The Ariana Grande track “7 Rings” retains it hold at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a fifth straight week, plus the track lands its first sales certification and is newly ▲Platinum in sales.
“7 Rings” is again the No.1 song in America and Canada, plus it returns to the top in both England and Ireland, all locations logging a fourth week at the top (meaning Australia has had it at top for the longest now). The stay at the top for Ariana improves her overall tally of weeks at the No.1 to now twelve weeks in total (from three #1’s), and on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles; 2010’s’ she moves up to outright eleventh, one week behind the 13 weeks at the top notched up by Adele, while on the overall tally board (1940 to 2019) she moves up to equal 70th alongside The Carpenters (3 #’1 for a total of twelve weeks also).
Last week (and still this week) Ariana Grande became the 130th act to occupy the top of both the singles and albums chart (since 1965), and she also became the first SOLO female singer to do so since Adele did it in late November of 2015 with her third album “25” and its lead single “Hello” for two weeks, while the last time it actually occurred was back in late October of 2019 for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper with the soundtrack to “A Star is Born” and it’s lead single “Shallow” for three weeks. Ariana also holds down the top two spots in the country with last weeks No.2 debut “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored”, which was replaced at the top in the UK and Ireland by her returning “7 Rings” track, but the song is now the new chart-leader in New Zealand, while Ariana is back down to just the two songs within the Top 10 this week.
Leaping from 1x to now 3x▲Platinum in sales is “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee, which is on hold at No.3 this week, while he reclaims his peak of No.4 for a third non-consecutive time for his other current Top 5 song “Wow”, which is back up one spot this week and land its first certification, jumping straight up to ▲Platinum in sales (bypassing Gold). Swapping places with “Wow” is the Billie Eilish track “Bury a Friend”, which is down one spot to No.5 and after three weeks of sales the song is newly crowned Gold (●) in sales. “Shallow” for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper is stable at No.6 this week, and now 3x▲Platinum, while it logs a seventeenth overall week within the Top 10 to now become Lady Gaga’s longest running Top 10 single in Australia, beating the 16 weeks racked up by “Poker Face” in 2008/9 (I expect it will hold within the Top 10 next week as The Academy Awards (The Oscars) are on this weekend in the U.S.A. (screened here on Monday).
Rising back up within the Top 10 is “Sweet but Psycho” for Ava Max, up one to No.7 and the Sam Smith and Normani duet “Dancing with a Stranger” rises two to No.8. Landing his eighth Top 10 single this week is Khalid whose entry from last week “Talk” jumps up fifteen places this week to land at a new peak of No.9, and of the eight top ten songs this is his third solo entry, the other five were as guest vocalist or as a part of a duet, one of those was with Halsey (on “Eastside”), and she is right after Khalid at No.10 with her track “Without Me”, which is down one to No.10 and now 4x▲Platinum in sales.
* Dean Lewis keeps hovering within the Top 20 with his new song “7 Minutes” (HP-14), which is up two places this week to No.15, while his older entry “Be Alright” is back up five spots to No.29.
* The Chainsmokers started a festivals tour here this past week, and their collaboration with 5 Seconds of Summer jumps up ten places to a new peak of No.18, becoming the ninth Top 20 for both the duo and also for 5SOS, while the former 5SOS track “Youngblood” is back up six to No.33
* Dominic Fike is also up ten places to a new peak of No.20 with his song “3 Nights”.
* The two George Ezra entries within the Top 100 rise this week, with his former No.1 “Shotgun” back up two places to No.21 and now 6x▲Platinum in sales, while his new entry from last week “Hold My Girl” zooms up forty-four places to a new peak of No.55.
* Loud Luxury rebounds six spots to No.23 with “Body”.
* The Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man duet “Giant” previously peaked at No.25, and now this week it is back up nine places to a new peak of No.24.
* Also scoring a new rise and peak is the Lauv and Troye Sivan collaboration “I’m So Tired” which had peaked at No.37, and now this week it rebounds twenty places to a new chart height of No.25.
* Imagine Dragons’ track “Bad Liar” (HP-20) is back up six spots to No.26 and lands its first certification of ▲Platinum in sales.
* J. Cole debuted at No.15 four weeks ago with “Middle Child” and then fell down the charts for the next two weeks, but this week it turns around and is back up eight spots to No.27, while his collaboration with 21 Savage and “A Lot” rises five spots to a new peak of No.52.
* Lukas Graham rise back up eight spots to No.32 with “Love Someone”.
* The fourth and final ‘first-certification-bypassing-Gold-to-Platinum’ track for the week is the Ellie Goulding with Diplo and Swae Lee track “Close to Me” which is back up six places to No.25 and newly crowned ▲Platinum.
