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Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Dominates Australia's Singles Chart For Third Week

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

Ariana Grande enters week three atop Australia’s singles chart with “Thank U, Next” (Universal) while Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s soundtrack to A Star Is Born (Interscope/Universal) dominates the national albums survey for a sixth consecutive week.

Grande’s latest hit is now gold-certified (35,000 units) Down Under and should enjoy another spurt after the release of its official music video, which destroyed the first-day viewing records on YouTube and Vevo platforms late last week.

Gaga and Cooper’s former No. 1 “Shallow” (Interscope/Universal) holds at No. 2 while George Ezra sees a slight gain after his performance at last Wednesday’s ARIA Awards, with his triple-platinum hit “Shotgun” (Columbia/Sony) improving 4-3.

Another ARIAs guest, Rita Ora, saw her single “Let You Love Me” (EastWest/Warner) rise on the chart after her stint on stage at the recording industry’s flagship awards. The song climbs 12-8 to become her fourth top ten result and first since “I Will Never Let You Down” reached No. 5 back in April 2014. It's lifted from the British singer’s sophomore album Phoenix, which flies in at No. 15 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week. 

Staying on the ARIA Singles Chart, Ava Max’s “Sweet But Psycho” (Atlantic/Warner) vaults 22-13, a new high in its fifth week on the survey, while U.S. wunderkind Billie Eilish scores the week’s highest debut with “Come Out And Play” (Interscope/Universal), new at No. 23. It’s her fourth single to impact the Australian chart this year after “Lovely” (No. 5), “You Should See Me In A Crown” (No. 47) and “When The Party’s Over” (No. 10).

With A Star Is Born still shining at the summit of the albums chart, a trio of Queen albums impact the top five: the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack (up 3-2 via Virgin/Universal), Greatest Hits (up 6-3 via Universal) and The Platinum Collection (up 7-5 via Universal). 

Award-winning homegrown singer and songwriter Missy Higgins bows at No. 7 with her career retrospective The Special Ones (Eleven/EMI), while another leading lady, Amy Shark, sees a big surge for her debut album, Love Monster (Wonderlick/Sony). Shark, who won four categories at the ARIA Awards, including album of the year, sees the former chart-topper leap 25-12.