News 22 April 2017

Ed Sheeran breaks ARIA singles record!

Debuts for Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga and more!

Ed Sheeran breaks ARIA singles record!

Debuts for Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga and more!

After dropping to #2 for a week, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ returns to the top spot to claim its record-breaking fourteenth week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The track overtakes Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ (#1 Oct. ’95) as the longest-running #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart (the ARIA Charts era covers July 1983 to present).

In its fifth week in the top 50, ‘Symphony’ continues its steady climb up the chart, moving a further three spots to #6.

Dean Lewis’ ‘Waves’ continues its move up the chart, this week moving to just outside of the top 20 at #21.

There are also new peaks this week for Jason Derulo’s ‘Swalla’ (up four to #25), Kyle’s ‘iSpy’ (up six to #36).


#16: Kendrick Lamar ‘DNA.’ – The first of three debuts on the ARIA Singles Chart this week for American rapper Kendrick Lamar. All three debuts come from Lamar’s new album Damn. (#2 this week). ‘DNA.’ includes samples of criticism of Lamar by several Fox News commentators, as well as a sample of the Rick James track ‘Mary Jane’.

#17: Lady Gaga ‘The Cure’ – Lady Gaga releases her first single of 2017, ‘The Cure’. The track was unveiled by the singer-songwriter during her Saturday night headlining set during the weekend of the Coachella festival. Gaga scored two chart entries in 2016: ‘Perfect Illusion’ (#14 Sept. ’16) and ‘Million Reasons’ (#34 Dec. ’16).

#20: Kendrick Lamar Feat. Rihanna ‘Loyalty.’ – Kendrick Lamar’s second new entry for the week. Featuring a guest vocal by Rihanna, ‘Loyalty.’ includes samples of tracks by Bruno Mars, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Jay-Z.

#29: Kendrick Lamar ‘Love.’ – The final new entry for the week from Kendrick Lamar’s #2 album Damn.. ‘Love.’ features German rapper Zacari and American artist Kid Capri.

#31: G-Eazy & Kehlani ‘Good Life’ – American artists G-Eazy and Kehlani team up for ‘Good Life’. The track is the first to chart locally from The Fate Of The Furious: The Album (new at #13 this week). It’s G-Eazy’s second chart entry as lead artist, following ‘Me, Myself & I’ (#19 Feb. ’16). It’s Kehlani’s first entry as lead artist.