* Meek Mill and Drake’s collaboration “Going Bad” is back up seven spots to No.37.
* A Boogie wit da Hoodie and his track “Look Back at it” is up two places to a new peak of No.45.
* This past week the DVD and Blu-ray of the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was issued, thus the title track is back up seventeen places to No.46, while the bands also returns two songs to the chart in “Another Bites the Dust” (#85) and “Don’t Stop Me Now” (#91).
* (DJ) Mustard and Migos rise again this week with “Pure Water”, up nine spots to a new peak of No.65.
* Dan + Shay jump up ten places to a new peak of No.69 with their recent Grammy Award winning track of “Tequila”.
* With ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ in cinemas on Thursday and its soundtrack coming out on Friday, the lead single from the album of “Swan Song” (HP-68) by Dua Lipa is back up twenty-three places to No.71.
* Alec Benjamin holds at his peak of No.76 again this week with “Let Me Down Slowly”.
* The third and final re-entry of the week is “Money” by Cardi B at No.98, while she also rises with “I Like it” (95 to 92), on the Maroon 5 (currently touring here) track “Girls Like Me” (55 to 53) and she also has the highest new entry of the week too.
* After a new album resurge last week the title track from the fifth album for Ariana Grande and “thank u, next” (HP-1×6, WI10-13a) drops back down four places to No.11.
* All of last weeks debuts from Ariana’s album also drop down this week in “Bloodline” (11 to 31), “Needy” (13 to 38), “NASA” (40 to 16), “Imagine” (25 to 41, now Gold (●) in sales), “Bad Idea” (21 to 42), “Fake Smile” (22 to 54), “Ghostin'” (26 to 60), “In My Head” (36 to 73), “Make Up” (41 to 89) and her oldest entry “No Tears Left to Cry” (91 to 100).
* The Khalid track “Better” is down one spot to No.28 and now 3x▲Platinum in sales, while he is also down with “Lovely” (46 to 48) and also “Saturday Nights” (52 to 62 and also now ▲Platinum).
* Billie Eilish drops down with “When the Party’s Over” (31 to 35), the aforementioned “Lovely”, then “Bellyache” (72 to 80) and finally “Ocean Eyes” (75 to 87).
* Ria Ora’s “Let You Love Me” song falls down six places to No.44.
* Lady Gaga gets a ▲Platinum sales certification for “Always Remember us This Way” which is down three spots to No.56, while her third and final entry “I’ll Never Love Again” drops fifteen spots to No.99.
* Peking Duk drop with both of their entries in “Sugar” (69 to 75) and “Fire”/”Reprisal” (90 to 95).
* Last weeks debut for Julia Michaels and Selena Gomez with “Anxiety” drops down ten places to No.77, the only one of the non-Ariana entries from last week to drop down.
* NOTD and Felix Jaehn with “So Close” tumbles down twenty places to land at No.81.
* Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” is down three spots to No.84 in its 111th week within Top 100, again its the ‘Longest Charted Single’.
* Mallrat drop down eight places to No.90 with “Groceries”.
* A$AP Rocky and Skepta fall down eight spots to No.96 with “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)”.
* #22 – Please Me by Cardi B and Bruno Mars is the lead single from the second album for Cardi B (no date or title known as yet), and it becomes her thirteenth Top 100 entry in Australia (8 solo and five as a guest artist) plus the second duet with Bruno Mars, as the pair teamed up for “Finesse” (HP-6, peaked February 2018) which was sitting in the Top 10 (at 9) this time last year, plus this is the 24th Top 100 entry for Bruno too (16 solo and 8 as a guest).
* #30 – 11 Minutes by Yungblud and Halsey feat. Travis Barker is the eleventh released and now first charted single for Yungblud (born Dominic Harrison in Doncaster, England in 1998), who is a solo alternative rock musician, with this track taken from his forthcoming second album, while back in July of 2018 his debut set “21st Century Liability” made it to No.97 here.
* #39 – 365 by Zedd and Katy Perry who toured Australia and New Zealand together in August of 2018 and at the time they collaborated on some songs, one of which is this new track “365” (days in the year), with the slick futuristic video clip featuring Katy as a femme-bot to Zedd being her troubled master/owner, and this now becomes the thirteenth Top 100 entry for Zedd (11 as lead, 2 as guest artist).
* #66 – Robbery by Juice WRLD becomes the third Top 100 entry for Jarad Higgins and is also the lead single from his forthcoming second album “A Deathrace for Love” (due March 8th), the rapper having first charted with “Lucid Dreams” (HP-8, peaked July 2018) and then “Fine China” with Future (HP-85).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com