Drake’s current album “Scorpion” regains the top spot on the ARIA Albums chart this week logging a third overall week at the top and it also becomes the third album to return to the top spot this year.
“Scorpion” climbs back to No.1 the week that it’s current single “In My Feeling” loses the #1 singles crown, and its return to the top gives Drake his overall fourth week at No.1 here, moving him from equal 26th to now equal 15th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums; 2010’s’ alongside Coldplay, Mumford & Sons and Beyonce who have all had four weeks at the top with two No.1 albums. As I mentioned at the top, this is the third time this year that an album has reclaimed the No.1 slot after “÷ (Divide)” by Ed Sheeran (1-Jan for one week, then again from 12th of March for 5 weeks), and the other was “Beerbongs & Bentley’s” for Post Malone (7th May and 28th May both for a single week).
The new US & Canadian No.1 album was last week at the top here, “Astroworld” for Travis Scott which is down one place to No.2, while the soundtrack for the film “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” remains at No.3, which returns for a third week at No.1 in New Zealand and holds for fourth week at the chart summit in the UK. The fourth studio album for Nicki Minaj entitled “Queen” is the highest new entry this week at No.4, and in entering so high it beats the No.5 debut and peak of her second album “Pink Friday-Roman Reloaded” (April 2012), while this new entry also becomes her second Top 10 album too.
Other than its entry position of No.8 the former No.1 soundtrack for “The Greatest Showman” has only ever dropped as low as No.5, where it returns to this week, down one spot, while swapping places are the two aforementioned returning No.1 albums for this year in “÷ (Divide)” by Ed Sheeran and “Beerbongs & Bentleys” for Post Malone at No.6 and No.7 respectively. Celine Dion finished up her tour here last week and her collection “The Best So Far… 2018 Tour Edition” is this week down three spots to No.8. A third swap around within the Top 10 occurs at No.9 and No.10 for “?” by XXXTentacion up one to No.9 and “Love Monster” by Amy Shark down a spot to No.10.
* Pink returned to the stage this week after a week of sickness, and her “Beautiful Trauma” set is back up one to No.11, her “Greatest Hits… So Far!!!” and “Funhouse” are on hold at No.13 and No.76 respectively.
* With 5 Seconds of Summer now touring the country their third album “Youngblood” is back up a couple of spots to No.16.
* Last Mother’s Day in Australia the Aled Jones album “One Voice” climbed to No.13, now with Father’s Day approaching here in early September his latest album “One Voice: Believe” jumps up eighteen spots to a new peak of No.19 giving him his third Top 20 album in Australia.
* Tickets sold out for the October 2018 tour here for Gang of Youths, thus their latest album “Go Father in Lightness” is back up twenty-two spots on its one-year chart anniversary (52 weeks).
* Best of’s rising this week are by ABBA (Gold, 34 to 32), INXS (50 to 44), Cold Chisel (86 to 64), The Foo Fighters (returns at #78) and Jason DeRulo (94 to a new peak of No.81).
* Rising soundtracks are for ‘Moana’ (39 to 35), ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2’ (63 to 54), ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ (62 to 56) and ‘Deadpool 2′ (100 to 88).
* Both Vance Joy albums rise back up in “Nation of Two” (40 to 38) and “Dream Your Life Away” (98 to 87).
* With the new No.11 single for George Ezra in “Shotgun” his parent album “Staying at Tamara’s” leaps up nineteen places to land at No.45.
* Fleetwood Mac’s 1978 album (#1 at this time in both America and Canada) in “Rumours” jumps up twenty-one places to No.50.
* Adele’s “25” is back up one spot to No.51, while her second album “21” returns at No.99 after leaving last week.
* The former No.1 album for J. Cole and “KOD” is back up thirteen spots to No.68.
* Bruno Mars rises back up fourteen places with his “24k Magic” set to No.69.
* Dean Lewis has the new No.1 song in the country and his older debut set “Same Kind of Different” is up three spots to No.70.
* With the new Ariana Grande album released on Friday her two previous sets rise again in “Dangerous Woman” (91 to 80) and “My Everything” returns at No.95.
