Justin Bieber has notched his first ever No. 1 on Australia’s singles chart with “What Do You Mean” (Def Jam/Universal).
The Canadian pop singer leads the new ARIA Singles Chart with his comeback single, the first lifted from his forthcoming studio album. Until now, Bieber’s best effort Down Under was a No. 3 which he landed in May 2010 with “Baby.”
It’s Bieber's first appearance in Australia’s top 10 as a lead artists since ”Beauty And A Beat” reached No. 9 in December 2012, though he did hit No. 3 in April of this year as the featured artist on the Jack U single, “Where Are U Now.” Bieber last week announced he’ll visit Australia later in the month for a brief promo trip.
“What Do You Mean” holds off competition from R. City feat. Adam Levine's "Locked Away" (RCA/Sony), while the top five is rounded out by Nelly feat. Jeremih's "The Fix" (Sony), Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" (Big Machine/Universal)) and The Weeknd's "Can’t Feel My Face" (Universal). Vance Joy’s gold-certified "Fire and the Flood" (Liberation/Universal) has reached a new peak of No. 6. The track is lifted from the Melbourne artist’s debut full-length album, Dream Your Life Away, which is newly-minted with platinum certification.
Another first-timer leads the national albums survey, The Weeknd's Beauty Behind The Madness. It’s a huge gain for the Canadian artist whose first album Kiss Land peaked at No. 30 in September 2013. And it creates a piece of chart history. It's the first time two Canadian acts (both from Ontario) have debuted at the top of the ARIA charts in the same week.
Beauty Behind The Madness leads an all-new top three on the ARIA Albums Chart, ahead of Halsey’s Badlands (Capitol/EMI) and Foals’ What Went Down (Warner Music). A pair of former No. 1s round-out the top 5: Dr. Dre’s Compton (Universal) and Taylor Swift’s 1989.