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Eminem Revival

Eminem Revival

Australian Charts: Eminem Revival Is The No 1 Album

by Gavin Ryan on December 25, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

The ninth studio album for Eminem “Revival” becomes his ninth No.1 album on the ARIA Albums chart this week, debuting at the top as the last No.1 for 2017.

“Revival” becomes the 815th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2017) and the 666th {yes true} No.1 Album for ARIA (1983 to 2017), plus the 459th album to debut in the No.1 spot. It becomes the 27th chart topping album for the Interscope record label and second this year after the Lana Del Rey set “Lust for Life” at the end of July. The album is the 24th and final No.1 for this year too, the fifth highest amount for this decade (2016 leads with 43 #1 albums during the calendar year).

The nine No.1’s for Eminem are made up of seven studio albums, one Best of and one Soundtrack (8 Mile), which places him outright seventh on the list for ‘Most No.1 Albums”, one ahead of Pearl Jam (8 #1’s) and one behind John Farnham and Bon Jovi’s ten chart topping albums. On the list for “Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums; 1965 to 2017’ he moves up to equal fifteenth alongside the 27 weeks notched up by Skyhooks from their two No.1 albums. During this decade Eminem has spent twelve weeks at No.1 placing him sixth (still) on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums; 2010’s’.

This is the first time that the word ‘Revival’ has appeared in a No.1 album title (but not in a No.1 album group, as Creedence Clearwater Revival had two #1’s here). The new No.1 album becomes the 287th by an American Artist (solo, duo or group) to hit No.1 in Australia and the seventh for 2017, and Eminem’s “Revival” is also the 225th by a Solo Male Artist to hit No.1 and the sixth for this year, whilst the last solo US Male to hit the top here was Frank Ocean back in August 2016. In the list for ‘Most Weeks at No.1: Albums; US Solo Males’ Eminem is third behind Michael Jackson (30 weeks) and Neil Diamond (46 weeks).

Pink holds at No.2 with her “Beautiful Trauma” album, which is now 4x▲Platinum in sales, whilst last weeks No.1 for Ed Sheeran and “÷ (Divide)” drops back down two places to No.3, which pushes down a single place each “Christmas” for Michael Buble, “Friends for Christmas” by John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John and “Reputation” for Taylor Swift to No.4, No.5 and No.6 respectively, which also means that the entire Top 6 albums are all current or former No.1 albums.

Returning for a second week within the Top 10 is the “Christmas with…” album for Elvis Presley and the RPO, jumping up four places to a new peak of No.7 and giving us three seasonal sets within the Top 10 at the end of the year. Elvis’ jump pushes down “The Thrill of it All” by Sam Smith and “The Secret Daughter: Season 2” for Jessica Mauboy a single place to No.8 and No.9 respectively, whilst the Daryl Braithwaite collection “Days Go By” stays at No.10 for another week.

* The Roy Orbison and RPO teaming on “A Love So Beautiful” is back up four to No.13 and his best of “The Ultimate Collection” returns to the chart at No.79.
* The soundtrack for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” is back up five to No.18, with the other rising soundtrack being for the TV series “Stranger Things” (HP-62, 85 to 64).
* Triple J’s “Like a Version Vol.13” rises again this week, up five to No.22.
* The Foo Fighters have a ten place jump to No.26 for their “Concrete and Gold” album.
* Last Friday nights TV special of Bruno Mars ‘Live at the Apollo: N.Y.’ helps his “24k Magic” album to jump up sixteen places to No.27.
* Macklemore’s “Gemini” is back up seven places to No.30.
* The Cold Chisel collection “Best of-All for You” is up fourteen places to No.32, with other rising GH’s being for Eminem (47 to 36), Paul Kelly (54 to 37, thanks to Paul Kelly day this past week), Midnight Oil (55 to 49), Fleetwood Mac (Best of: 58 to 51 and GH 95 to 74), The Eagles (61 to 57), Guns N’ Roses (69 to 60), Elvis Presley (81 to 71), Red Hot Chili Peppers (99 to 85), ABBA Gold (re-enters at No.88) and “Legacy” for David Bowie (returns at No.97).
* The George Michael repackaged “Listen without Prejudice/MTV Unplugged” double returns at No.63 thanks to a replaying this past week of his ‘Freedom’ TV special.
* With the just released “Hey Hey Hey” single from Katy Perry’s “Witness”, it rises eleven to No.69.
* After tumbling to No.97 last week, The Rolling Stones early recordings “On Air” is back up eight places this week to No.89.
* Further returning albums are for Keith Urban and “Ripcord” (#92), the repackaged “Currents” for Tame Impala (#93) and topping-and-taling the Top 100 this week is Eminem, as his set “The Eminem Show” is back in at #100.

