British artist Ellie Goulding picks up her first No.1 on the ARIA Charts with the single, Love Me Like You Do. Taken from the soundtrack, Fifty Shades Of Grey (No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week), the track has reached No.1 in its fourth week in the top 50. It moved three spots from last week to take the top spot. Also from the chart topping soundtrack, Earned It by The Weeknd moves sixteen places to No.13. With a jump of six spots, Sugar gives Maroon 5 their eighth top ten appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart. The band first appeared in the top ten with This Love (No.8 May ’04). Prior to this, their last top ten was with One More Night (No.2 Aug. ’12). The biggest jump this week comes from Jessie J and her new single Masterpiece, moving from its debut spot of No.91 to No.18. It becomes her seventh single to crack the top 20, following on from Bang Bang (No.4 Aug. ’14). After being nominated for six Grammys and taking home four this year, Sam Smith experiences a sales boost again this week. Lay Me Down moves from its debut spot of No.94 to No.50 and becomes Smith’s fourth ARIA top 50 single. I’m Not The Only One (No.11 Oct. ’14) moves fifteen places to No.25 and Stay With Me (No.5 June ’14) and Like I Can (No.20 Dec. ’14) remain in the charts at No.26 and No.35 respectively.
No.16 WHAT KIND OF MAN – Florence + The Machine. What Kind Of Man is the first single to come from Florence + The Machine’s forthcoming third album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. It is the British act’s eleventh appearance in the ARIA Singles Chart top 100 and fourth in the top 20. It follows on from the Spectrum (Say My Name) EP (No.4 Aug. ’12).
No.37 WHAT I DID FOR LOVE – David Guetta Feat. Emeli Sande. Taken from his sixth studio album Listen, What I Did For Love becomes David Guetta’s third single from the album to chart following Dangerous (No.7 Nov. ’14) and Lovers On The Sun (No.2 July ’14). For Guetta, it becomes the French DJ’s twenty-fifth ARIA top 100 single.
No.41 THE DAY BEFORE I MET YOU – Jessica Mauboy. Australian artist Jessica Mauboy picks up her twentieth ARIA top 100 single with, The Day Before I Met You. It is the sixth single from her album Beautiful (No.3 Oct. ’13) and follows on from Can I Get A Moment? (No.5 Oct. ’14), Never Be The Same (No.6 Apr. ’14), Beautiful (No.46 Dec. ’13), Pop A Bottle (Fill Me Up) (No.2 Oct. ’13) and To The End Of The Earth (No.21 Aug. ’13).
No.51 ONE LAST TIME – Ariana Grande. The fourth single from Ariana Grande’s second studio album My Everything (No.3 Oct. ’13), marks the US singer’s first top 100 single on the ARIA Singles Chart of 2015. One Last Time follows previous singles Love Me Harder (No.19 Jan. ’15), Break Free (No.3 July ’14) and Problem (No.2 May ’14). It charts off the back of Grande’s performance of the song at the Grammys two weeks ago.
No.75 TROUBLE – Iggy Azalea. Trouble is the second single from Iggy Azalea’s re-released debut album, Reclassified (No.32 Dec. ’14). It follows on from Beg For It and becomes Azalea’s seventh ARIA top 100 single. Azalea scored her highest charting single with Fancy (No.5 June ’14).
No.77 ENERGY – Drake. Taken from Drake’s mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, which debuts at No.2 this week after a surprise release. Energy marks the Canadian rapper’s sixth ARIA top 100 single. It follows on from Hold On, We’re Going Home (No.8 Sep. ’13), which remains his highest charting single to date.
No.79 BILLS – LunchMoney Lewis. Who is LunchMoney Lewis? This little-known rapper is the son of the founding member of Inner Circle - best known for Sweat (A La La La La Long) (No.2 Aug. ’93) and Bad Boys (No.25 Aug. ’93). He co-wrote Jessie J’s recent offering, Burnin’ Up (No.63 Oct. ’14) and has songwriting credits on two of Juicy J’s tracks. But, LunchMoney Lewis struck music gold when he featured on Nicki Minaj’s new album The Pink Print (No.19 Dec. ’14). Everyone was wondering who is LunchMoney Lewis? This week, he makes his solo debut on the ARIA Singles chart with Bills.
No.81 I PUT A SPELL ON YOU – Annie Lennox. Taken from this week’s No.1 album, Fifty Shades Of Grey Soundtrack, I Put A Spell On You is Annie Lennox’s first ARIA Singles chart entry in nearly twenty years. The last time the Eurythmics singer graced the singles chart was with A Whiter Shade Of Pale (No.56 June ’95). I Put A Spell On You was originally written and performed by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in 1956.
