** Major titles coming this week are from AC/DC, Delta Goodrem (Xmas), Sophie Ellis-Bextor (GH), Paloma Faith, Pentatonix (Xmas), Damien Leith & Darren Coggan, Andre Rieu (Xmas), Elton John (retro), Benee, Archie Roach, Andrea Bocello, 2 Chainz, Chris Stapleton, Paris Jackson (MJ's daughter), OneFour, and McFly.
Reclaiming the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week is "Mood" by 24KGOLDN featuring Iann Dior, while an added Justin Bieber vocal is its reason for climbing back to No.1 for a fifth overall week.
"Mood" also climbed back to No.1 in New Zealand, Canada (also for a fifth week) and America (2nd week) while it climbed back up most charts thanks mostly to the added verse featuring JB, meaning the song could be on track again to make the 2020 benchmark of six weeks at No.1. It swaps places with the last two weeks chart-topper "Positions" for Ariana Grande, which is down to No.2 this week, but that song retains in the No.1 spot in both England and Ireland for a third week.
Joel Corry just released a Tiesto remix of his recent No.2 single "Head & Heart" with MNEK on Friday, so it too could reclaim its former peak, while that track is followed by "Holy" for Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper, both tracks stable this week at No.3 and No.4 respectively, with JB's track logging a fifth overall week at its peak of No.4.
Pop Smoke rises two places to a new peak of No.5 with "What You Know About Love", becoming his equal highest charting single in Australia, as it now matches the No.5 peak of "Mood Swings" (1 week in September 2020) from two months ago. Pop's rise pushes back down Internet Money and "Lemonade" to its former five-week-running peak of No.6 after one week at No.5 (meaning it's now spent six weeks at No.6). With the release of a new EP for The Kid Laroi along with his "F*ck Love" album, the mini-sets first release in "So Done" jumps up nine places to score a new peak of No.7, becoming his first ever Top 10 placing in Australia.
Holding its peak of No.8 for a third broken week is Tate McRae with "You Broke Me First", followed by the current longest running Top 10 single in "WAP" for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, which is down three places to No.9 and spending its 14th week within the Top 10. Rising one place to a new chart height of No.10 is the latest single for Dua Lipa and "Levitating", becoming her latest albums fourth Top 10 entry and her eighth overall Top 10 placing in Australia.
UP: Rising one spot to a new peak of No.11 is the other charting Justin Bieber single in "Lonely", followed closely behind at No.12 by a massive thirteen place jump to a new chart height of No.12 for "Midnight Sky" by Miley Cyrus, which jumps up due to a new remix of the track as "Edge of Seventeen (Midnight Sky Remix), a mash-up of Stevie Nicks' 1981 track and the new Miley song, on which Stevie Nicks did new vocals for. This track as well as the original will be on Miley's November 27th due seventh album called "Plastic Hearts", which will also have her recent "Heart of Glass" cover as well as a remake of The Cranberries song "Zombie", and duets with guests such as Joan Jett, Dua Lipa and Billy Idol. Both the Jason DeRulo song "Take You Dancing" and Harry Styles track "Watermelon Sugar" stay put this week at No.14 and No.17 respectively, with Harry's track logging one full year on the charts this week, while his returned track from last week in "Golden" is this week up two spots to a new peak of No.39. Only four of the nine Ariana Grande tracks from last week remain within the Top 50 this week, which means a lot of older tracks rebound back up the charts, such as "Dynamite" for BTS (26 to No.23), "Laugh Now Cry Later" by Drake (30 to No.27), "Some Say" by Nea (35 to No.30), both Lewis Capaldi entries "Someone You Loved" (38 to No.32) and "Before You Go" (53 to No.50), "Dance Monkey" for Tones and I (43 to No.36), "Rain on Me" for Lady Gaga & Ariana (44 to No.38), ARIA Award nominee Sam Fischer and "This City" (47 to No.40, the ceremony will be on in just under two weeks time), "Mood Swings" by Pop Smoke (46 to No.42), "What's Poppin'" by Jack Harlow (49 to No.43) and "Go Crazy" by Chris Brown and Young Thug (49 to No.43). Climbing up eighteen places to a new peak of No.46 is a lower entry from last week for British DJ and producer Sigala along with vocals by James Arthur called "Lasting Lover". The song samples the MGMT 2008 track "Time to Pretend" (HP-62) and the song was written by Lewis Capaldi, and it becomes the fifth Top 50 placing for James and his first since June 2019's "Falling Like the Stars" (HP-49), while for Sigala its his third Top 50 entry.
