* New albums coming this week from The Kid Laroi, The Jungle Giants, Leon Bridges, Kanye West, Paul McCartney (redo), Polish Club, Anne-Marie, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Darkside, Dave and Yngwie Malmsteen.
The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber collaboration "Stay" does just, remain at No.1 for a second week at the top of the ARIA Singles chart.
"Stay" also logs a second week at the No.1 in New Zealand, and this past week it also debuted at the chart-summit in JB's homeland of Canada, plus also in Sweden and Norway, while further overseas placings this week see the song climb to No.2 in both England, Ireland and The Netherlands, plus it debuts at No.3 in the U.S.A. and Denmark, climbs to No.5 in Germany and Austria, with further Top 10 berths in Switzerland and Finland (both #6). And after two weeks of charting locally, the song is already certified as Gold (●) in sales (Ed Sheeran's latest is four weeks old and yet to be certified!).
By "'Stay'ing" for a second week at No.1, the song now becomes the longest running chart-topper for The Kid Laroi, as "Without You" only logged a single week at the top, increasing his overall tally of weeks at No.1 here to now three, while for his collaborator Justin Bieber, he now increases his weeks at the top in Australia to 33 weeks (from 8 #1's in total, as either lead or guest vocalist), breaking free of his 32 week tie with Ed Sheeran, and putting JB on the path to either match or eclipse Madonna's 36 weeks at No.1 from her ten chart toppers, after which are Rihanna (41 weeks from 10 #1's) and then ABBA (42 weeks from 6 #1's).
Over a quarter of the Top 50 this week is stable (15 in total), with seven of those non-movers lying within the Top 10. The entire top five songs are on hold, with Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits" sitting at No.2, with the song still at No.1 in both England, Ireland (4th week in both locales) and Germany (2nd week). After which is Olivia Rodrigo with her first of two Top 10 entries, holding at No.3 is "Good 4 U", while she moves back up two places to No.10 with "Traitor", logging it's sixth week within the Top 10.
Both entries within the Top 20 are on hold for Italian rock group Måneskin, with their cover of "Beggin'" stable at No.4, but it does pick up it's first Gold (●) sales cert., followed by a non-moving Doja Cat and SZA with "Kiss Me More" at No.5, newly 2x▲Platinum in sales. Rebounding three places to No.6 and cracking half-a-year within the Top 10 (26 weeks) are Glass Animals and "Heat Waves" (equal 7th longest in history).
In Australia only three acts have achieved two Top 10 songs to last 24 or more weeks within the ten, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone and now Dua Lipa, who lands her second 29 week-running Top 10 entry as "Levitating" remains at No.7 this week, matching the 29 weeks achieved by "Don't Start Now" (2019-20). This is followed by The Weeknd with his 18 week running Top 10 entry "Save Your Tears" remaining at No.9, while The Kid Laroi's "Without You" also grabs it's 29th week within the Top 10, making both Dua tracks and The Kid's entry now the equal fourth longest running Top 10 Singles in Australian Chart history (next feat to surpass is 31 weeks racked up by "Sunflower" by Post Malone).
UP: TOP 20: The fourth and final new certification within the Top 50 this week is the latest Vance Joy single "Missing Piece", which is now Gold (●) in sales, and it leaps up nine places to score a new peak of No.14 (last week I mentioned it was used in a TV promo, it's for the second season of 'Five Bedrooms', not the 'Back to the Rafters' show, I got my Hugh Sheridan shows mixed up!!). This is followed by a third week stable No.15 for Måneskin and "I Wanna Be You Slave", followed by another new peak at No.16 (up four spots) for Tom Grennan's "Little Bit of Love", while the fourth and final peaker within the Top 20 is last weeks new entry for Post Malone and "Motley Crew", which moves up three spots to a new chart height of No.19. TOP 30: Olivia Rodrigo moves back up with "Driver's License" (24 to No.21) and "Favorite Crime" (28 to No.26), with the Tiësto track "The Business" back up four to No.23, Joel Corry's "Bed" moves back up two to No.27, while the Majestic and Boney M track "Rasputin" rebounds to its former peak of No.28 (from #30) for a second stay at that height, followed by a three place rise to No.29 for the Marshmello and Jonas Brothers collaboration "Leave Before You Love Me" (HP-27). TOP 40: With the first Tones and I album debuting at No.1 this week, the albums current single "Cloudy Day" has a thirteen place leap to a new peak of No.31, after which is a massive twenty-eight place jump to No.32 for the Doja Cat track "Need to Know" (HP-31), the same position it held on the 5th of July. The third and final climber is the Fleetwood Mac track "Dreams", back up three to No.34, thanks to a couple of new dance remixes of the single, notbaly by Jolyon Petch. TOP 50: KSI continues his yoyoing on the chart with "Holiday" (24-46-35-47) by climbing back up six spots to No.41, thanks to his new album debuting within the Top 10 here (and UK #1), while the only other climber within the Top 50 is again thanks to the new No.1 album, as Tones and I sees he track "Fly Away" soar back up the chart twelve places to land at No.50, having last appeared within the Top 50 on May 31st.
