Eminem holds for a third straight week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart with his tenth studio album “Kamikaze”, remaining also at the summit in England, New Zealand (3rd week also) and Canada (2nd wk).
Eminem has now amassed 30 weeks in the No.1 spot in Australia with his ten chart-topping albums, with this run of three weeks his longest stay since June 2010’s “Recovery” (9 weeks in total), and on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965-2018) he is now equal thirteenth alongside Elton John (7 #1 LP’s) and Michael Jackson (6 #1 LP’s), while on the same listing for this decade he is now equal fifth with Taylor Swift (3 #1 LP’s), both acts having racked up fifteen weeks at No.1 during the 2010’s.
With “Kamikaze” staying for three consecutive weeks at No.1 it becomes the first album to do this since Ed Sheeran’s “÷ (Divide)” spent five weeks during March and April, and the set is now the equal third longest running No.1 album for the year, with the soundtrack for “The Greatest Showman” the longest at eight weeks, Ed Sheeran’s Divide a total of six weeks and tied with Eminem is Drake with his “Scorpion” set at three broken weeks (2 in July, 1 in August), with that album back up three places this week to land at No.2.
The first of two solo female artists within the Top 10 this week is Ariana Grande on hold at No.3 with her latest album “Sweetener”, while the highest new entry occurs right behind her at No.4 with the second solo female singer in Carrie Underwood whose sixth studio album “Cry Pretty” matches the entry and peak position of her two previous albums “Storyteller” (Nov 2015) and “Blown Away” (May 2012) which both entered at No.4, thus this is now her third Top 10/5 album in Australia.
“÷ (Divide)” by Ed Sheeran is back up one spot to No.5, while also climbing a single place are “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack and “Beerbongs & Bentleys” for Post Malone to No.7 and No.8 respectively, while returning to the Top 10 for a twelfth overall week is XXXTentacion with his second album “?”, up two places to No.10. There are two more debuts within the Top 10 this week, and coming in at No.6 is the second album for rapper 6lack titled “East Atlanta Love Letter” which becomes his first chart entry and Top 10 placement in Australia, while coming in at No.9 is the seventh studio album for DJ, producer and songwriter David Guetta entitled “7”, which becomes his fourth album to chart here and now his third Top 10 entry (his last album ‘Listen’ debuted and peaked at No.11), with this new album having nine tracks already released from the two disc set and two currently within this weeks singles chart.
* With a limited edition colored vinyl released last week for “Nation of Two” by Vance Joy and his current national tour, his second album “Nation of Two” is back up seven spots to No.11, while his debut set “Dream Your Life Away” is on hold at No.36.
* Last week the Nicki Minaj and Cardi B fight saw Cardi’s album rise, this week Nicki Minaj and her “Queen” set are back up three places to No.13.
* Amy Shark is back up three spots to No.14 with her debut set “Love Monster”.
* Pink rise four spots to No.19 with her most recent album “Beautiful Trauma”.
* With Taylor Swift here in three weeks and a new song in “Getaway Car” from her “Reputation” album issued recently, that album is back up five spots to No.26, while “1989” is up three spots to No.61.
* Queen rise back up four spots to No.38 with their “Platinum Collection”, with further rising best of’s being for Cold Chisel (61 to 59), Green Day (81 to 68), Guns N’ Roses (74 to 69), Red Hot Chili Peppers (93 to 90) and Bon Jovi (returns at #100).
* After tumbling down to No.89 last week the Aled Jones set “One Voice: Believe” rebounds thirty-two places to land this week at No.57.
* Eminem rises back up twenty-seven spots to No.64 with his older set “The Eminem Show”, while his 2010 album “Recovery” returns to the chart at No.88 (plus “Revival” is down seven to No.80).
* Bruno Mars jumps back up ten places to No.85 with his third set “24k Magic”.
* Further returning albums are “Appetite for Destruction” by Guns N’ Roses (#97) and “Life of a Dark Rose” by Lil’ Skies (#99).
* The passing of rapper Mac Miller can only keep his most recent studio album “Swimming” (HP-7, WI10-1) within the Top 10 for a single week, this week it falls ten places to No.17, while also out of last weeks Top 10 are Paul McCartney with his current US No.1 album “Egypt Station” (HP-4, WI10-1), falling twenty-one spots to No.25, “My Own Mess” by local surf band Skegss (HP-2, WI10-1) tumbles forty-one places to No.43 and the biggest dropout from last weeks ten is “I Want to Die in New Orelans” for $uicideboy$ (HP-10, WI10-1), plummeting sixty places to No.70 this week.
