The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s ‘Stay’ Reigns Again In Australia

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It’s another week, another chart title for The Kid Laroi, whose collaboration with Justin Bieber, “Stay” (Columbia/Sony), completes a fifth cycle at No. 1 in Australia.

Earlier this week, the track lifted to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first leader by an Australian male solo artist since Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” in 2012.

Elsewhere on the ARIA Singles Chart, The Weeknd’s earns his tenth Top Ten with “Take My Breath” (Universal). It’s new at No. 9 for the highest debut on this week’s frame.

Just one place behind is Doja Cat’s “Need To Know” (RCA/Sony), up 17-10. It becomes the U.S. artist’s third Top Ten after “Say So” (No. 4 in March 2020) and “Kiss Me More,” which peaked at No. 2 in May 2021 and currently holds at No. 7.

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever (Interscope/Universal) enters a second week at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, and its title track lifts 6-3 on the singles survey.

Youngn Lipz bags his first chart appearance with Area Baby (Universal), new at No. 7. The Sydney rapper is going places. Just this week, he was tapped for Spotify’s global emerging artist program RADAR, which includes features in the RADAR playlist, promotional support for his upcoming releases, on-platform marketing, bespoke content and social promotion. Also, he won for most performed hip-hop / rap work at the 2021 APRA Music Awards for “Misunderstood,” which appears on Area Baby.

Finally, late Beatles great George Harrison returns to the ARIA Albums Chart with his classic solo album All Things Must Pass (Universal). Following its release in November 1970, All Things Must Pass went on to log eight weeks at No. 1.

Thanks to the release of a special 50th anniversary edition, the album reenters the national chart at No. 9.

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