Hackney Diamonds by The Rolling Stones arrives at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, marking the band’s 34th top 10 album in Australia and ninth #1, while Doja Cat becomes the sixth solo female act to spend 10 or more weeks at #1 on the Singles Chart.
Recorded between Los Angeles, London, Nassau and New York, Hackney Diamonds is the first body of original material from The Rolling Stones since A Bigger Bang in 2005. It is also their first album since the passing of drummer Charlie Watts in August 2021.
It is their ninth #1 album here, stretching back to their debut album, The Rolling Stones, 59 years ago, and joins the extensive list of top 10 albums from The Stones in Australia:
Blink-182 return with One More Time…, new at #2. It features the original line-up of Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus. It’s their first studio album since Nine, featuring Matt Skiba in place of DeLonge, which topped out at #4 in 2019.
One More Time… is Blink’s ninth top 10 album in Australia. They have hit #2 four times, with Take Off Your Pants and Jacket in 2001, Neighborhoods in 2011, California in 2016 and now with One More Time…
Doja Cat’s Paint The Town Red holds at #1 for the 10th straight week, becoming the 27th song to spend 10 or more weeks on top.
Doja is the sixth solo female act to enter the 10-or-more-weeks-at-#1 club, joining Tones and I (24 weeks with Dance Monkey in 2019-20, the longest running #1 single ever in Australia), Dinah Shore (13 weeks with Buttons And Bows in 1949), Miley Cyrus (12 weeks with Flowers earlier this year), Whitney Houston (10 weeks in 1992-93 with I Will Always Love You) and Sandi Thom (10 weeks in 2006 with I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker). Honorable mentions to Dua Lipa, whose single Cold Heart with Elton John was #1 for 10 weeks in 2021-22, and the Spice Girls, who ruled the charts for 11 weeks in 1996-97 with Wannabe.
Doja’s new single, Agora Hills, also jumps from #31 to #16.
The Kid LAROI is new at #10 with Too Much, featuring Jung Kook and Central Cee. It is LAROI’s seventh top 10 single here: So Done got to #6 in 2020, Without You spent one week at #1 in 2021, Stay with Justin Bieber ruled the #1 spot for 17 weeks in 2021-22, Not Sober with Polo G and Stunna Gambino reached #8 in 2021, Thousand Miles hit #4 in 2022 and Love Again peaked at #6 earlier this year.
For British rapper Central Cee, it’s his third top 10 hit: Doja peaked at #3 in 2022 and Sprinter with Dave spent seven weeks at #1 earlier this year. South Korean star Jung Kook scores his third top 10 hit here this year, following Seven featuring Latto (#2 peak) and 3D featuring Jack Harlow (#7 peak).