"WAP" for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion continues at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth consecutive week, becoming the longest running No.1 by a pair (or more) of female artists in Australia.
The duet "WAP" for Cardi and Megan is also the No.1 selling song in New Zealand (4th week), Canada, Ireland (both 3rd week) and England (2nd week), and its four weeks here makes it now the longest run in Australia for a pair (or more) or female artists (although that field only has three songs in it so far). Last week I mentioned that the November 2003 teaming between Britney Spears and Madonna was the last time a pair of female artists went to No.1, but prior to that was the May 2001 three week running chart-topper for Pink, Christina Aguilera, Mya and Lil' Kim with their cover of "Lady Marmalade" from the 'Moulin Rouge' film and soundtrack, which means that this weeks fourth week for C & M surpasses the three achieved in 2001 to now become the longest run at No.1 for a female pairing (this means two separate artists who have teamed together, as opposed to Salt-N-Pepa who are a Female trio).
The top four songs this week are all on hold, with 24KGOLDN and Iann Dior spending a second week at their peak of No.2 with "Mood", which after four weeks of charting is newly Gold (●) in sales, followed by a newly certified 2x▲Platinum for the former No.1 single "Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)" for Jawsh 685 x Jason DeRulo, which is stable at No.3, and logging its second week at a peak of No.4 is the former UK No.1 single for Joel Corry and MNEK in "Head & Heart".
The former No.4 single (for five weeks) in the Topic track "Breaking Me" rebounds four spots this week to land at No.5, which pushes down "Mood Swings" for Pop Smoke one place to No.6. "Watermelon Sugar" for Harry Styles is back up one place to No.7, while dropping two places apiece are "Rockstar" for DaBaby and Roddy Ricch plus "Laugh Now Cry Later" for Drake and Lil' Durk at No.8 and No.9 respectively. The Weeknd sees his start of the year No.1 single "Blinding Lights" hold at No.10 this week, racking up its 36th week within the Top 10 locally (still the second longest of all time).
UP: After falling back a little bit last week (18 to No.20), the Conan Grey single "Heather" rebounds back up seven places to score a new peak of No.13, followed by another seven place rise in "You Broke Me First" for Tate McRae, which by jumping to a new peak of No.15 it becomes her first week within the Top 20, plus the song is newly Gold (●) in sales, while returning to the twenty is Miley Cyrus with "Midnight Sky", which debuted at No.16 four weeks ago, and this week it's back up five places to its former entry and peak position. Pop Smoke has a Top 10, Top 40 and now Top 20 song this week, as "For the Night" is up four places to a new peak of No.20, after which two more peaks for dance tracks occur for the Jason DeRulo song "Take You Dancing" (27 to No.22) and the Jubel cover of "Dancing in the Moonlight" (26 to No.23). Two months ago DJ Khaled and Drake debuted at No.10 with their track "Popstar", which as of last week had fallen all the way down to No.83. This week it rebounds back up fifty-five places to land at No.28 thanks to it's recent video release, after which Sia breaks into the Top 30 with her latest entry "Together" (34 to No.30). After rising into the Top 50 last week the Headie One track with Stormzy and AJ Tracey called "Ain't it Different" is this week up fourteen places to a new peak of No.31. Amy Shark rises back up four spots to No.35 with her latest track "Everybody Rise" (HP-32), followed by a new Top 50 entry which climbs up seventeen spots to land at No.37, "Tap in" for Saweetie (a 26 year old California female rapper and singer), which is helped up the charts be the recent remix featuring Post Malone, DaBaby and Jack Harlow as guest artists on the track. A second climber into the fifty this week (as there are no debuting Top 50 entries this week) is for the record company and rap conglomerate Internet Money who team with Gunna, Don Toliver and NAV for the track "Lemonade", which leaps up twenty-seven spots to land this week at No.47.
