Chart history for Tones And I as Dance Monkey ranks #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a seventh straight week. She now equals the record for most weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart by an Australian female solo artist, joining Kylie Minogue’s Locomotion (#1 August 1987). The record for the longest time at #1 by any Aussie artist belongs to Justice Crew who staked out nine weeks at #1 in the first half of 2014 with Que Sera. Tones and I is performing at the AFL Grand Final on the last Saturday of this month.
Otherwise the charts belongs to Post Malone this week with a #1 album and 13 separate entries on the Singles Chart. His highest position is Circles, which sits at #2 in its second week after debuting at #5. Nine of the 10 new entries this week belong to Post Malone. His album’s title track Hollywood’s Bleeding is the highest debut at #17 and it was joined on the chart by Saint-Tropez (#19), Die For Me (#23), Enemies (#28), Take What You Want (#30), On The Road (#35), A Thousand Bad Times (#39), Allergic (#45) and Staring At The Sun (#48).
The only other artist to crack the top 50 on debut this week was Camila Cabello with Liar at #42. The track comes from her forthcoming second album. She also remains top five with Señorita, duet with Shawn Mendes, with the former #1 single spending a 12th week on the chart.
Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding is the American hip hop artist’s third album and his second #1 ARIA album. The new album includes tracks with Ozzy Osbourne, Future, Halsey, SZA and Travis Scott.
Just three albums were new to the top 50 this week. The other two were:
#6 Melanie Martinez with K-12, which is released at the same time as the film of the same name from the talented singer/songwriter/screenwriter and director. Her second album becomes her first to go top 10 in Australia.
#10 Mallrat with Driving Music is the third EP from Brisbane musician/singer/rapper Grace Shaw. An Australian tour wrapped at the end of August and this week Mallrat will be playing dates in north-east USA and Canada.