Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber have not only scored a fifth "Stay" at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, but their collaboration has topped the U.S. Singles Chart too, the first local Solo Male Artist at No.1 in America since Gotye in April of 2012.
By landing a fifth week at No.1 with "Stay", Kid Laroi increases his overall weeks at No.1 here to six weeks, placing him third on this decade's listing for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles (2020's)' (6 weeks from 2 #1's), while just ahead of him in second place is his collaborator Justin Bieber on 7 overall weeks at No.1 (2 for "Peaches" and now 5 for "Stay"). Justin also increases his overall weeks at No.1 in Australia (1940 to 2021) to 36 accumulated weeks, while I recently stated that he would equal Madonna's record of 36 weeks, I have re-calculated her weeks at No.1 here and discovered I missed a couple of weeks, so her tally has now been readjusted to 40 weeks from 11 #1's (thanks also to the people who mentioned this to me too). So for now Justin Bieber's 36 weeks at No.1 will keep him in seventeenth spot on the 'Overall Weeks at No.1: Singles' listing for a few more weeks.
"Stay" remains again for a fifth week at the top in New Zealand and a fourth week in Norway, while it regains the No.1 spot in Sweden for a second overall week, and this past week it has gone to the top in Finland and the U.S.A., with Kid Laroi hitting No.1 in America last week with his "F**k Love" collection and now this week his single becomes the first by an indigenouis Australian artist to hit the top in America, the first Solo Aussie Male at No.1 since Gotye (Aussie based, overseas born) and Kimbra with "Somebody That I Used to Know" (8 weeks from early April 2012), with that song starting an eight week reign here in Australia from this week ten years ago, August 15th, 2011. Kid Laroi is also the first Australian born Solo Male Artist at No.1 in America since Rick Springfield in 1981 with "Jessie's Girl" (July 26th, 1981 for two weeks), later hitting No.1 here 39 years and 50 weeks ago on August 31st, 1981.
"Stay" is again at No.2 in England, Ireland, Canada, The Netherlands and Denmark, at No.3 in Austria and Switzerland while it's at No.4 in Germany for a second week, which is followed on their chart by another Aussie act in SHouse at No.5 with "Love Tonight", and lastly "Stay" again jumps up in France, rising fourteen places to a new peak there of No.22.
With the five weeks at No.1 for "Stay", it has also kept Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits" single at No.2 for the past five weeks too, where it remains again this week while it's at No.1 again in England, Ireland (both 7th week), Canada and Germany (both 4th week), followed by a three place rise to a new peak of No.3 for Billie Eilish and her new entry from last week "Happier Than Ever", which also sees it's namesake as the No.1 Album for a second week, becoming the albums third No.3 peaking single after "My Future" (Aug.) and "Therefore I Am" (Nov.) in 2012, but both of those song's debuted and peaked at No.3, whereas this new #3 has climbed to that peak.
Billie's rise push down one spot the rest of last weeks Top 5 entries, "Good for U" by Olivia Rodrigo (3 to No.4), "Beggin'" by Måneskin (4 to No.5) and "Industry Baby" by Lil' Nas X with Jack Harlow which is back to No.6 after peaking at No.5 last week, while this position was it's original entry spot three weeks ago. Doja Cat has two songs within the Top 10 this week, as she is on hold at No.7 with her former six week running No.2 single with SZA and "Kiss Me More", while she scores her fourth Top 10 entry (3 as lead, one as guest) by jumping up seven spots to a new peak of No.10 with "Need to Know" after eight previous week outside of the Top 10.
The fourth stable track within the ten this week is Glass Animals "Heat Waves" at No.8, which becomes the new 'Longest Running Top 10' entry this week at 29 weeks within the Top 10 (equal 4th longest of all time in Australia), while the song also cracks 52 weeks within the Top 100, having first debuted on August 17th, 2020, and spending just one week outside of the Top 100 since then.
Landing the highest new entry this week is The Weeknd with a the first taste from a forthcoming fifth studio album (no date or title known as yet), the track is called "Take My Breath" and it enters first week at No.9, where it also debuts at in Norway, with Australia and Norway it's highest entry positions (so far). The song becomes his eleventh Top 10 single in Australia, while he was within the Top 10 only three weeks ago (July 26th) with this week's No.12 single "Save Your Tears".