DOWN: There are no Top 10 dropouts this week (as nothing entered the ten this week), but last week's dropout in the BTS track "Dynamite" is only down one spot this week to No.12, while it also holds for a second week at the top in America too. The Nea track "Some Say" (HP-13x2) drops down four spots this week to No.18, plus it also picks up a ▲Platinum sales certification. Juice WRLD has his three tracks all slip down a little this week in "Come & Go" (13 to No.14), "Smile" (23 to No.25) and "Wishing Well" (31 to No.32). Last weeks two Top 20 debuts both fall back down this week, with the BLACKpink and Selena Gomez track "Ice Cream" falling ten spots to No.26, while the Calvin Harris and The Weeknd teaming on "Over Now" plummets twenty-six places to land way down at No.43. Dua Lipa is down with "Don't Start Now" (32 to No.33) and to a bigger extent "Break My Heart" (29 to No.36). The fifth and final Top 50 certification this week is for Brando with his sampled track "Look into My Eyes", which is down four to No.40 and now ▲Platinum in sales. And while one Pop Smoke track climbs, his older entry tumbles in "The Woo", which drops eight places to No.41, while dropping five place apiece are "Stuck With U" for Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber plus also "Death Bed" for Powfu to No.45 and No.49 respectively.
Returning to the No.1 spot, and up a massive 82 places to reclaim the Albums chart pinnacle for a third overall week is the compilation album "Music from the Home Front", which is helped back to the top by it's vinyl release and Father's Day occurring in Australia last week(end).
"Music from the Home Front" spent two weeks at No.1 on the 26th of June and 3rd of July, 2020 and was the 884th No.1 in Australia, and now it's return to the top for a third week thanks mostly to its limited vinyl release last week (it's the second highest selling vinyl album this week locally), makes it the second longest running No.1 album for 2020, behind the recent four weeks for Taylor Swift's 'folklore" album (from July 31st, 2020). This is also only the second ever return to No.1 for a compilation album, as back in 1988 the various artists set "88 The Winners" spent three weeks at No.1, one week off, then a final fourth week from mid-Sept. of 1988, plus 'Home Front's' third week at the top makes it the equal longest running compilation of this century as back at this time in 2000 we were getting ready for the Sydney Olympics, and from Sept. 25th, 2000 the "Music from the Opening Ceremony Games of the 27th Olympiad" album spent three straight weeks at No.1 locally.
Not to be outdone in the Father's Day sales was the 20th Anniversary Reissue of the fourth Powderfinger album from 2000 called "Odyssey No.5", which returns to the chart this week at No.2, spending its 27th week within the Top 10, having previously logged three broken weeks at No.1 during September and November of 2000 (from Sept 11th, 2000), and it became the bands second of five No.1 albums locally, while it also takes out the No.1 spot on the vinyl albums sales chart this week too. The Powderfinger album also lands a new certification this week too, previously it was 10x▲Platinum, and this new entry pushes it to ♦ (Diamond, 500,000 in sales), becoming the first Australian album to achieve this milestone in sales. This is also the fifth album to achieve such a distinction here too, after Michael Buble, Eminem, Taylor Swift (TW-35) and Ed Sheeran (TW-18) previously scored Diamond albums (Adele is still not shown as Diamond, even though her "21" album is 17xPlatinum in sales)
It's an Australian 1-2-3 this week as the fourth studio album for Fremantle, WA band San Cisco debuts at No.3 with "Between You and Me", which becomes their fourth albums chart entry and second Top 10 placing as their second set "Gracetown" debuted and peaked at No.2 back in March of 2015. There are two further Top 10 albums chart entries this week, both from local acts, as coming in at No.8 is the soundtrack to the just launched documentary "Slim and I" about local country legend Slim Dusty and his wife Joy McKean, featuring 20 tracks of his with seventeen interviews about his music. This is also Slim's third Top 10 album for this century, his last being 2004's "Columbia Lane - The Last Sessions" (HP-5, March 2004). New at No.9 is the fourth solo album for The Smith Street Band lead singer Wil Wagner called "Spiralling", which also becomes his first Top 10 album locally and his second overall entry, as his third set "I Hope I Don't Come Across Intense" made it to No.49 in mid-May of 2020 when it was finally issued on multiple formats (it was only issued on cassette originally in July of 2015).
So the remaining five albums from last week to survive within the Top 10 this week are "folklore" for Taylor Swift, "Legends Never Die" for Juice WRLD and "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" by Pop Smoke all down one spot apiece to No.4, No.5 and No.6 respectively. Katy Perry's latest album "Smile" is down five places to No.7 and falling four to No.10 is the second Harry Styles set "Fine Line", which is now the longest running Top 10 album at 39 weeks.
