* New material coming this week from Human Nature (EP), Crowded House, The Avalanches (LP#1 repack), Paul Field, The Wiggles, Rise Against, James, Atreyu, Steve Kilbey, Graham Nash, Liz Phair and San Holo.
U.S. pop singer Olivia Rodrigo holds the top of both ARIA Charts for a second week, with her current single "Good 4 U" coveting the singles pinnacle this week.
"Good 4 U" is also at the top for a second week in England and Canada, and a third week in both New Zealand and Ireland, while it loses the U.S. top spot after a single week, while her album "SOUR" is at the top of all five of those aforementioned countries' charts. Olivia won an iHeart Award this past week at their awards ceremony, 'Social Star Award', while she also continues her reign of both charts here for a second week, it becomes the first time since April 2019 that an artist has held the top of both ARIA charts for a second week in a row, with Billie Eilish being the last act, while Ariana Grande also held for two straight weeks on February 18th and 25th of 2019 with "7 Rings" and the "thank u, next" album, with the last act to hold the top for three weeks in a row being Lady Gaga in Oct-Nov of 2018 with "Shallow" and "A Star is Born" soundtrack.
Olivia last week landed four singles within the Top 10, which remains the same this week, with "Deja Vu" holding at its peak of No.3 for a second week, last week's new entry "Traitor" rises two places to a new peak of No.5 (which with along with "Good 4 U" are the Top 3 songs in Ireland this week), while "Traitor" swaps places with her first No.1 single "Driver's License", which declines two spots to No.7 and logs a 16th week in the Top 10.
Another iHeart Award winner was Doja Cat who picked up the trophy for 'Best New Pop Artist', while she also performed a medley of her songs "Say So", "Streets" (TW-38) and her former No.2 entry "Kiss Me More", which here rebounds back up two places to its former peak for a third non-consecutive week at No.2, plus the song is now ▲Platinum in sales, with the track swapping places with former No.1 "Body" for Russ Millions & Tion Wayne, which drops two spots to No.4 this week.
The Weeknd track "Save Your Tears" with Ariana Grande was performed (together) at the iHeart Awards this past week, which has helped the track to leap back up ten places to No.6 for a third run within the Top 10 and an 11th week inside the ten. The Weeknd also picked up five awards at the ceremony; 'Tik Tok Bop of the Year*', 'Titanium Artist of Year', 'Titanium Song of Year*', 'Song of the Year*' and 'Male Artist of the Year' (* = for "Blinding Lights").
Rebounding one place each are "Heat Waves" by Glass Animals, the only Aussie artist within the Top 10 this week in Masked Wolf and "Astronaut in the Ocean" and Dua Lipa's "Levitating" to No.8, No.9 and No.10 respectively. Dua Lipa logs a 22nd week within the Top 10, making it the new 'Longest Running Top 10 entry' this week, while Dua also picked up an iHeart Awards for 'Female Artist of the Year'.
UP: TOP 20: The small climbs within the Top 20 are for "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" by Lil Nas X up one spot to No.12, with "Friday" for Riton x Nightcrawlers (20 to No.18) and "The Business" by Tiësto (21 to No.19) both rising back up two places apiece. Olivia's debut from last week "Happier" remains stable at it's entry position of No.15. TOP 30: This also occurs for another Olivia track in "Jealousy, Jealousy" at No.22 for a second week, while back up one spot each are rappers Polo G with "RapStar" and Travis Scott and HVME with their remix of "Goosebumps" to No.23 and No.24. Last weeks Top 50 entry for Bella Poarch and "Build a Bitch" is this week up eight spots to a new peak of No.28, followed by iHeart Award performers Silk Sonic and "Leave the Door Open", back up one to No.29, while the big winner at the ceremony The Weeknd sees his winning track "Blinding Lights" climb back up four spots this week to No.30. TOP 40: 24KGOLDN's "Mood" is back up three spots to No.32 and newly certified 5x▲Platinum in sales, while also rising three is Joel Corry's "Head & Heart" to No.35, with his "Bed" track on hold at No.26. The Majestic remix of "Rasputin" by Boney M leaps up ten places to land at a new peak of No.37, while the Fleetwood Mac "Dreams" track is back up six spots to No.39. TOP 50: Vance Joy's debut entry from last week "Missing Piece" rises four spots to score a new chart height of No.44 this week, while Tate McRae is also up four with "You Broke Me First" to No.46. On last week's Top 100 chart, English artist Tom Grennan debuted at No.92 with "Little Bit of Love", which this week bullets up forty-five places to land at No.47, becoming not only his first chart entry but now his first Top 50 placement. Returning to the Top 100 at No.48 is the 2018 No.8 entry by rapper Juice WRLD called "Lucid Dreams (Forget Me)", which is back thanks to his album being remixed and this track now featuring guest rapper Lil' Uzi Vert'.
