News 1 October 2021

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber hit 12 weeks at ARIA Singles Chart #1 with Stay

Plus, moves by Elton John & Dua Lipa, CKay and more!

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber hit 12 weeks at ARIA Singles Chart #1 with Stay

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber hit their twelfth week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Stay’. Both Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ (#1 Dec. ’02) and Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ (#1 Mar. ’14) have also spent twelve weeks in the top spot. Only five singles have spent more time at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

In its seventh week in the chart, the Elton John and Dua Lipa collaboration ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’ moves up one spot to hit a new peak at #2. The new position equals Dua Lipa’s career Singles Chart peak, previously set with both ‘New Rules’ (#2 Sept. ’17) and ‘Don’t Start Now’ (#2 Feb. ’20). It becomes Elton John’s outright second-highest charting single in the ARIA era (Jul. ’83-present), sitting only behind ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’ / ‘Something About the Way You Look Tonight’ (#1 Sept. ’97).

Debuting at #7, British band Coldplay and K-pop superstars BTS join forces for ‘My Universe’. The collaboration is set to appear on Coldplay's ninth studio album Music of the Spheres, scheduled for release on 15 October. It becomes Coldplay’s second chart entry for 2021 after ‘Higher Power’ (#44 May ’21) and their first Top Ten since their collaboration with The Chainsmokers, ‘Something Just Like This’ (#2 Mar. ’17). For BTS, it’s their fifth career Top Ten and the third in 2021 after ‘Butter’ (#6 May ’21) and ‘Permission To Dance’ (#6 Jul. ’21).

A week on from its debut at #23, ‘Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)’ by Nigerian singer/songwriter CKay moves up ten spots to hit #13. Last week, the track jumped from #23 to #9 in the UK.

Also debuting last week, Central Cee’s ‘Obsessed With You’ moves up ten spots to a new peak at #31 in its second week.

Oliver Tree makes his ARIA Top 50 debut at #49 with ‘Life Goes On’. The track comes from the American singer-songwriter/producer’s deluxe edition of his debut album Ugly Is Beautiful (#23 Jul. ’20), titled Ugly Is Beautiful: Shorter, Thicker & Uglier.