New LP's coming this week from Julia Stone, Amy Shark, Morgan Wade, Julia Michaels, ZHU, Royal Blood, Dropkick Murphys, Teenage Fanclub, Marianne Faithfull, Burna Boy, Birdy, Roisin Murphy, Busta Rhymes and Big Scary.
Lil' Nas X remains at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with his second No.1 locally "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)".
The song also stays at the top in both England and Ireland for a fifth consecutive week, while here the track is newly certified as Gold (●) in sales, and the songs second week moves Lil' Nas X's overall total of weeks at No.1 here in Australia to 15 weeks (2 for "Montero" plus 13 for "Old Town Road"), moving him up to No.59th on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940 to 2021)' just behind Lady Gaga (15 wks, 4 #1's), George Michael (15 wks, 5 #1's), Roy Orbison and Guy Sebastian (both 15 weeks 6 #1's) and Taylor Swift (15 wks, 7 #1's).
Back up one spot to No.2 is the former chart-topper for Glass Animals and "Heat Waves", which swaps places with Justin Bieber's "Peaches", which dips one spot to No.3, while the song is again at No.1 in New Zealand (6th wk), and reclaims the top spot in his native Canada for a third overall week. This is followed by a massive fifteen place leap to No.4 for The Weeknd and "Save Your Tears", which last week saw a duet with Ariana Grande issued, thus the song is logging a seventh week within the Top 10 and also scoring a new peak at No.4, as it previously peaked at No.6 for two weeks on Feb 22nd and March 1st, 2021.
The second and final new peak within the Top 10 is the latest Doja Cat track with SZA and "Kiss Me More", which rises three places to land a new chart height of No.5. Local rapper Masked Wolf is next and down one spot to No.6 with "Astronaut in the Ocean", which receives a ▲Platinum sales certification this week, which is only four weeks after it was first certified Gold (April 12th). The track is also still within the Top 10 around the world in Bulgaria (#2), Finland (5th week at a peak of No.4), Austria and Canada (#5), Switzerland (#6), The U.S.A. (new peak of No.7) and New Zealand (#10), with the song climbing to further new peaks in Sweden (#16), Belgium (#26) and France (#29).
After two weeks at it's entry position of No.4 the Polo G single "RapStar" is down three places to No.7, while the song remains for a second week at the top in America. This is followed by further dropping entries in "The Business" for Tiësto (7 to No.8) and the second Top 10 entry for Olivia Rodrigo and "Deja Vu" (6 to No.9), while The Kid Laroi holds at No.10 for a second week with his 21 week running Top 10 single "Without You", making it now the equal twelfth longest running Top 10 single of all time in Australia.
UP: TOP 20: Only one song climbs into the Top 20 this week, the ATB track "Your Love (9PM)" with Topic and A7S, which after re-peaking at No.21 last week is now up two spots to a new peak of No.19. There are also three stable songs within the Top 20, "Levitating" by Dua Lipa at No.11, "Friday (Dopamine Re-Edit)" for Riton x Nightcrawlers (#13) and "Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic at No.16. TOP 30: Leaping up seven places to a new peak of No.21 is the UK rappers Russ Millions and Tion Wayne with "Body", while the second and final Top 30 climber is the latest Joel Corry entry "Bed" with RAYE and David Guetta, up three spots to a new height of No.27. TOP 40: With five climbers in this chart region, this is the busiest chart section this week, with older entries rebounding in "Dreams" for Fleetwood Mac (36 to No.31), "We're Good" by Dua Lipa (35 to No.32) and "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (34 to No.33). Last week's second highest Top 100 entry was a seven year old song by Norwegian singer Aurora called "Runaway" (Glassnote/AWAL), which thanks to it's Tik Tok viral video is now charting locally, rising eighteen spots from No.53 to No.35 this week. This is followed by an eight place jump back up to No.36 for the Amy Shark and Keith Urban duet "Love Songs Ain't for Us", while Amy's new album "Cry Forever" was issued on Friday, so that could boost the song back up again next week. TOP 50: The August 2020 issued Polo G single "Martin & Gina" is again up to a new peak here, rising four spots to land at No.42, thanks in part to his current Top 10 entry "RapStar". The only other rising song within the Top 50 is the 102 week old entry for Tones and I and "Dance Monkey", back up one spot to No.48.
DOWN: TOP 20: The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the Pink and Willow Sage Hart track "Cover Me in Sunshine" (HP-6, WI10-8), which drops down three to No.12, but is newly certified as ▲Platinum in sales. The fourth and final Top 50 cert this week is for the HVME remix of the Travis Scott track "Goosebumps", which is down one to No.15 and now ▲Platinum. TOP 30: Apart from mostly one place drops within the Top 30, the biggest slips are three place declines for "Calling My Phone" by Lil' Tjay and 6lack (20 to No.23) and "So Done" by The Kid Laroi (26 to No.29). TOP 40: Tate McRae debuted last week at No.51 on the new Regard and Troye Sivan track "You", while her former Top 10 single "You Broke Me First" is down two places to No.34, with the biggest falling track within the Top 40 being a seven place slide to No.38 for Ava Max and "My Head & My Heart". TOP 50: The fourth and final Top 50 entry for Justin Bieber this week is "Holy", which dips four places to No.43, after which the new German No.1 single is the Saweetie and Doja Cat track "Best Friend", which here is down two spots to No.44, followed by the biggest falling song of the week, Taylor Swift with "Mr. Perfectly Fine", tumbling twelve places to No.45, with the last major drop being the AJR entry "Bang!", down four spots to No.47.
Justin Bieber's latest album "Justice" regains the No.1 spot in Australia for a third non-consecutive week, and in the process it becomes his longest running chart-topping album locally.