DOWN: Two songs leave the Top 10 this week, starting with "Dreams" (HP-4, WI10-4) by Fleetwood Mac which is down three places to No.13, after which the Ariana Grande Top 10 debut from last week "34+35" (HP-9, WI10-1) halves its position from last week and drops nine spots to No.18. She also falls down with other entries from last week in "Motive" (19 to No.45) and "POV" (39 to No.47) while she departs the Top 50 with four of her entries from last week. "Savage Love" leapfrogs over Jason DeRulo's "Take You Dancing" (stable at #14) by falling two places to No.15, while the only Top 50 new certification for this week is the Ritt Momney cover of "Put Your Records On", which is down one spot to No.16 and newly Gold (●) in sales. Pop Smoke drops down four places to No.24 with "For the Night" and "Roses" for SAINt JHN wilts only two places to No.25, after which the only other notable drop this week comes from another of last weeks high new entries, "My City" for OneFour with The Kid Laroi, which plummets twenty places to No.48, but the Sydney act just issued their debut album "Against All Odds" on Friday, so the song could rebound next week.
NEW ENTRIES: * #37 - Always Do by The Kid Laroi (Columbia) * #41 - Tragic by The Kid Laroi feat. Youngboy Never Broke Again and Internet Money (Columbia) are both taken from the just issued EP "Savage" for the local rapper, which also contains his new Top 10 entry this week "So Done", his first local Top 10 berth. Last week The Kid Laroi scored his 14th Top 100 entry as a guest on the above OneFour track "My City", which means these two new entries become his fifteenth and sixteenth Top 100 entries (13 as lead, 3 as guest).
The 15th studio album for Kylie Minogue called "DISCO" debuts at No.1 this week, becoming her seventh chart-topping album in Australia.
"DISCO" becomes the 899th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2020), the 749th for ARIA (1983 to 2020), the 536th album to debut at No.1, the 37th No.1 for 2020 and 13th for the record label Liberation while also the seventh No.1 set for Kylie after "Light Years" (1 week on Oct 16th, 2000), "Fever" (5 broken weeks from Oct 15th, 2001; it was actually spending its fourth of five weeks at the top this week in 2001), "X" (1 week on Dec 3rd, 2007), "Kiss Me Once" (1 week on March 24th, 2014), Golden (1 week on April 16th, 2018) and then "Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection" (1 week on Nov 16th 2019), which also means she has placed a No.1 album at the top here for the past three years.
Kylie this week created UK Albums chart history by becoming the first solo female artist to land a UK No.1 Album for the past five decades, from the 1980's to the 2020's, while here in Australia this new No.1 set gives her a third consecutive decade of No.1 albums, becoming the sixth act do do so, the second Aussie and now the first female to achieve a No.1 album in the 2000's, 2010's and now 2020's. The others were Metallica (past four decades), The Killers, Eminem, Linkin Park and Guy Sebastian. This is also Kylie's eighteenth Top 10 entry locally, made up 14 studios and 4 best of sets.
Other than Madonna's eleven No.1 albums in Australia, Kylie is the second highest placed Solo Female Artist on the list for 'Most No.1 Albums (1965 to 2020)' with her seven No.1's here, which means she also becomes one of six other acts to have scored seven #1 LP's here, Rod Stewart, Elton John, The Twelfth Man, The Rolling Stones, The Foo Fighters (who have a new album coming in Feb. 2021), and most recently Metallica. Kylie has also amassed eleven weeks at No.1 in Australia with her seven chart-topping albums, moving her up the list of 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums' from 67th to 58th, just ahead of Coldplay (11 weeks from 6 #1's).
This is the first time that the word "DISCO" has appeared in a No.1 Albums title, although Panic at The Disco have had two No.1 albums in this country, their Disco appears in the name, not their titles. Kylie's new set also becomes the 13th album by an Australian Artist to hit the top this year and overall this is the 249th No.1 album by an Australian Act (solo, duo, group, male or female) with other Aussie acts set to top the charts in the next week including AC/DC and Delta Goodrem with her first Xmas set. For Solo Female Artists (local and/or overseas) this new set becomes the 137th by such an act, with it also the sixth for a female act in 2020, while the last Aussie Solo Female Artist at No.1 was Jessica Mauboy with "Hilda" on October 28th, 2019.
In regards to Solo Australian Female Artists, Kylie Minogue has landed the most No.1 Album at seven, followed by five for both Olivia Newton-John and Kasey Chambers, with Delta Goodrem in third place with four. Delta is the leader of the girls when it comes to overall weeks at No.1, as she has amassed 32 weeks at the top, followed by Olivia (15 weeks), Kylie in third place (11 weeks) and a tie for fourth place for Kasey Chambers and Missy Higgins (3 #1's) at 10 weeks apiece.
