News 16 July 2021

The Kid Laroi scores second ARIA #1 single with Justin Bieber collab Stay

Plus, debuts by BTS, Billie Eilish and more!

The Kid Laroi scores second ARIA #1 single with Justin Bieber collab Stay

Australian hip hop star The Kid Laroi and Canadian star Justin Bieber debut at #1 on this week’s ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Stay’. The track is the first to be released from Laroi's upcoming mixtape, F*ck Lov3. It becomes his second ARIA #1 single after topping the chart for a week in May with ‘Without You’ (#1 May ’21). For Bieber, it’s his fifth chart-topper after ‘What Do You Mean?’ (#1 Sept. ’15), ‘Love Yourself’ (#1 Dec. ’15), ‘I Don’t Care’ with Ed Sheeran (#1 May ’19) and ‘Peaches’ (#1 Apr. ’21).

ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd says: “From Waterloo to the world! A huge congratulations to The Kid Laroi on taking out his second ARIA #1 single with 'Stay'. It's fantastic to see an Australian artist receiving global recognition while also tasting big success at home.”

Korean megastars BTS take out their fourth Top Ten single on the ARIA Charts as they debut at #6 with ‘Permission To Dance’. It’s the group’s third English-language single after ‘Dynamite’ (#2 Aug. ’20) and ‘Butter’ (#6 May ’21). The track was co-written by Ed Sheeran, among others. This week ‘Butter’ climbs back eleven spots to #26.

With two weeks before her second album, Happier Than Ever, is released, Billie Eilish debuts at #16 with ‘NDA’. It’s the fifth track from the album to chart after ‘My Future’ (#3 Aug. ’20), ‘Therefore I Am’ (#3 Nov. ’20), ‘Your Power’ (#9 May ’21) and ‘Lost Cause’ (#18 Jun. ’21).

American rapper Post Malone takes out his first new chart entry for almost two years as he debuts at #22 with ‘Motley Crew’. It’s the first song released from his upcoming fourth studio album. The last time Malone debuted on the chart was in September 2019 when nine tracks from Hollywood’s Bleeding (#1 Sept. ’19) entered, including the title track (#17 Sept. ’19).

A week on from debuting at #43, Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Thot Sh*t’ move sup to a new peak at #38.