Sheeran scores sixth week at #1
Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack hits #1
ARIA DJ Of The Week: Mishtee
Justin Bieber holds the first #1 for 2016
This Week In... 1992
ARIA announces 2015 End Of Year Charts
Justin Bieber hits three weeks at #1 with 'Love Yourself'
This week's new releases - 08/01/2016
Five weeks at #1 for Justin Bieber
This week in... 1991
Chartifacts: Wednesday 13th January 2016
This week's new releases - 15/01/2016
Chartifacts: Wednesday 20th January 2016
This week's new releases - 22/01/2016
Justin Bieber holds onto #1 with 'Love Yourself'
David Bowie catalogue dominates the ARIA charts
Chartifacts: Wednesday 27th January 2016
This Week In... 1989
This weeks new releases - 29/01/2016
Rufus hit #1 with new album 'Bloom'
Chartifacts: Wednesday 3rd February 2016
This week's new releases - 05/02/2016
Ex-One Direction star Zayn makes #1 debut with 'Pillowtalk'
This Week In... 1996
Chartifacts: Wednesday 10th February 2016
Flume hits #1 with 'Never Be Like You
This week's new releases - 19/02/2016
Danish band Lukas Graham pick up their first #1 with 7 Years.
Molly soundtrack holds #1 for a second week
This Week In… 1986
Can Molly and Lukas Graham hold their #1s this week?
Tame Impala wins Best International Brit
This week's new releases - 26/02/2016
Lukas Graham notch up second week at #1
Hilltop Hoods pick up fifth ARIA #1
This Week In... 2004
Who'll challenge Hilltop Hoods and Lukas Graham for the #1s this week?
This weeks new releases - 04/03/2016
Lukas Graham make it a hat-trick with '7 Years'
Brit rockers The 1975 pick up first ARIA #1
This Week In… 1996
Will Lukas Graham and The 1975 hold their #1s?
This weeks new releases - 11/03/2016
Week four at #1 for Lukas Graham’s 7 Years
The Cat Empire nab second ARIA #1
This Week In... 2000
Can The Cat Empire and Lukas Graham hold on to their #1s?
This weeks new releases - 18/03/2016
Lukas Graham makes it five weeks at #1 with 7 Years
Matt Corby scores first #1 with Telluric
Who'll top this week's ARIA Charts?
This weeks new releases - 25/03/2016
Six weeks at #1 for Lukas Graham’s 7 Years
Waco gives Violent Soho first ARIA #1
This Week In... 1985
This weeks new releases - 01/04/2016
Seven weeks for 7 Years
Zayn’s Mind Of Mine Debuts At #1
This Week In... 2003
Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala take out top APRA gongs
Can Lukas Graham and Zayn keep their #1s?
This weeks new releases - 08/04/2016
Lukas Graham's 7 Years Hits Record-Breaking Eight Weeks At #1
Lukas Graham Nabs First #1 Album
ARIA Releases 2015 Wholesale Figures
This Week In... 1993
Can Lukas Graham hold their #1s?
This week's new releases - 15/04/2016
Gore gives Deftones first ARIA #1
Gnash's I Hate U, I Love U tops ARIA Singles Chart
This Week In... 2006
This week's new releases - 22/04/2016
I Hate U, I Love U #1 for a second week
Disturbed return to #1 with Immortalized
Who'll be #1 on this week's ARIA Charts?
This week's new releases - 29/04/2016
P!nk scores eighth #1 single
Lemonade gives Beyoncé second #1 album
This Week In… 1990
Who'll challenge Beyoncé and P!nk for #1 this week?
This week's new releases - 06/05/2016
Drake scores first #1 single with One Dance
Views hands Drake first #1 album
Who'll challenge Drake for #1?
Dami Im through to Eurovision Grand Final 2016
This week's new releases - 13/05/2016
Drake's One Dance scores second week at #1
Keith Urban scores third #1 with Ripcord
Dami Im takes out second at Eurovision
This Week In… 2004
Who'll challenge Drake and Keith Urban for this week's #1s?
This week's new releases - 20/05/2016
Drake notches up third week at #1 with One Dance
Ripcord gives Keith Urban second week at #1
This Week In… 1989
Can Keith Urban and Drake hold the #1s for another week?
This week's new releases - 27/05/2016
Week four at #1 for Drake's One Dance
Dangerous Woman gives Ariana Grande second ARIA #1
This Week In... 1994
Who'll challenge Ariana Grande and Drake for this week's #1s?
This week's new releases - 03/06/2016
Flume claims second #1 album with Skin
This Is What You Came For gives Calvin Harris second #1
This Week In... 1987
Can Flume and Calvin Harris top the ARIA Charts for another week?