No.94 RETRO – Childish Gambino. Born Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino is a multi-talented actor, writer, comedian, rapper, singer, and producer. Retro is lifted from Gambino’s upcoming Kauai EP and is a remake of one of his earlier releases, Love Is Crazy. Retro is Gambino’s third appearance on the ARIA Singles chart following Sober (No.70 Feb. ’15) and 3005 (No.81 Dec. ’13).
No.96 B****ES N MARIJUANA – Chris Brown, Tyga & ScHoolboy Q. This is the second track lifted from the joint collaboration of Chris Brown and Tyga. The new album out this week titled Fan Of A Fan: The Album features the tracks Ayo (No.32 Jan. ’15) and the new release, B****es N Marijuana.
Week two at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for the soundtrack, Fifty Shades Of Grey. Both singles from the album have rocketed up the Singles Chart this week: The Weeknd’s Earned It has jumped to No.13, whilst Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do has rocketed to No.1 and Annie Lennox debuts at No.81 with I Put A Spell On You. With both the soundtrack and the lead single topping the charts this week, it marks the first time this feat has occurred in over a decade. The last soundtrack to do so was 8 Mile, with both the album and the lead single Lose Yourself holding the top spots for two weeks in January 2003. In 2001 the Coyote Ugly soundtrack and lead single Can’t Fight The moonlight by LeAnn Rimes both held the top spot for six weeks. It also marks the first time a soundtrack has spawned a No.1 single since 8 Mile. After a surprise release, Canadian rapper Drake takes out the No.2 spot with the mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. The album took out the top spot on the US Billboard 200. After completing a national tour earlier in the year, George Ezra returns to the top ten with Wanted On Voyage (No.4 Jan. ’15), moving five spots to No.9. Currently touring nationally, Angus & Julia Stone move back up the charts with their self-titled third album (No.1 Aug. ’14). It jumps from No.39 to No.13.
No.2 IF YOU’RE READING THIS IT’S TOO LATE – Drake. Canadian rapper Drake makes his fourth appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart with the mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Released just ahead of his Australian tour, the album is the follow-up to Drake’s 2013 album Nothing Was The Same (No.2 Sep. ’13) and features the single Energy, which debuts at No.77 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week. Whilst it is his second No.2 album on the ARIA Charts, the mixtape debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard 200. Drake made his ARIA Albums Chart debut with Thank Me Later (No.81 June ’10).
No.4 SOME + MIRRORS – Imagine Dragons. Smoke + Mirrors is the second studio album by American band Imagine Dragons and equals the peak reached by their debut album Night Visions (No.4 Aug. ’13). It features the singles Shots, which reaches a new peak at No.66 this week and I Bet My Life (No.36 Nov. ’14). In between releases the band charted with the Continued Silence EP (No.100 Mar. ’13).
No.25 NON-FICTION – Ne-Yo. Non-Fiction is the sixth studio album from American R&B singer Ne-Yo. It is also his sixth entry in the ARIA Albums Chart to crack the top 100. The follow-up to R.E.D. (No.37 Nov. ’12) features contributions from Pitbull, Juicy J, T.I. and ScHoolboy Q. Ne-Yo picked up his highest charting release with the album Year Of The Gentleman (No.7 Sep. ’08). Non-Fiction becomes his second highest entry on the ARIA Albums Chart.
No.26 WIRED – Travis Collins. Australian country singer Travis Collins, makes his ARIA Albums Chart debut with his fourth studio album, Wired. It is the follow-up to 2012’s self-titled album and debuts at No.1 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart. Collins will be playing the Motor City Music Festival next month in Geelong.
No.54 CELEBRATING THE HITS OF THE EVERLY BROTHERS – The Robertson Brothers. Australian trio The Robertson Brothers make their ARIA Albums Chart debut with their third studio album, Celebrating The Hits Of The Everly Brothers. The album features covers of The Everly Brothers classics such as Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie and Crying In The Rain. The Robertson Brothers are best known for the theme song to Home And Away from 2000 to 2006.
No.68 DISOBEDIENT – Stick To Your Guns. American hardcore punk band Stick To Your Guns make their ARIA Chart debut with their fifth studio album Disobedient, the follow-up to 2012’s Diamond. The band is currently made up of Jesse Barnett, Andrew Rose, George Schmitz, Chris Rawson and Josh James.
No.76 A QUIEN QUIERA ESCUCHAR – Ricky Martin. A Quien Quiera Escuchar, which translates to “To Those Who Want To Listen”, is the tenth studio album from Puerto Rican artist and The Voice judge Ricky Martin. It marks Martin’s eighth appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart, with Martin last featuring in the chart with Greatest Hits (No.2 May ’13).
No.98 THESE THINGS HAPPEN – G-Eazy. Gerald Earl Gillum, AKA G-Eazy, is an American rapper making his ARIA Chart debut with his third studio album, These Things Happen. It is the follow-up to 2012’s Must Be Nice which peaked at No.3 on the US Billboard 200 Chart.
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