News 7 May 2021

The Kid Laroi's Without You hits #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart

Plus, moves by Doja Cat, Russ Millions & Tion Wayne and more!

The Kid Laroi's Without You hits #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart

In its 22nd week in the Top 50, ‘Without You’ by The Kid Laroi jumps up from #10 to hit #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for the first time. It becomes the Sydney rapper’s debut #1 single, having topped the Albums Chart for a week in February with F*ck Love (Savage). Previously peaking at #2 for five weeks, the ascent to the top of the chart by ‘Without You’ comes on the back of a remix which features American star Miley Cyrus. The Kid Laroi becomes the first Australian artist to hit #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart since January 2020, when Tones And I ended her 24-week-run in the top spot with ‘Dance Monkey’. The Kid Laroi was nominated for three ARIA Awards in 2020.

ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd said: “A #1 single by an Australian artist is a fantastic achievement in itself but to hit the top of the chart after so many weeks is remarkable. A massive congratulations to The Kid Laroi who has managed to top both charts in the space of three months. He’s an Aussie artist who is making a big impact overseas, particularly in the US.”

‘Without You’ is the first Australian #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart in 2021.

Climbing from #5 in its fourth week in the chart, Doja Cat’s ‘Kiss Me More’ hits #2. It overtakes ‘Say So’ (#4 Mar. ’20) as the American R&B star’s highest peak in Australia.

British rappers Russ Millions and Tion Wayne jump 18 spots to hit #3 with their single ‘Body’ in its fifth week in the Top 50. In recent weeks, a remix of the track was released featuring Bugzy Malone, Fivio Foreign, Darkoo, Buni, ArrDee, E1 and ZT. To date it’s peaked at #4 in the UK.

Following the announcement and the title of her second album, Billie Eilish hits the Top Ten at #9 with ‘Your Power’. It’s the third single from the Happier Than Ever album (due 30 July) following ‘My Future’ (#3 Aug. ’20) and ‘Therefore I Am’ (#3 Nov. ’20). It becomes the American singer-songwriter’s twelfth Top Ten single on the ARIA Charts.

On the back of the release of Amy Shark’s #1 album Cry Forever, ‘Love Songs Ain’t For Us’ returns to its previous peak of #22.

After debuting last week, Aurora’s ‘Runaway’ moves up fives spots to hit a new peak at #30.

The Killers’ ‘Mr Brightside’ returns to the chart this week at #50. The track originally peaked at #29 in January 2005 and last appeared on the chart in October 2017. It was recently announced that the song had broken a UK Singles Chart record for most weeks in the chart, notching up 260 non-consecutive weeks.