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J Cole KOD

J Cole KOD

Australian Charts: J Cole ‘KOD’ Debuts At No 1

by on April 28, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

The fifth studio album for US singer and rapper J. Cole entitled “KOD” becomes his first No.1 album in Australia and now his second Top 10 placing.

“KOD” becomes the 820th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2018) and the 671st for ARIA (1983 to 2018), plus the 463rd to debut at the top, while it is also the 28th No.1 for the Interscope record label. It also the fifth album to start with the letter ‘K’ to hit the top spot since the 1983 compilation album “Keep on Dancing” (3 wks, 1st August) was the first, while this is the 288th No.1 set for an American performer (solo, duo or group), the 228th No.1 album by a Solo Male Artist (local or overseas) and J. Cole becomes the 150th Solo Male Artist (local or overseas) to hit No.1 here and also the 46th American Male Artist to hit the top of the ARIA Albums Chart and the first for the year, plus this is his fifth albums chart entry here, all of the four previous entries hitting within the Top 50, his only other Top 10 set being his fourth album “4 Your Eyez Only” (HP-6, Dec 2016).

The second of three Top 10 debut this week is the fourth studio album “Eat the Elephant” for A Perfect Circle and this is their first new album in fourteen years, which comes in at No.2 and is now their fourth Top 10 album and now second No.2 set as their debut album “Mer de noms” debuted and peaked at No.2 in late May of 2000, while they also charted with “Thirteenth Step” (LP#2, HP-3, late Sept 2003) and “eMOTIVe” (HP-8, Nov 2004). The third and final new entry to the Top 10 is the third studio album for X-Factor season 4 winner Samantha Jade and “Best of My Love”, which now becomes her second Top 10 album, as her self-titled debut set made it to No.3 in December of 2012, with this new album full of covers from the disco period by The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Cher, ABBA, Gloria Gaynor and The Emotions plus two new songs.

Ed Sheeran and his set ” รท (Divide)” along with the soundtrack for “The Greatest Showman” are down one place each to No.3 and No.4 respectively, while last weeks No.1 entry for Geoffrey Gurumul Yunupingu and “Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)” is down four places this week to No.5, but with his new documentary now in cinemas the album should hold within the ten for a few more weeks. Cardi B peaked at No.5 last week with her debut set “Invasion of Privacy”, which this week is back down two spots to No.7 and again No.1 in Canada, and on hold at No.8 is the Ed Sheeran second album “x (Multiply)”, with drops for both “Golden” by Kylie Minogue (4 to 9) and the tribute compilation “Revamp: The Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin” (6 to 10).

* There were seven returning songs on the singles chart for Avicii, and his three albums all return this week in his debut set “True” (HP-1) back in at No.13, his second album “Stories” (HP-10) at No.41 and his more recent EP “Avici (01)” (HP-14) comes back in at No.41.
* The first of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ films was shown on TV last week, and the soundtrack for it is back up one to No.14, whilst Vol.2 rises four to No.20, with other rising soundtracks being for “Stranger Things” (74 to 67) and returning at No.97 is the “Pitch Perfect 3” set (HP-7) which was issued here on DVD and Blu-Ray this past week.
* Pink’s national tour is just over two months away, and her most album “Beautiful Trauma” is back up four places to No.23.
* Lorde blasts back up twenty-three places to No.30 with her second album “Melodrama”.
* Halsey’s national tour this past week with guest artist Kehlani sees the two Halsey albums rise in her second set “hopeless kingdom fountain” (77 to 37) and her debut album “Badlands” (HP-2, returns at No.57).
* Harry Styles also did a tour here this past week and his self-titled album is back up twenty-three places to land at No.44.
* Rising collection-of-hits are by the Red Hot Chili Peppers (63 to 45), The Killers (59 to 50), Queen (62 to 59), Maroon 5 (85 to 78), Bruce Springsteen (returns at No.80) and Elton John (Rocket Man returns at No.87).
* Returning albums continue with “Wonderful Wonderful” by The Killers (#71), “Snow” for Angus & Julia Stone (#76), Ariana Grande with both “Dangerous Woman” (#81) and “My Everything” (#100) thanks to her new #1 single debut, The Wombats with “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life” (#93) and Ocean Alley with “Chiaroscuro” at #99.

