For the first time in his No.1 chart career in Australia a Kanye West album has managed to hold on for a second week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.
“Jesus is King” logs its second week at the summit in Australia, while it also debuted at No.1 this past week in both America and Canada. His last No.1 set “Ye” fell to No.6 in its second week, while his first No.1 album “Yeezus” only dipped to No.2 for its second stay. This second week helps Kanye’s tally of weeks at No.1 here to rise, and on the listing of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums; 1965 to 2019′ he moves from equal 157th to now equal 139th alongside Keith Urban, Justin Bieber and Slipknot who’ve all had three #1’s and four weeks at the top, while for this decade (2010 to 2019) he climbs to equal 16th (up from equal 30th) to sit alongside Bieber, Keith and also Foo Fighters.
Stable at No.2 here is the Post Malone album “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, the set returning to the top in New Zealand for a seventh overall week, while also on hold at No.3 is the Ed Sheeran duets album “No.6 Collaborations Project”. Rising back up within the Top 10 are “Lover” by Taylor Swift (6 to No.4), “The Kids are Coming” EP for Tones and I (8 to No.5) and the Billie Eilish set “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” (9 to No.6).
The highest new entry this week comes in at No.7 and is the ninth studio album and now first ever Top 10 placing for local singer Archie Roach, who enters with “Tell Me Why”, which has 11 of his songs from throughout his career, reimagined by Archie himself, three new tracks, two previously unreleased songs and two songs which influenced his music (18 tracks in total). Archie’s previously highest charted album was the No.24 peaking set “Let Love Rule” which made it to No.24 in November 2016.
Shawn Mendes’ finished up his national tour here last weekend in Sydney and this has helped his self-titled repackaged fourth studio album to jump back up into the Top 10, rising five spots this week to No.8 for it’s overall tenth week inside of the ten, it’s last appearance within the ten was back in August of 2018. This is followed by the Jessica Mauboy set “Hilda”, down two spots to No.9 and last weeks new entry of “Pony” by Rex Orange County, which falls down six places to No.10.
* Dean Lewis sees a new singles chart entry this week thanks to his collaboration with Dutch DJ and producer Martin Garrix, with his debut album “A Place We Knew” rising back up seven spots to No.14.
* Post Malone’s two older entries rise back up this week in “Beerbongs & Bentleys” (22 to No.18) and “Stoney” (48 to No.43).
* Queen’s soundtrack for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is back up five spots to No.20, with the only other rising film sets being for ‘The Greatest Showman’ (26 to No.25).
* With a Top 10 singles chart debut for Dua Lipa, her self-titled set is back up twelve places to No.24 and it is two weeks away from its second year chart anniversary (102 weeks this week).
* Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” set is back up five to No.27.
* There are four Christmas albums in the chart this week, one a new entry (of sorts) and three of them are returning, led by the Mariah Carey classic “Merry Christmas” which is back in at No.36 (and one week shy of an accumulated total of one year on the charts), then lower down is Human Nature’s “The Christmas Album” (#65) and the second only ever Aussie #1 Xmas set for John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John set “Friends for Christmas” (#67).
* Maroon 5 and their “Singles Collection” rebounds four spots to No.38, with other rising best of sets being by Cold Chisel (44 to No.40), INXS (50 to No.48), Eminem (54 to No.49), The Killers (76 to No.71), Queen (GH 75 to No.72), Foo Fighters (91 to No.83), Bon Jovi (97 to No.91) and Fall Out Boy (returns at No.94).
* Two recent falling albums which rebound big-time this week are the Tool album “Fear Inoculum” (69 to No.41) and The Teskey Brothers with “Run Home Slow” (93 to No.42).
* Shawn Mendes’s third set “illuminate” also benefits from his recent tour here, rising back up eleven spots this week to No.54, while his tour mates in Dan + Shay see their self-titled album rise back up six places to No.86.
* Amy Shark leaps back up eleven places to No.70 with her “Love Monster” set.
* Further returning albums this week are “The Black Parade” for My Chemical Romance (#82), “+ (Positive)” for Ed Sheeran (#99) and “Dream Your Life Away” by Vance Joy (#100).
* Two albums leave the Too 10 this week (none of them dropout of the T100 this week though) and the first is the Triple J “Like a Version Vol.15” (HP-6, WI10-2) which is down three places to No.13 and last weeks new entry for James Blunt and “Once Upon a Mind” (HP-5, WI10-1) which drops down a massive twenty-six spots to No.31.
* The only other new entry from last week to last for a second week is the Van Morrison set “Three Chords and the Truth” (11 to No.30), as eight of last weeks new entries depart this week including Top 50 entries from Airbourne (#14, highest dropout), Thornhill (#20), Desert Sessions (#27), King Princess (#41), Bruce Springsteen (#45) and Bad Wolves (#46) plus lower down entries from Cigarettes after Sex (#61) and Old Dominion (#79).
* Hillsong Worship drop down fifteen spots to No.34 with “Awake”.
* Ruel drops down six places to No.44 with his EP “Free Time”.
