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Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Australian Charts: Kanye West Debuts At No 1 With ‘ye’

by Gavin Ryan on June 10, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

The eighth studio album for Kanye West simply entitled ‘ye’ becomes his second chart topping set in Australia, debuting at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

“ye’ becomes the 825th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2018) and the 676th for ARIA (1983 to 2018), plus the 468th to debut at No.1 and now the fifth for the Def Jam record label, their last one being “Blonde” by Frank Ocean (29th Aug, 2016), while it is also the second No.1 for Kanye West, whose last charted album (his sixth, as his seventh ‘The Life of Pablo’ didn’t chart here) “Yeezus” was at the top almost five years ago (24th June, 2013, 1 wk) and this becomes his fifth Top 10 album here too.

All seven tracks from the ‘ye’ album have landed within the Top 50 this week, with “All Mine” the highest at No.12, while no previous album has been named ‘ye’ to hit No.1 here, it is a shortened version of his his sixth set ‘Yeezus’, while the new No.1 also becomes the 290th by an American performer to hit No.1 (solo, duo or group) and the 231st for a Solo Male Artists (local or overseas). The new album came in at No.2 in the UK and No.1 in New Zealand, plus with a new collaboration album with Kid Cudi entitled “Kids See Ghosts” released on Friday, Kanye could be back at the top again next week (maybe).

Positions two to four are all on hold this week, with Post Malone at No.2 on both charts this week, this side he is stable with “Beerbongs & Bentleys”, while the 19 week running UK No.1 set for the film “The Greatest Showman” stays at No.3 for it’s half-year mark (26 weeks), and the Ed Sheeran third set “÷ (Divide)” holds at No.4. Last weeks No.1 self-titled debut for Shawn Mendes is down five places to No.6 (and debuts at No.1 in both the U.S.A. and his native Canada), a newly re-packaged Luke Combs album “This One’s for You (Too)” {with five extra tracks} helps the set to rebound fifty-six spots to land at a new peak of No.8 (former peak was #16), while down two spots to No.10 is the Keith Urban set “Graffiti U”.

There are three more new entries to the Top 10 this week, coming in at No.5 is the fourth studio album for electronic local duo The Presets entitled “Hi Viz”, which becomes their third Top 5 album here after “Apocalypso” (HP-1, April 2008) and “Oceania” (HP-3, Sept 2012). The fourth album for Swedish heavy metal act Ghost entitled “Prequelle” comes in at No.7 becoming their third albums chart entry and now their first Top 10 entry, as their third set “Meliora” debuted and peaked at No.20 in September of 2015. And finally coming in at No.9 is Josh Tillman who is better known as Father John Misty with his fourth studio set “God’s Favorite Customer”, which also becomes his third albums chart entry and first Top 10, as his third set “Pure Comedy” debuted and peaked at No.14 in April of 2017.

* Post Malone climbs five places to No.14 with his older set “Stoney”.
* Last week the older Taylor Swift set “1989” climbed back into the Top 10, this week her more recent set “Reputation” is back up seven spots to No.15.
* The soundtrack for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1′ is back up six spots to No.17, with other climbing soundtracks being for the just released DVD and Blu-Ray title “Black Panther” (24 to 19), “13 Reasons Why” TV soundtrack (55 to a new peak of No.45) and “Molly” (86 to 79).
* The new single release for Vance Joy and “Saturday Sun” (TW-54) helps their second album “Nation of Two” back up a couple of spots to No.26, while their debut set “Dream Your Life Away” is up thirteen spots to No.81.
* After tumbling last week the debut Ed Sheeran set “+ (Positive)” is back up eight to No.27.
* Niall Horan is currently here on a national tour and his former No.2 set “Flicker” returns to the chart at No.28 this week.
* Gang of Youths jump back into the Top 50, up sixteen spots to No.41 with “Go Father in Lightness”.
* The Pink “Greatest Hits… So Far!!!” is back up fourteen places to No.54, with further rising collections being by Guns N’ Roses (61 to 55), Maroon 5 (76 to 72), The Killers (90 to 75), Foo Fighters (87 to 82) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (returns at No.93).
* Local soprano Greta Bradman is touring the country until mid-July, and her most recent album “Home” (HP-30) returns to the chart at No.57.
* Also returning to the chart are “Tapestry” for Carole King (#65), “Red Pill Blues” for Maroon 5 (#69, thanks to a new No.5 debut this week), “Only Human” by Calum Scott (#80) and for Ocean Alley with “Chiaroscuro” (#97).
* DMA’s rise back up fourteen places to No.70 with their latest album “For Now”.

