Pink and her “Beautiful Trauma” stay at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a fourth straight week, plus the albums scores a new certification, now 3x▲Platinum in sales.
Pink has now amassed 38 weeks at No.1 in Australia with her five chart-topping albums, and on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2017)’ she is now equal eighth alongside Rod Stewart was also had thirty-eight weeks at the top here from seven No.1 sets for him. Pink has now also racked up 27 weeks at the top during this decade (two weeks away from Ed’s 29 weeks), and with the album staying for a fourth straight week it becomes the first No.1 album by a female artist to stay at the top this long since “25” by Adele initially had seven weeks at the pinnacle (30-Nov-2015 onwards).
Entering at No.2 is the second album for Sam Smith entitled “The Thrill of it All”, matching the entry position that his first album “In the Lonely Hour” achieved (2-June, 2014), with that album climbing to No.1 48 weeks into its chart run, with this new album having already entered at the top in England, New Zealand, Belgium, Ireland and The Netherlands so far, and three tracks lay within the Top 100 singles from the album so far, “Too Good at Goodbyes” (HP-1, TW-3), “Pray” (new peak of #41) and “Burning” (new peak of #75).
The Ed Sheeran super-album “÷ (Divide)” is back down one spot to No.3, and last weeks entry for Chris Brown and “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” is stable at No.5 thanks to its physical release a few days after its initial digital release, whilst also on hold at No.8 is the TV soundtrack for Jessica Mauboy’s “The Secret Daughter Season 2”, which premiered this past week on Channel 7 (Wednesday night), so expect the album to retain a Top 10 berth for a few more weeks whilst the show screens, whilst the fifth and final album that’s not a new entry, and surviving from last week is the Niall Horan debut album “Flicker”, down six places to No.10.
The eighth studio album for Guy Sebastian comes in at No.4 titled “Conscious”, and it becomes his ninth Top 10 album here (8 studios and 1 best of), with his nine Top 10 albums peaking at either #1, #2, #3, #4 or #6, and this becomes his third album to peak at No.4 after “Closer to the Sun” (Nov 2006) and his best of set “Twenty Ten” (Dec 2010). Sydney five-piece heavy-metalists Polaris see their debut album “The Mortal Coil” enter at No.6 this week, followed at No.7 by the sixth studio and also their sixth Top 10 album in “Red Pill Blues” by Maroon 5, which is matched by their current No.7 spot over on the singles chart with the albums fourth entry “What Lovers Do”, and the entry position also matches the debut and peak of their third album “Hands All Over” (late Sept., 2010).
The fifth and final Top 10 debut this week is new at No.9, “A Love So Beautiful” by Roy Orbison who is accompaied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (like Elvis had and Aretha has also issued an album with them too), and by entering at No.9 it becomes the third Top 10 album in Australia for Roy, his first being in one of the first ever albums charts in January 1965, “Greatest Hits Vol.2” (HP-5), whilst his last Top 10 entry was with his final studio album “Mystery Girl” (HP-1×4, peaked early March 1989). The album contains 15 covers of such Roy hits as “In Dreams”, “Crying”, “Oh, Pretty Woman”, “Dream Baby”, “Blue Angel”, “Only the Lonely” and “You Got it” amongst them.
* With Khalid in the country this past week it helps his debut album “American Teen” to rise five places and land a new peak of No.13.
* And wth Stevie Nicks touring alongside Chrissie Hynde here at the moment, the Fleetwood Mac “Very Best of” is up one to No.21 (still the longest charted too at 446 weeks), whilst the bands “Greatest Hits” jumps up twenty places to No.58.
* Imagine Dragons are back up seven places to No.29 with “Evolve”, as the album has three singles within the Top 100 this week.
* After sliding last week the Ed Sheeran debut set “+” is back up eleven spots to No.34.
* Drake and his “More Life” album jumps up ten places to land at No.37, whilst his “Views” improve twenty chart-rungs to No.59.
* After plummeting from 18 to 52 last week, this week the Hillsong Worship album “The Peace Project” is back up fourteen places to No.38.
* The mixtape for 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin’ is up eighteen places to a new peak of No.39.
* With the just released DVD and Blu-Ray for the film “Baby Driver”, the soundtrack races back up fifty-five places to park at No.43 this week.
* Shawn Mendes and his set “Illuminate” is back up eleven places to No.51.
* With the new series starting this past week for “The Secret Daughter”, the first soundtrack rises back up twenty-six places to No.54 this week.
* With their new album debuting within the Top 10, the Maroon 5 “Singles Collection” is back up eleven places to No.71.
* With a new single in “Kiwi” just issed for Harry Styles and his announcement that he will be here for the ARIA Awards in a few weeks time his self-titled album moves back up seven to No.80.
* Two returning albums this week are the “Frozen” soundtrack at No.93 and back in at No.94 is the Meg Mac set “Low Blows”.
