The Weeknd is now celebrating seven weeks at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart was Blinding Lights.
The highest new entry on the charts sees Lady Gaga with her first hit in over a year with Stupid Love, the first track released from her sixth album Chromatica due next month. After first charting in 2008 with Just Dance, this is Lady Gaga’s 13th top 10 single.
The only other new top 10 entry is American rapper Doja Cat with Say So, which climbs from #21 last week to #8 after six weeks on the chart.
New to the top 50 this week:
#32 Powfu with Death Bed
#43 Justin Timberlake and SZA with The Other Side
#44 Ashe with Moral of the Story
#50 24KGoldn with City of Angels
BTS and their new album Map Of The Soul: 7 spend a second week in the top spot. Getting a #1 album for successive weeks doesn’t happen too often on the Albums chart, or does it?
Harry Styles managed it earlier this year with Fine Line on top for the chart for the first two weeks of the year after initially hitting #1 in mid-December 2019. Kanye West did it for two weeks in November 2019 with Jesus Is King. Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish almost wreck our argument as they also racked up multiple weeks at #1 too in 2019.
Metal releases continue to perform well on debut on the ARIA Album Chart with Five Finger Death Punch new at #2 with their eighth album F8.
The third album to debut in the top 10 this week is from Melbourne pop punk band Slowly Slowly with Race Car Blues at #7. The band’s third album comes two years after their second album St Leonards peaked at #77. The band played the Lemonade Music Festival in Sale, Victoria, yesterday and tours the new album around Australia from mid-April.
Four other albums debuted in the top 50 outside the top 10:
#20 Lil Baby with My Turn. Second album from the US rapper.
#23 James Taylor with American Standard. The 20th album from the 71-year-old singer-songwriter.
#35 Caribou with Suddenly. The fifth album from Canadian composer-musician-performer Dan Snaith performing as Caribou.
#47 Saviour with A Lunar Rose. Fourth album from the Perth hardcore band.