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This week, The Kid Laroi becomes the youngest Australian solo #1, and Olivia Rodrigo remains top of the Singles Chart.
This week's album chartifacts
#1: The Kid Laroi ‘F*ck Love (Savage)’ – The Kid Laroi makes ARIA Charts history as he hits the top spot with 'F*ck Love (Savage)'. At 17 years, 5 months and 22 days, the Sydney rapper becomes the youngest Australian solo artist to hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, taking the record from Delta Goodrem who charted at 18 years, 6 months and 20 days in 2003. The Kid Laroi’s first mixtape debuted at #3 in August 2020 under its original title, 'F*ck Love'. It returned to #3 in November of the same year after the re-titled deluxe edition 'F*ck Love (Savage)' was released. It hits #1 for the first time in its 28th week in the Top 50. The release has also gone Top Five in the US and Top Ten in the UK. The Kid Laroi becomes the second male indigenous solo artist to top the chart after Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu went to #1 in April 2018 with 'Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow)'. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' singles ‘Without You’ and ‘So Done’ sit at #3 and #9 this week, respectively. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' is the third Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2021.
#9: Barry Gibb ‘Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook’ – Barry Gibb’s former chart-topper re-enters the chart for a third week, hitting #9. In the time since 'Greenfields' topped the ARIA Albums Chart, it went to #1 in the UK and #15 in the US. When the album went to #1, Gibb became the oldest artist to hit the ARIA Albums Chart: he was 74 years, 4 months and 17 days old.
This week's single chartifacts
#1: Olivia Rodrigo ‘Drivers License’ – American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo makes it four straight weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Drivers License’. The song continues to dominate charts around the world as it has since being released on 8 January. With Rodrigo at #1 on the Singles Chart and The Kid Laroi topping this week’s Albums Chart, it’s only the second time in ARIA Charts history that artists under the age of 18 have topped both charts. The last time was in April 2019 when 17-year-old Billie Eilish topped the Singles Chart with ‘Bad Guy’ and the Albums Chart with 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'
#4: Tones And I ‘Fly Away’ – Moving up two spots to #4, Tones And I’s ‘Fly Away’ takes out a new peak. It comes in the single’s 12th week in the Top 50.
#7: SZA ‘Good Days’ – After dropping out of the Top Ten last week, SZA’s ‘Good Days’ jumps up the chart five spots to hit a new peak at #7. It’s also hit the Top Ten in the US and New Zealand. #8: Tiësto ‘The Business’ – Climbing five spots to #8, ‘The Business’ becomes the second career Top Ten entry for Tiësto after ‘Red Lights’ (#8 January ’14). It’s the Dutch DJ/producer’s first ever #1 in his homeland.
Top 10 Albums
1. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' – The Kid Laroi
2. 'Bluey The Album' – Bluey
3. 'Dangerous: The Double Album' – Morgan Wallen
4. 'Evermore' – Taylor Swift
5. 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' – Pop Smoke
6. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
7. 'What You See Ain't Always What You Get' – Luke Combs
8. 'Legends Never Die' – Juice WRLD
9. 'Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook' – Barry Gibb
10. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
Top 10 Singles
1. 'Drivers License' – Olivia Rodrigo
2. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
3. 'Without You' – The Kid Laroi
4. 'Fly Away' – Tones And I
5. 'Mood' – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior
6. 'Levitating' – Dua Lipa
7. 'Good Days' – SZA
8. 'The Business' – Tiesto
9. 'So Done' – The Kid Laroi
10. 'Anyone' – Justin Bieber