Dean Lewis, the five-times ARIA Award nominated artist, now has an ARIA chart title to his name. In its seventh week on the ARIA Singles Chart, the Sydney singer and songwriter’s “Be Alright” (Island/Universal) rises 2-1 for his first stint at the summit.
The platinum-certified “Be Alright” ousts Drake’s "In My Feelings" (Republic/Universal) and has topped the local charts Apple Music, Shazam and iTunes, and reached No. 2 on Spotify. It's just the second track to hit No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart this year after 5 Seconds Of Summer’s “Youngblood” (Capitol/EMI), which ruled for eight weeks and currently holds at No. 3.
Lewis’s career took flight with his 2016 release “Waves,” which finished 2017 as the second-best selling Australian track in his homeland (behind Pnau’s “Chameleon”) and peaked at No. 12 on the weekly chart. It’s now four-times platinum certified. “Waves” appeared on the Same Kind Different EP, which also featured the tracks “Need You Now” (gold) and “Lose My Mind” (platinum).
“This is truly unbelievable,” Lewis tweeted after “Be Alright” was confirmed as the new No. 1. “I just had a bit a moment to myself on this rotop in LA thinking how is this all happening and how glad I am to have all you along for it all! THANKYOU all so so much!!!” Lewis will take his show on the road this November and December for a homecoming lap, which will visit each Australia’s five capital cities, tickets for which go on sale this Thursday.
Also this week, Benny Blanco’s "Eastside" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Halsey and Khalid, improves one place to No. 4, a new peak, and Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” (Interscope/Universal) featuring Cardi B slips 4-5, while Panic! At The Disco hit a high note with “High Hopes” (Atlantic/Warner), which vaults 14-7 for the American alternative rock outfit’s first ever top 10 on the national singles survey. “High Hopes” eclipses their previous highest peak, No. 12 with “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” from 2006.
On the ARIA Albums Chart, Drake’s Scorpion returns to No. 1 as Travis Scott’s Astroworld (Sony) slips to No. 2, while Nicki Minaj has the week’s highest debut with Queen (Universal), new at No. 4.
Trippie Redd cracks the Australian charts for the first time with Life's A Trip (Caroline/Universal), the U.S. rapper's debut full-length studio album. Featuring collaborations with Diplo, Travis Scott, Young Thug and others, Life's A Trip starts at No. 14.