"Justice" first spent a week at the top on March 29th, before two weeks later regaining the No.1 spot on April 12th, and now three weeks later the set is again at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, becoming the first album to rebound for a third time during this decade, as the last album to do more than one return to the top was the Billie Eilish debut set "When We All Fall Asleep...", which was at the top on six different occasions between April and July of 2019 (the set came back for an seventh time on Feb 3rd, 2020 after it's Grammy wins).
Justin's tally of weeks at No.1 now climbs to seven overall, moving him on the list of 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2021)' from 108th to now equal 93rd alongside The Police (7 weeks from 4 #1's), while for this decade his third week at the top moves him up to outright third behind Taylor Swift (9 weeks) and AC/DC (4 weeks) on the list for 'Most Weeks at No.1: Albums (2020's)'. Plus for Solo Canadian Male artist Justin now moves ahead of Drake's six accumulated weeks at the top to sit in third position behind Bryan Adams (18 overall weeks) and Michael Buble (33 weeks). Last weeks "Justice" also regained a third week at No.1 in New Zealand (which it lost this week to Six60's "Six60(3)" album going back to No.1 for 32nd week after their national tour there), while Justin reclaims his Canadian No.1 Albums spot for a third week too.
Rebounding three places to No.2 is Dua Lipa with "Future Nostalgia", followed at No.3 by Taylor Swift's redone "Fearless" album, on hold this week. Last weeks No.1 album for London Grammar and "California Soil" drops three places to No.4 this week, which is followed by a bunch of rising albums for Harry Styles (7 to No.5), The Weeknd's "Highlights" (8 to No.6), The Kid Laroi (9 to No.7), Pop Smoke (10 to No.8), Billie Eilish (11 to No.9, 84th T10 week) and Luke Combs' "What You See is What You Get" (15 to No.10), for it's 19th overall week inside the ARIA Top 10 Albums.
UP: TOP 20: Eight of the ten albums in this chart region are climbers this week,as there are no high new entries to the chart. Rises of note are for collections by Elton John (17 to No.13), Eminem (21 to No.19) and Maroon 5's "Singles Collection'', which is up three spots to its former peak of No.17 for a second overall time (it first peaked there on March 22nd, 2021). Taylor Swift's older entry "1989" is up again this week, moving up two spots to No.16, while Luke Combs has a second five place rising album in his first set "This One's for You", up to No.18. TOP 30: The top thirty has seven climbing albums this week, with Juice WRLD's "Legends Never Die" rising four to No.21, Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack rebounding eleven to No.23, the 'Hamilton' cast recording leaps twelve spots to No.25 and thanks to their current national tour the Spacey Jane album "Sunlight" is back up seventeen chart-rungs to No.26. TOP 40: There are three place rises for the self-titled Dua Lipa album and "Hot Pink" by Doja Cat to No.36 and No.38 respectively, while "?" for XXXTentacion is back up six spots to No.39. TOP 50: Machine Gun Kelly issued a new single on Friday called "love race", while this week his album "Tickets to My Downfall" rebounds ten places to No.41. Polo G's "The Goat" album moves back up seven to No.43, followed by an eleven place jump to No.44 for The Weeknd with "After Hours". With further returns to the Top 50 for Miley Cyrus's "Plastic Hearts" (54 to No.49) and Post Malone with "Beerbongs & Bentley's" (62 to No.50).
DOWN: TOP 20: Two albums leave the Top 10 this week, both of them were new entries last week, first up are The Offspring and "Let the Bad Times Roll" (HP-2, WI10-1) falling thirteen places this week to land down at No.15. The only other dropping Top 20 entry is a one place dip to No.20 for Taylor Swift with "folklore". TOP 30: Taylor has a bigger drop in her follow-up album "evermore", which falls eight places this week to No.30, with the only other faller within this chart region being a one place drop to No.28 for the Bruno Mars debut set "Doo-Wops & Hooligans". TOP 40: Harry Styles' self-titled debut set drops four places to No.35, while there are two place dips for INXS (#31), Sam Smith (#37) and The Arctic Monkeys (#40). TOP 50: "Lover" by Taylor Swift is down two places to No.42, while there's a massive thirty-six place tumble to No.48 for last week's new entry by British rapper AJ Tracey and "Flu Game". Further new entries from last week to fall are the Alex Henry Foster live set "Standing Under Bright Lights" (HP-6, WI10-1), Cannibal Corpse (#36) and Greta Van Fleet (#42).
NEW ENTRIES: * #27 (LP#2) - Nurture by Porter Robinson (Sample Sized/Mom+Pop) is the second album and entry for the American DJ and producer, who saw his debut set "Worlds" debut and peak at No.13 in August of 2014, in-between he also issued a remixed edition of that an album in 2015 and an EP in 2017 under the moniker 'Virtual Self'.
* #34 (LP#1) - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon (Calderstone) is the debut album for John Lennon post-Beatles, which started charting here in Australia in late April of 1971 (26th), and this new entry comes thanks it's 50th Anniversary repackaging, along with non-album singles which were issued around the same time. The album reached No.3 on both the AMR/Kent Chart and the Go-Set Albums chart, peaking in late June of 1971 spending twelve weeks within the Top 10 (Go-Set info). It was followed in late November of 1971 with his second set "Imagine", so expect a 50th Anniversary Edition of that album for this coming Xmas season.
New Certifications: Singles; Montero (Call Me by Your Name) by Lil' Nas X ● Astronaut in the Ocean by Masked Wolf ▲ Cover Me in Sunshine by Pink & Willow Sage Hart ▲ Goosebumps (Remix) by HVME and Travis Scott ▲ No Role Modelz by J. Cole ▲5 The Horses by Daryl Braithwaite ▲9
No Albums this week.
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