Scoring the longest running No.1 single for 2021 are Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber with "Stay", which is also at the summit in nine further countries and atop the Worldwide Chart too.
"Stay" not only logs a seventh week at No.1 in Australia, but achieves the same feat in New Zealand, while remaining at the top in Norway (6th week), Canada (4th broken week), Sweden and America (both 3rd week), while it scores a first week at the top in Denmark, Finland and Austria, while it loses its No.1 peak in The Netherlands to sit at No.2, with the song also at that position in England, Ireland (sixth week in both locales), No.3 in Germany and Switzerland (new peak), No.6 in Portugal and lands it's first week within the French Top 10, jumping from 15 to No.7. Lastly "Stay" is also sitting atop the worldwide chart at No.1 for a second week.
Kid Laroi's total weeks at No.1 is now eight (7 for "Stay" and 1 for "Without You"), while Justin Bieber increases his tally to 38 overall weeks at No.1 (17th on the list for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1'), plus by logging a seventh week at the top in Australia, "Stay" becomes the running No.1 song for 2021, and now the second longest for this decade, surpassing the six other songs this decade which have logged six weeks at No.1, the songs next target is the eleven weeks racked up by "Mood" for 24KGOLDN with Iann Dior and "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd in 2020.
Ed Sheeran's track "Bad Habits" remains for a ninth week at No.1 in both England and Ireland, while here it is sitting again at No.2 for a seventh week, plus he debuts at No.3 with his new single called "Visiting Hours", a song which he wrote, dedicated and first performed at the Michael Gudinski memorial in March of this year, with the song featuring backing vocals from Kylie Minogue and Jimmy Barnes. The song has also debuted at No.5 in England, No.8 in Ireland and No.11 in New Zealand so far, and it's the official second single from his late October due fifth album "= (equal)" and also his 25th Top 10 entry (22 as lead, 3 as guest).
This past week sixteen years ago Elton John was guest vocalist on the 2Pac song "Ghetto Gospel", which had debuted and peaked at No.1 on the 22nd of August, 2015, holding for a single week at the top spot, followed by four weeks of sitting at No.2. This week Elton lands his first Top 5 entry since that song, as last week's debuting duet with Dua Lipa and "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)" is this week up three spots to a new peak of No.4, followed by a stable No.5 peak for a third week for the Lil' Nas X track "Industry Baby", which after five weeks of charting is newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
Dropping three places to it's lowest chart position of No.6 is the second No.1 single for Olivia Rodrigo and "Good 4 U'', which descends three spots this week after fourteen weeks within the Top 4, followed by another three place dip to No.7 for "Beggin'" by Måneskin, the song scoring a ▲Platinum sales certification one month after achieving Gold (July 26th).
Of the twelve overall artists within the Top 10 this week, five are female acts, with Billie Eilish down two places to No.8 with "Happier Than Ever", followed by two Doja Cat tracks, a stable No.9 peak for "Need to Know" (second week at peak), followed by a leap-frogging "Kiss me More" with SZA, which is down two places to land at No.10, and is now the new longest-running Top 10 entry this week, logging it's 20th week inside the ten, placing it equal fourteenth on the list for 'Most Weeks within the Top 10'.
UP: TOP 20: Within the Top 20 there are four falling tracks, four stable songs and two climbers, which are "Dreams" for Jolyon Petch, up two spots to a new peak of No.16, and Vance Joy's "Missing Piece" (HP-14), back up one place to No.18. The four non-movers are "Levitating" at No.12, "2055" for Sleepy Hallow at it's peak of No.13 for a third non-consecutive week, "Montero" and "Save Your Tears at No.14 and No.15 respectively. TOP 30: There are no climbing tracks (apart from debuts) within the Top 20, but there is a strange chart anomaly occurring, with three tracks stable, and either side of those three songs are two place drops. The non-movers are "Little Bit of Love" for Tom Greenan at No.21, "Astronaut in the Ocean" for Masked Wolf at No.23 and "Friday (Dopamine re-edit)" for Riton x Nightcrawlers at No.25, which is newly 2x▲Platinum in sales; see the drop down section below for the in-between decliners. TOP 40: The Weeknd has three songs within the Top 50 this week, one stable, one dropping and one rising, which is his oldest entry "Blinding Lights'', back up one spot to No.32, while local act SHouse and their David Guetta remixed track "Love Tonight" rises two spots to score a new peak of No.34. TOP 50: Jumping back up eight spots to No.44 is the Tate McRae track "You Broke Me First", while an even older track returns to the Top 50 this week is Ed Sheeran with "Perfect", thanks to his new No.3 entry pulling the song back into the fifty for the second time this year, as it logged a week at No.48 on July 12th (the week "Bad Habits" was at No.1 for a second time), this week it's up seven spots to land at No.49, while the song is also logging its 229th week within the Top 100, that's four years and 21 weeks!!
