News 31 October 2020

Ariana Grande claims fourth ARIA Charts #1 single with Positions

Plus, Top 20 debuts for The Kid Laroi and Luke Combs!

Ariana Grande claims fourth ARIA Charts #1 single with Positions

Released a week ahead of her sixth album, Positions, Ariana Grande hits #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with the title track. It becomes the American artist’s fourth #1 single in Australia after ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ (#1 Apr. ’18), ‘Thank U, Next’ (#1 Nov. ’18) and ‘7 Rings’ (#1 Jan. ’19). ‘Positions’ is also Grande’s second Top Three entry for 2020 after charting earlier in the year with ‘Stuck With U’ (#3 May ’20), a duet with Justin Bieber.

Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ jumps up nine spots to hit #13 this week. It becomes the fourth single from Future Nostalgia (#1 Apr. ’20) to hit the Top 20. The other three singles all ended up peaking in the Top Ten: ‘Don’t Start Now’ (#2 Feb. ’20), ‘Physical’ (#9 Apr. ’20) and ‘Break My Heart’ (#7 Apr. ’20).

American country artist Luke Combs takes out his second Singles Chart appearance as ‘Forever After All’ debuts at #14. The track features on the deluxe edition of Combs’ chart-topping second album What You See Ain't Always What You Get (#1 Nov. ’19), which was released last week. It becomes his biggest hit, taking over from ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart’ (#44 Jun. ’19).

ARIA-nominated The Kid Laroi takes out his highest peak on the ARIA Singles Chart as he debuts at #20 with ‘So Done’. The Sydney rapper’s third Top 50 entry follows on from ‘Go’ (#23 Jun. ’20) and ‘Tell Me Why’ (#49 Aug. ’20). It’s The Kid Laroi first new release after the mixtape F*ck Love (#3 Aug. ’20). He is nominated this year for three ARIA Awards including Best Male Artist and Best Hip Hop Release.

Ahead of the release of Love Goes, Sam Smith’s ‘Diamonds’ climbs up four spots to a new peak of #43.

Debuting at #45 with ‘Train Wreck’, British artist James Arthur hits the Singles Chart for the first time since 2016. The track originally appeared on Arthur’s album Back From The Edge (#8 Nov. ’16) along with chart-topper ‘Say You Won't Let Go’ (#1 Nov. ’16). It’s received a boost four years on after going viral on Tik Tok.