This week's new releases - 10/06/2016
Week two at #1 for Calvin Harris’ This Is What You Came For
Jimmy Barnes snares record-matching 11th #1 album
This Week In... 1998
Will Calvin Harris and Jimmy Barnes be #1 again this week?
This week's new releases - 17/06/2016
Drake's One Dance returns to #1
Temper Trap score second #1 with Thick As Thieves
This Week In… 1992
Who'll challenge Drake & The Temper Trap for #1 this week?
This week's new releases - 24/06/2016
Drake holds tight at #1 with One Dance
Red Hot Chili Peppers score their sixth #1 Album with The Getaway
This Week In... 1986
Who could unseat RHCP and Drake at #1?
This week's new releases - 01/07/2016
Drake hits seven weeks at #1
Chili Peppers stay at #1
Will Drake and RHCP hold their #1s?
This week's new releases - 08/07/2016
In My Blood lands The Veronicas third #1
Delta scores fourth #1 with Wings Of The Wild
Can Delta and The Veronicas stay at #1?
This week's new releases - 15/07/2016
The Veronicas stay at #1 for second week
The Avalanches debut at #1 with Wildflower
This Week In... 1991
Can The Avalanches and The Veronicas hold #1?
This week's new releases - 22/07/2016
Rise gives Katy Perry fourth #1
Good Charlotte score second #1
Sia scores first #1 US single
This week's new releases - 29/07/2016
Cold Water scores Major Lazer second #1
Fourth #1 for Human Nature
Can Human Nature or Major Lazer hold #1?
This week's new releases - 05/08/2016
Major Lazer spend second week at #1
Human Nature stays at #1
This Week In... 1990
This week's new releases - 12/08/2016
First #1 for The Chainsmokers
Suicide Squad soundtrack scoops #1
This Week In... 1984
ARIA Launches 30 Year Celebrations
Who'll challenge for this week's #1s?
This week's new releases - 19/08/2016
Chainsmokers hold #1 for second week
Third #1 for The Amity Affliction
Who'll top the ARIA Charts this week?
This week's new releases - 26/08/2016
Closer #1 for a third week
Blonde gives Frank Ocean first #1
Will The Chainsmokers or Frank Ocean hold #1?
This week's new releases - 02/09/2016
Chainsmokers claim fourth week at #1
Second ARIA #1 for Barbra Streisand
Crowded House to be inducted into ARIA Hall Of Fame
This week's new releases - 09/09/2016
Chainsmokers’ Closer notches up fifth week at #1
A Day To Remember scores first ARIA #1
This week's ARIA Charts contenders
This week's new releases - 16/09/2016
Week six at #1 for Chainsmokers' Closer
Bad Seeds' Skeleton Tree debuts at #1
This week's new releases - 23/09/2016
Chainsmokers stay #1 for seventh week
Anthony Callea scores #1 debut with Backbone
Who'll top this week’s ARIA Charts?
This week's new releases - 30/09/2016
Chainsmokers equal longest run at #1 in 2016
Passenger scores first #1 album
ARIAs Fine Arts, Artisan, Best Comedy Nominees Announced For 2016
2016 ARIA nominated artists revealed
This week's new releases - 07/10/2016
Chainsmokers snare 2016's longest #1 reign
Sticky Fingers snag first ARIA #1
This week's new releases - 14/10/2016
First ARIA #1 for James Arthur
Like A Version 12 debuts at #1
This week's new releases - 21/10/2016
James Arthur holds #1 for second week
Jessica Mauboy makes ARIA history
This Week In... 2002
This week's new releases - 28/10/2016
Week three at #1 for James Arthur
Secret Daughter soundtrack scores second week at #1
This week's new releases - 04/11/2016
James Arthur hits fourth week at #1
Week three at #1 for Jessica Mauboy
This week's new releases - 11/11/2016
Week five at #1 for James Arthur
Bon Jovi snare tenth #1
2016 ARIA Awards Presented By Telstra performers revealed
This week's new releases - 18/11/2016
James Arthur makes it six weeks at #1
Illy debuts at #1
And The ARIA Award Goes To...
