News 19 January 2024

American Dreams come true

Hollywood just keeps digging up singles

American Dreams come true

The ARIA Albums Chart has a new #1 after 11 weeks of Swift supremacy, with 21 Savage’s American Dream debuting in the top spot this week. 

American Dream marks the rapper’s sixth studio album, including collaborations. He peaked at #4 here in 2020 with Savage Mode II with Metro Boomin, and 2022’s Her Loss with Drake made it to #2. Until now, his highest charting solo album was I Am > I Was, which stopped at #30 in 2018. 

On the Singles Chart, Jack Harlow makes it nine non-consecutive weeks at #1 with Lovin On Me. It’s the most weeks at #1 by a solo male artist (excluding collaborations and featured artists) since The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights was on top for 11 weeks in 2020. 

Ariana Grande returns at #2 with Yes, And?, her first new solo hit since POV peaked at #29 in 2021. 

The track, from her upcoming seventh studio album, Eternal Sunshine, reunites her with long-time collaborators Max Martin and ILYA for the first time in five years.

Ariana has had 19 top 10 singles here, including four #1 hits: No Tears Left To Cry and Thank U, Next in 2018, 7 Rings in 2019, and Positions in 2020.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Saltburn-fuelled chart revival continues, as her 2001 hit Murder On The Dancefloor climbs from #25 to #12, while another old track enjoys a movie-fuelled comeback: Natasha Bedingfield’s 20-year-old hit, Unwritten, steps back onto the chart at #18 thanks to its inclusion in the rom-com Anyone But You. It peaked at #13 in 2004.