News 3 September 2021

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber stay at #1 on ARIA Singles Chart for eighth week

Plus, it’s a Kanye West avalanche in the Top 50.

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber stay at #1 on ARIA Singles Chart for eighth week

‘Stay’ by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber remains at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for an eighth week. The longest running #1 single of 2021 joins 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Youngblood’ (#1 May ’18), Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ (#1 Aug. ’11), Savage Garden’s ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ (#1 Apr. ’97) and Austin Tayshus’ ‘Australiana’ (#1 Aug. ’83)  in third place for the most weeks at #1 by an Australian artist on the ARIA Singles Chart.

Elton John and Dua Lipa’s collaboration ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’ moves up one spot to hit a new peak at #3. The track equals the peak hit by John’s last duet to hit the Top Ten, ‘Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ (#3 Jan. ’92) with George Michael. This week, the track was announced as being part of John’s upcoming 32nd studio album, The Lockdown Sessions, set for release in October.

Topping the ARIA Albums Chart with Donda, Kanye West hits the Singles Chart with 19 tracks from the project. As well as the Top Tens ‘Hurricane - Version 2’ (#4), ‘Jail’ (#5) and ‘Off The Grid’ (#9), there’s ‘Praise God’ (#13), ‘Moon’ (#15), ‘Believe What I Say’ (#17), ‘Jonah’ (#19), ‘God Breathed’ (#20), ‘Ok Ok’ (#22), ‘Heaven and Hell’ (#24), ‘24’ (#29), ‘Junya’ (#30), ‘No Child Left Behind’ (#31), ‘Remote Control’ (#34), ‘Pure Souls’ (#37), ‘Donda’ (#38), ‘Keep My Spirit Alive’ (#41), ‘Jesus Lord’ (#44), ‘New Again’ (#46).

West breaks the ARIA record for most debuts in the Top 50 in one week, set by Taylor Swift’s 16 tracks in August 2020. He also takes the record for most tracks in the Top 50 in one week, previously held by Post Malone and Michael Jackson, who had 17 each.

Doja Cat scores two debuts in this week’s Top 50: hitting #26 with ‘Woman’ and #49 with ‘Get Into It (Yuh)’. They’re the fifth and sixth tracks, receptively to chart from the American artist’s third album, Planet Her (#3 Jul. ’21), after ‘Kiss Me More’ (#2 May ’21), ‘Need To Know’ (#9 Aug. ’21), ‘You Right’ (#11 Jul. ’21) and ‘I Don't Do Drugs’ (#43 Jul. ’21).