• Singles: Drake swamps Ed, Justin Timberlake charts on eve of Super Bowl
• Albums: Machine Head top 10, Foo Fighters & Gang Of Youths surge
After a massive eight weeks at #1 (and 48 on the chart) Ed Sheeran has surrendered top spot (for now?) and the chart finally has its second #1 single for the new year.
Drake is the new chart champ with “God’s Plan” which is the second ARIA #1 single for the Canadian rapper after “One Dance” in May 2016.
Two singles debuted inside the top 50 and the top 10, get this, has four new arrivals:
#11 to #6: Bruno Mars with “Finesse” in its fourth week and after winning six Grammy Awards a week ago.
#12 to #7: Camila Cabello with “Never Be The Same” in its eighth week.
#14 to #9: Pnau with “Go Bang” in its 14th week.
#18 to #10: Rudimental with “These Days” in its second week.
The chart’s two new top 50 entries are:
#36 Justin Timberlake with “Say Something” featuring Chris Stapleton.
#49 Gang Of Youths with “Let Me Down Easy”.
No change at the top for albums this week with the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman spending a fifth week at #1.
It was a relatively quiet week with three chart debuts, one of them landing in the top 10.
The new arrivals were:
#10 Machine Head with “Catharsis”
#28 Migos with “Culture II”
#43 Craig David with “The Time Is Now”
Both Gang Of Youths (with “Go Father In Lightness”) and Foo Fighters (with Greatest Hits”) returned to the top 10 this week with their respective former #1 albums.
The chart action for Gang Of Youths is off the back of its strong showing in the triple j Hottest 100 with three in the top 10, while the Foo Fighters have been slaying audiences around the country with their stadium tour.