For the first time since early August an album has held onto the No.1 Albums Chart spot for a second week, as the Pink set “Beautiful Trauma” stays atop the ARIA Albums chart this week with sales now over 100,000.
Not since Ed Sheeran’s “÷ (Divide)” (7th to 14th of August) has a No.1 album held its pole position, and it also becomes only the third of 22 No.1 albums this year to stay for a second week, with Ed’s album having four continual runs at the top, the first one though this year was the “Trolls” soundtrack back in January (9th and 16th). The stay also brings Pink’s tally of weeks at No.1 from her five chart-topping albums to 36 weeks, and her total for this decade now increases to 25 weeks.
The debut album for former One Direction member Niall Horan titled “Flicker” enters at No.2, becoming the first of the three former members albums’ to not debut at No.1 (Zayn and Harry Styles both went in first week to the top), and the albums three singles all climb back up this week, with new single “Too Much to Ask” scoring a new peak of No.19, second single “Slow Hands” is up to No.34 and first entry “This Town” returns at No.83.
Ed Sheeran’s “÷ (Divide)” is back down one spot to No.3 after which there are two more entries to the Top 10, with a No.4 debut for the eighth studio album for Trivium entitled “The Sin and the Sentence”, which becomes their seventh entry (six studios and one compiliation) and their fifth Top 10 album, plus they equal their highest position, as their fourth album “Shogun” also debuted and peaked at No.4 in early October of 2008 (and was their first Top 10 entry here too). Returning to the chart at No.5 is the second studio album for George Michael entitled “Listen without Prejudice Vol.1” (HP-2, Sept 1990) which is teamed with his late 1990’s “MTV Unplugged” set and a bonus disc of outtakes and remixes from the album, all of which was spurred back into the charts this week after the doco “Freedom” was screened here, plus this is the albums sixth overall week within the Aussie Top 100 too, and the album returns to the No.1 spot in the UK for a second week too.
Dropping three places each are Triple J’s “Like a Version Vol.13” and the Jessica Mauboy TV soundtrack to “The Secret Daughter Season 2” to No.6 and No.7 respectively, whilst Jess also picks up a Gold (●) sales certification for the album too. Returning to the Top 10 for the first time in almost five years (12-Nov, 2012) at No.8 is the “Essential Oils: The Great Circle Gold Tour Edition” (HP-7) for Midnight Oil, which is up three places to No.8 and spending its second week within the Top 10. After two weeks at No.10 the Post Malone album “Stoney” is up one spot to a new peak of No.9 and dropping three places to No.10 is Macklemore and his “Gemini” album.
* Khalid now has his second Top 5 single this week, and that helps his album “American Teen” (HP-15) to climb back up five spots to No.16.
* The soundtrack for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” is back up six places to No.17, whilst Vol.1 is stable at No.25 and returning soundtracks this week are for “Baby Driver” (#90) and the TV Soundtrack for “Molly” (#100).
* After falling since it debuted at No.8 four weeks ago, this week the Demi Lovato album “Tell Me You Love Me” jumps back up twenty-four places to No.20.
* Both Eminem entries climb this week, with his collection “Curtain Call” up four to No.23 and his album “The Eminem Show” moves up ten places to No.87.
* The Chainsmokers recent national tour here helps their debut album “Memories… Do Not Open” to rise back up twenty-seven places to land at No.27.
* George Michael also has two of his best-of sets returning to the charts this week too, as his last set “Twenty-Five” (HP-9) is back in at No.28, and his first collection “Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of” (HP-2) is back in at No.42.
* With a new Taylor Swift album two weeks away, her older set “1989” is back up ten to No.31.
* The recent biography of Jimmy Barnes and his live-promo tour of the book helps his recently repackaged 30th Anniversary Edition “For the Working Class Man” return at No.41, which also helps his bands best of “All for You-The Best of” by Cold Chisel to rise twenty-four places to No.57.
* Other rising collections go to Guns N’ Roses (57 to 49), Crowded House (70 to 51), Red Hot Chili Peppers (77 to 52), Fleetwood Mac (Very Best of; 95 to 62), The Wiggles (73 to 68), Prince (returns at #77), Shania Twain (98 to 80), Maroon 5 (93 to 83), and The Eagles (returns at #93).
* Vance Joy are back up ten places to No.54 with “Dream Your Life Away”.
* Dua Lipa just announced a national tour here for 2018, and her self-titled album is back up seventeen places this week to land at No.66.
