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Ariana Grande Earns Her Second No. 1 in Australia with 'Thank U, Next'

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Ariana Grande performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles. 

Ariana Grande banks her second best-selling single in Australia with “Thank U, Next” (Universal) while the A Star Is Born (Interscope/Universal) soundtrack rules the national albums survey for a fourth successive week.

Grande’s latest hit, which also tops the charts in the U.S. and U.K., rises 2-1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and equals the lofty success of “No Tears Left To Cry,” which made it to the top Down Under in April. 

“Thank U, Next” switches places with Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born track “Shallow,” which dips 1-2 on the ARIA chart, as Halsey's “Without Me” (Capitol/EMI) climbs 4-3; George Ezra’s former leader “Shotgun” (Columbia/Sony) slips 3-4 and Marshmello & Bastille’s “Happier” (Capitol/EMI) holds at No. 5. 

In its fourth week on the survey, Post Malone & Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” blooms 5-6 (Universal) for a new peak, and Billie Eilish’s “When The Party’s Over” (Interscope/Universal) returns to its peak position, climbing 11-10. 

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper continue to lord it over the national albums chart with A Star Is Born, which outraces a pair of Queen albums, Bohemian Rhapsody (at No. 2 via Virgin/Universal) and Greatest Hits (No. 3 via Universal), both ignited by the theatrical release of the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic.

There’s a slate of new releases in the top tier this week as Imagine Dragons fly in at No. 4 with Origins (Interscope/Universal), their fourth album; homegrown rock legends Midnight Oil debut at No. 5 with Armistice Day: Live At The Domain, Sydney (Sony), recorded during their 2017 reunion tour; Muse start at No. 7 with their U.K. chart-topping eighth studio album Simulation Theory (Warner) and British metalcore act Architects earn a second top 10 entry with Holy Hell (UNFD/Orchard), their eighth album.