This week's new releases - 25/11/2016
James Arthur stays at #1 for seventh week
Metallica returns with sixth #1
This week's new releases - 02/12/2016
Clean Bandit claims first #1
Starboy gives The Weeknd second #1
Grammy Nods For Aussie Artists
This week's new releases - 09/12/2016
Clean Bandit holds #1 for second week
Stones roll in at #1
Clean Bandit's Rockabye holds #1 for third week
Farnham & Newton-John hit #1
Farnham & Newton-John Hold #1 For Second Week
Clean Bandit #1 for fourth week
Clean Bandit make it five in a row
Buble's Christmas returns to #1
ARIA announces 2016 End Of Year Charts
Week six at #1 for Clean Bandit
Trolls soundtrack hits #1
This Week In... 2001
This week's new releases - 13/01/2017
Ed Sheeran scores Singles Chart quinella
Trolls soundtrack stays at #1
This week's new releases - 20/01/2017
Ed Sheeran repeats Singles Chart quinella
The xx scores first ARIA #1
This Week In... 1999
Australia Day honours for music community
This week's new releases - 27/01/2017
Ed Sheeran scores third week at #1 & #2
Kasey Chambers claims fifth #1 album
This Week In... 1988
This week's new releases - 03/02/2017
Sheeran scores fourth week at #1
Trolls soundtrack returns to #1
This week's new releases - 10/02/2017
Five in a row for Ed Sheeran
Dune Rats score #1 debut
This week's new releases - 17/02/2017
Who'll top this week's ARIA Charts
This week's new releases - 24/02/2017
Former One Direction member Zayn (Malik) takes his debut single “Pillowtalk” straight into the No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, also landing at the top in England, Ireland and Scotland too.
“Pillowtalk” becomes the 582nd No.1 single for ARIA (1983 to 2016), plus the 68th for the RCA Record Label, their last being Grace with “You Don’t Own Me” (25-May, 2015), whilst by debuting at No.1 it becomes the 110th song to enter at the top of the Australian Singles chart and the first of the year, as in 2015 there were three songs that opened their chart careers at the chart pinnacle, “Hello” by Adele (2-Nov), “What Do You Mean?” by Justin Bieber (7-Sept) and his former band One Direction with their first and only No.1 here “Drag Me Down” (10-Aug), which means that Zayn has never appeared in a chart-topping single in Australia until now, as he was not on the bands track ‘Drag…’.
The song “Pillowtalk” becomes the first song to hit the top that features the word ‘Pillow’ in its title, whilst it’s the fourth to have a ‘Talk’ at the top, with the other three all being suggestive in their titles, “Let’s Talk About Sex” by Salt-N-Pepa (26-Jan, 1992), “Dirty Talk” by Wynter Gordon (17-Jan, 2011) and most recently “Talk Dirty” by Jason DeRulo (19-Aug, 2013). One unique chartifact that Zayn fulfills this week is to become the first artist ever to the hit the top of the Australian Singles chart with a name/act that starts with the letter ‘Z’ (pre or post ARIA).
Holding at No.2 for a second week is Flume with “Never Be Like You” plus he debuts in the Top 30 with a new entry, whilst Charlie Puth is up one spot to No.3 with “One Call Away” and his debut album “Nine Track Mind” also debuts at No.8 over on the albums chart, and Charlie swaps places with the former No.1 “Love Yourself” (now 3xPlatinum in sales here and the new US #1 song this week) by Justin Bieber, meaning that it drops a spot to No.4, and another thing Charlie and Justin have in common is that they are two of the three acts this week who have both a single and album within both Top 10’s.
After a single week at No.1, Jonas Blue and Dakota fall four places to No.5 with their cover of “Fast Car” and scoring her first Top 10 hit with her first chart entry is Kiiara and “Gold”, which leaps up ten places to a new peak of No.6. Dropping two places apiece are Snakehips with “All My Friends” (now 2xPlatinum) and “Lush Life” by Zara Larsson (now Platinum) to No.7 and No.8 respectively.
After last weeks leap into the Top 10, Triple J Hottest 100 winner “Hoops” by The Rubens is up one spot to a new peak of No.9 and newly crowned Platinum in sales, whilst the second Top 10 debut for the week is the No.10 entry of “Work” for Rihanna and Drake. This becomes the 28th Top 10 hit for Rihanna and the second Top 10 and third Top 20 hit for the teaming of Rihanna and Drake, as they have previously sung “What’s My Name” (HP-18, peaked late Dec 2010) and “Take Care” (HP-9, peaked mid-Feb 2012). Rihanna also is the third act this week to have both a Top 10 single and album, as her new set “Anti” comes in at No.5, and this is also the ninth song to debut in the Top 10 for Rihanna, whilst it becomes the fourth Top 10 hit here in Australia for Drake.
