News 22 August 2020

Cardi B hits #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with WAP

Plus debuts for Drake, Miley Cyrus and more!

Cardi B hits #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with WAP

Moving up one spot, ‘WAP’ by Cardi B hits #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming the first chart-topper in Australia for the American rapper. Last week ‘WAP’ debuted at #1 in the US; it’s Cardi B’s third #1 single in her homeland after ‘Bodak Yellow’ and ‘I Like It’.

'WAP' is only the third female-lead hip hop song to go to #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart after Dimples D’s ‘Sucker DJ’ (#1 Mar. ’91) and Salt-N-Pepa’s ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ (#1 Jan. ’92). It’s the first female hip hop collaboration to go to #1.

Pop Smoke’s ‘Mood Swings’ has moved up two spots to claim a new peak at #8. The late rapper’s ‘The Woo’ remains at #19 and ‘For The Night’ moved up six to hit a new peak at #24.

In its third week in the Top 50, ‘Head & Heart’ by British producers Joel Corry and MNEK hits the Top Ten for the first time. The single has now spent a total of four weeks at #1 in the UK

A week on from her debut, 17-year-old Canadian artist Tate McRae moves up 18 spots to #29 with ‘You Broke Me First’.

Climbing two spots in its seventh week in the Top 50, Amy Shark’s ‘Everybody Rise’ moves up two spots to claim a new peak at #32.

Chart Debuts

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Laugh Now Cry Later

Drake Feat. Lil Durk
Drake scores his second Top Ten entry for 2020 as he releases ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’. The single is the first to be released from the Canadian rapper’s forthcoming sixth album, Certified Lover Boy, which is set for release later in the year. Drake charted earlier in the year with ‘Toosie Slide’ (#3 Apr. ’20). ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ is Drake’s 14th Top Ten single as lead artist.
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Midnight Sky

Miley Cyrus
American singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus returns with ‘Midnight Sky’. Cyrus’ first solo single to hit the Top 50 since ‘Slide Away’ (#15 Sept. ’19) comes from her upcoming seventh album She Is Miley Cyrus. She also charted towards the end of last year with ‘Don't Call Me Angel (Charlie's Angels)’ (#4 Sept. ’19), a collaboration with Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey.
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24kGoldn Feat. Iann Dior
After making his chart debut earlier in the year with ‘City Of Angels’ (#25 Apr. ’20), 24kGoldn scores his second Top 50 entry with ‘Mood’. To date, it’s the American rapper’s highest chart peak in his homeland, hitting #84 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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Kings & Queens

Ava Max
Ahead of the release of her debut album, Heaven & Hell, in September, Ava Max hits the Singles Chart with ‘Kings & Queens’. The track is the American pop artist’s third Top 50 entry after ‘Sweet But Psycho’ (#2 Jan. ’19) and ‘So Am I’ (#14 Apr. ’19), both of which will also appear on the album.
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Conan Gray
American singer-songwriter Conan Gray takes out his second Top 50 entry for 2020 with ‘Heather’. Like ‘Maniac’ (#24 Apr. ’20), the new single also appears on Gray’s debut album Kid Krow (#26 Mar. ’20) and has become a viral hit thanks to TikTok.