Drake Debuts at No. 1 With ‘For All The Dogs’ – Billboard
Written by GRB on 13/10/2023
For All The Dogs starts at the summit of the new ARIA Chart, published Friday, Oct. 13, for Drizzy’s fifth No. 1 Down Under, following Views (2016), Scorpion (2018), Dark Lane Demo Tapes (2020) and Certified Lover Boy (2021).
Lead single “Slime You Out” featuring SZA peaked at No. 12 in September, and vaults on the latest singles chart, up 65-13. It’s one of 20 For All The Dogs tracks which impact the top 100 of the national singles survey, including three in the top 10, led by “First Person Shooter” featuring J. Cole at No. 4.
Also new to the top 10 is Aussie rock outfit The Screaming Jets, with their ninth studio album, Professional Misconduct (Independent). It’s new at No. 3, for the band’s fifth top 10 appearance following All For One (No. 2 in 1991), Tear Of Thought (No. 3 in 1992), The Screaming Jets (No. 5 in 1995) and All For One 30th Anniversary Edition (No. 4 in 2021). The latest album includes contributions from founding bass player Paul Woseen, who died Sept. 15 at the age of 56.
ARIA Hall of Fame-inducted singer Russell Morris lands at No. 5 with The Real Thing: Symphonic Concert (MGM), recorded in Melbourne in July with the 54-piece Southern Cross Symphony and his 10-piece band. The “Real Thing” singer has released 15 studio albums, three live albums and six compilations since launching his recording career in 1969. Morris set a career high in 2014 when Van Diemen’s Land peaked at No. 4.
Close behind on the fresh ARIA Chart is Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, who enjoy a top tier start with I Love You (Domestic La La), the Canberra four-piece pop-punk band’s debut LP. It’s new at No. 6.
Also crashing the top 10 is NCT Dream’s Fact Check (Virgin Music Australia/Universal), the fourth studio album from the sub-unit of South Korean boyband NCT. It’s new at No. 9. The pop group hit No. 20 in August of this year with ISTJ – The 3rd Album, while another NCT sub-unit, NCT 127, has charted here twice, with a best of No. 3 for 2 Baddies from 2022, ARIA reports.
Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, Doja Cat’s “Paint The Town Red” (RCA/Sony) enters an eighth week at No. 1, respectively beating Tate McRae’s “Greedy” (RCA/Sony) and Kenya Grace’s “Strangers” (Warner) to the line. “Paint The Town Red” ties with Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” for the second longest-running leader of 2023, behind only Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” at 12 weeks.
Finally, BLACKPINK star Jennie lands at No. 69 on the ARIA Chart with “You & Me” (YG Entertainment/ Interscope Records), for her first solo appearance on the Australian singles tally.