The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber enter a 12th week atop Australia’s singles chart with “Stay” (Columbia/Sony), while homegrown indie artist Ruby Fields snags a first leader on the albums survey with Been Doin’ It For A Bit (Future Classic).
Fields snags her debut No. 1 some two years after she made her first chart impression (at No. 26) with Permanent Hermit / Your Dad’s Opinion For Dinner, an amalgamation of her first two EPs. Been Doin’ It is the best-selling album in the latest frame.
“We wanna say a huge thanks to everyone that’s supported us in love or streams or buying we’re beyond stoked to be No. 1,” the Sydney singer-songwriter says in a statement. “From a little band I started with my friends to this. Thanks to Space 44 for believing in me as a grom and so proud to have a great team behind me in every way.”
Fields holds off a pair of former leaders in Drake’s Certified Lover Boy (up 3-2 via Universal) and Olivia Rodrigo’s hit debut Sour (up 4-3 via Interscope/Universal), respectively.
Melbourne country quartet Darlinghurst crack the Top 10 with their self-titled first album (via MGM), new at No. 9. Formed in 2019, the group was nominated for New Talent Of The Year at the 2021 Golden Guitars.
Natalie Imbruglia makes her first chart appearance in more than six years, as Firebird flies in at No. 30. Firebird is the “Torn” singer’s first album of original material since 2009’s Come to Life, and her first release through a new deal with BMG.
With their 12th week reigning over the ARIA Singles Chart, The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber join some elite company.
Only five singles have spent more time at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, a list lead by Tones And I’s “Dance Monkey,” by some distance the all-time leader at 24 weeks.
“Stay” joins “Lose Yourself” by Eminem (December 2002) and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams (March 2014) to log a dozen weeks at the top.