Regaining her crown at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart is the debut studio album for Billie Eilish called “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, for a third overall week at the top here, plus the set scores a Gold (●) sales certification too.
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go”? also regains a third week at No.1 in both New Zealand and England as well, and it becomes the third album this year to regain the top-spot in Australia after the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper soundtrack for ‘A Star is Born’ (initial run was 29-Oct-18 to 31-Dec-18 and it returned for one more week on 11-Feb) and Ariana Grande with “thank u, next” (initial run 18 to 25-Feb, and it returned for three more weeks from 11th of March). And by scoring a third week at No.1 here the set “When We All Fall Asleep…” is now the third longest running No.1 album for 2019 (so far) behind the four weeks for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack (from 7-Jan) and the aforementioned “thank u, next” for Ariana Grande which accumulated five weeks at No.1 from the 18th of February.
Climbing back up one place to its former entry and peak position is the second Khalid studio album “Free Spirit”, while last weeks No.1 entry for BTS and their EP “Map of the Soul: Persona” falls down two places to No.3, with the set taking out the top spot in both Canada and the U.S.A., while swapping places are Queen with their “Greatest Hits” (5 to 4) and The Seekers debut from last week “Farwell” which is down one place to No.5.
Queen have two places between each of their Top 10 entries this week, with their biopic soundtrack stable at No.6 for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and the bands’ “Platinum Collection” is back up one spot to No.8. Also holding place within the Top 10 are Dean Lewis with “A Place We Knew” at No.7 and “A Star is Born” soundtrack for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper at No.10. As there are no entries or dropouts from the Top 10 this week, the final entry is Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next”, which moves down one spot to No.9.
* The soundtrack for ‘The Greatest Showman’ moves back up one spot to No.11, with other rising film sets being for ‘Guardians Vol.1’ (22 to 20), ‘Molly’ (63 to 48), ‘Forrest Gump’ (returns at No.89) and ‘Suicide Squad’ (returns at No.92).
* The ONLY new certifications on both the singles and albums’ charts this week are for Billie Eilish, as she sees her debut EP “Don’t Smile at Me” newly certified ▲Platinum in sales, and it rises one spot to No.12.
* Rising best of sets this week are by Eminem (24 to 23), Cold Chisel (32 to 24), INXS (34 to 25), Pink (due to a new album coming out on Friday, 37 to 29), Elton John (Rocket Man 41 to 33 and Diamonds 42 to 37, Vinyl issued last week, One Night Only 67 to 51), Crowded House (56 to 43), Queen (GH2 48 to 45), ABBA (Gold 69 to 63, Gold & More 83 to 76), Red Hot Chili Peppers (79 to 69), Fleetwood Mac (GH 77 to 75, Very Best of 89 to 83, The Chain-25 Years returns at No.97), Foo Fighters (82 to 78), The Killers (85 to 81), Creedence Clearwater Revival (returns at No.86), Billy Joel (94 to 88) and Paul Kelly (returns at #100, he just issued a new Live album on Friday too).
* Tom Walker appeared on last Friday’s (19th of April) Graham Norton Show singing his new song “Just You and I”, which returns at a new peak of No.88 this week, while his parent album “What a Time to Be Alive” (HP-18) also re-enters this week at No.34.
* Adele split up with her husband recently (or it was announced this past week at least), and her albums rise in “25” (58 to 47) and “21”, which returns at No.93.
* Matt Corby’s current national tour again pushes his latest album “Rainbow Valley” up the charts, rising this week eight places to No.53.
* Hozier returns again with his second album “Wasteland, Baby!” at No.55, with further re-entries by Coldplay with “Live in Buenos Aires” (#91) and Ocean Alley with “Chiaroscuro (#95).
* Vance Joy rises back up ten places to No.56 with his second album “Nation of Two”, while his first set which returned last week in “Dream Your Life Away”, is up eight places to No.66.
* Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” album rebounds fifteen places to No.60 this week, while the slightly older (by four years) Elton John set “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” also jumps up fifteen spots, to land at No.85.