DOWN: TOP 20: Four songs remain stable within the Top 20, Lil Nas X's "Montero" at No.11, the aforementioned Måneskin at No.15, "Body" for Russ & Tion at No.17 and "Peaches" for Justin Bieber at No.18, with the only dropping track being a one place dip to No.20 for "Friday" for Riton x Nightcrawlers with Mufasa and Hypeman. TOP 30: The only song to leave the Top 10 this week was last week's second highest new entry for BTS and "Permission to Dance'' (HP-6, WI10-1), which this week plummets sixteen spots land at No.22, while the song has debuted at No.1 in the U.S.A., replacing their seven week running "Butter" track in the process. The only other falling track within the Top 30 is a nine place drop to No.30 for the Doja Cat and The Weeknd track "You Right". TOP 40: "Goosebumps" for Travis Scott and HVME falls six spots to No.37, followed by a massive twenty-two place slump to No.38 for last week's Billie Eilish entry "NDA", after which is a three place slip to No.39 for the ATB entry "Your Love (9PM). TOP 50: After peaking at No.38 last week the Megan Thee Stallion track "Thot Sh*t" drops back four spots to No.42, while there's also a four place dip to No.44 for Olivia's "Jealousy, Jealousy" and a five place move to No.46 for Silk Sonic's "Leave the Door Open". Joel Corry and MNEK's "Head and Heart" drops seven chart-rungs to No.49, while last weeks No.26 returnee for BTS and "Butter" leaves the Top 50 this week.
NEW ENTRIES: * #24 - Woo Baby by Pop Smoke feat. Chris Brown (Victor Victor/Republic) * #43 - Demeanor by Pop Smoke feat. Dua Lipa (Victor Victor/Republic) * #47 - Tell the Vision by Pop Smoke feat. Kanye West and Pusha T (Victor Victor/Republic) are all taken from the second issued and second posthumous album for the American rapper who would've turned 22 this past week that his new set "Faith" was issued. With five songs scoring Top 50 berths from his 2020 album, these three new entries increase his tally of Top 50 entries to now eight in total. Last edited:
Albums Chartifacts: The tenth Australian No.1 Album for 2021 occurs this week for Tones and I with her debut studio album "Welcome to the Madhouse".
"Welcome to the Madhouse" (Bad Batch thru Sony) becomes the 919th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2021), the 769th for ARIA (1983 to 2021), the 555th to debut at the top of the Album Charts, the 19th No.1 for 2021 and the first for her record label 'Bad Batch'.
This is now the second Albums Chart entry for Tones and I, as she took her EP "The Kids are Alright" to No.3 upon entry in September of 2019, and this week in 2019 she was sitting at No.10 on the singles chart with her second entry "Dance Monkey", which would become a No.1 song for 24 weeks from August 5th, 2019. This new album contains the singles "Cloudy Day" (TW/HP-31), Fly Away" (TW-50, HP-6) and "Won't Sleep" (HP-77, May 24th).
As I mentioned at the start, this is the tenth Australian No.1 Album for 2021 (11th if you want to include Barry Gibb from January), but it's also the 261st by an Australian Act, and Toni becomes the 124th Australian Act to hit the top spot locally (both solo, duo, group, male or female), Plus she is also the 144th Solo Female Artist to make it to No.1 (7th for 2021) (local or overseas), plus the 17th Australian Female Solo Artist to land a chart-topping album. This is also the first time that the words 'Welcome' and 'Madhouse' have appeared in a No.1 album title, with the only two other 'Mad' albums at the top being for The Weeknd and "Beauty Behind the Madness" (7th Sep., 2015 1 week) and the Matchbox 20 set "Mad Season" (29th May, 2005, 5 broken weeks).
After regaining a seventh week at No.1 last week, the Olivia Rodrigo album "SOUR" drops back to No.2, while the album remains at the top in New Zealand (9th consecutive week), Canada (8th week) and the U.S.A. (4th week). And after three weeks of sitting at No.3, Doja Cat's "Planet Her" album drops back down two places to No.5.
Two albums debut within the above two sets, and one more after them, as John Mayer sees his eighth studio album "Sob Rock" enter at No.3, becoming his seventh Top 5 and Top 10 album plus also his tenth overall to chart (8 studio, 2 live), plus it's also now his second album to peak at No.3, as his fourth set "Battle Studies" (Nov. 2009) also debuted and peaked at this spot. After this is a No.4 entry for the second album and second posthumous release for U.S. rapper Pop Smoke called "Faith", with this past week he would've turned 22 years old (July 20th). The album features three new entries to the Top 50 this week, and the set now becomes his second Top 5 album after his "Shoot for the Stars" album hit No.1 on July 13th, 2020 and this week sits at No.11. The album features a slew of guest acts like Kanye West, Dua Lipa, Pusha T, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Lil' Tjay, Pharrell, Kid Cudi and Kodak Black among them.
