Drake's fifth album Scorpion could put the Canadian rapper in elite company on the ARIA Charts
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Drake's fifth album Scorpion could put the canadian rapper in elite company on the aria chartS

July 5, 2018

Drake could be set for ARIA Chart domination this week, with his new album Scorpion destined to make a big impact across both the ARIA Singles and Albums Chart.

The Canadian rapper could nab his second #1 on the Albums Chart with fifth album, Scorpion - however, it’s his Singles Chart appearances that are really going to place him in elite company!

This week, the rapper could feature with 12 tracks within the Top 50, with nine of those being debuts including ‘Nonstop’, ‘Don't Matter To Me’, ‘Emotionless’, ‘In My Feelings’, ‘8 Out Of 10’, ‘Mob Ties’, ‘Talk Up’, ‘Can't Take A Joke’ and ‘Summer Games’.  The only other time in ARIA Chart history that an artist has been featured with more tracks in the Top 50 Singles Chart on the same week, is when Michael Jackson featured 17 times back in 2009, Ed Sheeran with 16 in March of 2017 and most recently Post Malone with 17 in May of 2018.

It is also worth noting that 2012’s winner of The Voice - Karise Eden featured eight times on the ARIA Singles Chart Top 50 in June 2012 the week after winning the talent competition, whilst the late Prince also featured eight times in May of 2016.

Now only time will tell if Drake will join this elite company….


DETAILED LIST OF ARIA CHART RECORD HOLDERS

Chart Week commencing 06 July 2009: Michael Jackson had 17: Thriller (#3), Black Or White (#6), Billie Jean (#7), Man In The Mirror (#8), The Way You Make Me Feel (#13), Ben (#14), Smooth Criminal (#16), Beat It (#17), Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (#21), You Are Not Alone (#22), Bad (#27), Heal The World (#30), Rock With You (#36), Remember The Time (#40), Can You Feel It (#41), Blame It On The Boogie (#44), They Don't Care About Us (#45) and one with The Jackson 5: 'ABC' (#43).

Chart Week commencing  25 June 2012: Karise Eden had eight: ‘Stay With Me Baby’ (#1), ‘Hallelujah’ (#2), ‘I Was Your Girl’ (#3), ‘You Won’t Let Me’ (#5), ‘Nothing Real But Love’ (#11), ‘Landslide’ (#15), ‘It’s A Man’s World’ (#21), ‘Back To Black’ (#36).

Chart Week commencing  02 May 2016: Prince had eight in the Top 50: ‘Purple Rain’ (#3), ‘When Doves Cry’ (#11), ‘Little Red Corvette’ (#22), ‘Kiss’ (#27), ‘1999’ (#28), ‘Cream’ (#30), ‘Raspberry Beret’ (#31) and ‘Diamonds And Pearls’ (#50).

Chart Week commencing 13 March 2017: Ed Sheeran had 16 (13 debuts): 'Shape Of You' (#1), ‘Castle On The Hill’ (#2), ‘Dive’ (#5), ‘Perfect’ (#6), ‘Galway Girl’ (#10), ‘How Would You Feel (Paean) (#13), ‘Happier’ (#16), ‘Supermarket Flowers’ (#19), ‘New Man’ (#20), ‘What Do I Know?' (#24), ‘Eraser’ (#31), ‘Heart Don’t Break Around Here’ (#32), ‘Barcelona’ (#36), Nancy Mulligan (#37), ‘Save Myself’ (#38), and ‘Bibia Be Ye Ye’ (#39).

Chart Week commencing 07 July 2018: Post Malone had 17 (13 debuts): ‘Psycho’ (#1), ‘Better Now’ (#4) ‘Paranoid’ (#10), ‘Rockstar’ (#12), ‘Ball For Me’ (#14), ‘Spoil My Night’ (#19), ‘Rich & Sad’ (#21), ‘Same Bitches’ (#25), ‘Over Now’ (#27), ‘Candy Paint’ (#29), ‘Stay’ (#30), ‘Zack And Codeine’ (#32), ‘Takin' Shots’ (#36), ‘Otherside’ (#41), ‘Blame It On Me’ (#43) and ‘92 Explorer’ (#44).