* The five albums leaving the Top 10 this week are “Love is Dead” for Chvrches (HP-7, WI10-1), down five to No.12, “And Justice for None” by 5 Finger Death Punch (HP-4, WI10-2) falling ten to No.20, “Testing” for A$AP Rocky (HP-5, WI10-1) tumbling sixteen to No.21, Xavier Rudd with “Storm Boy” (HP-6, WI10-1), down twenty-five spots to No.31 and last weeks returnee of “1989” by Taylor Swift (HP-1, WI10-69a) falls twenty-four to No.33.
* The Kanye West produced Pusha T set “Daytona” falls from its No.11 debut to No.22 this week, halving its spot from last week.
* Former No.1 sets for Parkway Drive with “Reverance” and The Arctic Monkeys with “Tranqulity Base Hotel & Casino” fall to No.24 and No.25 respectively.
* BTS achieve something this week their two previous entries didn’t in that their latest set spends a third week within the Top 50, as “Love Yourself: Tears” is down seventeen places to No.32.
* Charlie Puth slides down eight spots to No.35 with his “VoiceNotes” set.
* Courtney Barnett falls nineteen chart rungs to No.40 with her new album “Tell Me How You Really Feel”.
* Falling soundtracks this week are for “Moana” (38 to 44), “50 Shades Freed” (42 to 48), “Bridget Jones’s Baby” (25 to 66) and falling out after one week is the “Solo: A Star Wars Story” set (#58).
* After a new entry surge last week, the older Shawn Mendes set “Illuminate” is back down nine spots to No.50.
* Olivia Newton-John just released a new collection of her hits on Friday, and the recent biopic soundtrack by Delta Goodrem in “I Honestly Love You” plummets this week twenty-nine spots to No.58.
* Snow Patrol debuted at No.12 last week with “Wildness”, which this week drops a massive forty-seven places to No.59.
* Missy Higgins is down fifteen places to No.68 with her most set “Solastalgia”.
* Justin Bieber tumbles twenty-seven spots to No.71 with his three and-a-half year old “Purpose” album.
* Kasey Chambers’ “Campfire” burns down thirteen spots to No.78 this week.
* The two older Weeknd albums are down again this week, with “Beauty Behind the Madness” dropping thirty-one spots to No.83 and his “Starboy” set sinks fourteen places to No.96.
* Bad Wolves moves down twenty-four spots to No.87 with their debut album “Disobey”.
* Both of the Drake entries are down too, with “More Life” dropping twelve to No.89 and “Views” sliding only four to No.95.
* This could be the last week for Kylie Minogue’s “Golden” set, as its down twenty-five spots to No.91 in its ninth week on the chart.
* The only new album certification this week occurs at #100 for the self-titled Camila Cabello album, which is down three spots and now Gold (●) in sales.
* Albums leaving the Top 100 from last week Top 50 are by Dream on Dreamer (#34), Bon Jovi (#39) and Lady Gaga (#46).

* #23 (LP#3) – Noonday Dream by Ben Howard is the third album for UK singer/songwriter plus his second Top 50 set (and third Top 100 entry), as his last album “I Forgot Where We Were” debuted and peaked at No.9 in November of 2014.

* #56 (EP#1) – self-titled by Blake O’Connor is the debut EP by eighteen year old local country singer from Port Macquarie who was awarded the 2017 Australian Country Music Peoples Choice Award for Most Promising Future Star and has toured as support act for The Adam Eckersley Band and Russell Morris.

* #64 (LP#1) – I Met You When I Was 18 (playlist) by Lauv is the debut album for the US singer and songwriter who has so far charted two singles from this album in “I Like Me Better” (HP-8) and “Chasing Fire” (HP-94).

* #88 (LP#8) – Hell-on by Neko Case becomes her second albums chart entry and first as a solo artist, as she hit No.12 in July of 2016 with a collaboration set alongside k.d. Lang and Laura Viers as Case/Lang/Viers.

* #92 (LP#1) – self-titled by Finding Faith is a collaboration between Canadian Tim Dunfield and Human Nature member Andrew Tierney, with the twelve tracks on the album dedicated to their faith and Christian worship.

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