Billie Eilish returns to the No.1 Albums spot with her debut set “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” for an overall fifth week at top of the ARIA Albums Chart.
Billie’s album also returns for a fifth week at the top in Canada and holds for an eighth straight week at the summit in New Zealand. This fourth run at the top has not been seen since “÷ (Divide)” for Ed Sheeran did it nine times during 2017 and 2018, and “When We All Fall Asleep…” is now the equal longest running No.1 album for 2019 alongside the five weeks running “thank u, next” for Ariana Grande (Feb & March), while next week she might lose her crown again as new albums were just issued for both Bruce Springsteen and Madonna.
Last weeks No.1 debut for Jimmy Barnes’ “My Criminal Record” is only down one spot to No.2 this week, which is followed by the highest new entry for the week “Happiness Begins” for Jonas Brothers, the trio’s first new studio album since 2009’s “Lines, Vines & Trying Times” (HP-5, peaked late June 2009) which was their first Top 10 entry, thus the new album becomes their second Top 10 album in Australia and now their highest charted, while overall this is the boys’ seventh albums chart entry (4 studios, one live and two soundtracks). The album also debuted at No.3 in Scotland and landed one place higher in England at No.2.
Elton John’s “Diamonds” collection is back down one spot to No.4 this week, with the biopic soundtrack for “Rocketman” down two places to No.8 and the other Top 10 soundtrack in “Aladdin” is stable at No.7 this week. Pink’s “Hurts 2B Human” was issued on double vinyl on Friday, and in its seventh week on the charts it is down one place to No.5, while Khalid’s “Free Spirit” set is down one place to No.10.
The two other entries to the Top 10 this week sees the third studio and first posthumous album for Avicii called “Tim” (his real name) come in at No.6 containing the current Top 10 single “SOS” (TW-9) and new entry “Heaven” with Chris Martin (TW-20), while further guests on the album include Bonn, local Swedes Vargas & Lagola and Noonie Bao, plus A R I Z O N A and Imagine Dragons. This is now the fifth albums chart entry for Avicii (3 studios, one EP and one Remix set) all of which have landed within the Top 20, but for his studio albums this is his third Top 10 as his first set “True” eventually climbed to No.1 (it was issued in mid-Sept of 2013 and went to No.1 here for a week on 3-Feb-2014) and then his album “Stories” debuted and peaked at No.10 in October of 2015, plus this is now his fourth No.1 album in his home country of Sweden (3 studios and an EP).
Local singer/songwriter Meg Mac enters at No.9 with her seven track mini-album called “Hope”, which is her second album and now also her second Top 10 set, as her first release “Low Blows” debuted and peaked at No.2 in late July of 2017, with four tracks previously issued from this new set in “Give Me My Name Back” (in 2018), “Something Tells Me”, I’m Not Coming Back” and “Hope”.
* Rebounding a massive ten places this week to No.11 is the soundtrack for ‘A Star is Born’, with the only other rising soundtracks being for ‘Moana’ (68 and 60) and the recently re-screened and second part trailered this past week ‘Frozen’ (returns at No.94).
* The newly issued EP for Luke Comes also helps his debut set “This One’s For You” to rise back up five places to No.22.
* INXS’ “The Very Best” jumps back up thirteen places to No.40, while best of sets also rise for Eminem (46 to 43), The Wiggles (71 to 63), Bon Jovi (80 to 66) and Missy Higgins (89 to 86).
* Shawn Mendes’ fourth self-titled album is back up five spots to No.47, while his previous album in “illuminate” returns at No.90.
* Further returns occur for Ocean Alley with “Chiaroscuro” (#96) and this weeks No.3 selling vinyl album for Amy & The Sniffers (#98) which saw a wider release of the set last week through Inertia.
* The three albums leaving the Top 10 this week are “LIFE” for Conrad Sewell (HP-1×1, WI10-3) down nine spots to No.17, followed by “Ten” (HP-5, WI10-1) for Susan Boyle, dropping thirteen places to No.18 and another of last weeks Top 10 entries in the Miley Cyrus EP “She is Coming” (HP-10, WI10-1) which tumbles down twenty-eight places to No.38.
