Drake and ‘The Greatest Showman’ Extend Rule Over Australia’s Charts
Drake is still living the high life in Australia with "God's Plan".
Drake is still living the high life in Australia as “God’s Plan” (Republic/Universal) enters a second week at No. 1 on the national chart while the Greatest Showman clocks up a sixth stint atop the albums survey.
“God’s Plan,” lifted from the Scary Hours EP, has led the charts in the U.S., U.K., Canada and a string of European markets and it’s the top track on Australia’s Streaming Singles tally.
Ed Sheeran’s former chart leader “Perfect” (Atlantic/Warner) is unshaken at No. 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart, one place ahead of Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart” (Universal), up 4-3; while Rudimental “These Days” (East West/Warner) featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen spikes six places to No. 4 and Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant To Be” (Warner) completes the top 5, dropping two places.
Six homegrown tracks impact the top 50, led by Pnau’s “Go Bang” at No. 13, down four places from the previous week, while the highest debut belongs to The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar’s “Pray For Me” (RCA/Sony), taken from Black Panther: The Album, new at No. 18.
On the ARIA Albums Chart, The Greatest Showman outguns Justin Timberlake’s fifth solo studio album Man Of The Woods (RCA/Sony), which starts at No. 2. Timberlake has ruled the Australian chart on two occasions, with FutureSex/LoveSounds (September 2006) and The 20/20 Experience (March 2013), and his new single “Say Something” featuring Chris Stapleton leaps 36-24 in its second week on the singles survey.
Ed Sheeran’s six-times platinum hit Divide is down 4-3, while ARIA Award-winning Aussie alternative rockers DZ Deathrays score a career high with Bloody Lovely (IOU/Universal), new at No. 4. Post Malone’s Stoney lifts 6-5.
Australian Idol alum Shannon Noll has a sixth top 10 on the national albums chart with Unbroken, his first album since 2011. It’s new at No. 7.