DOWN: TOP 20: The two songs to leave the Top 10 this week are "Without You" (HP-1x1, WI10-25) by The Kid Laroi (with Miley Cyrus), which after half-a-year of charting (26 weeks), it leaves the Top 10 for the first time, having logged (so far) 25 weeks within the Top 10. It's down three places this week to No.11, while last week's highest entry (and this week's U.S.A. No.1 debut entry) by BTS and "Butter" (HP-6, WI10-1) drops down eight places to No.14, while the group picked up three socially voted iHeart Awards this week. TOP 30: Olivia Rodrigo has four songs within the Top 10, three in both of the Top 20 and Top 30, with her drops in the thirty being for "1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back" (18 to No.21), a stable No.22 and down two spots to No.25 is "Hope UR OK", which are the only dropping tracks within the Top 30. TOP 40: Billie Eilish takes only a two step decline this week with "Your Power", as previously it's dropped from 9-14-23-31. The second and final declining track in this chart region is J. Cole with Lil' Baby and the song "P R I D E . I S . T H E . D E V I L", which drops eight places to No.36. TOP 50: The second and final entry for J. Cole within the Top 50 this week is "M Y . L I F E", which slides down twelve places to land at No.41. Amy Shark and Keith Urban dip one spot to No.42 with "Love Songs Ain't for Us" and then there's a ten place plummet to No.49 for the Pink song "All I Know So Far".
"SOUR" by Olivia Rodrigo remains the No.1 Album in Australia for a second week, becoming the third artist (and female act) to hold for two consecutive weeks at the top during 2021.
Previously Taylor Swift's "evermore" spent the first two weeks of 2021 at the top (3rd and 4th week overall), while Amy Shark did it again on May 10th and 17th with "Cry Forever", and now Olivia becomes the third act to hold for two straight weeks at No.1, while mention must go to Justin Bieber's "Justice" which has logged three weeks at the top here, but all were on three separate occasions, March 29th, April 12th and May 3rd.
"SOUR" is a No.1 in England, New Zealand (2nd week also) and it debuted at the top in Canada and America this past week, making it the first album since "folklore" in August of 2020 to hold the top spot in all five chart regions (32nd time all up). The album was issued with a bonus poster edition in the past week, and with her track "Good 4 U" also holding the No.1 singles chart position again this week Olivia is the first artist since Billie Eilish in April of 2019 to hold for two straight weeks at the top of both the single and album charts, with Ariana Grande also achieving this feat in February of 2019, while the last act to do it for three weeks in a row was Lady Gaga in Oct-Nov of 2019.
Last week's No.2 debut for Pink and her live album "All I Know So Far: Setlist" remains at its entry peak for a second week, with the album being the biggest physical seller for last week. The first of two new entries within the Top 10 this week is the sixth Shannon Noll studio album called "Raw" coming in at No.3, which gives him his seventh Top 10 entry in Australia (6 Studios and 1 Best of). The album also features covers of songs by Crowded House, Noiseworks, INXS and many of his former songs redone or re-recorded.
