British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran takes out his sixth chart-topping single in Australia as he debuts at #1 with Bad Habits. The track is the first release from Sheeran’s forthcoming fifth album, the follow-up to No.6 Collaborations Project. Sheeran last charted with the standalone single Afterglow at #7 in January 2021. He previously topped the siafngles chart with Sing in May 2014, Thinking Out Loud in October 2014, Shape of You in January 2017, Perfect in December 2017, and I Don’t Care in May 2019.
On the #1 debut, Sheeran says “Australia! We did it!! Bad Habits has officially debuted at #1 on the ARIA singles chart. I’m so delighted and did not expect this start so a huge Thank you all for streaming, downloading and buying the single… .I hope you are enjoying it! After a decade in this industry I take none of this for granted. More to come soon”.
Warner Music Australasia president, Dan Rosen said “Ed Sheeran is a superstar artist and an adopted son here in Australia. Time and time again Ed has delivered us incredible music, and he’s done it again with his brilliant new song Bad Habits. Today we celebrate Ed and another #1 ARIA single”.
Masked Wolf holds on to the title of highest ranking Australian artist this week, with the Sydney rapper’s track Astronaut in the Ocean holding steady at #8. This week marks the 20th week the track has been in the top 50.
A week on from debuting at #22, Italian band Maneskin jump up 16 spots to hit #6 with Beggin. The cover of the The Four Seasons’ 1967 classic has also been a top ten in the UK and across Europe. The 2021 Eurovision Song Contest winners also debut at #21 this week with I Wanna Be Your Slave.
As Doja Cat’s Planet Her album debuts at #3, the American artist grabs two debuts in this week’s top 50: You Right at #11 and I Don’t Do Drugs at #43. The higher of the two tracks is a collaboration with Canadian star The Weeknd and serves as the second official single from the album.
Debuting at #2 on this week’s albums chart with Call Me If You Get Lost, American rapper Tyler, The Creator scores three entries in the singles chart top 50: WusYaName at #22, Lumberjack at #40 and Juggernaut at #49. WusYaName features appearances by YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Ty Dolla Sign.
With her debut album, Welcome to the Madhouse, set for release on 16 July, Tones And I takes out another charting single from it with Cloudy Day at #48. It’s the second single from the album to hit the top 50 after Fly Away. It’s the ARIA Award-winning singer-songwriter’s seventh top 50 entry.
Two previous ARIA charts #1 singles celebrate their 30th week in the top 50 this week: Heat Waves by Glass Animals, and Without You by The Kid Laroi.
She may have lost the #1 single but Olivia Rodrigo maintains her grip on the top spot of the ARIA albums chart for a sixth straight week with SOUR. After five weeks at #1, Good 4 U moves back to #2 on this week’s singles chart.
The highest ranking Australian album this week comes from Melbourne future soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote. Returning with their first album in six years, Mood Valiant debuts at #4. The group’s third album becomes their first ever top ten entry. Previous album Choose Your Weapon gave them their first chart entry ay #22 in May 2015 and their first ARIA Awards nomination, receiving a nod for Best Urban Album in 2015.
Tyler, The Creator takes out a new ARIA albums chart peak as he debuts at #2 with Call Me If You Get Lost. The American rapper’s sixth solo album is the follow-up to Igor which hit #3 in May 2019 and features a host of collaborators including Pharrell Williams, Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Wayne and Lil Uzi Vert.
Debuting at #3 with Planet Her, American hip hop/R&B artist Doja Cat scores her first top ten entry. Her third album comes after Hot Pink, which this week sits at #46 and has spent a total of 44 weeks in the top 50. Planet Her features the top ten single Kiss Me More, plus guest appearances from Ariana Grande, SZA and The Weeknd, among others.
The Veronicas make their second appearance in the top ten in as many months as they debut at #5 with Human. The Brisbane duo’s fifth album is the follow-up to Godzilla and includes the single On Your Side. Adelaide rapper Allday makes an appearance on the single Life Of The Party. The Veronicas have appeared in the ARIA top ten with all of their studio albums.
Melbourne garage rock band The Murlocs hit the ARIA Top Ten for the first time as they debut at #6 with fifth album Bittersweet Demons. The band’s previous two albums both charted in the top 20: Old Locomotive at #15 in August 2017 and Manic Candid Episode at #16 April 2019.
2021 ARIA Chart Toppers
January 4 24Goldn Mood
January 11 24Goldn Mood
January 18 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
January 25 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 1 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 8 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 15 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 22 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
March 1 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 8 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 15 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 22 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 29 Glass Animals Heat Waves
April 5 Glass Animals Heat Waves
April 12 Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon Peaches
April 19 Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon Peaches
April 26 Lil Nas X Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
May 3 Lil Nas X Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
May 10 The Kid Laroi Without You
May 17 Russ Millions and Tion Wayne Body
May 24 Russ Millions and Tion Wayne Body
May 31 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 7 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 14 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 21 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
June 28 Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U
July 5 Ed Sheeran Bad Habits
January 4 Taylor Swift Evermore
January 11 Taylor Swift Evermore
January 18 Barry Gibb Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook
January 25 Illy The Space Between
February 1 Bluey Bluey The Album
February 8 The Kid Laroi Fuck Love (Savage)
February 15 Foo Fighters Medicine at Midnight
February 22 The Rubens 0202
March 1 Tash Sultana Terra Firma
March 8 Architects For Those That Wish To Exist
March 15 Kings Of Leon When You See Yourself
March 22 Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
March 29 Justin Bieber Justice
April 5 Skegss Rehearsal
April 12 Justin Bieber Justice
April 19 Taylor Swift Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
April 26 London Grammar Californian Soil
May 3 Justin Bieber Justice
May 10 Amy Shark Cry Forever
May 17 Amy Shark Cry Forever
May 24 Delta Goodrem Bridge Over Troubled Dreams
May 31 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 7 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 14 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 21 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
June 28 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
July 5 Olivia Rodrigo SOUR