* There are seven former No.1 albums within the Top 20 this week, and other than the Conrad tumble the other local-lad dropping this week is Dean Lewis with “A Place We Know”, down three to No.16.
* Tyler, the Creator and his “Igor” album drop down fourteen spots to No.25.
* Lee Kernaghan’s “Backroad Nation” slides down nine places to No.26, but with his national tour starting next week on the 20th it might not drop as much in the next few weeks.
* Two of more of last weeks new entries to survive for a second week are the Skepta set “Ignorance is Bliss” (15 to 44) and there’s a massive drop for “Zuu” by Denzel Curry (18 to 97).
* The Queen “Greatest Hits” set drops down five places to No.46, while they see a bigger tumble for their “Platinum Collection” (59 to 83), while further collections falls for Maroon 5 (50 to 56), Foo Fighters (90 to 91) and The Killers (75 to 99).
* “4Real 4Real” by YG drops thirteen spots to No.49.
* Both of Adele’s entries are down this week in “25” (47 to 53) and “21” (78 to 92).
* The self-titled Rammstein set plummets thirty-three places to No.61.
* The Ten Tenors’ “Love is in the Air” loses volume and deflates thirty-nine spots this week to No.68.
* The Fleetwood Mac classic “Rumours” drops down sixteen spots to No.70.
* Ed Sheeran’s first album “+ (Positive)” is down ten places to No.71.
* Rob Thomas loses more lustre for his “Chip Tooth Smile”, this week dropping thirty-one to No.74.
* Jess Glynne’s “Always in Between” also falls down thirty-one places to No.75.
* The soundtrack for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1′ falls seventeen spots to No.78.
* ScHoolboy Q and his “Crash Talk” set are down sixteen places to No.79.
* Imagine Dragons’ “Origins” slides nine spots to No.82.
* The National almost halve their position from last week by falling forty-four places from No.45 to No.89 with “I Am Easy to Find”.
* Morgan Evans is down ten places to No.95 with “Things That We Drink to”.
* The new No.1 album in America this week in “Center Point Road” for country singer Thomas Rhett, which is here the highest and only Top 50 dropout from last week, leaving the Top 100 from No.24.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #12 (LP#7) – Legendary by Tyga is the seventh studio album for the U.S. rapper and now his second albums chart entry in Australia, as he hit No.3 in March of 2015 on the collaboration album with Chris Brown called “Fan of a Fan-The Album”. This new album is helped into the charts by the new entry this week at No.50 called “Haute”, while he also appears on the No.41 song for YG called “Go Loko”.
* #20 (LP#2) – Iguana by Polish Club is the second album for the Sydney duo of David Novak and John-Henry Pajak, who’ve landed one place lower than their debut set achieved “Alright Already” (HP-19, peaked 10-April, 2017). This set debuted at No.2 on the vinyl chart this week
* #31 (LP#3) – And Now for the Whatchamacallit by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets is the local bands third album and now first to chart, while the set also came in at No.1 on the vinyl sales chart too.
* #32 (LP#5) – Disguise by Motionless in White is the fifth released studio album for the American metal act and now their third to chart and also third Top 50 placing, having first charted with “Reincarnate” (LP#3, HP-19, Sept 2014) and then “Graveyard Shift” (LP#4, HP-35, May 2017).
* #50 (Box#14) – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings by Bob Dylan is a box-set of recordings from his 1975 U.S. tour, but more so a documentary directed by Martin Scorcese was also issued on Netflix documenting this tour and period in Bob’s career.
* #52 (LP#2.2) – A Different Kind of Human (Step 2) by Aurora follows-on from the Norwegian singers EP from late September of 2018 called “Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1)”, while here this is her second chart entry after “All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend” (HP-51, March 2016).
* #55 (LP#25) – Africa Speaks by Santana is the band’s overall 25th studio album, and the 27th to chart here (23 studios, 2 Live, 2 Compilations) and their first album since “Santana IV” (HP-11, late April 2016), while Santana is set to headline the ‘Woodstock 50’ festival in August.
* #80 (LP#2) – Inside/Outside by Pipe-Eye is the second album for Cook Craig from the band’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and The Murlocs, and his first to chart, having issued his debut set “Laugh About Life” in April of 2017.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com