UP: TOP 20: Only two songs climb within the Top 20, both up a single place, with the second Måneskin Top 20 entry "I Wanna Be Your Slave" rising to No.18 and Tom Grennan's "Little Bit of Love" back up to No.19. TOP 30: The dance version of "Dreams" by local producer Jolyon Petch floats up five spots to a new peak of No.23, while the Marshmello and Jonas Brothers collaboration "Leave Before You Love Me" (HP-27) is back up one place to No.28, getting closer to it's former peak each week. TOP 40: Regaining it's former No.31 peak this week is the Tones and I entry "Cloudy Day", back up two spots, while the original Fleetwood Mac version of "Dreams" is back up two spots also, to No.35. There is a second song celebrating one-year within the Top 100, "Mood" by 24KGOLDN, which is back up five spots to No.37 in it's 52nd week of charting. Jumping up ten places to land at a new peak of No.39 is local act SHouse with "Love Tonight", which grabs a No.5 peak in Germany this week too. TOP 50: Lewis Capaldi sees his debut album leap back up to No.12 this week, while he regains two Top 50 Singles Chart entries this week also, as his breakout single "Someone You Loved" jumps back up eleven places to land at No.41, while his other Top 10 entry "Before You Go" bullets forty-eight spots to hit No.47 this week. Travis Scott's "Goosebumps" (HVME Remix) rises back up six places to No.42, Doja Cat and The Weekend turn around and climb back up two spots to No.45 with "You Right" (HP-11). Last week UK girl group Little Mix became the first British female act to land 100 or more weeks within the British Top 10 Singles Chart, the song that helped push them over that milestone was their current collaboration with Galantis and David Guetta called "Heartbreak Anthem", which here jump back into the Top 50 for a third overall week, rising seventeen spots to land at a new chart height of No.46. Also returning to the Top 50 this week (thanks to Billie Eilish ebbing out of the Top 50 with her slew of entries from last week) are "Head & Heart" for Joel Corry (54 to No.48) and "Watermelon Sugar" for Harry Styles (60 to No.49).
DOWN: TOP 20: Two songs leave the Top 10 this week, with "Levitating" for Dua Lipa (HP-4x5, WI10-31a) down two spots to No.11, and now the equal third longest running Top 10 single of all time in Australia, and Lil' Nas X with "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" (HP-1x2, WI10-12a) dipping three spots to land at No.13. The Kid Laroi and Miley Cyrus teaming "Without You" drops three places also, down to No.15, Vance Joy dips two spots to No.17 with "Missing Piece" and the third and final Australian Artist within the Top 20 is Masked Wolf who falls six chart-rungs to No.20 with his former No.4 single "Astronaut in the Ocean". TOP 30: There are a heap of one place drops within the Top 30, "Friday" for Riton x Nightcrawlers (No.22), "Rasputin" for Majestic x Boney M (No.27) plus two dropping songs for Olivia Rodrigo in "Deja vu" (23 to No.24) ad "Driver's License" (27 to No.29). TOP 40: The only Top 50 new certification this week is Joel Corry's "Bed", newly ▲Platinum in sales and down one spot to No.32, followed by a ten place drop to No.34 for former No.1 "Body" by Russ Millions and Tion Wayne, and last week's new entry for Silk Sonic and "Skate" falls four places this week to No.36. TOP 50: Only one song drops within the Top 50 this week, "Your Love (9PM)" for ATB with Topic and A7S, which is down three places to No.44, while Post Malone holds onto No.50 for a second week with his latest entry "Motley Crew''.
FURTHER NEW ENTRY: * #9 - "Take My Breath" by The Weeknd (Republic)
* #38 - "Lose" by KSI feat. Lil' Wayne (Beerus/BMG) is the second Top 50 and third Top 100 entry from the English rapper's latest album "All Over the Place", and follows the June 28th peaking No.24 single "Holiday" as his first Top 50 placement, while the albums first entry was with "Patience" (HP-61, peaked March 22nd). Last edited:
Billie Eilish holds for a second week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week with her second studio album "Happier Than Ever".
Billie's album has also debuted this past week at the top in America and Canada, while here it increases her tally of weeks at No.1 this decade to three, placing her fourth on the list for 'Most Weeks at No.1: 2020's' alongside Justin Bieber (three weeks but from one No.1 album), while she increases her overall tally to ten weeks at the top, moving her up on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2021), she now rises to equal 74th (from 82nd) alongside Dido and Paul McCartney (both two #1's and ten overall weeks at No.1 here).
Logging a fifth non-consecutive week at No.2 is the debut album for Olivia Rodrigo and "SOUR", which reclaimed an eleventh week at No.1 in New Zealand this week, while regaining it's No.3 peak for a fourth overall stay is Doja Cat and "Planet Her", back up one spot as the set lands two Top 10 singles this week.
Last week's U.S. and Canadian No.1 Album was Kid Laroi with "F**k Love", which this week is down one spot here to No.4, while he remains at No.1 on the singles chart with "Stay", which also took out the top spot in America this week. Rising back up are "Future Nostalgia" for Dua Lipa (7 to No.5) and The Weeknd with "The Highlights" (10 to No.6) thanks to his No.9 singles chart entry this week "Take My Breath".
