It’s a third week at the top in Australia for Ed Sheeran’s fourth No.1 set “No.6 Collaborations Project”, with the album also at the top again in New Zealand, England (also 3rd week), America and Canada (2nd week in both regions).
Ed’s third week at the top here pushes his tally of overall weeks at No.1 in Australia to now 39 weeks from his four chart-topping albums, which means he moves up on the listing for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums; 1965 to 2019’ to now equal seventh alongside the 39 weeks racked up by ABBA (from four #1’s), while if he stays again for next week he will tie with Adele’s 40 weeks (from two #1’s) for sixth place, but also the equal-top of the listing for this decade (2010 to 2019), as he sits just behind her at No.2 for this decade’s tally of weeks at No.1.
Billie Eilish holds at No.2 with her debut set “When We All Fall Asleep…”, while last weeks peaking soundtrack for ‘The Lion King’ is down one spot to No.4 and the second and final film score within the Top 10 is for ‘a Star is Born’, back up one spot to No.9. Elton John’s collection of hits in “Diamonds” is down two places to No.6 and the third Ed Sheeran album “÷ (Divide)” also dips down two spots to land at No.8 while the biggest fall within the Top 10 is Pink’s “Hurts 2B Human” which halves its position from last week and falls five spots to No.10.
There are three albums which enter within the Top 10 this week, firstly coming in at No.3 is the fourth album for U.S. rapper NF (Nathan Feuerstein) called “The Search”, which instantly becomes his first Top 10 placing in Australia and now his second chart entry, as his previous and third set “Perception” made it to No.73 in 2017. The two other Top 10 entries are both debut albums from artists, coming in at No.5 is “Salt” for local Victorian (Alphington in Melbourne) female singer Angie McMahon, the album featuring her 2019 APRA nominated song (‘Rock Work of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’) from a couple of years ago “Slow Mover”. The third and final new entry to the ten comes in at No.7, “The Big Day” by Chance the Rapper, which is based around his recent marriage and features guest acts such as John Legend, Death Cab for Cutie, DaBaby, En Vogue, Gucci Mane, Shawn Mendes, Randy Newman, SWV and Nicki Minaj among the 22 tracks.
* With Conrad Sewell in the middle of his Australian tour at the moment his debut album “LIFE” leaps up for a second week, this time up a massive twenty-four places to No.14.
* Dua Lipa and her self-titled set climbs again this week, up three to No.25 in it’s 88th week.
* Adele’s third album “25” is now under $13 and this week rebounds thirty-six spots to No.29, while her “21” set rises four to No.94.
* Both entries for The Hilltop Hoods rise back up, their latest studio set “The Great Expanse” is up three to No.31 and their remix set “Walking… Drinking… Restrung” rises nine places to No.64.
* Eminem’s collection of songs in “Curtain Call: The Hits” rebounds ten spots to No.34, with other rising best of sets being for INXS (41 to 40), Maroon 5 (stable at #50), The Wiggles (82 to 65), Green Day (81 to 69), Bon Jovi (96 to 79), Foo Fighters (returns at #81), Jason DeRulo (returns at #92) and The Killers (re-entry at #95).
* Pink (like Adele’s “25′) and her “Beautiful Trauma” set is now under $15 and again rebounds twenty places to No.38.
* The 2CD expanded edition of “?” for XXXTentation came out last week and the set is up only one spots to No.42.
* Travis Scott celebrates one-year on the albums chart (52 weeks) with “Astroworld” by rising one spot to No.48.
* The BTS soundtrack for their video game “BTS World” returns to the chart at a new peak of No.55 this week, ahead of it’s physical CD release on Friday (2nd of August), originally the set made it to No.73 at the start of July.
* After being certified last week the fourth and self-titled Shawn Mendes album is up this week four spots to No.58.
* Lee Kernaghan kicks off his upcoming national tour in just under two weeks time (15th of August) and this week his latest album “Backroad Nation” rise back up nine spots to No.62.
* The recent screening of part one and two of the movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ helps the Vol.1 soundtrack to rise this week eighteen places to No.66, while the ‘Moana’ soundtrack is up five to No.67, plus there’s a return at No.80 of the ‘Stranger Things: Series 3′ album (HP-69).
* Bazzi’s current tour of Australia helps his previous album “Cosmic” to rise back up nine spots to No.86.