DOWN: TOP 20: The only song leaving the Top 10 this week is the former No.1 from March and April, Glass Animals' "Heat Waves" (HP-1x6, WI10-30), which is down one spot to No.11 after thirty straight weeks within the Top 10, which makes it equal with both "Sunflower" (31 in total) by Post Malone and "Blinding Lights" (40 in total) for The Weeknd as the song with the 'Most Consecutive Weeks within the Top 10', as both 'Sun' and 'Lights' logged thirty weeks within the Top 10 non-stop, before falling out and then rebounding back into the Ten for those further weeks. The Weeknd sees his latest entry "Take My Breath" drops down six places to No.17, with further falls being for The Kid Laroi and Miley Cyrus' "Without You" (17 to No.19) and last week's new entry for Lizzo and Cardi B with "Rumors", down four to No.20. TOP 30: In the 'Up' section I mentioned the weird chart anomaly of stable and two-place dropping tracks, with those two place descenders being "Traitor" for Olivia Rodrigo (20 to No.22), "I Wanna Be Your Slave" by Måneskin (22 to No.24), "Peaches" for Justin Bieber (24 to No.26) and after peaking at No.26 last week the Marshmello and Jonas Brothers track "Leave Before You Love Me" is back down two places to No.28, while the biggest drop within the Top 30 is a three place fall to No.30 for "The Business" by Tiësto. TOP 40: The first and second chart entries for Olivia Rodrigo both fall into the Top 40 this week, with "Driver's License" down four to No.33 and "Deja vu" tumbling ten places to land at No.38. The Majestic vs Boney M remix of "Rasputin'' falls six places to No.36, while the Pink entry "Cover Me in Sunshine'' with Willow Sage Hart drops five places to No.37. TOP 50: "Bed" for Joel Corry drops six to No.41, former No.1 "Body" by Russ Millions and Tion Wayne falls seven places to No.45, followed by a nine place descent to No.46 for "Not Sober" by The Kid Laroi with Polo G. After climbing into the Top 50 last week at No.43, this week Mimi Webb is back down four spots to No.47 with "Dumb Love", while the fifth and final Top 50 certification this week is for the HVME remix of "Goosebumps" by Travis Scott, which is down nine spots to land at No.50 and now 2x▲Platinum in sales.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #3 - Visiting Hours by Ed Sheeran (Atlantic)
* #27 - I Guess I'm in Love by Clinton Kane (Columbia) is the first entry for Perth born/Los Angeles based Filipino-Norwegian-Australian singer and songwriter who has previously (almost) charted with his Martin Garrix collaboration "Drown" (Feb 2020, No.18 in The Netherlands, No.76 in Sweden) and his three track EP "Chicken Tendies" (issued Feb 2021, No.25 in Ireland, No.57 in Canada, No.88 in America). The song has also landed (so far) at No.15 in Ireland, No.22 in England and No.27 in New Zealand this week.
* #29 - Mood Ring by Lorde (Universal NZ) is the third song to chart from her third studio album "Solar Power" which is the new No.1 set here and in New Zealand for Lorde, following on from the albums first entry and title track "Solar Power" (HP-14, peaked 21st of June, 2021), with that song returning to the Top 100 this week at No.39, and the recent No.74 entry for "Stoned at the Nail Salon" (1 week on August 2nd, 2021). This new entry becomes her eleventh Top 50 and ninth Top 30 placement since she first charted in 2013.
* #43 - Don't Go by Skrillex with Justin Bieber and Don Toliver (OWSLA/Atlantic) is the first new entry for Skrillex here in almost four years, as he last charted in late September of 2017 with the song "Would You Ever" featuring Poo Bear (HP-42). This is the fourth song issued in 2021 for the songwriter and producer but his first to chart, thanks in part to the vocals by Justin Bieber no doubt and overall this is his tenth Top 50 chart entry in Australia. Last edited:
Lorde's third studio album "Solar Power" becomes her third successive No.1 Album in both Australia and New Zealand this week.
"Solar Power" becomes the 923rd No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2021), the 773rd No.1 on the ARIA Album Charts (1983 to 2021), the 559th to debut at No.1, the 23rd chart-topping album for 2021 and the first for 'Universal' (direct) this decade, with their last being the 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack on February 20th, 2017, plus their fifteenth overall since their first in 1998 for Aqua.
