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Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Enters Week Two Atop Australia's Singles Chart

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

Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” (Universal) enters a second week at No. 1 in Australia to become the pop singer’s longest-running chart-leader Down Under. 

“Thank U, Next,” lifted from Grande’s forthcoming fifth studio album, is just her second song to top the ARIA Singles Chart after “No Tears Left To Cry,” which spent one week at the summit in April of this year. 

The entire top 5 is unchanged this week as the U.S. pop star holds off Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born (Interscope/Universal) hit “Shallow” at No. 2, Halsey’s “Without Me” (Capitol/EMI) at No. 3, George Ezra’s former No. 1 “Shotgun” (Columbia/Sony) at No. 4 and Marshmello & Bastille’s “Happier” (Capitol/EMI) at No. 5. 


Following the release last Friday (Nov. 23) of her long-overdue sophomore album Phoenix, Rita Ora’s “Let You Love Me” (EastWest/Warner) rises 14-12, a new peak. The British singer will appear at the annual ARIA Awards this Wednesday (Nov. 28) in Sydney.

Also climbing the chart this week is Ava Max, whose “Sweet But Psycho” (Atlantic/Warner) improves 28-22, a career-high for the U.S. artist, while Pink’s "A Million Dreams" (Warner), which appears in the new collection The Greatest Showman: Reimagined, pounces 47-27, just one place behind its previous peak. Just one new entry cracks the top 50 this week, Zara Larsson's "Ruin My Life" (Epic/Sony), which bows at No. 42.

The ARIA Albums Chart this week is ruled for a fifth week by the soundtrack to A Star Is Born, while Canadian crooner Michael Bublé returns to the survey with Love (Warner), new at No. 2. It's Buble’s eighth top three entry on the national tally, and it just misses out on becoming his sixth No. 1.

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody (Virgin/Universal) retrospective dips 2- 3 while a pair of new releases complete the top five, The Greatest Showman: Reimagined and Mumford & Sons Delta (Dew Process/Universal), respectively. 

With their fifth studio set, British pop outfit Little Mix snag a fifth top ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with LM5 (Syco/Sony), new at No. 8.