It’s a sixth and possibly final week at No.1 for Post Malone with his third album “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, as the set now becomes the second longest running chart-topping album for 2019.
“Hollywood’s Bleeding” and it’s six weeks at No.1 now places it second behind the Billie Eilish debut set “When We All Fall Asleep,…” which logged seven broken weeks at the top between April and mid-July, while it’s also the longest continual run at No.1 since late October of 2018 when the soundtrack for ‘A Star is Born’ began a ten week run at the top until the end of the year.
Post Malone also raises his weeks at No.1 on the albums chart to now eight accumulated weeks (from two #1’s) moving him up the tally board for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1; Albums (1965 to 2019)’ to rise from equal 94th to now equal 86th alongside both Janet Jackson and Offspring who’ve also racked up eight weeks at the top from two No.1 sets, while for this decade he is now equal ninth alongside Ariana Grande who has so far this decade racked up eight weeks at No.1 but with four different albums. This and the next week in the past have been a regular No.1 breeding ground for the Triple J compilation “Like a Version”, of which the new Vol.15 was issued on Friday (volumes 9 to 13 all spent one week at the top), plus there is also a new Jessica Mauboy album out too, a former No.1 club member.
Ed Sheeran remains at No.2 with his duets package in “No.6 Collaborations Project”, while down one spot to No.4 is the Taylor Swift seventh set “Lover”, which is followed by two stable albums in the Tones and I EP “The Kids are Alright” and Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” at No.5 and No.6 respectively. The Beatles 1969 eleventh album in “Abbey Road” drops down three places this week to No.7 and the second Top 10 appearance for Ed Sheeran this week is with his third album “÷ (Divide)” rising back up two spots to No.8 in its 108th week inside the Top 10, while Elton John’s “Diamonds” best of set is down one place to No.10, while he will be in the country in around six weeks time (Nov 30th) for his final ever tour which runs for two months locally (until the end of January 2020).
There are two albums debuting in the Top 10 this week, both by local acts, but both are vastly different in their music styles, with the highest new entry coming in at No.3 called “Awake” for local church group Hillsong Worship, which is this bands fifth studio album and entry and now their fourth Top 3/T5/T10 album as they have previously made it to No.2 three times, their last being “There is More” (mid-April of 2018). New at No.9 is the second hits compilation for local rock act Grinspoon called “Chemical Heart (Best of)”, and it surpasses the No.12 debut and peak of their previous collection “Best in Show” (mid-November of 2005) and overall is now their eighth Top 10 album locally, their last being 2012’s seventh and final studio album “Black Rabbits” (HP-8, October 2012).
* Next week will be the one year anniversary since the soundtrack for ‘A Star is Born’ went to No.1 in Australia, this week it is back up three places to No.13, with other rising film-sets being for ‘The Greatest Showman’ (21 to No.20) and the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack (returns at No.96).
* Post Malone rises with his two older entries in his second set “Beerbongs & Bentleys” (18 to No.15) and his first album “Stoney” (45 to No.39).
* The newly re-packaged Chris Brown set “Indigo” continues to rise back up, this week up five to No.21.
* With a new and second entry this week for Lewis Capaldi, his debut album “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent” jumps back up nine spots to No.22.
* Lil’ Tecca rebound seven spots to No.25 with his mixtape “We Love You Tecca”.
* Lizzo scores another new peak this week with her set “Cuz I Love You”, up four to No.26.
* The fourth and self-titled Shawn Mendes album rebound ten spots to land at No.29.
* Rising best of collection this week are by Eminem (55 to No.36), recently announced 2020 tourists Cold Chisel (51 to No.37), newly Top 3 singles act Maroon 5 (46 to No.38), Green Day (75 to No.61), The Wiggles (89 to No.70), Jason DeRulo (83 to a new peak of No.75), The Killers (82 to No.77), ABBA (Gold & More returns at No.79; helped back in a by a Ch.7 doco repeat this past week), Red Hot Chili Peppers (re-entry at No.81) and The Foo Fighters (90 to No.87).
* Hayden James’ album “Between Us” jumps back up fourteen places to No.40, while a remixed and expanded version of the album will be out next week via Future Classic.
* Rapper NF rises back up six places to No.41.
* Local singer Angie McMahon has just completed her recent tour (it finished in Hobart on the 19th of October) before heading off overseas in November, and her debut album “Salt” (HP-6) returned to the chart last week at No.86 and this week it sprints back up the chart forty-two places to land at No.44.
* Cardi B rebounds seventeen places to land at No.46 with her set “Invasion of Privacy”.
* The XXXTenation album “?” is back up seven spots to No.50.
* Taylor Swift’s older entries rise back up this week in “1989” (60 to No.52) and “Reputation” (65 to No.63).
* ChillinIt and his debut set “Women, Weed & Wordplay” jumps back up nineteen spots to No.54 ahead of his second album coming out soon called “The Octagon” (no date known as yet).
* The Hilltop Hoods rebound nine spots to No.55 with “The Great Expanse” and are also up one spot to No.69 with their long running (146 weeks) “Drinking… Walking…Restrung”.
