Drake, Red Hot Chili Peppers Hold Australia's Chart Crowns

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Drake photographed on Feb. 12, 2016 in Toronto. 

Drake and Red Hot Chili Peppers are unmoved from the summit of the respective singles and albums charts Down Under. 

Drake’s "One Dance" (Republic/Universal) this week registers its seventh week at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. For a second successive week, Drake can boast landing two tracks in the top 5, with "Too Good" again at No. 5, and he scores a a total of three inside the top 50 with “Controlla” bowing at No. 50. “Controlla” becomes the fifth top 50 single from Drake’s Views, which hit the top of the albums chart in May.

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Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For” (Columbia/Sony) holds at No. 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart while The Veronicas “In My Blood” (Sony) leaps 22-3, giving the homegrown sister act its sixth top 5 single. Justin Timberlake’s “Can't Stop The Feeling!” (RCA/Sony) is unchanged at No. 4.

It’s a slow week for new releases with The Voice Australia’s 2015 winner Ellie Drennan earning the top debut with “Hard Love” (Universal), which starts at No. 41.

Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway (Warner) enters its second week at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Of the band’s six albums to reach the summit, By The Way has had the longest stint at No. 1, spending four weeks there in July 2002.

Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'The Getaway' Rides to No. 1 in Australia 

New Zealand's Broods, the duo of Georgia Nott and her older brother Caleb, score a best-ever chart performance with Conscious (Island/Universal), which opens at No. 2. Conscious follows Broods’ debut album Evergreen, which peaked at No. 5 in September 2014. 

Adele’s 25 (XL/Inertia) holds at No. 3, Beyonce’s Lemonade (Columbia/Sony) rises 5-4, and Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool (XL/Inertia) slides 2-5. 

This week’s albums chart sees strong gains from Twenty One PilotsBlurryface (Atlantic/Warner), up 35-12; Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner), up 20-13; and Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Big Machine/Universal) up 21-14, and there's a first-ever appearance by a Game Of Thrones soundtrack. Ramin Djawadi’s Game Of Thrones- Music From The HBO Series - Season 6 (Sony), opens at No. 35.


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