First ARIA #1 for James Arthur
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First ARIA #1 for James Arthur

October 15, 2016

Debuts by Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and more!

British singer-songwriter James Arthur has scored his first #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’. The track – the first from Arthur’s forthcoming Back From The Edge album – hits #1 in its fourth week in the top 50 thanks to a jump of two spots. Arthur’s previous chart peak was with ‘Impossible’ (#2 Feb. ’13). ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ spent two weeks at #1 in the UK.

Up two spots from last week, ‘Starboy’ levels with ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ (#2 Jul. ’15) as The Weeknd’s highest Singles Chart peak.

In its sixth week on the chart Sia’s ‘The Greatest’ moves back up three spots to #5.

The may have lost the #1 this week after a nine week run with ‘Closer’ but The Chainsmokers have scored their fifth top ten after ‘All I Know’ moves up one spot.

Debuts:

#12: Bruno Mars ‘24K Magic’ – With the title track and first single from his forthcoming third album, Bruno Mars has picked up his first appearance on the ARIA Singles as a lead artist since 2013. In between his charting with ‘Gorilla’ (#41 Sept. ’13) and now, Mars hit #1 as the featured artist on Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ (#1 Dec. ’14). The album 24K Magic is set for release in November.

#26: John Legend ‘Love Me Now’ – American singer-songwriter John Legend scores his second career top 50 appearance as a lead artist with ‘Love Me Now’. It’s the lead single from the forthcoming album Darkness And Light. Legend first charted in the top 50 with ‘All Of Me’ (#1 Dec. ’13). He most recently appeared as the featured artist on Meghan Trainor’s ‘Like I'm Gonna Lose You’ (#1 Jun. ’15).

#37: Lady Gaga ‘Million Reasons’ – The second track to chart from Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album Joanne. Like ‘Perfect Illusion’ (#14 Sept. ’16), ‘Million Reasons’ sees Gaga collaborating with producers Mark Ronson and BloodPop. Joanne is out next week (21 October).