Ten weeks ago local rapper The Kid Laroi spent a single week at the top with his long-charting track "Without You", thanks to a Miley Cyrus guest vocal, and now this week his first new material for 2021 called "Stay" alongside Justin Bieber debuts at the top of the ARIA Singles chart.
"Stay" (Columbia) becomes the 1107th No.1 Single in Australia (1940 to 2021), the 542nd for ARIA (1983 to 2021), the 123rd chart topper for Columbia (EMI and Sony distribution), the ninth No.1 for 2021 and now the second this year (and all up) for The Kid Laroi, and back on May 10th he leapt up to No.1 for a single week with his track "Without You", which had been redone with added vocals from Miley Cyrus, and now this new track taken from his forthcoming "F*ck Lov3" set (no due date as yet) becomes his second ARIA No.1 single and second for this year.
Both The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber become the second and third acts for 2021 to score two No.1 singles, as Olivia Rodrigo did it in Jan-Feb and May-June, and now The Kid Laroi (May and July) and Justin Bieber (April and July) become the next acts to have dual chart-toppers in this calendar year (only one artists did it in 2020, Taylor Swift in August and December). Justin Bieber has also now landed his eighth No.1 single in Australia, placing him equal 15th on the list for 'Most No.1 Singles (1940-2021)' alongside Eminem and The Black Eyed Peas, while his overall tally of weeks at No.1 increases to 32 weeks, placing him now just ahead of last weeks 32-week-achiever Ed Sheeran (with 6 #1's)
The new No.1 song also becomes the 128th to debut at the top of the singles chart and the third this year, the 33rd No.1 single by a Canadian Artist and the 168th by an Australian act, with The Kid Laroi being the only Australian act this decade to have landed a No.1 single (let alone two). For the word 'Stay' this is only the second time that it has appeared in a No.1 title (as opposed to 'Stayin''), as the first Voice winner Karise Eden spent a single week at the top on May 25th, 2012 with her cover of "Stay With Me Baby". "Stay" by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber has also debuted at No.1 in New Zealand, The Netherlands, Sweden and Norway, while it has so far landed at No.3 in Ireland, No.5 in England and No.8 in Germany this weekend.
Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits" is down one spot to No.2 after two weeks of sitting at the top, while the song remains at the summit in England and Ireland (3rd week in both locales), Canada (2nd week) and climbs to the top in Germany this week (1st week). The Kid Laroi's debut also pushes down the rest of last weeks top four song by a single spot, "Good 4 U" by Olivia Rodrigo (2 to No.3), "Beggin'' for Måneskin (3 to No.4) and Doja Cat with SZA with "Kiss Me More" (4 to No.5).
The second Top 10 debut this week comes in at No.6, South Korean boy band BTS with "Permission to Dance", becoming their second No.6 peaking and Top 10 single this year and their fourth all up, with this track being issued on their "Butter" (HP-6) singles' physical release this past week, with that track rebounding eleven spots to No.26 this week. Three songs drop two places apiece after the BTS entry, "Levitating" by Dua Lipa (5 to No.7), "Save Your Tears" for The Weeknd and Ariana Grande (6 to No.8) and "Heat Waves" by Glass Animals (7 to No.9), followed by a three place rebound to No.10 for the first Kid Laroi No.1 song "Without You", thanks to his new single entering at No.1 this week.
Both "Without You" (#10) and "Levitating" (#7) crack 28 weeks within the Top 10 this week, placing them equal fifth on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks in the Top 10' alongside "Circles" by Post Malone (2019/20) and "Mood" by 24KGOLDN (2020/21), while Dua is one week shy of tying with the 29 weeks racked up by "Don't Start Now" (2019/20). Cracking 25 weeks within the Top 10 this week is the Glass Animals track at No.9, making it the equal eighth longest running Top 10 in Australian chart history.
UP: TOP 20: No songs climb within the Top 20 this week, but the two tracks that are on hold remain at their peak positions for a second week, at No.15 is Måneskin with their second entry "I Wanna Be Your Slave" and stagnant at No.20 is the Tom Grennan track "Little Bit of Love". TOP 30: The only climbing track within the Top 30 is the current U.S. No.1 single for a seventh week, BTS and "Butter", which jumps back up eleven spots to No.26 thanks to a physical single release last week. TOP 40: Once again only one climber within this chart region, Megan Thee Stallion and her latest entry "Thot Sh*t", which climbs five places to score a new peak of No.38. TOP 50: Tones and I is up one spot to a new chart height of No.44 with her latest track "Cloudy Day", which should leap up the chart next week as her debut album "Welcome to the Madhouse" was issued on Friday (July 16th). The third and final held-peak track is at No.49, "Heartbreak Anthem" for Galantis, David Guetta and Little Mix, which is followed by a two place rebound to No.50 for the almost one-year old Top 100 chart entry for Tate McRae and "You Broke Me First" (52 to No.50, 51 weeks within the chart).
