George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ Blasts to No. 1 In Australia

British singer George Ezra scoops his first chart title Down Under with “Shotgun” (Columbia/Sony) as Eminem notches a third straight week atop the national albums survey with Kamikaze (Interscope/Universal).  

Platinum-certified (70,000 units) “Shotgun,” the third single from Ezra’s sophomore album staying at tamara’s, was recently named the Official Biggest Song of the Summer in the U.K., where sales and streams from June 1 to Aug. 31 zoomed past 820,000 combined units. 

On the ARIA Singles Chart, “Shotgun” rises 3-1 in its eighth week inside the top 50, knocking homegrown artist Dean Lewis’ “Be Alright” (Island/Universal) into second place after five successive weeks at the summit.

Completing the Australian top five this week is Benny Blanco’s “Eastside” (Interscope/Universal) featuring Halsey & Khalid; Lil Pump & Kanye West’s “I Love It” (Warner/Universal) and Calvin Harris & Sam Smith’s “Promises” (Columbia/Sony), respectively, while Marshmello & Bastille’s “Happier” cracks the top 10 for the first time, rising 13-8. It’s the fourth top 10 for Marshmello and the third for Bastille.

With a No. 15 bow, Khalid’s “Better” (RCA/Sony) is the week’s highest debut and the U.S. singer’s third entry as a lead artist on the singles chart this year.

On the ARIA Albums Chart, Eminem locks-up the top spot for a third straight week with Kamikaze. Of the Detroit hip-hop legend’s nine No. 1 albums, just two have spent more weeks at the summit: The Eminem Show (seven weeks in 2002) and Recovery (nine weeks in 2010).

The highest new entry on the album’s tally this week belongs to Carrie Underwood, whose Cry Pretty (EMI) starts at No. 4 for the U.S. country star’s third No. 4 peak in these parts, while Atlanta artist 6lack (East Atlanta Love Letter at No. 6 via Interscope/Universal) and French EDM veteran David Guetta (7 at No. 9 via Parlophone/Warner) enjoy top 10 debuts. 

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