Childish Gambino Earns First No. 1 on Australia's Singles Chart With 'This Is America'

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Childish Gambino performs onstage during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City.  

Arctic Monkeys snatch a third No. 1 on Australia’s albums chart with Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino/EMI), while Childish Gambino this week grabs his first leader on the national singles chart with his buzzy track “This Is America.”

Tranquility Base…, the Arctic Monkeys’ sixth studio set, opens at the summit in their native U.K. and repeats the feat on the ARIA Albums Chart. The Alex Turner-led indie rockers first topped the Australian chart with their 2006 debut Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not and then with their most recent set, 2013’s AM.

With their latest best-seller, the Sheffield four-piece beats The Greatest Showman soundtrack (via Atlantic/Warner, up 3-2) and Keith Urban’s Graffiti U (via Capitol/EMI, up 4 -3) on the ARIA survey. Homegrown pop superstar Delta Goodrem debuts at No. 4 with I Honestly Love You (Sony), the soundtrack to the miniseries Olivia: Hopelessly Devoted To You in which she portrays Olivia Newton-John. Honestly is the followup to Goodrem’s Wings Of The Wild, which hit the top in July 2016. The top five this week is completed by Post Malone’s hit second album beerbongs & bentleys (Universal), which tumbles 2-5.

Also starting high is Charlie Puth’s sophomore album Voicenotes (Atlantic/Warner), opening at No. 7, and Bad Wolves’ Disobey (ES1/Sony), the metalcore group’s debut which enters at No. 9.

Meanwhile, Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) sees his Billboard Hot 100 leader “This Is America” crash the summit of Australia’s chart in its second week. The track, released in these parts through Liberator Music, part of Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group of Companies, debuted at No. 7 last week and becomes the artist’s first No. 1 in these parts. 

Also making moves this week is Aussie pop-punk outfit 5 Seconds Of Summer, whose “Youngblood” (Capitol/EMI) rises 9-3, while Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark caps a winning week with a 13-9 gain for her single “I Said Hi” (Wonderlick/Sony). Shark last Monday (May 14) dominated the Queensland Music Awards, taking out five categories.

And finally, Selena Gomez has the highest new entry with “Back To You” (Interscope/Universal), which debuts at No. 15 for the U.S. pop star’s first singles chart entry for 2018.


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