Lorde previously topped the ARIA Album Charts with her first two releases "Pure Heroine" (1 week on October 7th, 2013) and then "Melodrama" (1 week on June 26th, 2017), meaning it's been just over four years since her last album was released. Lorde's tally of three weeks at No.1 from three albums mirrors that of other acts in Prince, You Am I, Bliss N' Eso, Arctic Monkeys, Tool, Paul Kelly, The Weeknd and The Killers, placing them all at equal 159th on the listing for 'Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2021)'
This is the first time that the word 'Solar' has appeared in a No.1 Album title, while it's the third 'Power' at the top after Vanessa Amorosi with "The Power" (1 week on April 10th, 2000) and the last was AC/DC's "Power Up" (4 weeks from Nov. 23rd, 2020). The album has also landed her a third No.1 Album in New Zealand this week, while the set has so far debuted at No.2 in England and Scotland, No.3 in The Netherlands and at No.4 in both Ireland and Germany.
The new No.1 Album for Lorde is now the twelfth chart-topping album by a New Zealand act, with Lorde's last album in June 2017 being the last time a NZ'er was at the top in Australia. Of the four New Zealand acts to have hit the top in Australia, Lorde now equals the three No.1 Albums achieved by Split Enz in the 1980's (1980, '81 and '82), while the leader with five is the rebirth of the 'Enz in Crowded House (1987, '88, ' 96, 2007 and 2010), plus the lead singer in both of those acts Neil Finn has logged one solo album in 1998. For Solo Female Artists (local or overseas), this is the 146th No.1 Album, and the ninth for 2021, while Lorde is still the only NZ Female Solo Artist to have topped our charts. The new album has also landed three Top 100 entries so far, this week's new entry at No.29 "Mood Ring", the albums first single and title track "Solar Power" (HP-14, TW-39) and second issued track "Stoned at the Nail Salon" (HP-74, August 2nd, 2021).
On hold at No.2 and No.3 are "SOUR" for Olivia Rodrigo and "Planet Her" for Doja Cat (a sixth week at it's peak of No.3) respectively, with "SOUR" returning to No.1 in England this week (fifth overall week there), with the fourth and fifth female singers within the Top 10 being Billie Eilish and "Happier Than Ever" (4 to No.5, No.1 in America for a third week) and "Future Nostalgia" for Dua Lipa (7 to No.8), with Lorde, Olivia, Doja and Billie holding the top four spots on the New Zealand Albums chart this week.
Australian act Holy Holy see their fourth studio album "Hello My Beautiful World" debut at No.4 this week, becoming their fourth Top 15 entry, second Top 10 and now highest charted set, as their second album "Paint" made it to No.7 in March of 2017. Down one spot to No.6 is Kid Laroi with his "F**k Love" sets, with the album regaining the No.1 spot in Canada this past week thanks to his U.S., Canadian and Oz No.1 single "Stay" holding the top spots. The third and final Australian act within the Top 10 this week is the new entry at No.7 for Melbourne group Tropical F**k Storm" and third third album "Deep States", which becomes their third chart entry and now second Top 10 placed set, as their second album "Braindrops" made it to No.10 in early September of 2019. And as the group has three female members within it's four-member ranks, they become the sixth and final female act within the Top 10 this week.
U.S. rapper and singer Trippie Redd sees his fourth studio album "Trip at Knight" debut at No.9 this week, becoming his first Top 10 album in Australia, as he has previously charted with his first three albums and two mixtapes, making this his sixth overall Albums Chart entry, with his previous highest charted album being his first release "Life's a Trip" (HP-14, August 2018). The final Top 10 entry this week is a one place dip to No.10 for The Weeknd collection "The Highlights".
