Lukas Graham, The 1975 Rule Australia’s Charts
Lukas Graham's "7 Years" enters its third week at No. 1 Down Under, while The 1975 scores its first No. 1 album with I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.
Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” (Warner) enters its third week at No. 1 Down Under, while The 1975 scores its first No. 1 album with I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (Dirty Hit/Sony).
“7 Years” is now certified gold in Australia after four weeks on the ARIA Singles Chart. The Danish soul-pop quartet’s hit single is also the leader on the ARIA Streaming Tracks chart and it’s perched at the summit of the Official U.K. Singles Chart.
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Homegrown hip-hoppers Hilltop Hoods earn their highest-ever peak on the singles chart with “1955” (Golden Era/Universal) feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum. It rises 6-2, eclipsing the trio’s previous best, a No. 4 peak with last year’s “Cosby Sweater”. “1955” is lifted from the group’s fifth chart-topping album, Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung.
Australia’s top five is completed by Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” (Fueled by Ramen/Warner) which is up 4-3; Flume feat. Kai’s platinum-certified “Never Be Like You” (Future Classic), down 2-4; and Rihanna feat. Drake’s “Work” (Def Jam/Universal), which rises 10-5 in its fifth week. “Work” becomes Rihanna’s 15th top five as a lead artist on the ARIA Singles Chart; her first was with “SOS”, which hit the summit in June 2006.
The top new entry this week is Alan Walker’s “Faded” (Sony) which starts at No. 20, giving the British-born, Norwegian-raised producer his first appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart. Just one place behind is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Dance Off” (ADA/Warner) featuring Idris Elba & Anderson Paak, which bows at No. 21.
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Meanwhile, The 1975’s collects its first ARIA Albums Chart No. 1 with the British group’s sophomore set I Like It When You Sleep, which is also No. 1 in the U.S. and U.K.
The Molly (Liberation/Universal) TV series soundtrack, a former No. 1 in Australia, holds at No. 2, while the Hillsong Young & Free’s Youth Revival (Hillsong/Sony) album debuts at No. 3. Adele’s eight-times-platinum 25 (XL/Inertia) is at No. 4 and Hilltop Hoods’ Drinking From The Sun is at No. 5.
There are high debuts this week for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s This Unruly Mess I’ve Made (No. 6), Canberra group Hands Like Houses’ Dissonants (No. 7 via UNFD/Warner) and Sydney trio DMA’s Hills End (No. 8 via IOU/Universal).