J. Cole is back up one spot to No.4 with "The Off-Season", followed by a three place rebound to No.5 for Dua Lipa's "Future Nostalgia" after her iHeart Award win for 'Female Artist of the Year'. Justin Bieber's "Justice" set is back up one place to No.6, followed by the second and final new entry to the Top 10. The Veronicas enter at No.7 with their fourth studio album called "Godzilla", which becomes their fourth Top 10 entry locally (their first three albums all peaked at No.2), with this new set containing their former chart entries "In My Blood" (2016) and "The Only High" (2017), plus the twins also have another album due at the end of June called "Human", so after seven years since their last album they're issuing two within a month of each other this year.
Delta Goodrem's latest album "Bridge Over Troubled Dreams" is back up one spot to No.8, plus it's also the No.1 selling vinyl album of the week, and is then followed by two more climbing albums in The Weeknd with "The Highlights", back up two to No.9 after his five iHeart Award wins and his performance on the night, and The Kid Laroi with his mixtape "F**k Love" and his EP "Savage" rising back up four places to No.10, the opposite direction his song "Without You" took this week (down 8 to No.11), with that track leaving the Top 10 Singles Chart for the first time in it's half-year chart run.
UP: TOP 20: Three single place climbs and a massive jump lie within the Top 20, as Harry Styles, Pop Smoke and Luke Combs all rise back up one spot each to No.11, No.12 and No.16 respectively. Luke also picked up two iHeart Awards this week for 'Best Country Album' for "What You See is What You Get" and also for 'Country Artist of the Year'. Taking a massive fifty-seven place jump to a new peak of No.17 is the Juice WRLD album "Goodbye and Good Riddance", which was re-issued last week with bonus remixes. The album first charted locally on April 1st, 2019 and would initially peak at No.55 upon entry, and then when he passed in December of 2019 the album leapt back into the chart at No.39 (Dec. 16th), which would remain it's peak position until this week. TOP 30: Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" set is back up six spots to No.21, Luke Combs' first entry "This One's for You" is up three to No.22, the last Juice WRLD set issued in "Legends Never Die" rises back up five to No.25, iHeart Award winner for 'Pop Album of the Year' was "folklore" by Taylor Swift, which helps it to rebound nine spots to No.27, followed by a six place rise to No.28 for "Sunlight" by Spacey Jane. TOP 40: Alan Jackson's "Where Have You Gone" set jumps back up eleven spots to No.35, while there's a second nine place rise for Taylor Swift's "evermore" set to No.38. TOP 50: The self-titled Harry Styles album jumps back up ten places to No.42, Machine Gun Kelly's "Tickets to My Downfall" rebounds nine spots to No.44, as it won an iHeart Award this week for 'Best Alternative Rock Album of the Year', and the soundtrack for 'The Greatest Showman' also rises back up nine places to land at No.50.
DOWN: TOP 20: Of the four Top 10 dropouts this week, one lands within the Top 20, Amy Shark's "Cry Forever" (HP-1x2, WI10-4), which is down four spots to No.14 and is the only declining album within the twenty, as there are four albums which don't move within the Top 20 this week for Billie Eilish (#15), Ed Sheeran (#18), Elton John (#19, iHeart 'Icon Award' this past week) and Maroon 5 (#20). TOP 30: The second entry from last week's Top 10 to leave is the twenty-one pilots set "Scaled and Icy" (HP-3, WI10-1), which tumbles twenty places to land at No.23, while they also picked up two iHeart Award this week for 'Best Alternative Rock Song' and 'Best Alternative Artist of the Year'. The only other drop within the Top 30 is the repackaged "Fearless" for Taylor Swift which is down two spots to No.30. TOP 40: Small drops for Morgan Wallen's "Dangerous" (31 to No.33) and Bruno Mars' "Doo-Wops and Hooligans" (37 to No.40) sit either side of two big drops for Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack (29 to No.36) and the 'Hamilton' cast recording, which drops down sixteen places to No.37. TOP 50: The self-titled Dua Lipa set recedes back five spots to No.46, while the big drop into the Top 50 is for The Black Keys recent release "Delta Kream", which plummets seventeen spots to No.49. The two final Top 10 dropouts fall into the lower fifty this week for Powderfinger and "One Night Lonely" (#4) and My Bloody Valentine with "Loveless" (#6), while there's also major drops for Dr. Colossus (#16), You Am I (#22) and the Eurovision album after only one week (#23).
