Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Returns to No. 1 Down Under

Ariana Grande performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Ariana Grande is back on top in the land Down Under, where Thank U, Next (Universal) chalks up a third non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the albums chart and two tracks from it occupy top-five positions on the singles survey.

Grande’s fifth and most recent LP lifts 2-1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, and it’s now gold certified (35,000 units). After making history by scoring a sixth No. 1 with The Great Expanse (Hilltop Hoods/Universal), Adelaide hip-hop trio Hilltop Hoods see their eighth studio album slip one place to No. 2, as soundtracks to A Star Is Born (Interscope/Universal) and Bohemian Rhapsody (Virgin/Universal) and Queen’s Greatest Hits (Universal) complete the top 5.

Irish singer and songwriter Hozier enjoys a top 10 arrival for his sophomore album Wasteland, Baby (Columbia/Sony), new at No. 8. It’s the followup to his self-titled debut, which peaked at No. 3 in April 2015. Elsewhere on the current ARIA Albums Chart, Perth psychedelic rock outfit Pond starts at No. 15 with Tasmania (Caroline/Universal), their eighth LP, and Solange snags a new career high with When I Get Home (Columbia/Sony), which starts at No. 17, eclipsing the No. 21 highpoint for her 2016 set A Seat At The Table.

Also this week, Tom Walker (What A Time To Be Alive, No. 18 via Sony) and Lil Skies (Shelby at No. 20 via Atlantic/Warner) crack the top 20 on debut.

On the ARIA Singles Chart, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning hit “Shallow” (Interscope/Universal) bags a fifth week at the summit, while Grande locks-up positions 2 and 3 with "7 Rings" and "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored," respectively.

Finally, Jonas Brothers have the week’s highest debut with “Sucker” (Island/Universal), new at No. 5. It’s the reunited trio’s first top 10 in Australia, easily beating their previous best, a No. 31 for “Burnin’ Up” from October 2008.

Original Article


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here