Billie Eilish Completes Another Chart Double in Australia

bb23 2018
Yuri Hasegawa
Billie Eilish photographed on Sept. 24, 2018 at Button Mash in Los Angeles. 

Australians just love Billie Eilish, confirmation of which is splashed over the national charts again this week. The U.S. wunderkind dominates Australia’s official singles and albums surveys for a second consecutive week with "Bad Guy" (Interscope) and When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, respectively. 

Eilish’s “Bad Guy” blasted to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart last week, and it stays there for another seven-day cycle, at least. It’s one of eight Eilish tracks in this week’s top 50, and three inside the top 10, with “Bury A Friend” at No. 8 and “Wish You Were Gay” at No. 9.   

Those tracks appear on Eilish debut LP, which bowed at No. 1 last week and holds onto the crown Down Under. The Australian leg of Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, World Tour sold out to “gigantic demand,” promoters of the trek say, prompting a venue upgrade in Brisbane and the release additional seats in other venues.

In its third week on the ARIA chart, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” (Columbia/Sony) climbs 18-2 for its first stint in the top 10. Lifted by a new remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, the single is currently atop the Billboard Hot 100.

Also this week, Jonas Brothers’ former chart-leader “Sucker” (Island/Universal) dips 2-3 on the Australian tally, Post Malone’s “Wow” (Universal) holds at No. 4 and Khalid’s “Talk” lifts 11-5, off the back of his sophomore album release, Free Spirit (RCA/Sony), which starts at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The U.S. artist has five tracks in the ARIA Singles Chart Top 50, including “My Bad” at No. 14 and “Outta My Head” at No. 20, both new highs.

U.S. EDM star Marshmello snags a fifth top 10 hit with “Here With Me” (Universal) featuring Scottish electronic-pop act Chvrches, up 21-10, while K-pop girl group Blackpink impact the ARIA Singles Chart for the first time with “Kill This Love” (Interscope/Universal), new at No. 18.

With Billie Eilish and Khalid locking up the top 2 positions on the ARIA Albums Chart, Dean Lewis former chart-leader A Place We Knew (Island/Universal) holds at No. 3, Queen’s Greatest Hits (Universal) gains one place to No. 4 and Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next (Universal) slips one place to complete the top 5.

Finally, there are top 20 debuts for ARIA Hall of Famer Russell Morris, whose Black And Blue Heart (Bloodlines/Universal) starts at No. 12, and country duo Brooks & Dunn kick on with Reboot (Arista/Sony), new at No. 15.