* Adele’s two entries also rebound this week in “25” (79 to No.62) and “21” (97 to No.76).
* The Wiggles’ “Party Time!” album is back up nine places to No.68.
* Katy Perry’s 2010 set “Teenage Dream” rises fifteen spots to No.78.
* Jax Jones and his “Snacks (Supersize)” album is back up twelve places to No.82.
* Further returning titles this week are “+ (Positive)” for Ed Sheeran (#85), “Sweetener” for Ariana Grande (#89), “Damn.” for Kendrick Lamar (#90), “The Eminem Show” (#95), “Evolve” by Imagine Dragons (#97), “Blue” for Jonas Blue (#98) and thanks to his new Top 10 debut this week, the debut self-titled set for Harry Styles reappears at #100.
* The two Top 10 dropouts this week both debuted within the ten last week, with the highest entry in “Ghosteen” for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (HP-7, WI10-1) plummeting fifty-one spots to No.58 (physical is out on the 8th of November, so expect a rise after Nov.18th chart date), while for a second week in a row we have a Top 10 debut leaving the entire Top 100, this week it’s the new Canadian No.1 album for their local artist City & Colour with “A Pill for Loneliness” (HP-8, WI10-1), leaving here from No.8.
* After climbing back up to No.11 last week, this week the debut set for Luke Combs and “This One’s for You” is back down three spots to No.14.
* The Queen biopic soundtrack for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody” logs it’s one-year anniversary (52 weeks) on the chart this week and is down three places to No.16, while they also drop down with their “Greatest Hits” (43 to No.53) and “Platinum Collection” (66 to No.84).
* Other than the Nick Cave album, the only other entry from last week to score a second week on the charts is the new No.2 album in America in the debut album “Over it” for Summer Walker, which is only down two spots this week to No.19.
* DaBaby and his second album “KIRK” drops down ten places to No.34.
* After a physical sales return last week at No.15, this week the Tyler, the Creator album “Igor” drops back down thirty places to No.45.
* The soundtrack for ‘Aladdin’ drops down nine places to No.65, with other declining film sets being for ‘Moana’ (72 to No.83), and departing are ‘Rocketman’ (#69), ‘Hitsville’ (#76), ‘The Lion King’ (#87) and ‘Dirty Dancing’ (#92).
* Boy & Bear halve their position this week by plummeting thirty-three places to land at No.66 with “Suck on Light”.
* Amy Shark falls back down ten places to No.71 with her “Love Monster” album.
* The Blink-182 set “Nine” falls again this week, down twenty-four spots to No.74.
* Slipknot manage to log a tenth week on the chart with “We Are Not Your Kind”, with the album this week down fifteen places to No.86.
* Hermitude falls only eight places this week to No.88 with their three week old entry “PollyAnarchy”.
* The only major falling best-of set this week is for Bon Jovi, down ten places to No.94.
* Further entries from last week to disappear this week like the City & Colour set are for The Darkness (#22), Wilco (#23), Angel Olsen (#27), Dermot Kennedy (#37), We Lost the Sea (#41), Maundz (#42), Dyson, Stringer, Cloher (#52) and Brantley Gilbert (#85).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #18 (LP#3) – Metal Galaxy by Babymetal is the third studio album for the Japanese metal band and their second to chart here, as they debuted and peaked at No.7 in mid-April of 2016 with their second album “Metal Resistance”.
* #30 (Comp#2) – Head in the Clouds II by 88rising is now the fifth albums chart entry for the music and media collective (3 artists and two compilations), who recently held their second ‘Head in the Clouds’ festival in L.A. (17-Aug, 2019), with acts from their label having previously charted here as Rich Brain (2 albums) and Joji (1 album) and their first compilation in the set “Head in the Clouds” (HP-61, July 2018).
* #47 (LP#9) – Black Anima by Lacuna Coil is the ninth studio album for the Italian gothic metal band and now their third overall chart entry after having first charted with “Shallow Life” (HP-78, May 2009) and then lastly with their eighth set “Delirium” (HP-19, June 2016), making this new entry their second Top 50 placing.
* #59 (LP#1) – True 2 Myself by Lil TJay is the debut album for the rapper born Tione Dalyan Merritt in 2001, and it features his current single “Hold On” plus guest artists such as Lil’ Baby, Lil’ Durk and Lil’ Wayne amongst the 17 tracks.
* #60 (LP#8) – Giants of All Sizes by elbow is the new No.1 album in the U.K. this week (and their third in a row there too), while here it becomes the bands seventh Top 100 entry (6 studios and one compile) and it’s their first non-Top 50 placing since their third album hit No.90 in 2005 called “Leaders of the Free World”.
* #99 (LP#4) – Two Hearts by Big Thief is the fourth studio album for the Brooklyn, New York based four piece indie rock act, with this being their first ever Top 100 entry in Australia since they issued their first set “Masterpiece” in 2016, with this new album being a semi-companion piece to their earlier June 2019 issued third set “U.F.O.F.”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com