* Three albums leave the Top 10 this week with The Weeknd six track EP “My Dear Melancholy,” (HP-3, WI10-3) down four to No.11, the new US No.1 album “Rearview Town” for Jason Aldean (HP-10, WI10-1) drops twenty-four to No.34 and the Breaking Benjamin set “Ember” (HP-9, WI10-1) plummets fifty-five spots to No.64.
* Both Taylor Swift album entries leave the Top 20 this week, with her most recent set “Reputation” down eight to No.26 and her older album “1989” down four to No.24.
* The soundtrack to the film ‘Moana’ drops seven to No.28 in its 71st week within the Top 100, with other falling soundtracks being for “Fifty Shades Freed” (32 to 40), “Trolls” (65 to 74), “Suicide Squad” (71 to 90) and “Molly” (89 to 98).
* The XXXTentacion album “?” falls ten places to No.29.
* The INXS “Very Best of” is down seven spots to No.36 with further falling collections being for Eminem (33 to 35), Fleetwood Mac (Very Best of 35 to 42), Elton John (Diamonds 37 to 43), Crowded House (45 to 51), Guns N’ Roses (42 to 53), The Wiggles (55 to 66), Pink (66 to 70), Cold Chisel (73 to 79), The Foo Fighters (79 to 88), Prince (58 to 94) and Tom Petty (75 to 96).
* The Eminem set “Revival” leaves the Top 50 for the first time in its 19 week run, down sixteen spots to No.54.
* The debut album for Calum Scott and “Only Human” descends nineteen places to No.58.
* Justin Bieber drops thirteen spots to No.60 with his “Purpose” album.
* Migos and their “Culture II” set are down twelve places to No.63.
* George Ezra falls twenty-two chart rungs to No.65 with his second album “Staying at Tamara’s”.
* The two other charting albums for The Weeknd also move down this week, with his older set “Beauty Behind the Madness” down twenty places to No.69 and his “Starboy” set drops fifteen spots to No.75.
* Alison Wonderland plummets twenty-eight spots to No.72 with her three week old set “Awake”.
* Last weeks entry for Bazzi and “Cosmic” drops back down thirty-six spots to No.77.
* Falling out from last weeks Top 50 were albums by Pentatonix (#26), the ‘Johnny Cash: Forever Words’ tribute album (#28), Confidence Man (#31) and The Hard Aches (#36), with further debuts from last week leaving for Stonefield (#61), Chalkie White (#64) and Tinashe (#76).

* #18 (LP#12) – Never Gonna Die by Pennywise is the US punk bands tenth albums chart entry here in Australia, and their first in almost four years as their eleventh set “Yesterdays” debuted and peaked at No.16 in July of 2014, with this being their fourth Top 20 debut and peak set, while they claimed a Top 10 berth with one album, their fifth set “Straight Ahead” (HP-8, June 1999).

* #31 (LP#3) – Primal Heart by Kimbra is the New Zealand singers first to not claim a Top 10 placing in both Australia and in N.Z., the album debuting at No.12 this week on her native chart, while here she peaked at No.4 here with her first album “Vows” (Sept 2011) and No.5 with her second album “The Golden Echo” (August 2014).

* #38 (LP#13+LP#11) – 44/876 by Sting and Shaggy is named after the international phone codes for both England (44) and Jamaica (876) of which the two acts come from, and this is the first teaming for the pair, with it also being the fifth albums chart entry for Shaggy (and his first since July 2003 when his “Lucky Day” album returned for two weeks hitting No.88 {original peak #75 in Nov 2002}) and it is also the sixteenth albums chart entry here for Sting with his last entry being “57th & 9th” (HP-9, Nov 2016).

* #47 (LP#4) – Sonder by TesseracT is the UK progressive metal acts fourth studio album and first to hit the ARIA Albums Chart, and is supposedly the bands shortest running album of the four, clocking in at 36 minutes in length.

* #83 (LP#10) – Italianissimo – Patrizio Buanne is the sixth albums chart entry here for the Italian crooner who will most likely rise in the next couple of weeks with this album just in time for Mothers Day in a few weeks time. He last charted here in 2016 with “Bravo Patrizio” (HP-45) and this new set features covers of such Italian songs as “Ti Amo”, “Volare”, “Ciao Bambino”, “Eh Cumpari”, plus several English and Spanish sung songs too.

* #91 (LP#1) – Church of Stars by Bishop Briggs, who was born Sarah Grace McLaughlin and took the stage name Bishop Briggs after the town she was born in Bishopbriggs in Scotland in 1992, with this her debut album and it follows on from two self-titled EP’s released in 2016 and 2017.

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