* Two albums leave the Top 10 this week, with the latest U2 set “Songs of Experience” (HP-5, WI10-2) down three places to No.12, and last weeks highest entry “What Makes You Country” for Luke Bryan (HP-6, WI10-1) tumbling down seventeen places to No.23.
* Gang of Youths’ “Go Farther in Lightness” and Niall Horan’s “Flicker” are both down nine places to No.28 and No.29 respectively.
* Guy Sebastian drops seven places to No.35 with his “Conscious” set.
* There’s a nineteen place fall to No.40 for the Post Malone album “Stoney”.
* Harry Styles’ self-titled debut album drops back down fourteen spots to No.44.
* Khalid sees his “American Teen” set fall sixteen spots to No.47.
* The repacked Kendrick Lamar set “DAMN.” is back down fourteen places to No.55.
* With his tour now over the Shawn Mendes set “Illuminate” drops ten to No.61.
* The Seal “Standards” album drops back down thirteen places to No.62.
* Last weeks live album debut for Barbra Streisand and “The Music… The Mem’ries…The Magic!” drops twenty-one spots to No.66.
* Another tour-over-drop is for The Weeknd and his “Starboy” album, which is down nineteen places to No.67.
* Chris Brown has just issued an expanded edition of his album “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”, but this week it drops down sixteen places to No.68.
* Cat Stevens’ finished tour sees his collection “Remember Cat Stevens” fall down fourteen places to No.70, with other collections falling for Queen (62 to 73), Crowded House (68 to 82) and The Foo Fighters (73 to 84).
* The debut last week for the soundtrack “The Greatest Showman” is down fourteen places to No.77, but the film opens this coming week (26th Dec), so it should rise next week.
* Little Mix drop down eighteen places to No.78 with the Platinum edition of “Glory Days”.
* Tash Sultana’s EP “Notion” is down fourteen places to No.86.
* The Tim McGraw and Faith Hill album “The Rest of Our Life” is down twenty-one to No.87.
* Maroon 5’s “Red Pill Blues” and Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” both suffer a twenty place drop to No.90 and No.91 respectively.
* Sia is down ten places to No.96 with her set “This is Acting”.
* The only Top 50 dropout from the Top 100 this week is the “Pure McCartney” album by Paul McCartney from No.35.

* There are three Top 10 seasonal titles this week and three more within the Top 20, with the Mariah Carey “Merry Christmas” stable at No.14, recent quick-tourists here Human Nature jump up ten places to No.15 with their “Christmas Album” and the Sia original-Xmas tunes album “Everyday is Christmas” is down three places to No.19.
* “A Pentatonix Christmas” is down seven places to No.31.
* Whilst falling five spots to No.39 is the Chris Isaak set “Christmas”.
* Dropping a massive twenty-one spots to No.50 is The Wiggles with “Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas”.
* Josh Groban is stable at No.59 this week with his repackaged “Noel” seasonal set.
* Two albums climbing to new peaks are “One Voice at Christmas” by Aled Jones (88 to 76) and the “Trolls Holiday” soundtrack (92 to 80).
* The final seasonal set is the Hanson album “Finally it’s Christmas”, down sixteen places to No.94.

* #20 (Live#3) – One More Light Live by Linkin Park is the bands third Live album to chart here after “Live in Texas” (HP-18, Dec 2003) and “Road to Revolution” (HP-24, Dec 2008) and was recorded in June of this year during their European tour, before their lead singer passed away in mid-July.

* #38 (LP#4) – The Beautiful & Damned by G-Eazy becomes the US rappers third albums chart entry here after “These Things Happen” (HP-98, June 2014) and “When it’s Dark Out” (HP-36, Dec 2015), with two singles from the current album charting at the moment.

* #48 (Stk) – Pitch Perfect 3 Soundtrack has the film opening in Australia on New Years Day, so next week it might not rise much, but the following week it should zoom. Covers include songs by George Michael, Sia, DNCE, Britney Spears and Elle King, with original songs by Iggy Azalea and Zedd. The two previous soundtracks both reached the Top 10, Vol.1 hitting No.9 in early 2013 and Vol.2 making it No.3 in May of 2015.

* #53 (LP#5) – self-titled by Asking Alexandria is the UK rock bands fifth studio album and first to be self-titled and now their fourth charted album here,with the previous three entries all reaching the Top 30 or higher, with their April 2016 set “The Black” debuting and peaking at No.4.

* #54 (Stk) – Star Wars: The Last Jedi soundtrack by John Williams is the fifth ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack to chart in Australia, with his first the original “Star Wars” set hitting No.12 in January of 1978, and last being the January 2016 No.24 for “The Force Awakens”.

* #58 (LP#5) – No_One Ever Really Dies by N*E*R*D is the first new album for the Pharrell Williams led trio in seven years, and their fifth album to chart here and now their third to peak below the Top 50, the trios highest charted being their second set “Fly or Die” (HP-11, late March of 2005).

* #98 (LP#57) – Shall We Dance by Andre Rieu is a fourrteen track and bonus DVD album featuring his covers of such songs as “My Heart Will Go on”, “Time to Say Goodbye”, “Zorba’s Dance”, “Edelweiss” from ‘The Sound of Music’, “Blue Danube” and the “Love Theme from ‘The Godfather'”.

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