UP: The Weeknd album "After Hours" leaps back up thirteen places to No.16 this week, while the Queen biopic set 'Bohemian Rhapsody' rises back up eight to No.30. The Maroon 5 "Singles Collection" album is back up eight places to No.34, while Eminem's best of set "Curtain Call" rises only one spot to No.40. Rebounding back up a massive fifty-four places to No.42 this week is the Spacey Jane set "Sunlight" (HP-2, 22nd of June, 2020), with the self-titled Harry Styles debut set back up twenty-one spots to No.47.
DOWN: Five albums leave the Top 10 this week, with Billie Eilish leaving the Top 10 for the third time (she spent three broken weeks at No.12 during December of 2019) with her album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" (HP-1x6, WI10-73) down four places this week to No.11, while last week's No.1 debut for the Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra with "S&M2" (HP-1x1, WI10-1) falling eleven spots to No.12. The three other albums to leave the ten this week are three more of last week's new entries in "Rome" for Josh Pyke (HP-8, WI10-1), "Whose Line is it Anyway?" for Private Function (HP-9, WI10-1) and "Sunset Suburbia" (HP-10, WI10-1) by Diesel all leaving the Top 50 this week. The No.1 album from three weeks ago for The Killers and "Imploding the Mirage" is down a further ten places this week to No.21, while the "Hamilton" cast recording falls six to No.23 and Dua Lipa's "Future Nostalgia" set drops four to No.24, while her self-titled debut set falls five to No.44. 'The Greatest Showman' set falls back down four to No.31, while the new entry for Disclosure from last week called "Energy" tumbles this week twenty-four spots to No.36. After last week's rebound for her MTV VMA wins the Lady Gaga set "Chromatica" is back down fifteen places this week to No.46.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #2 (LP#4.2) - Odyssey No.5 (20th Anniversary Edition) by Powderfinger (Universal Australia)
* #3 (LP#4) - Between You and Me by San Cisco (Island City Records/MGM)
* #8 (S/Tk) - Slim & I Soundtrack by Slim Dusty (Universal Australia)
* #9 (LP#4) - Spiralling by Wil Wagner (Pool House Records)
* #17 (LP#11.2) - Goat's Head Soup (Deluxe Edition) by The Rolling Stones (Promotone Records/Universal Int.) is the new No.1 album in England this week, returning for a third week at the top there (two weeks from Sept. 24th 1973 in the UK, 4 weeks in Australia from November 26th, 1973). The ten track album has been expanded to a 20 track collection featuring a second disc of rarities and alternate mixes of tracks. The hit single from this album was "Angie" (#1 in Australia for five weeks from 19th of Nov., 1973).
* #22 (LP#5) - Detroit 2 by Big Sean (Def Jam) is the fifth album for the American rapper and his third to chart in Australia after "Dark Sky Paradise" (LP#3, HP-28, March 2015) and "I Decided" (LP#4, HP-14, February 2017), and the new album is also a sequel to his 2012 mixtape named "Detroit", with this new set featuring guests such as Eminem. Royce da 5'9", Post Malone, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Lil' Wayne and Diddy.
* #28 (LP#1) - BCOS U Will Never B Free by Rex Orange County (AWAL) is the first album from 2015 for the English artist Alexander O'Connor which was issued on vinyl for the first time here last week and makes its first chart appearance in Australia. He has previously charted with his third album "Pony" which debuted and peaked at No.4 in November of 2019.
* #39 (LP#2) - TattleTales by 6ix9ine (6ix9ine/Create Music) is the second studio album and now the second entry in Australia for the American rapper, the other was his first mixtape "Day69" which peaked at No.11 in March of 2018, while his later 2018 debut album "Dummy Boy" didn't make the charts here. This new set contains guest artists such as Nicki Minaj and Akon on a reworking of his hit "Locked Up" (HP-33, May 2005).
Diamond should be a million selling album IMO as it’s more of an elusive club than 500k sellers especially when there would be quite a back catalog of “diamond” sellers that just haven’t had the certification updated yet.
- Ed Sheeran - + - Ed Sheeran - X (also listed as 9x Platinum in the 2018 accreditations' page) - Ed Sheeran - Divide (also listed as 9x Platinum in the 2019 accreditations' page) - Eminem - The Eminem Show - Powderfinger - Odyssey Number Five - Taylor Swift - 1989 (also listed as 9x Platinum in the 2019 accreditations' page)