Lil Nas X and Pink Retain Australian Chart Crowns

Andrew MacPherson
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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” (Columbia/Sony) is traveling on the same path Down Under, as the track enters a fourth week atop the national sales chart, while Pink bags a second week at No. 1 on the territory’s albums chart with Hurts 2B Human (RCA/Sony). 

Pink’s eighth LP holds off the considerable challenge of Billie Eilish’s gold-certified When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Interscope/Universal), which stays at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a third week as the Californian teenage phenomenon's sold-out headline tour makes its way around the country. Eilish’s platinum EP Dont Smile At Me also enjoys a lift this week, up 15-10.

Meanwhile, ARIA Hall of Fame-inducted folk act The Seekers see a 5-3 climb for their career retrospective Farewell (Descca/Universal), which benefits from a national TV advertising campaign, while Khalid’s Free Spirit (RCA/Sony) gains 7-4 and Post Malone enjoys bursts for both his albums as the hip-hop star wraps up his tour Down Under. Malone’s double-platinum Beerbongs & Bentleys (Universal) vaults 12-5 in its 54th week on the chart, and platinum effort Stoney is up 21-17 in its 88th week.

Vampire Weekend’s U.S. chart-topping set Father Of The Bride (Columbia/Sony) manages a top 10 debut in Australia, opening at No. 8. Bride is the followup to Modern Vampires of the City, which peaked at No. 7 in May 2013.

On the ARIA Singles Chart, Lil Nas X’s international hit manages to outrace Billie Eilish’s fast-climbing former No. 1 “Bad Guy,” up 3-2 in its sixth week. Taylor Swift’s “ME!” (Republic/Universal) featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco slips 3-2 in its second week, as Shawn Mendes collects the highest debut of the current chart cycle with “If I Can’t Have You” (Island/Universal), new at No. 4, one place ahead of Dominic Fike’s “3 Nights” (Columbia/Sony). 

“If I Can’t Have You” is the Canadian pop artist’s fifth entry to peak at No. 4 on the tally, after “Stitches” (December 2015), “Treat You Better” (July 2016) and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (June 2017).

Also starting high this week is Logic’s “Homicide” (Def Jam/Universal) featuring Eminem, which just misses out on a top five berth. It’s new at No. 6, the U.S. rapper’s best singles chart showing since “1-800-273-8255” hit No. 5 in October 2017.