Justin Bieber, Adele Knocked from Summit of Australia's Charts

Jonas Blue Fast Car
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Single art for "Fast Car" by Jonas Blue.

Justin Bieber and Adele are no longer the respective King and Queen of Australia’s charts. 

Bieber’s "Love Yourself" (Def Jam/Universal) has been pushed from the top by the accelerating "Fast Car" (Virgin/EMI), performed by Jonas Blue deat Dakota, while Sydney’s electronic outfit Rüfüs (Rüfüs du Sol in North America) takes the top spot on the albums chart with Bloom (Sweat It Out/Sony).

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Rüfüs' second album pushes Adele’s eight-times platinum 25 (XL) into second place on the ARIA Albums Chart for just the second time since its release Nov. 20 (David Bowie’s Blackstar via Columbia took the No. 1 spot from Adele for a single week earlier in January). The Sydney electronic music trio's debut Atlas also debuted at No. 1 back in August 2013. 

Meanwhile, Bowie’s gold-certified final studio album drops 2-3 this week and the legendary British artist holds down the No. 4 spot with Nothing Has Changed (The Best Of David Bowie) (Parlophone/Warner), while Bieber’s double-platinum Purpose slips 4-5. 
Megadeth debuts at No. 6 this week with Dystopia (Universal), the metal veterans’ fifteenth studio album. It's Megadeth’s first top ten since Youthanasia reached No. 9 in November 1994.
Other notable entries on this week’s chart include the Eagles' The Complete Greatest Hits (Warner), which re-entered at No. 10 -- a new peak -- following the Jan. 18 death of founding guitarist Glenn Frey. The California band’s Selected Works: 1972-1999 (Rhino/Warner) also climbs 35-22.
The Rubens re-enter the chart at No. 15 with Hoops after its title track won the Triple J Hottest 100 on Jan. 26. Hoops (Ivy League/Universal) debuted at No. 2 on the albums chart in August 2015.

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Another Aussie act to benefit from the Hottest 100 poll is Tame Impala. The psychedelic rock group’s third album Currents (Modular/Universal) leaped back up the chart 40-16 after placing four songs on the annual poll, including two in the top five: "The Less I Know the Better" (No. 4) and "Let It Happen" (No. 5). Fifteen songs which cracked Triple J's fan-voted poll are inside the official singles chart top 50 this week. 

Bieber’s seven-week stranglehold of the ARIA Singles Chart has come to an end with Jonas Blue’s tropical house cover of Tracy Chapman’s "Fast Car" taking the top spot, and Flume feat. Kai’s "Never Be Like You" (Future Classic), which soars 10-2. The top five is rounded out by Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away” (Atlantic/Warner), up 11-4, and Snakehips feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper’s "All My Friends" (Sony), down 3-5.

There’s a consolation for Bieber, who holds the top two positions on ARIA’s Streaming Tracks chart with “Love Yourself” and “Sorry,” respectively. 


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