UP: TOP 20: The only album to climb within the Top 20 this week is Ed Sheeran's third set "÷ (Divide)", up three places to No.13 thanks in part to a No.3 entry for his new single "Visiting Hours", which is the first of three rising albums for Ed this week, while the only stable album within the twenty is Maroon 5's "Singles Collection" at No.19. TOP 30: There are seven albums rising back up within the thirty, two of which are for Taylor Swift, "folklore" up one to No.24 and "1989" back up three spots to No.29. With the new season of The Voice featuring Guy Sebastian as a chair-turner, his previous album "T.R.U.T.H." leaps back up forty-three places this week to land at No.26, plus he issued a new single from the album called "Believer" on Friday (27th Aug). Further big climbs occur for Jungle Giants and "Love Signs", rising twelve spots to No.27 and Ed Sheeran's last studio album "No.6 Collaborations Project" leaping twenty-eight chart-rungs to No.30. TOP 40: The XXXTentacion "?" set jumps back up six spots to No.31, the INXS "Very Best of" (45 to No.33) and Green Day "GH: God's Favourite Band" (46 to No.38) collections rise substantially, while Ed's third and final Top 50 climber is his second set "x", which is also back up twenty-eights places, landing at No.40. TOP 50: Last week the 2010 Kanye West album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (HP-6) returned to the Top 100 at No.51, and this week the set rises back up seven spots to No.44, followed by an eight place climb to No.45 for the Doja Cat album "Hot Pink" after two weeks outside of the Top 50. Another 2010 album to climb back into the Top 50 is Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" (52 to No.47), the album's second Top 50 placement for 2021, as it made it to No.50 on July 12th, while the recent Tyler, the Creator album "Call Me if You Get Lost" rebounds forty-one spots this week to land at No.49.
DOWN: TOP 20: Two place drops occur for "Fine Line" by Harry Styles and "Diamonds" for Elton John to No.14 and No.15 respectively, with three place declines for "What You See is What You Get" for Luke Combs (14 to No.17), Lewis Capaldi (15 to No.18) and the first Billie Eilish album (17 to No.20). TOP 30: There are three declining albums within this chart region, one place dips for "Rumours" for Fleetwood Mac and "Curtain Call: The Hits" for Eminem to No.21 and No.22 respectively, while Pop Smoke's first set "Shoot for the Stars..." is down three to No.25. TOP 40: Of the four albums to leave the Top 10 this week, only one lands within the Top 50, that being The Killers seventh album "Pressure Machine" (HP-6, WI10-1), which tumbles twenty-six spots to land at No.32. The only other dropping album within the Top 40 is the second Pop Smoke entry this week, "Faith", which is down six spots to No.35. TOP 50: John Mayer's "Sob Rock" falls ten places this week to No.43, with the Taylor Swift "evermore" album dipping four to No.46, while local rapper Youngn Lipz sees his debut release "Area Baby" fall twenty-three spots this week to land at No.50. Last week's No.1 Album entry for Luke Hemmings is nowhere to be seen within the Top 50 this week, dropping into the lower fifty hopefully, with the set only entering at No.124 in America this past week, with other new entries from last week to leave this weeks Top 50 being Polish Club (#8), Jungle (#10). $uicideboy$ (#18) and also Dan + Shay (#28).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (LP#3) - Solar Power by Lorde (Universal NZ)
* #4 (LP#4) - Hello My Beautiful World by Holy Holy (Wonderlick/Sony)
* #7 (LP#3) - Deep States by Tropical F**k Storm (Tropical F**Storm/Joyful Noise/UMA)
* #9 (LP#4) - Trip at Knight by Trippie Redd (1400 Ent./10K Projects)
* #11 (Comp#50) - Gone Fishin' by Slim Dusty (EMI Australia) is a twelve track compilation of songs by local country legend Slim Dusty to do with fishing, just in time for our Father's Day. Slim last charted in September of 2020 (14th) with the soundtrack to the film "Slim & I" (HP-8), while his last compilation to chart was "Prime Movers" (about trucks) in July of 2016 hitting No.43.
* #16 (LP#5) - Life is Strange (Game Soundtrack) by Angus & Julia Stone (BMG/ADA/Warner) is not only the brother and sister duo's fifth studio album, but it's also the soundtrack on the game 'Life is Stranger: True Colors', which is issued in the second week of September (PS4 & PS5) and Nintendo at the end of the year. Of the pair's five studio albums, this is the first not to make it first week into the Top 10, while overall this is their seventh albums chart entry (5 studio, 1 live, 1 compilation) and their first chart entry as a pair since "Snow" (LP#4, HP-2, Sept. 2017), as Angus has charted under his moniker of Dope Lemon and Julia issued a solo album "Sixty Summer" (HP-16, May 2021). Last edited:
New Certifications: Singles; Industry Baby by Lil' Nas X ● Beggin' by Måneskin ▲ 2055 by Sleepy Hallow ● Friday (Dopamine Re-edit) by Riton x Nightcrawlers ▲2 Goosebumps (HVME Remix) by Travis Scott & HVME ▲2 So Done by Kid Laroi ▲3
No Album's this week.
*ARIA Chart info is based on sales for the week from the 20th to the 26th of August, 2021.