* Further returning albums this week are “Chiaroscuro” for Ocean Alley (#89), “The Eminem Show” (#96) and “Blue” for Jonas Blue (#100).
* Three albums leave the Top 10 this week, starting with “Beerbongs & Bentleys” for Post Malone (HP-1×2, WI10-38a, 9 to 12), followed by the Khalid set “Free Spirit” (HP-2, WI10-14a, 8 to 13), with his other album is also down four in “American Teen” (47 to 51), while the biggest fall from last weeks Top 10 was the only debuting set within last weeks’ ten, “The Great War” for Sabaton (HP-7, WI10-1, 7 to 76) to be the biggest dropping album of the week (down 69 places).
* Falling soundtracks this week are for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (11 to 16), ‘Aladdin’ (27 to 35), ‘Yesterday’ (26 to 36) and ‘Rocketman’ (46 to 57).
* The Lil’ Nas X EP “7” drops ten places this week to No.24.
* Queen also slip down with their “Greatest Hits” set (19 to 26) and “Platinum Collection” (79 to 88), with other sliding collections being by The Beatles (69 to 75) and Kylie Mingoue (64 to 90).
* The Thelma Plum debut album “Better in Blak” falls twenty spots to No.37.
* Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars” rides down the chart twenty-one places to No.43.
* The J. Cole collaboration album “Revenge of the Dreamers III” falls this week fifteen spots to No.44.
* The Beyoncé debut from last week in ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ tumbles thirty-seven places this week to No.47.
* Jimmy Barnes plummets twenty places to No.53 with his set “My Criminal Record”.
* Local rapper AllDay sees his latest album “Starry Night Over the Phone” fall twenty-three spots to No.68, while U.S. rapper Machine Gun Kelly and his set “Hotel Diablo” drops twelve to No.78.
* The Black Keys fall eleven spots to No.71 with their five week old entry “Let’s Rock”.
* Hillsong United and their set “People” tumbles nineteen places to No.82.
* The Jonas Brothers album “Happiness Begins” drops down twenty-four spots to No.85.
* Tyga sees a twelve place slide to No.87 with his “Legendary” set.
* Mark Ronson falls twenty-three spots to No.93 with his latest album “Late Night Feelings”.
* The older of two entries for Imagine Dragons and “Evolve” drops thirteen places this week to land at No.99, while their new set “Origins” is back up six places to No.83.
* Three albums leave the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50, starting with the returned Thom Yorke set “Anima” (#23), which might return again next week after this Friday’s (2nd of August) limited edition vinyl was issued; followed by “Conduit” for Gravemind (#30) and the vinyl return for the Crowded House set “Very Very Best of” leaves from #36, while further debuts from last week to depart were by Iggy Azalea (#52, physical issued at the end of August) and Sum 41 (#55).
FURTHER NEW RELEASES:
* #11 (LP#5) – Human Target by Thy Art is Murder is the fifth album and fifth overall chart entry (4 LP’s, 1 EP) for the Sydney deathcore band, while it’s their first album not to make it into the Top 10 first week, the band having previously charted with “Hate” (LP#2, HP-35, late Oct 2012), “Holy War” (LP#3, HP-7, early July 2015), “The Depression Sessions” (EP#2, HP-28, August 2016) and their last studio album and highest charted was “Dear Desolation” (LP#4, HP-5, late August 2017).
#21 (LP#3) – Fever Dream by Of Monsters and Men is also the Icelandic indie-pop bands first of three albums not to make it into the Top 10 (yet), and is their bands first new material in just over four years as they last charted with “Beneath the Skin” (LP#2, HP-4, June 2015) and their first set “My Head is an Animal” (LP#1, HP-1×1, peaked mid-Feb 2013).
* #27 (LP#1) – The Lost Boy by YBN Cordae (born Cordae Dunston) is a part of the ‘Young Boss N*ggaz’ hip-hop collective from Alabama in the U.S., with this being his first album, the set featuring guests such as Chance the Rapper, Anderson .Paak, Ty Dolla $ign, Pusha T and Meek Mill.
* #72 (LP#5) – Fallen Idols by Lord is the fifth released studio album, and now the first charted for the Wollongong, Australia heavy metal band led by ‘Lord Tim’ Grose. The band issued their first set in 2003 called “A Personal Journey”, followed by “Ascendance” (2007), “Set in Stone” (2009) and their last release was six years ago with “Digital Lies” (2013).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com