Thanks to a duet remix issued last week, The Kid Laroi sees his second Top 10 entry "Without You" now become his first home-grown No.1 single, as the song rebounds nine places to take out the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.
"Without You" by The Kid Laroi feat. Miley Cyrus (Columbia) becomes the 1103rd No.1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2021), the 538th for ARIA (1983 to 2021), the fifth No.1 for 2021, the 122nd for Columbia and their first back-to-back No.1's since 2016's "Closer" (Aug-Oct) and "Say You Won't Let Go" (Oct-Nov). The song also becomes the first new Australian performed No.1 song to hit the top this decade, as "Dance Monkey" for Tones and I was the last, falling off the top on January 20th, 2020 after 24 broken weeks.
Another first at No.1 is for both artists, as Miley Cyrus had previously only been as high as No.2 with "Wrecking Ball" (Sept-Oct 2013) and this track had previously peaked at No.2 for five broken weeks in all of January this year and again on March 22nd, thus it's also the first No.1 single for The Kid Laroi (he's had a one-week stay at No.1 on the albums chart). And with the song leaping back up from No.10 to No.1, it's logging it's 22nd week within the Top 10, making it now the equal 11th longest running Top 10 single of all time in Australia, and also the current longest running entry, plus the song is newly certified as 3x▲Platinum in sales (it went 2P on March 29th, 7 weeks ago).
This is the fourth time that the words 'Without You' has appeared at No.1 in Australia, with the most famous namesake being the 1972 Nilsson ballad which spent five weeks at the top from April 10th, 1972, while the last was Delta Goodrem's "Lost Without You" (2 broken weeks on March 10th and March 24th, 2003). And not only does The Kid Laroi become the first (new) Aussie No.1 this decade, he also becomes the 41st Solo Australian Male performer to hit the top spot (Dean Lewis was the last in August of 2018), while he also becomes the second local rapper/hip-hop act to land a No.1 single, the other was Joel Turner & The Modern Day Poets (beatboxer) from late November of 2004. Also for The Kid Laroi he becomes the 108th Australian Act (solo, duo, group, male or female) to hit No.1 and the song is the 167th Australian Performed No.1 single.
Over on the albums chart Amy Shark debuts at No.1 with her new album, which means that Aussie acts have the No.1 spot on both the singles and album charts this week, with the last time this chart feat occurred was three times in late 2019 with Cold Chisel's "Blood Moon" (Dec 16th), Paul Kelly and "Songs from the South: Greatest Hits 1985-2019" (Nov 25th) and "Hilda" for Jessica Mauboy (Oct 28th) up against the single "Dance Monkey".
The top three singles are not only seeing rises this week, but all three are double-artist entries, meaning two acts are featured on the singles. The new No.1 song in New Zealand this week is here up three places to a new peak of No.2, Doja Cat and SZA with "Kiss Me More", which by moving to No.2 becomes the highest charted song here for Doja Cat and the second No.2 guest appearance for SZA, who made it to the same position on the Kendrick Lamar 'Black Panther' single "All the Stars" (late Feb 2018). The biggest jump within the Top 50 this week occurs at No.3, as the new English and Irish No.1 single for drill artists Russ Millions and Tion Wayne called "Body" propels itself up seventeen spots to land at No.3, thanks to a new remix issued recently featuring Bugzy Malone, Fivio Foreign, Darkoo, Buni, ArrDee, and E1 & ZT, with the British pair now landing their first Top 10 placement in Australia.
After these three rising singles, all songs (but the new entry) drop down between #4 and #21 this week. After two weeks at the top the Lil' Nas X song "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" drops three places to land at No.4, followed by similar place falls for "Heat Waves" by Glass Animals, "Peaches" by Justin Bieber and "Save Your Tears" for The Weeknd feat. Ariana Grande to No.5, No.6 and No.7 respectively, with The Weeknd newly dueted track the new No.1 single in both America and his native Canada this past week.
Masked Wolf is down only two places to No.8 with "Astronaut in the Ocean", with the song still Top 10 in Bulgaria, Austria, Finland, Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand and America, while it climbs to a new peak of No.14 in England. New at No.9 is the latest entry for Billie Eilish called "Your Power", which becomes her twelfth Top 10 single in Australia and her third issued release from her recently announced second album "Happier Than Ever" (due July 30th) after "My Future" (HP-3 Aug 2020) and "Therefore I Am" (HP-3, Nov 2020). Rounding out the Top 10 is the second new certified single within the Top 10, Polo G's "RapStar", which is down three places to No.10 and now Gold (●) in sales.
