The “Fifty Shades of Grey” Soundtrack holds for a fourth week at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week.
And with the albums single for Ellie Goulding holding for a third week, the dual occupancy of both charts becomes the longest run at the top for a soundtrack and its single since 2001’s “Coyote Ugly” and its lead single “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” for LeAnn Rimes (22-Jan-2001 to 26-Feb-2001) held both tops for six consecutive weeks.
Taylor Swift holds at No.2 with her fifth album “1989”, which is spending its 19th week within the top 3, and scoring the highest new entry at No.3 are US acts Chris Brown and Tyga with “Fan of a Fan: The Album”, which features the two currently charting singles “Ayo” (TW-53) and “Bitches N’ Marijuana” (TW-49). This is the seventh album for Chris and the third for Tyga, although his first albums chart appearance here in Australia. It becomes the fifth Top 10 album for Chris Brown and his third top 3 album, with his previous two being his fourth album set “F.A.M.E.” (HP-3, March 2011) and his fifth “Fortune” (HP-2, July 2012), which was also his only other album to achieve ‘Highest New Entry of the Week’.
Sam Smith is down a place to No.4 with “In the Lonely Hour”, which did not drop as much because of his Brit Award wins last week (screened here on Friday night) and he also lands his fourth consecutive Top 20 single with “Lay Me Down” (TW-20). The second Top 10 debut this week is new at No.5, the sixth studio for Kelly Clarkson entitled “Piece by Piece”, which becomes her eight album to chart in Australia (six studio, one Greatest Hits, one Xmas album) and her fifth Top 10 album (her first studio album peaked at No.33), all of which have reached the top five or higher, and this new album has the track “Heartbeat Song” currently charting at No.44.
Ed Sheeran won two Brit Awards and he has a fifth Top 10 single from his “x” album this week, which is down two places to No.6, whilst also down two is Meghan Trainor with “Title” to No.7. Currently touring the country at the moment are The Foo Fighters who are at No.8 with their “Greatest Hits” (down one place) collection and down three spots to No.9 with their most recent studio album “Sonic Highways”, whilst another current tourist and ‘Future Music Festival’ act Drake holds at No.10 with “If You’re Reading This it’s Too Late”.
UP: George Ezra is back up three places to No.11 with “Wanted on Voyage” and with their F.M.F. appearances, The Hilltop Hoods are back up six places to No.16 with “Walking Under Stars”. The Eagles tour helps their “Selected Works 1972-1999” back up three spots to No.20 and the about to finish tour for Rise Against (ends 8-March) sees their “The Black Market” album jump back up fourteen places to No.29. Brit Award winners Royal Blood see their self-titled album back up fifteen places to No.36 and Future Music Festival act Robin Schulz sees his album “Prayer” returns to the Top 100 at a new peak of No.37.
DOWN: After eight weeks within the Top 10, the self-titled album for Hozier (HP-5) is down eight places to No.17, with the second dropout being last weeks highest new entry for Falling in Reverse entitled “Just Like You” (8 to 41). “The Roxbox” for Roxette drops back down three to No.15 after peaking last week at No.12, Imagine Dragons are down seven to No.18 with “Smoke + Mirrors”, although they will be in the country next week, so it should rise then, and down eleven to No.24 is Jason Aldean with “Old Boots, New Dirt”. Guy Sebastian drops eight to No.27 with “Madness”, Angus & Julia Stone are down ten to No.31 with their self-titled album, “The Wanderings of The Avener” drops eighteen places to No.35, One Direction are down thirteen to No.39 with “Four”, INXS drop nine to No.46 with their collection “The Very Best” and Calvin Harris’ “Motion” is down eight to No.49. Dropping out from last weeks fifty are Bob Dylan (40 to 52), Human Nature (38 to 53), Bethel Music (33 to 59), Father John Misty (47 to 78), Jose Gonzalez (34 to 85), and leaving the hundred from last weeks fifty are the ‘Songs of Anarchy Volume 4’ soundtrack (#30) and Kid Rock with “First Kiss” (#45).
Electro artist Skrillex and Diplo have teamed up to call themselves Jack Ü, and their album “Skrillex & Diplo presents Jack Ü” is new at No.12 this week and featuring guest vocals from Justin Bieber, 2 Chainz, Kiesza, AlunaGeorge and Bunji Garlin. One place lower at No.13 is the re-entry for the remastered sixth album by Led Zeppelin “Physical Graffiti”, which first charted this week in 1975 (3-March, 1975), peaking at No.2 for seven straight weeks from the last week of March until mid May (the album was held off the top spot by Skyhooks’ debut set “Living in the 70’s”).
The second album for Canadian electro-duo Purity Ring enters at No.25 entitled “Another Eternity”, and becoming the bands second chart entry here and now highest charting, as their first set “Shrines” made it to No.79 in July 2012. The final new entry to the fifty this week comes in at No.47, the debut album for local country/pop artist Tori Darke entitled “Silver Lining”.
Lower 50: “The Best of – All for You” by Cold Chisel us back up seventeen places to No.51, and a bunch of older albums for F.M.F. acts return, “True” by Avicii (#56), two Drake albums “Nothing Was the Same” (#58) and “Take Care” (#65) and “Abandon Ship” by Knife Party (#95), whilst Brit Award winner Paloma Faith returns at No.60 with “A Perfect Contradiction”, the “Greatest Hits” for Bon Jovi are back in at No.62, and touring here until March 14th are London Grammar who are back in at No.76 with “If You Wait”. Ne-Yo’s promo tour here this past week helps his current album “Non Fiction” back up seven places to No.64, “Curtain Call: The Hits” for Eminem is back up twenty places to No.71, and further returns come from Megan Washington with “There There” (#82), “The Very Best of” for Fleetwood Mac (#94), touring here from 14th March Lady Antebellum with their recent album “747” (#96), “Greatest Hits… So Far” by Pink (#97) and the self-titled album for Killer Be Killed is back in at #100.
Canadian trio BadBadNotGood see their fourth album become their first ARIA Albums chart entry this week, as their set “Sour Soul” featuring rapper Ghostface Killah comes in at No.54. In the past the group has worked with other acts such as Frank Ocean and Tyler the Creator. Coming in at No.74 is the seventh album for US heavy metal act All That Remains and the album “The Order of Things”, which becomes their second album to chart here, as their fifth set “For We Are Many” (HP-90, Oct 2010) was their only other.
Last February the act Of Mice & Men scored their first chart entry with their third album “Restoring Force” (HP-9), which has just been re-issued with a bonus four tracks, and the repackaged “Restoring Force: Full Circle” returns at No.74 this week. The final new entry of the week comes in at No.84, the debut EP from Terror Universal entitled “Reign of Terror”, with the act featuring members of the groups Machine Head, Soulfly and Ill Nino.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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