The third and self-titled studio album for Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming his first No.1 set here.
“Shawn Mendes” becomes the 824th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2018) and the 675 for ARIA (1983 to 2018), and also the 467th to debut at the top of the Aussie Album charts, plus the 28th for the Island Record label since their first in December of 1971 (Cat Stevens’ “Teaser & the Firecat”).
The last self-titled album to hit No.1 was the Harry Styles set back in May of 2017 and this now becomes the 41st album to hit the top that is self-titled, while the album is also the 30th to hit No.1 by a Canadian act (solo, duo or group) and the 230th by a Solo Male artist (local or overseas), plus Shawn Mendes is also the twelfth Canadian artist (male, female or group) to hit the top here and also the sixth Solo Canadian Male artist, with the last act from that country to hit the top here being Shania Twain back in October of 2017 with “Now”, and with a new Drake album out soon we might see another Canadian at the top again.
Post Malone’s return to the top last week is short lived as the album drops back to No.2, but it is still at the top in New Zealand (5th wk), while the soundtrack for “The Greatest Showman” holds at No.3 (18th week at No.1 in the UK too) and Ed Sheeran is back up one spot to No.4 with his “÷ (Divide)” album.
U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky sees his third album “Testing” debut at No.5 this week, becoming his third Top 10 album and also coming in at the same position his second set “At Long Last A$AP” achieved back on this week three years ago (1st of June, 2015), while his debut set “Long Live A$AP” debuted and peaked at No.7. The ninth studio album and now sixth Top 10 set for local singer/songwriter Xavier Rudd entitled “Storm Boy” comes in at No.6, the same place two of his previous albums have entered in “White Moth” (2007) and “Koonyum Sun” (2010) while his last entry “Nanna” debuted and peaked at No.8 in March 2015.
The fourth and final debut within the Top 10 is again a third release, this time for Scottish synth-pop act Chvrches entitled “Love is Dead”, which comes in at No.7 and by doing so it becomes their second Top 10 album here, as they last charted and peaked at No.3 in October of 2015 with “Every Eye Open”, while their debut set “The Bones of What You Believe” made it to No.13 in late September of 2013. The Keith Urban set “Graffiti U” is down one spot to No.8 and last weeks No.4 entry for Five Finger Death Punch with “And Justice for None” drops down six spots to land at No.10. In between those two sets and rising three places to No.9 is the three-and-a-half year old (Nov 2014) entry for Taylor Swift and “1989” which scores its 69th week within the Top 10 and was last inside the ten back in mid-June of 2016.
* Cardi B is back up three places to No.13 with her debut set “Invasion of Privacy”.
* Last week saw the return of the soundtrack for ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ at No.33, which this week is up eight to No.25.
* Khalid is back up three spots also to No.31 with his “American Teen” album.
* Eminem climbs six to No.37 with his best of “Curtain Call: The Hits”, with further climbing collections being for Guns N’ Roses (68 to 61), Maroon 5 (84 to 76) and Crowded House (returns at No.88).
* The most recent Bon Jovi album “This House is Not for Sale” returns to the Top 50 and is up twelve to No.39.
* The new Shawn Mendes No.1 debut helps his previous entry “Illuminate” to climb back up nine to No.41.
* Lady Gaga is up six spots to No.46 with her “Joanne” set.
* Last weeks ‘Graham Norton Show’ appearance and performance by Leon Bridges sees his album “Good Thing” rise back up three spots to No.54.
* The newly re-packaged Luke Combs set “This One’s For You (too)” was issued on Friday, and the regular edition returns at No.64 this week.
* On the 18th of May chart Sevendust entered with their twelfth album “All I See is War” at No.92, and now this week the album returns at a new peak of No.71. Further returns are the Sting set “57th & 9th” at No.81, Metallica and “Hardwired… to Self Destruct” at No.85, “Day Breaks” by Norah Jones at No.95 and “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande at No.99.
* The new US No.1 album this week is the first of five Top 10 dropouts here, “Love Yourself: Tears” (HP-6, WI10-1) for Korean boy band BTS is down nine to No.15, the ‘Deadpool 2’ soundtrack (HP-9, WI10-1) falls eight to No.17, while last week returning entry to the Top 10 and “Evolve” (HP-4, WI10-10a) by Imagine Dragons is also down eight to No.18, The Arctic Monkeys recent No.1 set “Tranqulity Base Hotel & Casino” (HP-1×1, WI10-2) drops twelve to No.20 and last weeks No.2 debut for Courtney Barnett and “Tell Me How You Really Fell” (HP-2, WI10-1) tumbles down nineteen places to No.21.
