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ARIA Singles: John Legend Debuts At Number One

by Gavin Ryan on December 7, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

John Legend’s first Top 40 entry “All of Me” becomes his first No.1 single in Australia, the song also currently spending it’s fourth week at the top in Portugal, making us the only two countries in the world to give John a No.1 single (he’s had three US R&B No.1 albums).

“All of Me” becomes the 1012th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013) and the 450th for ARIA (1983 to 2013), whilst it’s the 107th No.1 single for the Columbia Record label. It’s the twenty-third song with ‘All’ in it’s title and the sixty-eighth song featuring ‘Me’, whilst John becomes the 181st Male American artist to reach the top in Australia, the 397th American act and the 662nd song performed by an American artist.

John is in the country now touring as support act to Alicia Keys, and whilst the racy video clip featuring his now wife, model Chrissy Teigen; must have given the song its initial viewings, the track has now sold enough to be certified Gold (●) in sales here after four weeks upon the charts.

“The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna is back down to No.2 after three weeks at the top, with the track is now re-certified 2x▲Platinum in sales, whilst Magic! climb four places to a new peak of No.3 with “Rude”, which is now Gold (●) in sales, and could climb higher as the band, are in the country this coming week.

Spending their eighth week within the Top 10 (and Top 100), Pitbull and Ke$ha climb back up to their former peak of No.4 for a third non-consecutive week, whilst Avicii is back down two places to No.5 with “Hey Brother”, which is now 2x▲Platinum, and Guy Sebastian holds at No.6 with “Like a Drum”, which is now ▲Platinum. Katy Perry is down three places to No.7 with “Roar”, Bastille and Justice Crew hold at No.8 and No.9 respectively, whilst the new No.1 album holder in the country, Taylor Henderson; is back up a couple of places to No.10 with “Borrow My Heart”, which is now ▲Platinum in sales.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Imagine Dragons are up four places to a new peak of No.11 with “Demons” (now Gold ●), and Havana Brown holds at No.13 with “Warrior” (now ▲Platinum), but the big jump into the Top 20 is the new track for Avicii, “Addicted to You”, which is up twenty-three places to No.18 to give him four Top 20 hits from his current album “True” (TW-15). “Stay the Night” (HP-11) for Zedd & Hayley Williams is back up four places to No.28 and now certified ▲Platinum, whilst The Vamps jump up thirteen places to a new peak of No.34 with “Can We Dance”. Lorde is back up ten places to No.39 with “Team” (which she performed at the ARIA Awards), whilst The Fray are up seven places to No.44 with “Love Don’t Die” and current and former UK No.1 singles “Under Control” for Calvin Harris and “Animals” for Martin Garrix return to the Top 50 at No.46 and No.50 respectively.

DOWN DOWN: After returning to the Top 10 for a further two weeks, “Story of My Life” (HP-3) for One Direction is back down four places to No.14, notching up three weeks in total within the ten. “I See Fire” for Ed Sheeran is down a place to No.21, and picks up a Gold (●) sales certification. “Swing” for Joel Fletcher and Savage drops back five to No.29 and Samantha Jade is also down five to No.33 with “Soldier”. Last weeks highest new entry, “Drop the Game” for Flume and Chet Faker falls sixteen spots to No.37 and down thirteen to No.47 is “Alive” for Dami Im. “Wings” for Birdy tumbles fourteen places to No.53 and Ellie Goulding is down nine to No.55 with “Burn” (now 3x▲Platinum), whilst “Only Lonely” for Tina Arena plummets fifty-three places to No.96 this week.

ARIA AWARDS: Vance Joy did not win any awards, but the acoustic rendition (or traditional) of the song “Riptide” during the ceremony helps the song jump back up fifteen places to No.23, whilst Lorde’s performance of “Team” (49 to 39) also helps “Royals” back up three places to No.27. Samantha Jade performed “Firestarter” and “Soldier”, with the latter down five to No.33, with Jessica Mauboy performing “Pop a Bottle” which is back up to No.43 this week. Multiple winner Flume returns with his track “Holdin’ On” (HP-17) at No.51, whilst multiple-nominees (no wins) Birds of Tokyo return at No.60 with “Lanterns” (HP-3). Matt Corby won ‘Song of the Year’ for “Resolution” (HP-5), which helps the song jump up thirty-five places to No.63, whilst International guest for the evening Alicia Keys sees a return at No.87 with her song “Girl on Fire” (HP-12), which also returns due to her current national tour.

The fourth single from the Jason DeRulo album “Tattoos” (TW-67) is the highest new entry of the week at No.22, the song is “Trumpets”, with his two previous singles still charting; “Marry Me” (HP-8, peaked late October) is at No.38 and “Talk Dirty” (HP-1, peaked late August) drops to No.54, whilst the first single was “The Other Side” (HP-4, May), with this new entry now becoming his fifteenth chart entry, all of them reaching the Top 40.

The only other new Top 50 entry is the third single from US duo MKTO, “God Only Knows”, entering at No.45 to become their third Top 50 entry, with their previous hit “Classic” (HP-9×3, peaked August) back up a couple of places to No.61 this week, their first hit “Thank You” reached No.2 for three weeks in April.

Lower 50: Rudimental with Emeli Sande and Nas jump up fifteen places to a new peak of No.57 with “Free”, whilst Bonnie Anderson is up to a new chart height of No.67 with “Raise the Bar”. “Hall of Fame” for The Script and is being used in the Channel 10 Sochi Olympic commercials, which helps the song back up twenty places to No.69 this week, whilst Eminem is back up fifteen places to No.78 with “Rap God” (HP-15). Further re-entries (not mentioned above) include “All I Want for Christmas is You” (HP-2) by Mariah Carey at No.70, and “Strong” (HP-78) by London Grammar at No.93.

The ninth consecutive chart entry for Justin Bieber from over the past nine weeks enters at No.59 this week, entitled “Change Me” it follows on from the previous eight tracks, “Heartbreaker( HP-30, 14-Oct), “All That Matters” (HP-41, 21-Oct), “Hold Tight” (HP-48, 28-Oct), “Recovery” (HP-63, 4-Nov), “Bad Day” (HP-54, 11-Nov), “All Bad” (HP-60, 18-Nov), “PYD” (HP-56, 25-Nov) and “Roller Coaster” (HP-58, TW-73). This new entry becomes his 36th Top 100 chart entry.

Bruno Mars’ second album “Unorthodox Jukebox” (TW-21) came out this week last year, a week later an album track entered the Top 100 for a single week (17-Dec-12), and now fifty-one weeks later it’s officially the fifth single released from the album, so returning at its original entry point from last year, at No.62 is “Young Girls”. Jessica Mauboy lands her sixteenth Top 100 entry by debuting at No.66 with the title track from her current album “Beautiful”, whilst lower down Busta Rhymes returns at No.92 with “Thank You”, which features guest acts Q-Tip, Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne. The final new entry at No.99 is “Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues” by local three-piece electronic/indie act Safia.

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