The new UK No.1 album is by British rapper KSI and is called "All Over the Place", with the set landing first week on the charts here at No.6 this week, two places lower than his late May 2020 debut album "Dissimulation" (HP-4) achieved, with the set featuring his current No.41 single "Holiday" (HP-24), and again this album has a heap of guest acts like Future, 21 Savage, Polo G, Anne-Marie, Craig David, Digital Farm Animals, Bugzy Malone and Lil' Durk. The remainder of the Top 10 consists of a five place fall to No.7 for the latest Jimmy Barnes album "Flesh and Blood", "Future Nostalgia" for Dua Lipa (5 to No.8), the one-year charted Kid Laroi second mixtape "F**k Love: Savage" (8 to No.9), with his third F**k Love" set dropping on Friday (23rd July), and falling four places to No.10 is Justin Bieber's "Justice", both of the two previous acts (JB & Kid) are sitting at No.1 on the singles chart for a second week in both Australia and New Zealand, plus debuting at No.1 in Canada this past week with "Stay".
UP: TOP 20: With a new Pop Smoke album debuting at No.4, his first posthumous set "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" is back up two places to No.11, with the only two other rising albums being for Billie Eilish (16 to No.15, her second album is out next Friday the 30th of July) and Luke Combs' second set "What You See is What You Get" (18 to No.17). TOP 30: Only two albums climb within this chart region, "Rumours" for Fleetwood Mac up two to No.22 and Taylor Swift with "evermore", rising four spots to No.23. TOP 40: Two older 100+ week albums rise within the Top 40, "?" for XXXTentacion (38 to No.35, 175 weeks in the T100) and the self-titled Harry Styles album (43 to No.38, 135th T100 week). TOP 50: Of the four climbing albums, three rise from below the Top 50, with the Pitbull "Greatest Hits" (HP-40) set back up one place to No.45, followed by a jump of sixteen spots to No.46 for "AM" by The Arctic Monkeys, and then "Hot Pink" for Doja Cat (53 to No.48) and "Astroworld" by Travis Scott (51 to No.49).
DOWN: TOP 20: Two of the four Top 10 dropouts land within the Top 20 this week, down three spots to No.12 is The Weeknd's collection "The Highlights" (HP-2, WI10-20a), and halving its position from last week by falling places to No.14 is "All I Know So Far: Setlist" (HP-2x2, WI10-8) for Pink, leaving the Top 10 for the first time in its nine week chart run. TOP 30: Collections for Maroon 5 (20 to No.21) and Eminem (22 to No.26) drop down, while Taylor Swift's second Top 30 entry is "folklore", down one to No.27 and logging it's one-year chart entry this week (52 weeks). Juice WRLD drops three places to No.28 with "Legends Never Die", and tumbling fourteen spots to land at No.29 is the Tyler, the Creator set "Call Me if You Get Lost". TOP 40: Polo G sees a five place slump to No.33 with his "Hall of Fame" set, while there are six place slides to No.39 for "Lover" by Taylor Swift and No.40 for "Hollywood's Bleeding" by Post Malone. TOP 50: The INXS (37 to No.43) and Green Day (45 to No.47) collections drops down, while the two further Top 10 departures fall into the lower fifty this week, "Positive Rising: Part 2" for DZ Deathrays (HP-4, WI10-1) and "Friends in Danger" by Magic Dirt (HP-10, WI10-1), with further new entries from last week falling out of the fifty for Jess & Matt (#11), Cosmic Psychos (#19) and Vince Staples (#32).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (LP#1) - Welcome to the Madhouse by Tones and I (Bad Batch)
* #3 (LP#8) - Sob Rock by John Mayer (Columbia)
* #4 (LP#2) - Faith by Pop Smoke (Victor Victor/Republic)
* #6 (LP#2) - All Over the Place by KSI (Beerus/BMG)
* #19 (LP#4) - Hotel Surrender by Chet Faker (Detail Records/BMG) is the second Chet Faker and fourth overall album release for Nick Murphy, as his debut Chet set "Built on Glass" went to No.1 for two weeks from late April, 2014, while overall this is his fifth chart entry (2 studio, 2 EP's, 1 live set).
* #20 (LP#15) - Alone with Blues by Diesel (Bloodlines) is the fifteenth studio album for local artist, and it comes eleven months after his 14th set "Sunset Suburbia" (HP-10, Aug 2020) and overall this is his seventeenth albums chart entry (14 studio, 2 EP's, 1 live album).
* #31 (LP#1) - Hail Satin by Dee Gees / Foo Fighters (Roswell/RCA) is a five track cover and five track live set from The Foo Fighters, issued especially for Record Store Day last weekend. As Dave Grohl (D.G.) is a Bee Gees fan and has previously covered a few of their songs live, he has covered their tracks "You Should Be Dancing", "Tragedy", "More Than a Woman", "Night Fever" and their brother Andy Gibb's solo track "Shadow Dancing". Plus the second half of the set is five live recordings of songs from the Foo's most recent studio album "Medicine at Midnight".