UP: TOP 20: Apart from the No.11 track on hold for Dua Lipa's "Levitating" remixes, there are no climbing songs within the Top 20 this week. TOP 30: Thanks to Amy Shark's second album "Cry Forever" debuting at No.1 this week, the albums third charted single "Love Songs Ain't for Us" alongside Keith Urban rebounds fourteen spots to reclaim its former peak and entry position from eleven weeks ago of No.22, while the track is also now Gold (●) in sales. Holding at its peak of No.27 for a second week is the Joel Corry single "Bed", while climbing five places to a new peak of No.30 after entering the Top 50 last week is Aurora's "Runaway". TOP 40: Again no climbing tracks within this chart region, just two stable entries in "Paradise" for Meduza at No.37 and "Beautiful Mistakes" by Maroon 5 with Megan Thee Stallion at No.39. TOP 50: On hold at its peak of No.42 for a second week is the Polo G entry "Martin & Gina", while Tones and I is one-week-shy of cracking two years within the Top 100 (TW-103 weeks) with her massive former No.1 "Dance Monkey'', which this week is back up two places to No.46, followed by single place rises for "Lemonade" by Internet Money and "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa (now 7x▲Platinum) to No.48 and No.49 respectively, while the classic Killers track "Mr. Brightside" makes a Top 50 return at No.50 (up six places) to score its third decade of charting within the ARIA Top 50 singles. The song first peaked at No.29 in mid-January of 2005, while in October of of 2017 it popped it's head back into the Top 50 for a single week at No.48, and now after some semi-continual charting in the lower fifty since it's return on October 19th, 2020, it returns to the Top 50 after 26 broken weeks in the lower half.
DOWN: TOP 20: Two songs leave the Top 10 this week, with "The Business" for Tiësto (HP-4x5, WI10-13 now 2x▲Platinum) and "Deja vu" by OIivia Rodrigo (HP-6, WI10-2) both dropping four places to No.12 and No.13 respectively. Two more songs land new sales certs this week within the Top 20, both of them now Gold (●) in sales, "Friday" by Riton x Nightcrawlers (13 to No.14) and "Leave the Door Open" for Silk Sonic (16 to No.18), while the biggest drop within the Top 20 is the Pink single "Cover Me in Sunshine", which drops three places to No.15, but she issued a new song on Friday called "All I Know So Far", taken from her new tour documentary of the same name. TOP 30: Three place drops seems to be the common fall within the Top 30, as "Hold on" by Justin Bieber (18 to No.21), "Up" for Cardi B (20 to No.23), "Calling My Phone" by Lil' Tjay and 6lack (23 to No.26) all fall three places, while the second Top 30 Joel Corry entry this week in "Head & Heart" drops four spots to land at No.29. TOP 40: There are three new certifications within the Top 40, "Fly Away" by Tones and I (28 to No.31, now 2x▲Platinum), We're Good" by Dua Lipa (32 to No.33, Gold (●)) and "My Head & My Heart" by Ava Max (38 to No.38, now ▲Platinum). "So Done" by The Kid Laroi falls three to No.32, both "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac and "You Broke Me First" by Tate McRae fall four places each to No.35 and No.38 respectively, while Justin Bieber's "Anyone" tumbles six spots to land at No.36. TOP 50: Two place slips occur for "Good Days" by SZA (41 to No.43) and "Holy" by Justin Bieber (43 to No.45), while down one to No.47 is "WAP" for Cardi B alongside Megan Thee Stallion, which is now 4x▲Platinum in sales, one month after it was certified 3xP (April 12th, 2021).
NEW ENTRY: * #9 - Your Power by Billie Eilish (Darkroom/Interscope) Last edited:
The second album for local singer Amy Shark called "Cry Forever" becomes her second No.1 Album in Australia this week.
"Cry Forever" (Wonderlick/Sony) becomes the 915th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2021), the 765th for ARIA (1983 to 2021), the 15th No.1 set for 2021, the 551st to debut at the top and also the second for the record label Wonderlick, as Amy's debut album "Love Monster" spent a week at No.1 on July 23rd, 2018.
The new No.1 album is the first to feature the word 'Cry' in its title (the previous highest was Carrie Underwood with "Cry Pretty" HP-4, Sept 2018), while the word 'Forever' has appeared once before at the top, Paula Abdul's first album "Forever Your Girl", which spent a single week at the top during this week in 1990, (May 13th, 1990, 31 years ago).
