5 Seconds of Summer notch an eighth consecutive week at No. 1 on Australia’s singles chart with "Youngblood" (Capitol/EMI), and inch closer to a spot in the history books. Meanwhile, Drake’s Scorpion (Republic/Universal) enters a second week at the summit of the albums survey.
The double-platinum certified "Youngblood" joins Austen Tayshus’ "Australiana," Savage Garden’s "Truly Madly Deeply" and Gotye’s "Somebody That I Used To Know" in joint-second place on the leaderboard for Aussie acts leading the ARIA singles chart. If "Youngblood" can log another week at No. 1, it’ll equal the record set by Justice Crew with “Que Sera” (Sony), which dominated the official tally for nine weeks in 2014.
The all-time mark is owned by Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You” (Warner), which spent 15 weeks at No. 1 last year.
Maroon 5’s "Girls Like You" (Interscope/Universal) featuring Cardi B holds at No. 2, while Drake’s Scorpion number "In My Feelings" vaults 15-3 and is the highest entry of his seven tracks on the current chart frame, just one place above the Canadian rapper’s "Don’t Matter To Me," featuring Michael Jackson, down 3-4.
Closing out the top five is Dean Lewis’ "Be Alright" (Island/Universal), which leaps 19-5 in its second week. It’s the Sydney singer and songwriter’s first appearance in the ARIA top 10.
The only new entry in the top 50 this week comes from British artist Ella Mai’s “Boo'd Up” (Interscope/Universal), new at No. 46. After Beyonce gave the song a shout-out on tour, “Bo'd Up” cracked the top 10 on the Streets Talkin Hot 100 and more recently hit No. 1 on the U.S. Adult R&B Songs Chart.
On the Australian albums tally, Drake’s latest holds off The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/ Warner) soundtrack while records by Ed Sheeran (Divide, up 6-3 Warner), Florence + The Machine (High As Hope, down 4-2 Virgin/EMI) and Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys, up 8-5 Universal) complete the top five, while Pink’s Beautiful Trauma (RCA/Sony) jumps 14-6 as the U.S. pop star wraps the first week of her national arena tour. Beautiful Trauma now logs a 21st non-consecutive week in the top 10, while her Greatest Hits…So Far!!! moves two places up the chart, to No. 15.