* Troye Sivan drops down five places to No.16 with his second album “Bloom”.
* Tash Sultana drops eight spots to No.22 with her debut set “Flow State”.
* Pink’s “Greatest Hits… So Far” is down four places to No.29 with other falling collections being for Queen (GH 27 to 31), Maroon 5 (39 to 41), Phil Collins (56 to 65), ABBA (Gold & More 70 to 73 and Gold 72 to 79), Jason DeRulo (77 to 82), Celine Dion (66 to 86) and Foo Fighters (85 to 93).
* Post Malone’s older entry “Stoney” is back down seven places to No.33.
* There’s a six place drop to No.35 for the soundtrack ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1’, with other falling soundtracks being for ‘Black Panther’ (45 to 48), ‘Moana’ (47 to 51), Molly (53 to 71), ‘Guardians Vol.2’ (67 to 75), ‘Deadpool 2’ (75 to 77), the Jimmy Barnes set “Working Class Boy-The Soundtracks” (65 to 83, starts screening on the ABC at the start of October) and ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ (80 to 92).
* Panic! At the Disco drop seven places to No.39 with “Pray for the Wicked”.
* Human Nature tumble twenty-two spots to No.46 with “Romance of the Jukebox”.
* BTS slide down fourteen places to No.47 with “Love Yourself: Answer”.
* The Amity Affliction debuted at No.1 four weeks ago with “Misery”, which this week is down twenty-two places to No.50.
* Keith Urban leaves the Top 50 and drops down six places to No.55 with “Graffiti U”.
* Maroon 5 drops twelve places to No.63 with “Red Pill Blues”.
* John Williamson dives down thirty places to No.74 with his “Butcherbird” album.
* Why Don’t We drops a further twenty-one spots this week to No.76 with “8 Letters”.
* Dean Lewis’ debut album from last year in “Same Kind of Different” drops ten places to No.81.
* Ariana Grande sees her two older entries drop down in “Dangerous Woman” (76 to 84) and to a lesser extent “My Everything” (88 to 89).
* Anne-Marie’s debut album “Speak Your Mind” falls eight places to No.91.
* Albums leaving the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are by Lauren Daigie (#38), Russ (#43) and Passenger (#48).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #20 (EP#1) – Don’t Smile at Me by Billie Eilish is the debut EP for the US singer/songwriter, although at 9 tracks its more of an album than an extended play, with the set released overseas in August of 2017 and the album featuring her former No.58 single here “Ocean Eyes”.
* #24 (LP#7) – Generation RX by Good Charlotte is the bands first non-Top 10 album of the six sets the band have charted here (LP#1 did not chart), with The Madden Brothers sitting at the top this week in 2014 with “Greetings from California” (22nd Sept, 2014, 1 week stay).
* #28 (LP#2) – For Ever by Jungle is the second album for the English modern soul collective whose self-titled first album debuted and peaked at No.20 at the end of July in 2014.
* #32 (Colab) – Love is Here to Stay by Tony Bennett & Diana Krall is a collaboration album between the 92 year old crooner Bennett and jazz singer Krall, featuring twelve covers including Tony’s 1949 song ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ which now holds the Guinness World Records title for “longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist.” Plus it also contains duets of them covering such songs as “S Wonderful”, “Nice Work if You Can Get it”, “I Got Rhythm” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”.
* #42 (LP#1) – No One Defeats us by Dreams is the debut album for the teaming of Daniel Johns (Silverchair, The Dissociatives) and Luke Steele (Sleepy Jackson, Empire of the Sun), with the pair originally talking about releasing material together as far back as 2008.
* #95 (LP#10) – Palms by Thrice is the tenth studio album for the US rock band and now their fifth to chart here in Australia (all five have peaked in the lower fifty), starting with “Vheissu” (LP#4, HP-76, October 2005), “The Alchemy Index Vol.1 & 2: Fire & Water” (LP#5, HP-93, Oct 2007) and then “Major/Minor” (LP#8, HP-82, Oct 2011) and their last entry was “To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere” (LP#9, HP-57, June 2016).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com