• Singles: Gnash makes it two weeks at #1, P!nk debuts at #2 with “Just Like Fire”
• Albums: , PJ Harvey highest debut at #7
Gnash managed to hold onto top spot this week despite a chart reappearance from P!nk who just missed out on claiming another #1.
Gnash holds at #1 for a second week with “I Hate U, I Love U” after four weeks on the chart.
P!nk has charted with “Just Like Fire” which could be sitting at #1 next week based on its current momentum after a debut at #2. The tune comes from the soundtrack to Alice Through The Looking Glass and is P!nk’s 14th top five single on the ARIA chart.
P!nk was the only artist to debut on the chart inside the top 50.
Two artists were new to the top 10 from lower down the chart:
#28 to #7 “Be The One” from English-Albanian singer, songwriter, and model Dua Lipa
#15 to #10 “One Dance” is the fourth top 10 single from Drake
Jason Derulo has made it inside the top 50 on his second week with “If It Ain’t Love” up from #59 to #34.
American rapper, singer, producer and songwriter Luke Christopher also found a home inside the top 50 in the chart life of “Lot To Learn”.
Similarly Future & Drake dragged “Jumpman” into the 50 at #47 from #72 in the song’s third week.
Showing some impressive chart stamina is Chicago’s Disturbed which crashed into the chart at #1 in August last year. Their sixth studio album “Immortalized” was their first album back after a four-year hiatus and it slipped back to top spot from #4 last week after 32 weeks on the chart. Helping power the band’s longevity is their version of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” which remains a top 10 single after 12 weeks.
The highest new entry this week belongs to PJ Harvey with “The Hope Six Demolition Project”, her first album since 2011’s “Let England Shake”.
In addition to PJ Harvey, five other albums debuted inside the top 50:
#8 Marina Prior and Mark Vincent with “Together”
#11 Santana with “Santana IV”
#21 Mirusia with “This Time Tomorrow”
#41 Andre Rieu with “Magic of the Waltz”
#42 Various artists on “Eurovision Song Contest Stockholm 2016”
Josh Groban was also a big mover, climbing into the top 50 at #17 from #76 with “Stages (Live)” on its second week.
Let’s finish with a tribute to three chart legends who all find top 10 places, again, this week.
Ed Sheeran has taken “X” back into the top 5 at #4 on its 96th week.
Taylor Swift has lifted “1989” from #16 to #13 on its 78th week, while Michael Jackson spends another week in the top 20 at #19 with “Essential Michael Jackson” after 244 weeks.