James Arthur, Jessica Mauboy Rule Australia's Charts
James Arthur’s "Say You Won’t Let Go" (Columbia/Sony) is the indisputable No. 1 song in Australia right now as it enters a third week atop the ARIA Singles Chart and leads the inaugural Artist Top 20, the market’s first survey which collates weekly data from radio, streaming, digital sales and video.
Arthur, the winner of the 2012 series of the U.K.’s X Factor, beat The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey’s “Closer” to the first No. 1 on the Top 20 chart, with The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s “Starboy” (Republic/Universal), Calvin Harris’ “My Way” (Columbia/Sony) and Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” (Def Jam/Universal) rounding out the top five.
Sydney-based trade magazine The Music Network published the Artist Top 20 on Monday (Oct. 31) as part of its new weekly roundup, the Australian Singles Report. Download it here.
Arthur’s hit, which spent three weeks at the summit of the U.K. singles chart, completes a chart double this week with another run at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart (which is compiled using data from physical and digital retailers and streaming services). “Starboy” is unmoved at No. 2, “Closer” stays at No. 3, Little Mix’ “Shout Out to My Ex” (Syco/Sony) leaps 16-4 and Calum Scott’s “Dancing on My Own” (Capitol/EMI) slips 5-4. The week’s top debut on the ARIA chart comes from electronic dance music act Peking Duk’s “Stranger” (via Sony feat. Elliphant), which opens at No. 18.
Meanwhile, Jessica Mauboy’s The Secret Daughter (Songs From The Original TV Series via Sony) holds off new releases from Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Elvis Presley and Korn to lock-down a second week at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.