DOWN: TOP 20: Three songs leave the Top 10 this week, with Lil' Nas X departing for a second time with his former No.1 single "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" (HP-1x2, WI10-10a, 8 to No.11), which is the first of two 2x▲Platinum certifications this week. Leaving the Top 10 for the first time since it entered on March 22nd is the Masked Wolf track "Astronaut in the Ocean" (HP-4, WI10-17), followed by Olivia Rodrigo and "Deja vu" (HP-3x3, WI10-9a), both tracks down four places to No.13 and No.14 respectively. TOP 30: After two weeks within the Top 20, the Doja Cat and The Weeknd track "You Right" drops down nine places to land at No.21, and after peaking at No.18 last week the Vance Joy entry "Missing Piece" drops back down five to No.23 (it's now being used in the relaunched 'Repacked to the Rafters' promo's at the moment, so it might climb back up again). Olivia Rodrigo has two falling Top 30 entries, "Driver's License" drops five from No.19 to No.24, while she slides down six spots to No.28 with "Favorite Crime". Pink scores the second and final new cert in the Top 50 this week with "Cover Me in Sunshine", down four to No.25 and now 2x▲Platinum in sales, while there's a five place slide to No.29 for Joel Corry's entry "Bed". TOP 40: The HVME remix of the Travis Scott track "Goosebumps" drops down six to No.31, after peaking at No.27 last week the Marshmello and Jonas Brothers teaming "Leave Before You Love Me" drops back down five to No.32. Olivia again has two falling tracks within this chart region, down eight to No.34 is "Happier" and dropping seven to No.40 is "Jealousy, Jealousy". There are also five place dips for "Rapstar" by Polo G (30 to No.35) and "Your Love (9PM)" for ATB (31 to No.36). TOP 50: Silk Sonic slip five to No.41 with "Leave the Door Open", followed by the second falling Joel Corry entry in his former No.2 single "Head & Heart", down three to No.42 and it celebrates it's one-year Top 100 anniversary (52 weeks), while it's logged 50 weeks within the Top 50 too. This is followed by an eleven place dive to No.43 for the Olivia Rodrigo entry "Brutal", with further big drops occuring for "Holiday" by KSI (35 to No.47) and "Hold On" by Justin Bieber (41 to No.48).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 - Stay by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber (Columbia)
* #6 - Permission to Dance by BTS (Big Hit Ent.)
* #16 - NDA by Billie Eilish (Darkroom/Interscope) is now the fifth track issued from her July 30th due second album "Happier Than Ever" and follows on from the No.18 entry from June 14th of "Lost Cause" and the May 10th track "Your Power" (HP-9) to give Billie her third Top 20 entry for 2021, with many more potentially charting in early August after the albums release, and overall this is her 24th Top 100 entry locally.
* #22 - Motley Crew by Post Malone (Republic) is the first taste from a forthcoming fourth studio album by the American rapper who turned 26 on July 4th, with this new track's title a take on the 80's and 90's metal/rock outfit Motley Crue, whose drummer Tommy Lee appears in the songs video clip, as too does Ty Dolla $ign, Big Sean, French Montana and Tyga among them. This is Post's first lead vocal chart entry since 2019's "Take What You Want" (HP-30, Sept. 2019) and his first Top 50 entry since guesting on the Justin Bieber track "Forever" (HP-29, late Feb. 2020), while his last Top 100 appearance was on the DJ Khaled No.99 entry from May 10th, 2021 "I Did it" which also featured Megan Thee Stallion, Lil' Baby and DaBaby.
After one week away from the top spot, Olivia Rodrigo retakes the No.1 ARIA Albums position with her debut album "SOUR".
"SOUR" returns for a seventh overall week at No.1 in Australia, reclaiming it's crown as the longest running No.1 album for this decade, and the first album since Billie Eilish and "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go" to log seven (or more) weeks at the top here, as that album gained it's seventh week at the top on it's fifteenth week upon the chart just over two years ago (July 15th, 2019), with the set going on to gain an eighth week after it's Grammy wins on Feb. 3rd, 2020.
Olivia's seventh week at No.1 also pushes her tally this decade for 'Most Weeks at No.1' to just behind Taylor Swift's nine accumulated weeks at the top with her three No.1 Albums so far this decade. "SOUR" has continued its eighth consecutive week at the top in New Zealand, while it logs a seventh week at No.1 in Canada and returns for a third overall week at the summit in the U.S.A..
After a single week at No.1 the 19th studio album for Jimmy Barnes called "Flesh and Blood" dips one spot to No.2, followed by a stable No.3 set for Doja Cat and "Planet Her", it's third straight week at it's entry and peak position. The highest new entry for the week appears at No.4, the fifth studio album for local Brisbane three-piece dance-punk act DZ Deathrays and "Positive Rising: Part 2", which is the follow-up to September 2019's "Positive Rising: Part 1" (HP-21), while this now becomes the trio's fourth Top 30 entry and now second No.4 peaking album, as their third release "Bloody Lovely" also made it to that peak in February of 2018.