* Returning to the chart after falling out last week is the Van Morrison set “Roll with the Punches” at No.73, with further re-entries being Dean Lewis and “Same Kind of Different” (#75) and “2001” by Dr. Dre (#99).
* “Views” by Drake is back up eight spots to No.74.
* Pink’s “Greatest Hits… So Far” (HP-1×13, WI10-28a) leaves the Top 10 after a single week back in last week, down three spots to No.12, followed by “Now” (HP-1×1, WI10-3) for Shania Twain moving down seven to No.13, and another former No.1 leaving the ten is “Concrete and Gold” (HP-1×1, WI10-5) for The Foo Fighters, sliding down seven to No.15, and plummeting from its No.5 debut last week, down fifty places to No.55 is the Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile album “Lotta Sea Lice” (HP-5, WI10-1).
* The Killers are down six places to No.21 with “Wonderful Wonderful”, whilst their collection “Direct Hits” drops seven spots to No.50.
* Angus & Julia Stone might be rising on the singles chart, but their “Snow” album falls eight to No.30.
* Imagine Dragons are down seven places to No.37 with their “Evolve” album.
* Both Elvis entries drop this week, with his “50 Greatest Hits” down eight to No.39 and his seasonal set “Christmas with…” down fourteen to No.67.
* Miley Cyrus plummets twenty-two places to land at No.40 with her “Younger Now” album.
* Pink has a second album moving down this week, with “The Truth About Love” back down twelve places to No.45.
* Robert Plant’s debut at No.16 last week for “Carry Fire” drops thirty-seven places to No.53 this week.
* There’s a forty-two place tumble for the Beck album “Colors” from No.14 to No.56 too.
* Marilyn Manson drop a massive forty places to No.60 with their “Heaven Upside Down” set.
* Rick Price and Jack Jones are down thirty-three spots to No.61 with “California Dreaming”.
* Queens of the Stone Age and their “Villains” drops thirteen places to No.65.
* Jack Johnson slides out of the Top 50 and is down twenty-five spots to No.72 with “All the Light Above it Too”.
* Bruno Mars is down ten spots to No.76 with his “24k Magic” album.
* After a re-entry last week the Lana Del Rey album “Lust for Life” is back down twenty-five spots to No.81 this week.
* Ariana Grande is down fifteen places to No.82 with her “Dangerous Woman” album.
* Sia drops down twenty-one spots to No.84 with her set “This is Acting”.
* Michael Jackson’s compile “Scream” descends forty-five places to No.91 (I wonder if anyone is going to show his new animated movie about Halloween this weekend that ties in with the album, thus boosting the sales for next week?).
* After three weeks at its debut position of No.34 the Johnny Mathis album “…Sings the Great New American Songbook” drops a massive sixty places to No.94 this week.
* After a slight resurgance last week the Katy Perry set “Witness” is back down twenty-four spots to No.96.
* Three weeks ago the Liam Gallagher debut album “As You Were” entered at No.9, and now this week it is down a huge sixty-two places to No.98.
* Leaving the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are albums by St. Vincent (#19), Gucci Mane (#49) and David Gilmour (#50).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #18 (LP#28) – The Peace Project by Hillsong Worship is the third album this year to chart from the Sydney based international church after “Youth Revival Acoustic” by Hillsong Young & Free (HP-37, March) and “Wonder” by Hillsong United (HP-4, June) and this new set is the sixteenth album for the Hillsong Worship band.
* #29 (LP#6) – When Was the Last Time by Darius Rucker is the first albums chart entry for the former lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish who has so far iussed seven albums in the US (six studios and one seasonal set).
* #33 (LP#7) – Losing Sleep by Chris Young is now the third albums chart entry for the US country singer, having hit No.53 with his fourth album “A.M.” (Sept 2013) and then his fifth set “I’m Comin’ Over” (Nov 2015) made it to No.36, which makes this new album now his highest charted in Australia.
* #35 (Mix#2) – Super Slimey by Future & Young Thug is the second mixtape to chart for Future, having hit No.4 in late September of 2015 when he teamed with Drake for “What a Time to Be Alive”, and overall this becomes his fifth albums chart entry too.
* #70 (LP#5) – Antisocial by Kogz is the fifth album for the Perth local, and this is his first Top 100 albums chart entry too.
* #97 (LP#1) – Psychotic Symphony by Sons of Apollo is the debut album of the American progressive metal supergroup whose members have in the past played with Journey ,Guns N’ Roses, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com