The highest new entry this week comes in at No.7, the debut album for local artist Youngn Lipz and "Area Baby", becoming his first Albums Chart entry, with the other Top 10 debut being the first post Beatles album for George Harrison "All Things Must Pass", which has been re-issued as a 50th Anniversary Edition, and returns to the chart at No.9 (#2 vinyl this week). The original set debuted in early February of 1971, going on to spend eight straight weeks at No.1 from March 22nd, 1971 and spending around seventeen weeks within the Top 10 (Go-Set T10 info), while a 2001 issued 30th Anniversary Edition failed to chart twenty years ago. The two further Top 10 entries this week are a stable No.8 for Justin Bieber's "Justice" album and a three place rise to No.10 for Harry Styles and "Fine Line", scoring a 73rd overall week within the Top 10.
UP: TOP 20: Both Luke Combs albums climb this week, but his second set "What You See is What You Get" moves up more, rising five spots to No.11, followed by an eighteen place leap to No.12 for the debut Lewis Capaldi set "Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent", followed by two further climbing albums in "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" for Billie Eilish (15 to No.13) and Ed Sheeran's "÷ (Divide)" (18 to No.14). Also rising are "folklore" for Taylor Swift (20 to No.17) and collections for Elton John (23 to No.18) and Maroon 5 (22 to No.19). TOP 30: Thanks to a limited vinyl release last week the latest Jimmy Barnes album "Flesh & Blood" is back up five places to No.21, followed by another five place rise to No.22 for "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac and Luke Combs' first release "This One's For You" is up one spot to No.23. TOP 40: The second of four Taylor Swift albums within the Top 50 this week is a nine place rebound to No.32 for "1989", followed by a ten place jump to No.33 for the INXS "Very Best of", with the third and final climbing album within the Top 40 being the Queen 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack (35 to No.34). TOP 50: The Seekers and their "Live in the UK" set rebounds sixteen spots this week to land back within the Top 50 at No.41, while Taylor Swift and her "Lover" album are back up five to No.47.
DOWN: TOP 20: The first of three albums to leave the Top 10 this week is the Jungle Giants recent No.1 album "Love Signs" (HP-1x1, WI10-2) which drops down seven spots to No.16, with the only other dropping album being Pop Smoke with "Faith", down eight places to No.20. TOP 30: Pop Smoke's other chart entry "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" falls three spots to No.24 and is newly certified ▲Platinum in it's 58th chart week (it went Gold on March 8th, 2021). Pink drops eight places to No.25 with "All I Know So Far: Setlist", with Tones and I and "Welcome to the Madhouse" falling eight to No.27 and DAVE descending sixteen places to No.30 with "We're All Alone in This Together", which regained a second week at No.1 in England this week. TOP 40: Last week John Mayer fell from 6 to No.11 with his latest entry "Sob Rock", but this week it falls twenty-five places to land at No.36, after which is the second Top 10 dropout, the Prince album "Welcome 2 America" (HP-5, WI10-1), which plummets thirty-two spots to No.37. TOP 50: Ariana Grande's "Positions" album drops six spots to No.42, Amy Shark falls fifteen places to No.44 with "Cry Forever", the self-titled Harry Styles album drops eleven to No.45, Post Malone's third album "Hollywood's Bleeding" declines seven places to No.46, with a six place dip to No.48 for the self-titled Dua Lipa album. The third and final album to leave the Top 10 this week is last week's No.6 entry for The Wolfe Brothers and "Kids on Cassette", with further major departures occuring for KSI (#31) and Isaiah Rashad (#32).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #7 (LP#1) - Area Baby by Youngn Lipz (Biordi Music)
* #9 (LP#2.3) - All Things Must Pass (50th Ann. Ed.) by George Harrison (Calderstone)
* #15 (Comp#11) - Release Me 2 by Barbra Streisand (Columbia) is a collection of ten songs which were previously unreleased from Barbra's recording career (from 1962 to 2014), and it comes almost nine years since the first volume was issued (which didn't chart here). The songs featured duets with Willie Nelson, Kermit the Frog and Barry Gibb, plus performance of songs by Bacharach & David, Carole King, Paul Williams and Randy Newman. This is her first Top 20 entry since her 36th studio album "Walls" debuted and peaked at No.7 in November of 2018.
* #28 (LP#13) - King's Disease II by Nas (Mass Appeal) is the thirteenth studio album since 1999 for the American rapper and now his tenth Top 100 entry and third Top 50 placement in Australia, while this new set comes in one place lower than his previous highest charted album in "Life is Good" (LP#10, HP-27, July 2012), plus this new album lands thirty places higher than the first volume, as "King's Disease" made it to No.58 on August 31st, 2020.
* #31 (EP#1) - Don't Kiss UR Friends by May-A (Arcadia Music/Sony Aust.) is the debut release for the Sydney based local musician Maya Cumming, with this seven track EP featuring a collaboration with Canadian rapper Powfu.
* #40 (EP#1) - Artificial Intelligence by Tom Cardy (Tom Cardy) is another first EP issue for a local artist, Tom being known for his Triple J segment 'Song Sequels', while he has also composed music for the SBS program 'The Feed'. Last edited: