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This week, Justin Bieber scores his fourth #1 album while Glass Animals hold the #1 single for a fifth week.
This week's album chartifacts
#1: Justin Bieber ‘Justice’ – Releasing sixth studio album, Justice, Justin Bieber takes out his fourth #1 on the ARIA Charts. The follow-up to 'Changes' (#2 February. ’20) includes appearances by The Kid Laroi, Chance The Rapper, Khalid, Dominic Fike and more. Bieber previously hit #1 with the albums 'My World' (#1 May ’10), 'Believe' (#1 June ’12) and 'Purpose' (#1 November ’15).
#2: Lana Del Rey ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ – Following up 'Norman F**king Rockwell!' (#4 September ’19), Lana Del Rey takes out her sixth Top Ten with 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club'. Like its predecessor, this album sees the singer-songwriter collaborating with producer/songwriter Jack Antonoff. It also features appearances by Weyes Blood, Zella Day and Nikki Lane. Lana Del Rey has topped the Albums Chart with 'Born To Die' (#1 February ’12), 'Ultraviolence' (#1 June ’14), 'Honeymoon' (#1 September ’15), 'Lust For Life' (#1 July ’17). 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club' is #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
#3: Troy Cassar-Daley ‘The World Today’ – Australian country star Troy Cassar-Daley returns at #3 with 'The World Today' and takes out his highest charting solo release on the ARIA Albums Chart. It’s his first album of original material in since 'Things I Carry Around' (#5 September ’16). Between studio albums, Cassar-Daley released the compilation 'Greatest Hits' (#7 October ’18) and the festive album 'Cowboys For Christmas' (#13 November ’20). 'The World Today' also becomes Cassar-Daley’s sixth Top Ten on the Albums Chart and sixth #1 on the ARIA Country Album Chart. He’s also #1 on this week’s ARIA Australian Artists Albums Chart.
#5: Middle Kids ‘Today We’re The Greatest’ – Debuting at #5 with 'Today We're The Greatest', Middle Kids take out a new ARIA Albums Chart peak. The Sydney trio’s second album comes three years on from their debut album 'Lost Friends' (#10 May ’18). Between albums, they released the EP 'New Songs For Old Problems' (#44 June ’19) and singer/guitarist Hannah Joy and bassist Tim Fitz became parents for the first time following the birth of their son.
This week's single chartifacts
#1: Glass Animals ‘Heat Waves’ – For the fifth week in a row, ‘Heat Waves’ by Glass Animals sits at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. This week the UK band released a new remix of the track, featuring American rapper Iann Dior. Dior was previously at #1 as the featured artist on 24kGoldn’s hit ‘Mood’ (#1 November ’20).
#2: Justin Bieber Feat. Daniel Caesar, Giveon ‘Peaches’ – As his album 'Justice' debuts at #1, Justin Bieber hits this week’s Singles Chart with five debuts, including ‘Peaches’ at #2. All up, the Canadian artist has nine tracks in this week’s Top 50.
#7: Masked Wolf ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’ – As it hits its sixth week on the chart, ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’ by Masked Wolf moves up ones post to score a new peak at #7. Last week the Sydney rapper topped Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart.
Top 10 Albums
1. 'Justice' – Justin Bieber
2. 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club' – Lana Del Rey
3. 'The World Today' – Troy Cassar-Daley
4. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa
5. 'Today We're The Greatest' – Middle Kids
6. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' – The Kid Laroi
7. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd
8. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
9. 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' – Pop Smoke
10. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
Top 10 Singles
1. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
2. 'Peaches' – Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar, Giveon
3. 'Without You' – The Kid Laroi
4. 'Drivers License' – Olivia Rodrigo
5. 'The Business' – Tiesto
6. 'Hold On' – Justin Bieber
7. 'Astronaut In The Ocean' – Masked Wolf
8. 'Cover Me In Sunshine' – P!nk + Willow Sage Hart
9. 'Goosebumps (Remix)' – Travis Scott & HVME
10. 'Calling My Phone' – Lil Tjay & 6lack