* After four weeks within the Top 10 the Post Malone album “Stoney” (HP-9×2, WI10-4) is back down two places to No.11, with last weeks No.3 debut for 360 and “Vintage Modern” (HP-3, WI10-1) drops sixteen places to No.19, whilst the re-packaged set for George Michael and “Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1/MTV Unplugged” (HP-2, WI10-7a) slides eighteen notches to No.28, and another of last weeks Top 10 entries in “Meaning of Life” (HP-6, WI10-1) for Kelly Clarkson plummets thirty-five chart-rungs to land at No.41, the fifth and final Top 10 dropout is below in the Christmas section.
* Macklemore’s “Gemini” is down seven places to No.20.
* The Shania Twain former No.1 “Now” drops eleven spots to No.25, and her “Greatest Hits” are down twenty-three places to No.96.
* The Pink collection “Greatest Hits… So Far” falls back down eleven places to No.30.
* There’s a thirteen place drop to No.33 for The Foo Fighters’ “Concrete and Gold”, whilst their “Greatest Hits” tumble twenty spots to No.83.
* The Eminem best of “Curtain Call: The Hits” is down nine to No.36, with further dropping hit-sets coming from Red Hot Chili Peppers (39 to 46), The Killers (44 to 56), Guns N’ Roses (59 to 67), Tina Arena (66 to 72), Tom Petty (46 to 73), Queen (68 to 74), Elvis Presley (61 to 76), George Michael (29 to 86), Michael Jackson (84 to 95), David Bowie (76 to 97) and The Wiggles (86 to 98).
* The soundtrack for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1” drops sixteen places to No.44, with also sliding is the “Suicide Squad” (65 to 81) and “Sing” (83 to 88) soundtracks.
* The Kendrick Lamar album “DAMN.” is down nineteen places to No.45.
* Jimmy Barnes’ repacked “For the Working Class Man” is back down twenty-six to No.49.
* Carole King’s “Tapestry” drops twenty-one to No.61 now that her stage musical is almost over in Sydney before it starts it’s Melbourne run in January.
* Dua Lipa’s self-titled album halves itself from last week, down thirty-one places to No.62.
* The Chainsmokers drop a further eleven spots this week to No.64 with their “Memories…” album.
* Demi Lovato loses more love this week, as her album “Tell Me You Love Me” drops twenty-nine places to land at No.77.
* The “Snow” continues to fall for Angus & Julia Stone, as their album is down twenty-three spots to No.78.
* The Killers recent No.1 “Wonderful Wonderful” drops thirty-two places this week to No.82.
* Last weeks entry for Yelawolf holds for a second week within the Top 100, but drops down forty-eight places from No.41 to No.89 this week.
* Albums that fell out of the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 were “Twenty-Five” for George Michael (#33), Ne Obliviscians (#35), Ty Dolla $ign (#37), Hollywood Undead (#42) and Trivium (#43).
* The perrenial Michael Buble top-tier album “Christmas” leaps up fifty places this week to No.24.
* Now that the season is upon us, the Elvis Presley and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra set “Christmas with…” (HP-45) is back up twenty-five places to No.50.
* The new entry from last week for The Wiggles and their new version of “Wiggly Wiggly Christmas” leaps up twenty-seven places to a new peak of No.68.
* The fourth and final seasonal-set this week is last weeks first Top 10 seasonal-entry in “Finally it’s Christmas” for Hanson, which slides down eighty places from No.7 to No.87.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #12 (LP#2) – Unapologetically by Kelsea Ballerini is the second album and entry for the US country artist, who first charted with her debut set “The First Time” (HP-33) in March of 2016.
* #23 (LP#11) – Texoma Shore by Blake Shelton is named after a lake on the border between Texas and Oklahoma, and is the fifth of his eleven albums to chart here in Australia, this new set becoming his second highest charted after June 2016’s “If I’m Honest” (HP-13).
* #40 (V/A) – Thirty Days of Yes by Various Artists is a collection of songs in response to the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, helping to drive the ‘Yes’ vote, with some of the 49 tracks on the mixtape by artists such as The Jezabels, Marlon Williams, Beaches and The Murlocs.
* #42 (LP#2) – Kids in Love by Kygo is the second album and entry for the Norwegian DJ and producer, his first set “Cloud Nine” peaked at No.13 in May 2016, and the title track from this album hit No.94 at the end of October.
* #60 (LP#1) – Just the Beginning by Grace VanderWaal is the debut album for the 2016 winner of the show “America’s Got Talent”, the now 13 year-old co-penning all twelve tracks on her album.
* #63 (S’tk) – Stranger Things TV Soundtrack is a companion album to the second series of the Netflix show, with classics songs by The Police, The Clash, The Bangles, Corey Hart, Duran Duran, Olivia Newton-John, Toto, Devo, Cyndi Lauper and New Order amongst the 20 tracks.
* #69 (LP#1) – Sugar Rush by Nic Cester is the debut solo album for former Jet lead singer and his first new material since the band broke up in early 2010.
* #70 – Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol.13 1979-1981 by Bob Dylan contains songs and recordings during his albums “Slow Train Coming”, “Saved” and “Shot of Love”.
* #79 (LP#9) – The Dusk in Us by Converge is the first chart entry here for the aggressive metal band from America, the bands releasing their first album in 1994.
* #99 (LP#4) – Self titled by Lee Brice is the second entry for the US country artist, his first set to chart here was “I Don’t Dance” (HP-70) in September 2014.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com