The bottom half of the singles chart is a mess as the chart corrects itself from last weeks festive rush. 13 re-entries, one of them that debuted in 2018, and five new entries appear with Tones And I's Dance Monkey back at the top for a 10th week. Despite three huge albums, NZ reggae supegroup L.A.B. have never had a hit single until this week. In The Air at #21, comes from their third album. Australian No Money Enterprise came from humble beginnings but now they have a hit single on their hands. German is new at #36. American rapper Roddy Ricch also makes his debut with The Box at #37. It's taken from his album Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial which topped the US charts last month and debuts here at #33. DaBaby follows the theme with his debut single. BOP new at#38. He was recently arrested for allegedly robbing a victim of $80, a credit card, and then doused him with apple juice. American rap collective Brockhampton round off this weeks newbies withtheir first; SUGAR is at #40. One other new entry ventures into this weeks chart. Travis Scott presents JACKBOYS at #5 on the Albums chart. Its a compilation of tracks that appear on is new Cactus Jack record label.
The 29th hit single for Canadian Justin Bieber is the only new single this week. Despite being unwell and suffering from Chronic Mono, he has still been able to put together a new album. That as yet untitled fifth album is due in March with the lead single, Yummy, debuting this week at #2. The only other new enntry in the main charts is the debut album from Marina Bloom. The Russian born kiwi grew up performing traditional songs in her home land but now calls New Zealand her home. She released five singles last year, Her debut album Back Where We Started is new on the NZ Albums Top 20 at #16. Last edited:
After debuting at #2 last week, Canadian Justin Bieber scores his fourth number one with Yummy. This takes his tally to 15 weeks at the top which equals with Pharrell Williams and Post Malone. Four new singles venture into this weeks Top 40. Future (aka Nayvadius Wilburn) lists his third chart single with Life Is Good at #17. It's expected to be the lead single from a sequal to a mixtape that he did with Drake, who is featured on this track. Selena Gomez is next with Rare at #28. Her 16th hit single, she has never managed a week at the top, despite 164 chart weeks. Rare is the title track to her new album which debuts at #2. It's also the only new album in this weeks survey. Mac Miller passed away from a drug overdose in 2018 but he continues to sell records. Good News, new at #31, is from his new album Circles, which is just out. Doja Cat has the final new entry. Say So debuts at #37 and is her second hit single.