The first singles chart entry for twenty one pilots “Stressed Out” is at No.3 in the US this week and leaps up eighteen places here to a new peak of No.11 here, whilst the only other entrant to the Top 20 this week is Flo Rida with “My House”, which is up seven spots to No.20, whilst just outside of the twenty is Troye Sivan with “Wild” which is back up a couple of places to No.22 this week. With her new album debuting at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week, Sia and her “Cheap Thrills” rise four places to a new peak of No.27 whilst zooming up twenty places to No.30 are ZHU, Skrillex and THEY with “Working for it”, and the final rising track is from G-Eazy with Bebe Rexha who are up three places to a new peak of No.38 with “Me, Myself & I”.
The three songs leaving the Top 10 this week are led by Justin Bieber with “Sorry” (HP-2x5, WI10-14) down four places to No.12 whilst “Ex’s & Oh’s” (HP-5, WI10-4, now Platinum) for Elle King is down six to No.13 and finally falling eight to No.17 is DJ Snake with Bipolar Sunshine and “Middle” (HP-5, WI10-8). Shawn Mendes drops three places to No.15 with “Stitches” (now 2xPlatinum) and after peaking at No.14 last week “Keeping Score” for L D R U is back down two places to No.16 and scores its first certification by going Gold this week. “Hello” by Adele falls seven to No.18 and “Ocean Drive” by Duke Dumont falls six spots to No.21 and also falling out of the Top 20 are Justin Bieber with “What Do You Mean?”, down six to No.24, and “The Trouble with Us” by Marcus Marr and Chet Faker and “Downtown” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis both which fall twelve places each to No.31 and No.32 respectively. Zara Larsson and MNEK drop eleven to No.33 with “Never Forget You” which is now 2xPlatinum whilst Mashd N Kutcher tumbles down thirteen spots to No.34 with “My Sunshine”. “Lean on” by Major Lazer is back down eight to No.36, “The Girl is Mine” by 99 Souls is down three to No.39 and newly certified Gold in sales, “Flip it” for Charlotte Devaney and Snoop Dogg drops seventeen to No.47 with “Sweet Lovin’” by Sigala falls twelve to No.49 and is now certified Gold.
The third single released from the forthcoming second album for Flume entitled “Skin” debuts at No.23, the track called “Smoke & Retribution” features guest artists Vince Staples and Kucka and this now joins his current No.2 single “Never Be Like You” to become his fifth Top 50 hit. A few places lower at No.25 is the second entry this week for Drake entitled “Summer Sixteen”, which is also the fifth Top 50 entry for Drake, whilst he is also at No.10 on the new Rihanna track and at No.43 with his highest charting single in Australia “Hotline Bling” (HP-2). Last November One Direction debuted at No.29 with the third release from their “Made in the AM” album entitled “History” and now thanks to it being the official third single from the album and the recent video clip for the track being released, it helps it to return to the Top 50 this week by leaping up in at No.35
The seventh studio album for local singer/songwriter/ingénue Sia entitled “This is Acting” becomes her second consecutive album to debut at the top of the ARIA Albums chart.
“This is Acting” becomes the 605th No.1 Album for ARIA (1983 to 2016), plus the 401st set to open in the top spot first week, whilst it is also the second for Sia’s record label ‘Monkey Puzzle’, as her 14th of July, 2014 set “1000 Forms of Fear” was the only other on her label. Plus like RuFuS last week, Sia now joins Madonna, Boy & Bear and 5SOS as the other acts this decade to rack up two weeks at the top from two separate No.1 albums. Sia was also at the top of the singles chart this very weekend back in 2012 here and in the UK. The Aussie No.1 was on the Flo Rida track “Wild Ones” (3rd of six weeks) and debuted at the top in England on the David Guetta song “Titanium” (1 week only).
In the No.1 Albums alphabetical listing, Sia lands a unique place between 33 1/3 for John Farnham and her previous No.1 album “1000 Forms of Fear”, and this is the first time that the word ‘Acting’ has appeared in a No.1 set (or even in the charts), plus only the second ‘This is’ after the Twelfth Man set “Tribute to Bill Lawry… This is Your Life” (Dec 1997) and the fifth overall with a ‘This’, the last album being “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga (30-May, 2011). The last solo Aussie female to make it to the top was Sia with her previous No.1 album back in July 2014 (ON-J was part of a duo in July 2015) and her third Top 10 album overall here. The album has so far opened at No.3 in England, No.5 in Ireland and No.9 in The Netherlands with Top 20 debuts in Italy and Belgium at the moment.