* Parkway Drive move down five places to No.16 with their “Reverence” former No.1 set.
* J. Cole slides seven to No.26 with his former No.1 album “KOD”.
* The Delta Goodrem covers album of Olivia Newton-John songs from her tele-movie biopic “I Honestly Love You” drops down sixteen to No.29.
* Pink and her “Beautiful Trauma” set move back down seven to No.30, while the album returned to the top in Canada this week (2nd overall week there), with her “Greatest Hits.. So Far!!!” album down ten to No.68.
* The first album for Ed Sheeran and “+ (Positive)” is down ten places to No.35.
* Queen and their “Greatest Hits” set drop back down eight to No.40 and their “Platinum Collection” is down eight to No.70, with other falling collections being for The Wiggles (53 to 59), Cold Chisel (72 to 79), Foo Fighters (80 to 87), The Killers (70 to 90) and Elton John’s “Diamonds” (69 to 98).
* The soundtrack for ‘Fifty Shades Freed” slides back down fifteen places to No.42, with other descending soundtracks being for “Suicide Squad’ (65 to 74) and “Molly” (74 to 86).
* The Gurumul Yunupingu set “Djarimirri” is down nineteen places to land at No.45.
* After a resurgence last week the Adele set “25” is back down twelve to No.50, while her second album “21” plummets twenty-nine places to No.93.
* Hillsong Worship are down ten spots to No.51 with “There is More”.
* Missy Higgins leaves the Top 50 after four weeks with “Solastalgia” falling twenty-five spots to No.53.
* Sam Smith leaves the Top 50 for the first time in his 30 weeks upon the chart with “The Thrill of it All”, down this week fourteen spots to No.56.
* Bad Wolves see their debut set “Disobey” tumble twenty-eight spots to No.63.
* Kasey Chambers’ set “Campfire” burns down twenty-five places to land at No.65.
* And Kylie Minogue drops ten spots to No.66 with her “Golden” album in the week she turned 50.
* “Snow” falls again for Angus & Julia Stone, down nine this week to No.69.
* Last week the second James Bay album “Electric Light” came in at No.14, this week it dims a massive sixty four places to No.78.
* Migos move back down thirteen places to No.80 with “Culture II”.
* The Weeknd is down nineteen places to No.82 with his “Starboy” set.
* There’s a massive fifty place drop to No.89 for the album “Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Lisbon”.
* There is a nine place fall for both “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” for Chris Brown and the debut set for Vance Joy with “Dream Your Life Away” to No.92 and No.94 respectively.
* Camila Cabello sees her self-titled debut album fall ten this week to No.97.
* Six weeks ago the returning album for A Perfect Circle and “Eat the Elephant” came in at No.2, this week it drops down twenty-two spots to land at #100.
* One album leaves from last weeks Top 50, the No.45 debut for West Thebarton and “Different Beings being Different.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #11 (LP#3) – Daytona by Pusha T. is the first of his three albums to chart here in Australia, this latest set featuring guests such as Rick Ross and Kanye West on the seven tracks.
* #12 (LP#7) – Wildness by Snow Patrol came in at No.2 in England this week and becomes the Irish rock bands fifth albums chart entry here (4 studios and 1 best of) and is their first album of new material in almost seven years, as they last released their sixth album “Fallen Empires” (HP-24) in late November of 2011.
* #34 (LP#4) – It Comes and Goes by Dream on Dreamer is the Aussie metalcore bands fourth Top 40 album and entry, with the last two albums both peaking at No.29 in “Songs of Solitude” (Nov 2015) and “Loveless” (July 2013), while their first set and entry “Heartbound” made it to No.38 in August of 2011.
* #58 (S’trk) – Solo: A Star Wars Story by John Williams and John Powell is the soundtrack for the stand alone Han Solo back-story film in the Star Wars franchise, with longtime composer John Williams appearing alongside new composer John Powell on several tracks.
* #67 (LP#1) – Black Labyrinth by Jonathan Davis, who is the lead singer with the band Korn, sees his debut solo album enter this week, although he did do solo work on the vampire film ‘Queen of the Damned’ back in 2002 (HP-29).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com