Last week's No.2 debut for Ariana Grande and "Positions" hold it's entry spot at No.2 this week, while the album logs a second week at No.1 in New Zealand and debuts at the top in both The U.S.A. and in Canada. The second of four Aussie acts within the Top 10 is local rapper The Kid Laroi who rebounds back up the chart twenty-six places to land at his original entry position and peak of No.3 (16 weeks ago) with "F*ck Love" which is now joined by his new EP "Savage", of which three tracks are within the Top 50 singles chart this week including his first Top 10 entry this week "So Done" (#7).
The two other Australian acts within the ten occur next in the Guy Sebastian set "T.R.U.T.H." back up one spot to No.4, followed by last week's No.1 entry for Midnight Oil and "The Makarrata Project", which drops four places to No.5, and then a third successive former No.1 album is down two places to No.6 this week in the Bruce Springsteen set "Letter to You".
The second and final Top 10 entry this week is the sixth studio album for British act Little Mix called "Confetti", which comes in at No.7, becoming their sixth consecutive Top 10 album locally, and sixth Top 4 (or higher) placing in their homeland of England (this new set entered at #2 there behind Kylie). The third and final new entry from last week to gain a second week within the Top 10 is the latest Sam Smith album "Love Goes", which is down five places this week to No.8. Returning to the Top 10 this week are "Fine Line" for Harry Styles (12 to No.9), spending its 47th week within the ten, and Luke Combs' repacked "What You See is What You Get", back up one to No.10 (14th overall week within the Top 10).
UP: Pop Smoke rises back up two places to No.11 with "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon", thanks in part to the album scoring its second Oz Top 5 single this week. Other than a few single place rises, the next worthy mention goes to the Eminem collection "Curtain Call: The Hits" which is back up three to No.28, followed by a one place rise for the Maroon 5 "Singles Collection" to No.29. Halsey's "Manic" set is up one spot to No.35 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales while Lime Cordiale are back up five places to No.39 with "14 Steps to a Better You''. Post Malone's "Beerbong's & Bentley's" set and the XXXTentacion "?" album are both up three places each to No.43 and No.44 respectively, while the 'Hamilton' cast recording rebound seven spots to No.47, as tickets go on sale for the Sydney run of the show in early 2021.
DOWN: Five albums leave the Top 10 this week, all of them were debuts within the ten last week. Starting with a small ten place drop to No.17 is the Bring Me the Horizon set "Post Human: Survival Horror" (HP-7), after which the tumbles are massive for Mr. Bungle and "The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo" (HP-6) which plummets forty-four spots to land at No.50. Dropping down into the lower fifty are "Panic Force" by Triple One (HP-8), "Child in Reverse" by Kate Miller-Heidke (HP-9) and the Troye Sivan set "In a Dream (EP)" (HP-3) which leaves from No.10. Keith Urban drops down six places to No.22 with "The Speed of Now Part 1", BLACKpink slip four spots to No.25 with "THE ALBUM", the Gorillaz three week old entry "Song Machine: Season One" falls nine spots to No.32, the Triple J "Like a Version Vol.16" drops back down four to No.36, INXS' "Very Best of" set declines six places to No.41, the self-titled Dua Lipa album falls five to No.46 and the No.1 album from seven weeks ago for Joji and "Nectar" slides down nine spots to No.48.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (LP#15) - DISCO by Kylie Minogue (Darenote/Liberation)
* #7 (LP#6) - Confetti by Little Mix (RCA)
* #12 (LP#2) - My Mind's Projection by Brad Cox (Sony Australia) is the second album for the four time Golden Guitar nominee from Jindabyne, NSW, with his self-titled 2018 debut album not charting, but earning him two Golden Guitar nominations.
* #13 (LP#11) - Christmas for Cowboys by Troy Cassar-Daley (Tarampa Music/Orchard) becomes the 14th Top 100 and 11th Top 50 entry for the local country singer, who has recorded eight covers and two original seasonal songs for his first festive collection, with Troy covering such classics as "Blue Christmas", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", "Let it Snow", "Silent Night" and a duet with his daughter Jem Cassar-Daley. This is Troy's first studio album in over five years, as "Things I Carry Around" made it to No.5 in September of 2016, while he last charted with his "Greatest Hits" set (HP-7) in October of 2018.
* #30 (Live#2) - Viva la Dev by The Smith Street Band (Inertia) is the second live album this year for the Melbourne band, and their third chart entry of 2020, as back in late March they hit No.4 with "Live at the Triffid", followed by their fifth studio album and first No.1, "Don't Waste Your Anger" (1 week on 27th of April, 2020). Overall this is their fifth chart entry, 3 studios and 2 live sets.
* #37 (LP#1) - Superbloom by Ashton Irwin (Ashton Irwin Music) is the debut album for the 5 Seconds of Summer drummer and vocalist Ashton, with the albums first single being "Skinny Skinny".