Amy Shark becomes the seventh Australian based artist to score a No.1 album in 2021, and the second for a Solo Female Artist after Tash Sultana on March 1st with "Terra Firma". For Solo Female Artists (local or overseas) the new album becomes the 141st to hit the top and the fifth for this year after Taylor Swift (Jan and April), Tash and Dua Lipa (both March). And with Amy now logging her second No.1 album she joins other local Female Artists with two chart-topping albums in Tina Arena, Sia and Jessica Mauboy, while above them are Missy Higgins (3 #1's), Delta Goodrem (4 #1's, but she just issued a new album on Friday so that might rise next week), Olivia Newton-John and Kasey Chambers (5 #1's) and the highest is Kylie Minogue (7 #1's).
On the singles chart local rapper The Kid Laroi climbs to No.1 with his new dueted version of "Without You" alongside Miley Cyrus, which means that Aussie acts have the No.1 spot on both the singles and album charts this week. The last time this chart feat happened was in late 2019 three times, with Cold Chisel's "Blood Moon" (Dec 16th), Paul Kelly and "Songs from the South: Greatest Hits 1985-2019" (Nov 25th) and "Hilda" for Jessica Mauboy (Oct 28th), matching at the top alongside "Dance Monkey" for Tones and I, so this makes it a first for this decade.
Half of the Top 10 are new entries this week, with the remaining non-debuts being "Justice" for Justin Bieber back down one spot to No.2 after a third non-consecutive week at No.1, after which Dua Lipa dips two places to No.4 with "Future Nostalgia", the newly redone "Fearless" for Taylor Swift halves its position from last week and drops three places to No.6. Harry Styles' "Fine Line" album falls three places to No.8 and logs a 69th week within the Top 10, and on hold at No.9 is Billie Eilish with "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go" for an 85th Top 10 week, helped also by her new single "Your Power" also appearing at No.9 over on the singles chart this week.
New at No.3 is the seventh studio album, third Top 100 entry and now first Top 10 placement for French metal band Gojira and "Fortitude", which enters almost five years after their sixth album "Magma" debuted and peaked at No.11 (late June 2016). Coming in at No.5 is the new No.1 album in England for their native act Royal Blood called "Typhoons", which is their third Top 5 entry here after "Royal Blood" (LP#1, HP-3, Sept 2014) and "How Did We Get So Dark?" (LP#2, HP-4, late June 2017).
The twelfth studio album and now fourth Top 10, plus third consecutive No.7 entry for U.S. DJ and producer DJ Khaled called "Khaled Khaled" is new at No.7, with the album having previously seen the entries of the songs "Popstar" (HP-10) and "Greece" (HP-35) both peaking upon debut July 27th, 2020. The fifth and final new entry to the Top 10 this week comes in at No.10, the debut album for Norwegian singer/songwriter Marie Ulven under her moniker 'girl in red' and her album is called "if i could make it go quiet", which has also entered the Top 10 this week in England (#7) and her homeland at No.2.
UP: There are only three albums climbing within the Top 50 this week as so many new albums enter the chart. Thanks to their current national tour, Spacey Jane are back up two places to No.24 with "Sunlight", after which the debut EP for Billie Eilish and "Don't Smile at Me" rebounds this week twenty-five spots to land at No.38, while making its return to the Top 100 this week is the debut Amy Shark album "Love Monster" at No.47, logging an 84th week on the chart.