The second and final stable position within the Top 10 this week is at No.5, "Future Nostalgia" by Dua Lipa, while the two rising albums within the ten this week are both by acts who claim this weeks No.1 singles position, The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber, whose track "Stay" debuts at the top of the singles chart, thus that helps their album's to climb a single place, "Justice" for Justin Bieber (7 to No.6) and "F**k Love" (mixtape) / "Savage" (EP) by The Kid Laroi (9 to No.8).
Down one place each are Pink with "All I Know So Far: Setlist" and The Weeknd's "The Highlights" collection to No.7 and No.9 respectively, while the second new entry to the Top 10 occurs at No.10, the 25th anniversary edition of the debut album for Geelong rock act Magic Dirt and "Friends in Danger", which makes its first Top 10 appearance, having originally debuted and peaked at No.25 in September of 1996, and by entering at No.10 it becomes the bands first ever Top 10 placement on the Australian Albums charts.
UP: TOP 20: no rising albums here. TOP 30: The first album to rise outside of the Top 10 this week is a one place move to No.29 for the Ariana Grande album "Positions". TOP 40: Taylor Swift's "Lover" set is back up a couple of spots to No.33, followed by the first of two rising Post Malone albums this week, as his third album "Hollywood's Bleeding" rises five places to No.34, thanks to his first Top 50 solo entry in almost two years this week with his No.22 debut of "Motley Crew". The only other rising album in this chart region is a one place rise to No.37 for the INXS "Very Best of" collection. TOP 50: The three rising albums within the Top 50 all climb back into the fifty this week, with the self-titled Harry Styles album back up nine spots to No.43, Queen's "Greatest Hits" is up five places to No.48 after returning to the Top 100 last week at No.53, and the second Post Malone rising album is his second set "Beerbong's & Bentley's", up six to No.49.
DOWN: TOP 20: Two albums leave the Top 10 this week, with Pop Smoke back down three spots to No.13 after returning last week with "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" (HP-1, WI10-37a), with fellow rapper Tyler, the Creation falls down eleven places to No.15 with "Call Me if You Get Lost" (HP-2, WI10-2). Luke Combs' "What You See is What You Get" drops back down five to No.18, and after re-peaking at No.16 last week the Maroon 5 "Singles Collection" falls four to No.20 this week. TOP 30: Luke Combs again falls five spots with his older entry "This One's for You" (18 to No.23), with Taylor Swift down with two of her sets "folklore" (21 to No.26) which is back-to-back with "evermore" (25 to No.27), after which the Polo G album "Hall of Fame" drops nine places to land at No.28. TOP 40: With one Queen album rising (GH #48), their biopic soundtrack 'Bohemian Rhapsody' drops back down seven places to No.31, with further seven place drops for "1989" for Taylor Swift and "Dangerous: The Double Album" by Morgan Wallen to No.35 and No.36 respectively. Bruno Mars' "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" album falls twelve chart-rungs to No.39, followed by an eight place drop to No.40 for Ed Sheeran's "No.6 Collaborations Project". TOP 50: Maroon 5's latest album "Jordi" follows Ed and falls eight to No.41, while the J. Cole set "The Off-Season" tumbles thirteen places to No.44, followed by slipping Greatest Hits sets for Green Day (43 to No.45) and Pitbull (40 to No.46), with the final big drop being a sixteen place slump to No.50 for the Ed Sheeran "x (Multiply)" set.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #4 (LP#5) - Positive Rising: Part 2 by DZ Deathrays (I OH YOU)
* #10 (LP#1.2) - Friends in Danger (25th Ann.Ed.) by Magic Dirt (Remote Control/Inertia)
* #11 (LP#3) - Wildflowers by Jess & Matt (Jess & Matt) is the third album and fourth entry for the husband and wife team from Sydney, who married in 2018, and have now logged their second No.11 peaking album, as their previous release "Songs from the Village" (LP#2) also debuted and peaked at No.11 in June of 2018, while their highest charted entry was their self-titled debut set from December 2015 (the year they came third on X-Factor Australia Season 7), while they have also charted an EP called "Belmont Street" (HP-20, Feb. '17).
* #19 (LP#11) - Mountain of Piss by Cosmic Psychos (Go the Hack) becomes the second chart entry and now highest placed album for the Melbourne punk-rock act who formed in 1982, issued their first album in 1987, and only charted for the first time in 2018 with their tenth set "Loudmouth Soup" (HP-37, April 16th, 2018).
* #32 (LP#4) - self titled by Vince Staples (Capitol) is the fourth album and entry (3 LP's, 1 EP) locally for the America rapper, who previously charted with "Prima Donna" (EP#2, HP-35, Sept. 2016), then "Big Fish Theory" (LP#2, HP-17, July 2017) and his last entry was "FM!" (LP#3, HP-47, Nov. 2018). Last edited: