In a lull week of releases ahead of a new Ed Sheeran album on the Friday just gone, Billie Eilish regains the No.1 Albums spot in Australia for a seventh week at the top with “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”.
“When We All Fall Asleep…” is now the longest running studio album for an artist (which means this excludes the 11 weeks for the soundtrack to ‘A Star is Born’) since last April when Ed Sheeran notched up his 27th and final week at the top with “÷ (Divide)”, which is sitting at No.8 this week. This seventh week and sixth run at the top for Billie is also not far from Ed’s nine separate runs at the top too, while for Billie she once again has the longest running No.1 album for 2019 (so far) and returns for a tenth broken week at the top in New Zealand.
Debuting at No.2 is “Revenge of the Dreamers III” for J. Cole and the record label Dreamville, which is the third collaboration between the two (and first to chart here), with this 18 track album featuring J. Cole with a multitude of acts such as DaBaby, T.I., Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign and Young Nudy among the acts appearing on the new set. This is the sixth albums chart entry here for J. Cole and now his third Top 10 placing, plus he has a new solo studio album due out soon called “The Fall Off”.
There are three albums climbing up three spots within the Top 10, returning to it’s former peak of No.3 is the Elton John collection “Diamonds” (6 to 3), while Pink’s “Hurts 2B Human” is up to No.4 (7 to 4) and regaining its No.5 entry peak is the EP for Lil’ Nas X with “7” (8 to 5, No.1 in Canada for a 2nd wk). The only surviving entry from last weeks Top 10 entries is the Chris Brown album “Indigo”, which here is down three spots to No.6, while it also landed at No.1 in the U.S.A., and the No.1 album from four weeks ago in “Western Stars” for Bruce Springsteen falls two spots to No.7. Two albums return to the Top 10 this week in the soundtrack for the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (11 to 9, 31st week within the Top 10) and “Free Spirit” by Khalid (12 to 10, 13th week in Top 10).
* With a new Top 5 singles chart entry for Post Malone, his two album chart entries rise back up, with “Beerbongs & Bentleys” jumping eight spots to No.12, and his older “Stoney” entry is up four to No.39.
* Apart from the Queen biopic, further soundtracks rising this week are for ‘A Star is Born’ (15 to 13), ‘The Greatest Showman’ (22 to 18) and ‘Moana’ (79 to 63).
* There’s a new compilation featuring both solo Michael Hutchence and INXS material which enters at No.28, but this also boosts the bands collection “The Very Best” back up twenty spots to No.19, while further best of sets to rise are for Maroon 5 (64 to 49), Guns N’ Roses (returns at No.70), Queen (Platinum Collection 83 to 75), Green Day (82 to 76), Foo Fighters (returns at No.79) and Bon Jovi (100 to 87).
* Luke Combs’ “This One’s for You” is back up three spots to No.20.
* Adele’s “25” set climbs back into the Top 30 this week, up seven spots to No.27.
* The Hillsong church had one of their major gatherings last weekend, thus their latest album “People” zooms back up this week forty-seven places to land at No.33.
* With a new BTS video game just issued, their most recent album/EP “Map of the Soul: Persona” is back up fourteen places to No.40, while the soundtrack to that game which entered last week at No.73 is out this week.
* Ziggy Alberts’ “Laps Around the Sun” rebounds twenty-three places this week to No.58.
* Elton John also rises with his 1974 set “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, up eleven spots to No.59.
* Ed Sheeran’s first set “+ (Positive)” is up eight spots to No.64.
* George Ezra and his second set “Staying at Tamara’s” rises back up eleven places to No.74.
* Lizzo’s new Top 20 berth for her single also pulls her album “Cuz I Love You” back up six spots to No.86.
* Apart from the aforementioned best of returns, there are also two more re-entries this week in “Dangerous Woman” for Ariana Grande (#98) and “Blue” for Jonas Blue (#99).
* Three albums leave the Top 10 this week, the first of which is last weeks No.1 debut for Kylie Minogue with “Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection” (HP-1, WI10-1, 1 to 11, #3 vinyl down from #1) which was her seventh best of to chart, her fourth within the Top 10 and her first collection to hit the top, while of her former drops from No.1, this is her hardest, surpassing the 1 to 9 drop for 2007’s “X”. Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma” set is back down six to No.16 (HP-1×6, WI10-25) and the second of last weeks debut in “Let’s Rock” for The Black Keys (HP-4, WI10-1, 4 to 23).
* Jimmy Barnes’ “My Criminal Record” leaves the Top 20 after five weeks, down five this week to No.21.