The rest of the top four from last week remains stable, with “25” by Adele at No.2, David Bowie with “Blackstar” at No.3 and his collection “Nothing Has Changed: The Best of” at No.4, which is newly certified Platinum in sales. The second of four Top 10 debuts this week is new at No.5, the eighth studio album for Rihanna entitled “Anti” which was a surprise release last Friday and features this weeks No.10 debut of “Work” featuring Drake. Of her six studio albums to chart here (the first one didn’t) this becomes her fifth Top 10 album and matches the entry position that Rihanna’s sixth album “Talk That Talk” achieved in its first week back in late November of 2011, her highest charting albums here so far have been her third and fifth sets “Good Girl Gone Bad” and “Loud” which both peaked at No.2. This new entry has also reached the highest in Australia so far; as it’s nearest overseas peaks have been No.7 in both England and The Netherlands this week.
RuFus fall to No.6 with their second No.1 album “Bloom” after a single week at the top, with their last album “Atlas” falling 1 to 4 in its second week on the charts back in August of 2013. Justin Bieber is down two places to No.7 with his “Purpose” set and the third Top 10 entry occurs at No.8, the debut album for Charlie Puth entitled “Nine Track Mind”, which also debuted in the Top 10 in England and New Zealand this week, and features his current No.3 single “One Call Away”. The “Molly” TV Soundtrack is back down two places to No.9 this week, but expect a big jump next week, as the first of the two part mini series screens this coming Sunday night, which will help boost the set next week. The fourth and final Top 10 debut this week is new at No.10, the thirteenth studio album for US act Dream Theater entitled “The Astonishing”, which is the bands sixth chart entry here, and their first to hit the Top 10. The band’s previous best effort was their self-titled twelfth album from late September of 2013 which debuted and peaked at No.15.
The new single for Coldplay, their Superbowl appearance in the USA this weekend and lead singer Chris Martin’s Carpool Karaoke segment this past week all help to boost the bands album “A Head Full of Dreams” jumps back up five to No.12, whilst Kendrick Lamar is up eleven to No.14 with his former No.1 from March last year “To Pimp a Butterfly”. The twenty one pilots album “Blurryface” jumps up fourteen spots to No.25 now that they have a No.11 single in “Stressed Out” this week and halving its position from last week by leaping into the fifty at No.32 is Elle King with her debut album “Love Stuff”. James Bay is touring here at the moment and his album “Chaos and the Calm” jumps back in at No.37 whilst Jarryd James’ “Thirty One” set returns at No.42, whilst also back into the Top 50 is Melanie Martinez with her newly repackaged “Cry Baby” album to No.45.
Two of the four big albums to leave the Top 10 this week start with Ed Sheeran and his “x” (HP-1x8, WI10-81) set, which is down three to No.11 and leaves the Top 10 for only the fourth time, whilst “1989” (HP-1x9, WI10-65) for Taylor Swift is down four to No.13 and leaves the Top 10 for only the second time, the last time was back in May of last year when it fell to No.12 for a single week, meaning that this week is its lowest chart placing in its 67 weeks on the chart. The two other Top 10 dropouts do so after only a single week within the ten, “Dystopia” (HP-6) for Megadeth is down sixteen places to No.22 and The Eagles collection “The Complete Greatest Hits” (HP-10) plummets forty-four spots to No.54 this week. Elvis’ “If I Can Dream” set is down five to No.17 and dropping six to No.19 and No.20 is the soundtrack for “Straight Outta Compton” and The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” respectively. “Death of a Bachelor” by Panic! At the Disco is down fifteen places to No.26 and The Eagles highest charting album this week “Selected Works 1972 – 1999” is down five to No.27 and now Platinum in sales, with the groups “The Very Best of” down five also to No.38. 1D is down nine to No.29 with “Made in the A.M.” and “21” for Adele falls twelve spots to No.30, “Title” for Meghan Trainor is down nine to No.39 and the “Greatest Hits” for both the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fleetwood Mac fall after their rebound last week to No.40 and No.43 respectively.
The fifth studio album for UK act Bloc Party is entitled “Hymns” and comes in at No.15 this week, their first album since their debut set to not debut within the Top 10, as their last three albums all entered first week within the Top 5. The next new entry at No.34 is the second release for Sydney five piece metalcore band Polaris and their set “The Guilt and the Grief (EP)” becomes their first ARIA Albums Chart entry, and the final Top 50 entry this week is the third studio album for US act Tedeschi Trucks Band, which is new at No.36 entitled “Let Me Get by”, and by coming in so high it has now become the bands highest charting album in Australia and their fourth entry overall (three studio and one live album).
1 ‘Pillowtalk’ – Zayn
10 ‘Work’ – Rihanna feat Drake
23 ‘Smoke & Retribution’ – Flume feat Vince Staples & Kucka
25 ‘Summer Sixteen’ – Drake
35 ‘History’ – One Direction
Written, Researched and Compiled by Gavin Ryan.