.
There’s a 24 place drop for Rod Stewart’s ‘You’re In My Heart’ (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) and a 15 place fall for Chillinit’s ‘Women Weed & Wordplay’ (No.78 to No.93).
All three of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s live albums that debuted within the ARIA top 50 last week (‘Live In Adelaide’, ‘Live In Paris’ and ‘Live In Brussels’) have all disappeared from the top 100.
In the case of ‘Live In Adelaide’, that’s a mammoth plunge of more than 94 places in just one week.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE every Saturday from 5:00pm AEDT.