Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Extends Reign Over Australia's Singles Chart

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Ariana Grande performs onstage at Billboard Women In Music 2018 on Dec. 6, 2018 in New York City. 

It’s another chart title for Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” (Universal), which rules Australia’s singles survey for a fourth straight week, while Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born (Interscope) shines over the national albums tally for a seventh week.

“Thank U, Next” enjoys a bump from its hugely-hyped music video, which features a cameo from Aussie pop star Troye Sivan and smashed first-day viewing records on YouTube and Vevo after its Nov. 30 release. 

With Grande owning top spot, her compatriot Halsey sees her moody track “Without Me” (Capitol/EMI) rise 4-2, a new peak in its ninth week on the chart.

Also this week, George Ezra’s four-times platinum smash “Shotgun” (Columbia/Sony) holds at No. 3, while “Shallow” (Interscope/Universal), the former chart-leading number from A Star Is Born, slips 2-4 as Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” (Universal) grows 6-5, its peak position. 

Travis Scott’s Billboard Hot 100 champion “Sicko Mode” (Universal/Sony) featuring contributions from Drake and Skrillex, among others, is on the climb Down Under. After 17 weeks on the ARIA Singles Chart, “Sicko Mode” jumps 14-7, its debut and peak position.

With Christmas sneaking up once more, Mariah Carey‘s yuletide classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Columbia/Sony) returns to the top 20. Carey’s evergreen song peaked at No. 2 after its release in 1994 and this week re-enters at No. 14. 

It’s an unchanged top three on the ARIA Albums Chart, as The 1975 enjoy the week’s strongest debut with A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (Dirty Hit/Sony), the British alternative-pop band’s third studio album. Online Relationships starts at No. 4, and is the followup to, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, which led the chart in March 2016. 

Michael Buble’s double-diamond Christmas (Reprise/Warner) makes its annual end-of-year rush, up 9-5, one place up from the Canadian crooner’s Love (Warner) set, down 4-6.

After her big night at the ARIA Awards on Nov. 28, Amy Shark’s Love Monster (Wonderlick/Sony) continues its revival on the national chart. In its 21st week on the chart, Shark's former No. 1 improves 12-10, marking the album’s sixth week in the top 10.


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