Justin Bieber, Adele Extend Reign Over Australia's Charts
Bieber’s "Love Yourself" (Def Jam/Universal) notches its fifth week at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart to overtake "What Do You Mean" as the Canadian singer's longest run at No. 1 Down Under. Meanwhile, Adele’s 25 (XL/Remote Control) extends its run at the summit of the ARIA Albums Chart for a seventh week.
On the singles chart, Adele’s former chart-topper "Hello" holds at No. 2 and its now four-times platinum certified. Rounding out the top five is Bieber’s "Sorry" at No. 3, Jonas Blue feat. Dakota "Fast Car" (Virgin/EMI) at No. 4 and Shawn Mendes' "Stitches" (Def Jam) at No. 5.
Bieber continues to lock-down the top three on the ARIA streaming chart with "Love Yourself," "Sorry" and "What Do You Mean," respectively.
Adele’s 25 was recently crowned leader of the 2015 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart, and the British singer’s third album won’t give up its grip of the weekly chart just yet.
25 is the first album to spend seven straight weeks at the top since Adele’s previous album 21 did so during an eight-week stint at the top from early September to late October in 2011.
The entire top four albums are unchanged this week, and the top six albums are all former No. 1s. The second-placed album is Bieber’s Purpose, ahead of Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Big Machine/Universal) at No. 3, Ed Sheeran’s X (Warner) at No. 4 and Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra If I Can Dream (RCA/Sony) at No. 5.
Sam Smith, winner of best original song at Sunday's Golden Globes Awards in L.A., saw his album In The Lonely Hour (Capitol) jump 16-6 on Australia's chart for its 52nd week in the top ten. The set debuted at No. 2 in June 2014 and spent two weeks at No. 1 in April and May 2015.
Another strong rebounder this week is Sia’s 1000 Forms Of Fear (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia). The homegrown singer and songwriter’s sixth studio album re-enters the chart at No. 30 ahead of the release later this month of her new album This Is Acting. Sia’s former No. 1 album has spent 56 weeks in the top 50.