* The new Pink album “Hurts 2B Human” issued on Friday has pulled up her previous set “Beautiful Trauma” back up the charts fourteen places to No.77.
* After falling the past few weeks, this week the Rufus Du Sol set “Solace” is back up eleven places to No.79.
* There are NO Top 10 dropouts this week, but one of last weeks exiting sets was “The Great Expanse” for The Hilltop Hoods, which this week falls a further five spots to No.16, while the bands older entry “Drinking…Walking…Restrung” falls down eleven spots to No.70.
* Taylor Swift issued a surprise new single on Friday called “Me”, which will most likely boost her older entry in “Reputation” back up the charts next week, for now that album is down three places this week to No.32.
* Post Malone’s older album “Stoney” is down six places to No.36, but expect it to rebound next week thanks to his current two week national tour here.
* Two older Ariana Grande albums are down this week in “Sweetener” (28 to 40) and “My Everything” (80 to 99).
* Juice WRLD retains two entries again this week, with his newer set “Death Race for Love” falling six spots to No.42 and his first released (but second to chart here) “Goodbye & Good Riddance” down one spot to No.94.
* Maroon 5 sees their “Greatest Hits” set drop down four places to No.44, with other sliding best of sets being for The Wiggles (55 to 61) and Bon Jovi (71 to 84).
* Ziggy Alberts falls six places to No.50 with “Laps Around the Sun”.
* Imagine Dragons’ two entries drop down in the newer “Origins” (57 to 58) and their older “Evolve” (45 to 54).
* Three of last weeks Top 20 entries tumble into the lower fifty this week in the Anderson .Paak set “Ventura” (19 to 59), then Norah Jones with “Begin Again” (14 to 73) and The Chemical Brothers with “No Geography” (17 to 74), while another of last weeks entries to survive for a second week is the self-titled LSD set (49 to 67).
* The soundtrack/compilation for “The Greatest Showman: Reimagined” drops down ten places to No.64, with other falling soundtracks being for ‘Guardians Vol.2’ (65 to 71), ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse’ (78 to 80) and ‘The Dirt’ for Motley Crue (70 to 87).
* The Brooks & Dunn album “Reboot” falls down this week forty-three places to plant its feet at No.96.
* Albums leaving the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are by Sara Storer (#21, highest dropout), Clowns (#31) and Russell Morris (#39).
* #15 (GH#26) – Honk by The Rolling Stones is a two-disc or three-disc set of The Rolling Stones songs from 1971 onwards (in other words no Decca stuff from the ’60’s, only songs issued on their own record label), the two-disc set containing 36 songs, while the 3CD set features bonus live recordings. Of the 26 Greatest Hits sets the band has released, this is the fifteenth to chart here, with their last collection being issued in 2012 called “GRRR!” which hit No.7 for three straight week in December of 2012.
* #18 (Live#5) – Homecoming: The Live Album by Beyoncé is the fifth live album (or DVD/Blu-Ray) issued by Beyoncé and it comes in one place lower than her returning last studio album “Lemonade” (HP-1, TW-17) which was just re-issued digitally as either the clean or un-edited version (meaning the swearing is back on the album), with this new live album being recorded at April 2018’s Coachella Valley Music Festival in California, and features 40 songs from her solo and Destiny’s Child catalog (she did three songs with her two former D.C. members).
* #27 (LP#13) – Love is in the Air by The Ten Tenors becomes the tenth charted album (8 studio, 1 Live, 1 Best of) for the opera/vocal group who last charted with “Wish You Were Here” (HP-18, peaked mid-May 2017), with this new set containing their covers of songs like “A Thousand Years”, “God Only Knows”, “Perfect”, “Shallow”, “Love is in the Air”, “All of Me” and “Unchained Melody” among its twelve tracks.
* #38 (LP#3) – Cuz I Luv You by Lizzo is the third album and now first chart entry for the female US rapper born Melissa Viviane Jefferson on this day in 1988 (April 27th), plus she also has a voice role in the upcoming animated film ‘UglyDolls’ and she is filming a new movie called ‘Hustlers’ alongside Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles and Lili Reinhart.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com