ARIA Charts: Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys top charts, Delta as Olivia #4

Three from three: Arctic Monkeys score third #1 album with Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.

Mediaweek editor James Manning takes a look at the ARIA Charts for the week starting May 14.

• Singles: Childish Gambino fifth artist to top chart, Jessica’s “We Got Love” returns
• Albums: Arctic Monkeys debut at #1, Delta new at #4, Charlie Puth #7


Rapper Childish Gambino has become the fifth artist to top the singles chart in 2018 with the track “This Is America”, which is his first chart-topper in Australia. His previous best here was “Redbone”, which peaked at #27 in 2016.

5 Seconds Of Summer creep into the top five with “Youngblood” at #3 after five weeks on the chart.

The big chart news though is Drake has dropped to #4 with “Nice For What” on the chart, which is the lowest the artist has been since the end of January when “God’s Plan” entered the chart at #3.

The only new arrival in the top 10 was Amy Shark with “I Said Hi”, which hits a new chart peak at #9 after five weeks on the chart, gradually climbing each week.

Just one single debuted inside the top 50 this week – Selena Gomez with “Back To You”.

Jessica Mauboy’s “We Got Love” has returned to the chart for just its second week, reaching a new high at #31 after a disappointing weekend at Eurovision a week ago.

Two tunes found a place in the top 50 from lower down the chart:

#42: Hayden James with “Just Friends” featuring Boy Matthews after three weeks on the chart
#49: The Chainsmokers & Drew Love with “Somebody” after four weeks on the chart


Arctic Monkeys have landed their third album, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”, at #1 on debut with three other artists finding a top 10 spot in their first week while four other artists debuted inside the top 50. It was the Monkeys’ third #1 album.

Delta Goodrem’s soundtrack album for “I Honestly Love You” has entered the chart at #4 as the second part of Seven’s miniseries screened just last night on Seven. Four of Goodrem’s previous five album releases have made it to #1, with “Child Of The Universe” climbing to #2 in 2012.

Also in the top 10 on debut were Charlie Puth with his second album “Voicenotes”, and metal all-stars Bad Wolves with their first album “Disobey” at #9.

The remainder of the top 50 debut albums were:

#14: “Eurovision Song Contest” compilation – Various Artists
#39: Beach House with “7”
#42: Esoterik with “My Astral Plane”
#49: Playboi Carti with “Die Lit”

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