* Falling soundtracks this week are for ‘Aladdin’ (21 to 22), ‘Yesterday’ (15 to 14) and ‘Rocketman’ (25 to 31), while next weeks entries could be for ‘The Lion King (2019)’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’
* Lewis Capaldi regained the UK No.1 album spot for a sixth week with “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extant” this week, while here the album is down six places to No.25.
* After a resurgence last week for the Morgan Evans set “Things That We Drink to”, this week it slumps twenty four spots to No.37.
* Falling collections and best of sets are for Queen (GH 38 to 42), The Beatles (36 to 44), The Seekers (45 to 50), The Wiggles (77 to 80), Fleetwood Mac (68 to 85) and The Killers (90 to 96).
* Falling nine places to No.46 is the XXXTentacion set “?”.
* DJ Khaled’s “Father of Asahd” slips down eight spots to No.48.
* Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” is down three to No.51, but it is now 3x▲Platinum in sales.
* Amy Shark has been swimming on the ARIA Albums chart for one year now, as her “Love Monster” logs its 52nd week on the chart by moving down six places to No.52.
* Jonas Brothers aren’t as happy this week, as their comeback album “Happiness Begins” drops down twenty one spots to land at No.56.
* Tyler, the Creator and his “Igor” album fall thirteen places to No.68.
* Scoring a second week within the Top 100 and dropping are “Perfect Ten” for Mustard (62 to 72), the “Fire on Marzz” (EP) for Benee (75 to 84) and “Case Study 01” by Daniel Caesar (26 to 93), while leaving after one week were albums by Lang Lang (#49, the weeks highest drop out), Thom Yorke (#52, this could return in early August once the physical comes out in late July), Freddie Gibbs & Madlib (#61), BTS (#73) and the Julia Michaels EP (#91).
* Afte returning last week at No.51, the Little Mix album “LM5” falls back down twenty-six spots to No.77.
* Avicii and his posthumous album “Tim” drops down seventeen places to No.82.
* The second biggest drop of the week (the most goes to Daniel Caesar) is for the Madonna set “Madame X” which after four weeks of charting plummets fifty-one spots this week to No.83.
* Juice WRLD has a ten place fall to No.94 with his second album “Death Race for Love”.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #26 (LP#4) – Diablo by Machine Gun Kelly becomes the third studio album to chart here for the U.S. rapper plus also his highest charted too, as he previously entered with “General Admission” (LP#2, HP-38, late Oct. 2015) and “Bloom” (LP#3, HP-37, late May 2017), while the albums final track is a new entry this week at No.77 in “I Think I’m Okay”.
* #28 (Comp) – Mystify – A Musical Journey with Michael Hutchence is a compilation of alternate versions, outtakes, studio work, interviews and songs by INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence who passed away in November of 1997. Some of the newer and unusual tracks includes the cover of the 1970 Eric Burdon & War track “Spill the Wine”, and a French duet with Mylene Farmer on “Never Tear us Apart”, and it also becomes his second solo and posthumous release, as a self-titled album was also issued in December of 1999 (HP-3).
* #34 (LP#2) – Erys by Jaden is the second studio album for Jaden (Smith) whose first set “Syre” (Nov. 2017) failed to chart here, with guests on this new album including Tyler, the Creator, Trinidad James, Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, Lido and his sister Willow.
* #53 (LP#4) – Travelling Salesman by Brad Butcher is the first albums chart entry and overall the fourth studio album for Mackay native Brad, who in 2018 won at Tamworth for ‘Country Song of the Year’ and ‘New Talent of the Year’.
* #73 (TVS’tk) – Stranger Things: Season 3 TV Soundtrack is the second of the series to chart (Series 1 hit No.40 in late August of 2016) and features a heap of 80’s classics from Howard Jones, Madonna, Foreigner, John Mellencamp, The Pointer Sisters, REO Speedwagon, Wham!, Weird Al Yankovic, The Cars, Corey Hart, Teena Marie and Huey Lewis & the News, plus older songs by Patsy Cline, The Who and Vera Lynn.
* #95 (LP#2) – House of Cards by The April Family is the second album and now first chart entry for the Sydney based alt-country trio led by lead singer Kylie Whitney, who also wrote all of the tracks on the album with fellow band member Michael Carpenter.
* #100 (LP#2) – Flamingo by Olympia is the second album and entry for the local singer from Wollongong (born Olivia Jayne Bartley), with her first set “Self Talk” debuting and peaking at No.26 in mid-May of 2016.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com