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Drake Rules Australia’s Singles Chart With ‘God’s Plan’

Kendrick Lamar, Pnau, Gang of Youths and Angus & Julia Stone enjoy post-Hottest 100 boosts.

Drake is in Australian chart heaven this week as “God’s Plan” (Republic/Universal) rises 5-1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, while The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) enters a fifth week atop the albums survey.   

With “God’s Plan” summiting in its second week, the Canadian hip-hop star has a second No. 1 after “One Dance” held top spot on the national singles survey in May 2016. “God’s Plan,” lifted from the Scary Hours EP, is also No.  1 in the U.S. and U.K.    

With Drizzy taking the Australian crown, last week’s top four each drop down one position as Bruno Mars “Finesse” (Atlantic/Warner) featuring Cardi B leaps 11-6, a new peak, after the song was performed at the 60th Grammy Awards, where Mars was the big winner with six prizes.     

Just one place behind is Camila Cabello’s “Never Be The Same” (Syco/Sony), which rises 12-7, a new best in its third week on the survey. It’s Cabello’s second top 10 in Australia after “Havana,” which topped the singles chart last November.   

Sydney electronic dance music trio Pnau blast a second top 10 with “Go Bang” (Universal), which improves 14-9 after the track came in at No. 7 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown, unveiled on Jan. 27. The winner of the annual poll, Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” (Interscope/Universal), soars 45-20 in its 44th week on the chart as its parent Damn. vaults 23-13 on the albums list. Another beneficiary of the Hottest 100 is Angus & Julia Stone’s “Chateau” (EMI), which landed at No. 3 on Triple J’s poll and improves 48-26 on this week’s ARIA Singles Chart.


On the ARIA Albums Chart, The Greatest Showman continues to entertain the masses as it logs a fifth week at the top while a pair of former No. 1s occupy positions 2 and 3 (Ed Sheeran’s Divide and Pink’s Beautiful Trauma, respectively). With four entries in this year’s Triple J Hottest 100, Gang of Youths enjoy a boost on the albums chart as their ARIA Award-winning sophomore album Go Farther In Lightness (Sony) spikes 28-4 in its 24th week.

Foo Fighters have just completed their latest stadium tour of Australia, but their impact is still felt on the national albums chart as their Greatest Hits (RCA/Sony) leaps 11-5 and latest studio set Concrete and Gold improves 15-14. Metal rock act Machine Head enjoys the highest new entry with Catharsis (Chaos Reigns/Universal), new at No. 10.