* Further returning albums this week are by Dua Lipa (#82), “There is More” for Hillsong Worship (#89), “Chiaroscuro” by Ocean Alley (#97) and Charlie Puth with “Voicenotes’ (#100).
* The only album leaving the Top 10 is also the biggest Top 100 dropout of the week as the third set for Trophy Eyes and “The American Dream” (HP-8, WI10-1) leaves the entire hundred this week from last weeks entry at No.8.
* The YG Top 20 debut last week “Stay Dangerous” is down fourteen spots this week to No.29.
* The Eminem collection “Curtain Call: The Hits” is down six to No.28, while also falling best of’s are for Queen (GH 27 to 30 and Platinum Collection 32 to 37), ABBA (Gold & More 29 to 31), Maroon 5 (42 to 43), The Wiggles (49 to 55), Green Day (68 to 75), Red Hot Chili Peppers (66 to 77), Fleetwood Mac (GH 77 to 79 and Very Best of 59 to 92) and Crowded House (88 to 90).
* After rebounding last week to No.38 the “Molly” TV soundtrack is back down nine spots to No.47, with other falling soundtracks being for “Suicide Squad” (45 to 49), “Bridget Jones’ Baby” (54 to 71) and “Mamma Mia” (#1 TW in 2008, 53 to 73).
* Florence + the Machine see their latest set “High as Hope” drop down eighteen places to No.48.
* Guns N’ Roses repackaged debut set “Appetite for Destruction” is down six places to No.53, while their “Greatest Hits” set it stable at No.61.
* Adam Harvey falls nineteen places to No.60 with his recent Top 10 set “The Nashville Tapes”.
* The No.21 entry last week for Mac Miller and his new set “Swimming” dives down forty-four places to No.65.
* With the national tour also over for Katy Perry her “Witness” set is back down seven to No.67.
* Pink’s “The Truth About Love” album drops down twelve places to No.86.
* Denzel Curry and his “TA1300” album drops down thirty-one spots to land at No.96.
* Two further albums which debuted within last weeks Top 50 leave the chart this week for Diesel (#16) and Graeme Connors (#31).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #14 (LP#1) – Life’s a Trip by Trippie Redd is the debut album for US rapper from Ohio born Michael Lamar White IV who recently turned 19, and this set features guest performances by Travis Scott, Young Thug and Diplo.
* #15 (Comp) – Where No One Stands Alone by Elvis Presley is a collection of Gospel tracks for Elvis including the title track which is the first ever duet between Elvis and his daughter Lisa Marie, plus it also features such classics as “Amazing Grace”, “Crying in the Chapel”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, “How Great Thou Art” and “Stand by Me” among its 14 tracks.
* #39 (LP#6) – Know. by Jason Mraz is the fourth Top 50 and fifth Top 100 entry here for Jason, who first charted in 2003 with his debut set “Waiting for My Rocket to Come” (HP-61, peaked July) and this is his first new material in over four years, as he last charted with “Yes!” (HP-17, July 2014).
* #46 (LP#2) – Here and Now by Gretta Ray is the second album for the Melbourne based 19 year old singer/songwriter who won Triple J’s ‘Unearthed’ competition in 2016, with her debut set “Elsewhere” coming out in February of 2016 (but not charting within the Top 100).
* #62 (LP#9) – Timeless by il Divo is the first new album in almost three years for the four-piece opera act, plus its becomes their tenth chart entry (9 studios and 1 Best of), with this new set containing operatic covers of songs by John Legend, Robbie Williams, Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole and Charlie Chaplin among its ten tracks.
* #74 (Mix#1) – Day69: Graduation Day by 6ix9nine is the debut mixtape for the US rapper which was originally released back in February and charts thanks to his recent Top 10 hit here “Fefe” (HP-8, TW-15) and features guests such as Young Thug, Tory Lanez and Fetty Wap.
* #93 (LP#6) – Rain Lover by Halfway is the first chart entry for the Brisbane eight-piece alt-country act who formed in 2000.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com