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This week, Lil Nas X hits #1 on the Singles Chart and London Grammar claim their first ARIA #1 album.
This week's album chartifacts
#1: London Grammar ‘Californian Soil’ – London Grammar score their first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Californian Soil'. The English trio’s third album is their first in four years, coming as the follow-up to 'Truth Is A Beautiful Thing' (#3 June ’17). It takes over from debut 'If You Wait' (#2 September ’13) as their highest peak. London Grammar recently announced an Australian tour for February 2022.
#2: The Offspring ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’ – Punk veterans The Offspring release their first album in nine years, 'Let The Bad Times Roll'. The band’s tenth studio album becomes their eighth Top Ten in Australia and their first to top the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. The follow-up to 'Days Go By' (#7 July ’12) was originally meant to be released in 2020 but was pushed back due to COVID-19. The Offspring have topped the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Smash' (#1 February ’95) and Americana (#1 Jan ’99).
#6: Alex Henry Foster ‘Standing Under Bright Lights’ – Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Henry Foster makes his ARIA Charts debut with the live album 'Standing Under Bright Lights'. The set includes Foster and his band’s performance at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal on July 5, 2019. It includes performances of every song from his 2019 debut album 'Windows In The Sky'. In 2020, Foster released four EPs.
This week's single chartifacts
#1: Lil Nas X ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ – American rapper Lil Nas X scores his second ARIA Singles Chart #1 as he hits the top spot with ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’. Now in its fourth week in the Top 50, the track previously spent one week at #1 in the US and has notched up three straight weeks at #1 in the UK. Lil Nas X spent 13 weeks at #1 with ‘Old Town Road’ (#1 Apr. ’19).
#6: Olivia Rodrigo ‘Déjà Vu’ – Climbing up five spots to #6, Olivia Rodrigo claims her second Singles Chart Top Ten with ‘Déjà Vu’. The follow-up single to ‘Drivers License’ (#1 January ’21) has also made the Top Ten in the US, New Zealand and Canada.
#8: Doja Cat Feat. SZA ‘Kiss Me More’ – After entering the chart at #10 last week, Doja Cat’s ‘Kiss Me More’ scores a new peak at #8 in its second week. The track has also become a Top Ten hit in the last week in the UK, US and Canada.
Top 10 Albums
1. 'Californian Soil' – London Grammar
2. 'Let The Bad Times Roll' – The Offspring
3. 'Fearless (Taylor's Version') – Taylor Swift
4. 'Justice' – Justin Bieber
5. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa
6. 'Standing Under Bright Lights' – Alex Henry Foster
7. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
8. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd
9. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' – The Kid Laroi
10. 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' – Pop Smoke
Top 10 Singles
1. 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' – Lil Nas X
2. 'Peaches' – Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar, Giveon
3. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
4. 'Rapstar' – Polo G
5. 'Astronaut In The Ocean' – Masked Wolf
6. 'Deja Vu' – Olivia Rodrigo
7. 'The Business' – Tiesto
8. 'Kiss Me More' – Doja Cat featuring SZA
9. 'Cover Me In Sunshine' – P!nk + Willow Sage Hart
10. 'Without You' – The Kid Laroi