DOWN: TOP 20: All five of the Top 10 dropouts land within the Top 20 this week, "The Highlights" by The Weeknd (HP-2, WI10-12), The Kid Laroi's "F**k Love (mixtape)"/"Savage EP" (HP-1x1, WI10-27) and Pop Smoke with "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" (HP-1x1, WI10-34) all fall five places each to No.11, No.12 and No.13 respectively. London Grammar's recent No.1 "Californian Soil" (HP-1x1, WI10-2) falls eleven places to No.15 and Luke Combs and "What You See is What You Get" (HP-1x1, WI10-19) drops eight spots to No.18, after which are also eight-place slides for "÷ (Divide)" by Ed Sheeran and "Rumours" for Fleetwood Mac to No.19 and No.20. TOP 30: Ariana Grande marks her half-year of charting (26 weeks) with "Positions" by dropping seven places to No.21, with last week's re-peaking "Singles Collection" by Maroon 5 falling from No.17 to No.23 this week. Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" drops six to No.25, Taylor Swift's "folklore" falls seven to No.27, while her "evermore" album is on hold at No.30, and lastly Juice WRLD and "Legends Never Die" falls eight places to No.29. TOP 40: Lewis Capaldi falls seven places to No.31, Morgan Wallen drops ten to No.32 with "Dangerous" and Taylor's older entry "1989" this week tumbles seventeen spots to No.33, with the recent Top 30 returned Bruno Mars album "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" back down eight places to No.34. Further eight spot declines occur for Lime Cordiale and "14 Steps to a Better You" and The Wiggles "We're All Fruit Salad: Greatest Hits" to No.37 and No.40 respectively. TOP 50: For the first time this year the Post Malone album "Hollywood's Bleeding" is outside of the Top 40, down eight places this week to No.41, followed by a massive drop of twenty-seven spots to No.42 for the latest Offspring album "Let the Bad Times Roll". Sam Smith's "Love Goes" down six to No.43 while the self-titled Dua Lipa album falls back nine spots to No.45. Also declining within the Top 50 are older entries for INXS (31 to No.48), XXXTentacion (39 to No.49) and Arctic Monkeys (40 to No.50).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (LP#2) - Cry Forever by Amy Shark (Wonderlick/Sony)
* #3 (LP#7) - Fortitude by Gojira (Roadrunner)
* #5 (LP#3) - Typhoons by Royal Blood (Black Mammoth/Warner UK)
* #7 (LP#12) - Khaled Khaled by DJ Khaled (We the Best/Epic)
* #10 (LP#1) - if i could make it go quiet by girl in red (world in red/AWAL)
* #14 (LP#7) - First Time Really Feeling by Liz Stringer (Milk! Records) is the seventh album and now first chart entry for the Melbourne, Australia based female singer/songwriter, with her last release being 2019's "Dyson, Stringer, Cloher" with fellow female musicians Mia Dyson and Jen Cloher.
* #16 (LP#3) - Sixty Summers by Julia Stone (BMG/Warner) is the third solo album for the female half of the duo Angus & Julia Stone, with this third set coming nine years and eleven months since her second album "By the Horns" debuted and peaked at No.11 (early June 2012), while previously her first solo album "The Memory Machine" (2010) peaked at No.73.
* #35 (Comp) - Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac by Mick Fleetwood and Friends (BMG/Warner) is a live recording from a one-off event organised by Mick Fleetwood at the London Palladium on February 25th, 2020 to pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green, with artists such as Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, Steven Tyler, Bill Wyman, Noel Gallagher and Neil Finn among the artists appearing.
* #36 (Live#4) - Live at Knebworth 1990 by Pink Floyd (Pink Floyd Inc./Sony) was recorded at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, England on June 30th, 1990, and it has been issued for the first time on both CD and vinyl and features seven of their bands songs. It follows on from their re-issued 1988 live set "Delicate Sound of Thunder (Live)" (HP-35, Nov. 30th, 2020, initial HP-4, Dec 1988).
* #46 (LP#4) - Daisy by Big Scary (Pieater) is the fourth studio album for the Melbourne duo and their fourth to chart after "Vacation" (LP#1, HP-37, Oct 2011), "Not Art" (LP#2, HP-32, July 2013) and their last set "Animal" (LP#3, HP-5, Sept 2016).
New Certifications: Singles; Without You by The Kid Laroi (feat. Miley Cyrus) ▲3 RapStar by Polo G ● The Business by Tiësto ▲2 Friday by Riton x Nightcrawlers feat. Mufasa & Hypeman ● Leave the Door Open by Silk Sonic ● Love Songs Ain't for Us by Amy Shark feat. Keith Urban ● Fly Away by Tones and I ▲2 We're Good by Dua Lipa ● My Head & My Heart by Ava Max ▲ WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion ▲4 Don't Start Now by Dua Lipa ▲7 This City by Sam Fischer ▲3 Send it! by Hooligan Hefs ▲
No Albums this week.
EXTRA'S: Afterglow by Ed Sheeran ▲ (1st cert) Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur ▲14 Forever After All by Luke Combs ● Party in the U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus ▲9 Shotgun by George Ezra ▲11 Hey, Soul Sister by Train ▲10 (was 6P) Diamonds by Sam Smith ▲ (1st cert) Supalonely by Benee ▲3 On Our Own by Lime Cordiale ●
*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 30th to the 6th of May, 2021. Last edited:
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