* Lizzo shimmies back down fourteen spots this week to No.45 with “Cuz I Love You”.
* Summer Walker’s “Over it” set drops down eight places to No.47.
* After a few resurgences due to his physical release of “Igor”, this week the Tyler, the Creator set drops back down seventeen places to No.57.
* Last week ChillinIT saw a new peak of No.18 for his set “Women, Weed & Wordplay”, which this week plummets back down forty-four places to No.62.
* Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” set drops back down twenty-one places to No.64.
* Eminem’s “Kamikaze” album falls ten spots to No.68, while Adele’s “25” also falls ten to No.73.
* Lana Del Rey slides down fourteen places to No.74 with “Norman F**king Rockwell”.
* Surviving three week old albums are “You” by James Arthur (59 to No.75) and Foals with “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2” (62 to No.95).
* Falling best of sets go to Green Day (70 to No.76), Jason DeRulo (who issued a new EP on Friday called “2Sides”, 72 to No.77) and The Wiggles (80 to No.84).
* Ziggy Alberts’ “Laps Around the Sun” celebrates its one-year chart anniversary by falling twelve places this week to No.78.
* Melanie Martinez’s “K-12” album slides down the chart mountain seventeen places to No.81.
* DaBaby and his “KIRK” album are down twenty-one spots to No.88.
* Lil’ Nas X might have risen with his two songs on the singles chart, but his EP “7” is this week down thirteen places to No.90.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #12 (LP#14) – From Out of Nowhere by Jeff Lynne’s ELO is the fourteenth studio album and now seventeenth entry here in Australia (4 Best of, 1 soundtrack and twelve studio albums) with this new album debuting at No.1 in their homeland of England (their first since 1981’s “Time” album), and follows on from the 2015 reignition of Jeff Lynne’s main band with their album “Alone in the Universe” which made it to No.15 here in November of that year, so this follow-up lands higher than his last set.
* #19 (LP#7) – Wildcard by Miranda Lambert is now the U.S. country singers third albums chart entry here after “Platinum” (HP-8, June 2014) and “The Weight of These Wings” (HP-26, late November 2016), making this her seventh studio album her first new material in almost three years.
* #21 (Boot#15) – Travelin’ Thru 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol.15 by Bob Dylan is the latest in the annual November issued back catalogue of Bob Dylan rarities, this new one focusing on his recordings between October of 1967 and May of 1970 for his albums “John Wesley Harding” and “Nashville Skyline”, plus this set contains a bonus disc of his work with Johnny Cash on his variety show (The Dylan-Cash Sessions) and some of their live recordings too. This is the eighth in the series of “Bootleg” albums from Bob to debut or peak within the Top 30 too.
* #39 (LP#3) – Kiwanuka by Michael Kiwanuka is the third album for the English singer and songwriter which debuted at No.2 there (the UK) this week, while here it becomes his third overall entry after “Home Again” (LP#1, HP-67, March 2012) and “Love & Hate” (LP#2, HP-35, July 2016).
* #50 (X#2) – We Wish You a Merry Christmas by The Seekers is the band’s second album of seasonal songs, but this is just a repackaging of their first Xmas set “Morningtown Ride to Christmas” (HP-18, peaked in December, 2001) with one extra track in the title tune, all the other songs are in the same order as their original album.
* #58 (S/tk) – Charlie’s Angels (2019) Soundtrack is for the new reboot of the film which was originslly a TV series in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s plus two movies in the 2000 and 2003 (and again a TV series in 2011 for one season). This new edition stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska and is written and directed by Elizabeth Banks (‘Pitch Perfect 2’). The films album contains five songs by Ariana Grande, plus music from Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Normani, Donna Summer and Chaka Khan, and with the film opening in Australia this coming Thursday (14th of Nov.) the album should rise over the next two weeks, plus two singles have already been lifted from the album in “Don’t Call Me Angel” (HP-4, TW-96) and “Bad to You” (new TW-63).
* #60 (LP#6) – Ghetto Cowboy by Yelawolf is now the fourth consecutive entry here for the American rapper, who previously charted with “Love Story” (LP#3, HP-19, April 2015), “Trial by Fire” (LP#4, HP-41, November 2017) and his last from this year in “Trunk Muzik III” (LP#5, HP-34, April 2019).
* #61 (LP#3) – Today by The Babe Rainbow is the third album and now first entry for the Byron Bay four-piece band who emerged in 2015 with their self-titled debut EP, with this new set being recorded with King Gizzard producer Sam Joseph, while the band will be touring the U.S. during November.
* #98 (EP#2) – Feet of Clay (EP) by Earl Sweatshirt is the second EP and fifth overall entry in Australia for the American rapper who first charted here alongside Odd Future on their collaborative album “The OF Tape Vol.2” (HP-34, March 2012), and then followed it up with his albums “Doris” (LP#1, HP-23, August 2013), “I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside” (LP#2, HP-33, March 2015) and his last was “Some Rap Songs” (LP#3, HP-40, December 2018).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com