FURTHER DEBUTS: * #3 (LP#6) - Raw by Shannon Noll (Red Dog Productions)
* #7 (LP#4) - Godzilla by The Veronicas (Sony Australia)
* #13 (LP#4) - Drinking with My Smoking Friends by AllDay (Allday Music) is the fourth studio album for the Australian rapper, and his now second chart entry NOT to land within the Top 10, as he previously charted with the albums "Startup Cult" (LP#1, HP-3, July 2004), "Speeding" (LP#2, HP-6, April 2017) and "Starry Night Over the Phone" (LP#3, HP-7, July 2019), while his first chart entry was with his 2013 EP called "Loners are Cool" (HP-18, April 2013).
* #29 (LP#2) - Modulation by Sef Lemelin (Hopeful Tragedy) is the second album for the Canadian artist who in the past was in a band with Alex Foster Henry called The Riddlers who were later called Your Favourite Enemies, and both artists are on the label they created called Hopeful Tragedy, while Sef's first album called "Deconstruction" came out in 2019 and didn't chart here.
* #32 (LP#19) - Reprise by Moby (Little Idiot) is a collection of Moby's older singles redone with the Budapest Art Orchestra, plus a string quartet and some guest artists like Gregory Porter, Mark Lanegan (The Screaming Trees), Kris Kristofferson, Alice Skye and Skylar Grey among them. Overall this is his eighth albums chart entry in Australia (7 Studios and 1 Best of), with his last entry being his eleventh studio album "Innocents" (HP-35, Oct. 2013).
* #43 (GH#6) - Singles '86 - '96 by Ed Kuepper (Prince Melon/Independent) is the Aussie artists sixth best of collection, and now his highest to chart, plus it also becomes his tenth Top 100 entry and also his sixth Top 50 placing. This new collection also becomes his first chart entry for this century, as he last charted two albums in 1995 in "A King in the Kindness Room" (HP-95, July) and "Sings His Greatest Hits for You" (HP-72, Nov.).
New Certifications: Singles; Kiss Me More by Doja Cat feat. SZA ▲ Mood by 24KGOLDN feat. Iann Dior ▲5 Dance Monkey by Tones and I ▲15 Ride it by Regard ▲7
No Album this week.
EXTRA's: Singles; Ain't it Different by Headie One ▲ Beautiful Crazy by Luke Combs (was 1P) ▲3 When it Rains it Pours by Luke Combs ▲3 Beautiful People by Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid (was 3P) ▲5 Something Just Like This by Chainsmokers & Coldplay ▲11 Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People ▲13
Album; Made in the A.M. by One Direction ▲2
*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 28th to the 3rd of June, 2021.
Given how vinyl is the most popular physical format these days, I think the Veronicas and Allday have both suffered a bit from production delays – both would almost certainly be in the top 5 if vinyl copies were available on release day.
Same goes for Teenage Joans too – I was expecting them to at least make the 100 (given how dry last Friday was in terms of album releases), but it not being available physically clearly didn't help their chances.
Talking about vinyls, does anyone know what's going on with Taylor Swifts Evermore? It was supposed to be released on May 28 worldwide, including Australia. It made huge jumps on the charts but it looks like it hasn't even been released in Oz. Is it due to production delays too?