Panic! At the Disco land their second No.1 album in Australia this week as their sixth studio album “Pray for the Wicked” debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.
“Pray for the Wicked” becomes the 828th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2018) and the 679th for ARIA (1983 to 2018), plus the 471st album to debut at No.1 and now the second for Panic! At the Disco whose second album “Pretty.Odd” took out the top spot for a single week on the 7th of April in 2008 (ten years and three months ago), while it also becomes the fourth No.1 album for the record label ‘Fueled by Ramen’ after the previous Panic album and two for Paramore in 2009 and 2013.
This new No.1 for the US group becomes their fourth Top 10 set and follows-on from their January 2016 No.3 set “Death of a Bachelor” (returns at No.80 this week), while its the first time that both the words ‘Pray’ and ‘Wicked’ have appeared in a No.1 album title. The new chart-topping set also becomes the 291st No.1 album by an American act (solo, duo or group) and the fourth this year after J. Cole, Post Malone and Kanye West, plus also the 371st No.1 for a Group (local or overseas) and the fifth for 2018 after Parkway Drive, Arctic Monkeys, Sheppard and last week’s 5 Seconds of Summer.
Returning to the top for a second week in Canada and scoring a first week at No.1 in New Zealand is the second album for XXXTentacion and “?” which here is up three spots to a new peak of No.2 after his recent passing, while he also has three Top 15 entries this week too. The XXXT rise pushes down one spot each “The Greatest Showman” Soundtrack (22nd week at No.1 in the UK), “Beerbongs and Bentleys” for Post Malone and “÷ (Divide)” for Ed Sheeran to No.3, No.4 and No.5 respectively, with last weeks No.1 debut for 5 Seconds of Summer and “Youngblood” taking out the top spot in the USA this week, here it slips down five spots to land at No.6, the same drop their second No.1 album did back in late 2015, while the album is also at No.2 in The Netherlands and Top 10 in Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Poland.
The self-titled third Shawn Mendes album is back up one spot this week to No.7 and The Carters entry from last week “Everything is Love” drops down two places to land at No.8. There are two more new entries to the Top 10 this week, new at No.9 is “Bad Witch” for Nine Inch Nails, the Trent Reznor projects’ ninth studio album and now their fifth Top 10 album and first since 2013’s eighth set “Hesitation Marks” (No.3, Sept, 2013), while also new at No.10 is the fourth album for local punk-alt-rock act Luca Brasi and “Stay”, which becomes the Tasmanian bands second albums chart entry and now first Top 10 placement, as the third album “If This is All We’re Going to Be” debuted and peaked at No.18 back in mid-May of 2016.
* With the pending Pink tour starting this week (July 3rd in Perth) her two chart entries rise this week in her most recent album “Beautiful Trauma” (25 to 16) and her collection “Greatest Hits… So Far!!!” (44 to 36), which is newly certified 9x▲Platinum in sales.
* Soundtracks rising this week are for ‘Moana’ (30 to 27), ’13 Reasons Why: Season 2′ (35 to a new peak of No.31), ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ (57 to 54), ‘Molly’ (86 to 74) and ‘Suicide Squad’ (80 to 76).
* Paul McCartney appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden two weeks ago performing in his successful Carpool Karaoke segment where they toured around Liverpool in England, ahead of his 17th studio album ‘Egypt Station’ due on September 7th, thus this week his first bands collection of hits “1” for The Beatles returns to the chart at No.28.
* Other than the Pink collection rising, other best of’s moving up are for Queen (GH 42 to 35 and ‘The Platinum Collection’ 74 to 59), The Wiggles (61 to 41), Guns N’ Roses (63 to 53), Maroon 5 (66 to 56), Cold Chisel (79 to 71), Crowded House (77 to 73), Foo Fighters (85 to 75 and newly certified 5x▲Platinum in sales), The Killers (96 to 88) and returning at No.97 is the longest charted album at 478 weeks for Fleetwood Mac and “The Very Best of”.
* Kendrick Lamar’s pending 10th of July tour helps his “DAMN.” album to move back up seven spots to land at No.42.
* As too for the recently announced December tour for Bon Jovi, as last week their latest album “This House is Not for Sale” (TW-51) returned, this week their “Greatest Hits” is back in at No.45.
* Adele is up with both of her chart entries in “25” (50 to 46) and “21” (89 to 83).
* AC/DC’s “Live” set rises back up seventeen places to No.47.
* Bruno Mars’ “24k Magic” set moves up twelve spots to land at No.48.
* Hillsong Worship and their latest album “There is More” resurrects itself fifteen spots to No.52.
* The self-titled Dup Lipa debut album climbs back up twelve places to No.57.
* Also the Anne-Marie first set “Speak Your Mind” rises ten spots to No.68 thanks to its current Top 10 track “2002” (TW-6).
* Chris Brown’s “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” notches up its 35th week within the Top 100 and is back up eleven places to No.79.
* Further returning albums are by Panic! At the Disco and their last album “Death of a Bachelor” (#80), “Tapestry” for Carole King (#86), “My Everything” by Ariana Grande (#91), ahead of his new album charting next week the Drake set “Views” returns at No.92, followed by “The Eminem Show” for Eminem (#94).
* The three albums leaving the Top 10 this week are “ye” for Kanye West (HP-1×1, WI10-3) down two spots to No.12, “Only Human” for Calum Scott (HP-5, WI10-2a) moving down seven to No.14 and last weeks entry for Christina Aguilera and “Liberation” (HP-9, WI10-1), plummeting thirty-one spots to land at No.40.
* The “Reputation” for Taylor Swift slips down eight spots to No.25, while “1989” holds at No.38.
* Kanye West not only leaves the Top 10 with his recent No.1 set “ye”, but his collaboration project Kids See Ghosts and their self-titled album drops down thirteen spots to No.26.
* The Presets “Hi Viz” fades six places to No.34 this week.
* Sheppard fell from No.1 to No.21 last week with “Watching the Sky”, which this week is down a further eighteen spots to land at No.39.
* Falling collections this week are by INXS (41 to 44), Olivia Newton-John (52 to 63) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers (87 to 99).
* Last weeks return for Bon Jovi’s “This House is Not for Sale” drops down seventeen to No.51.
* The Beach Boys teaming with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra album falls twenty-three spots this week to No.55.
* Last weeks debut for Jess and Matt with “Songs from the Village” plummets forty-seven places to land at No.58.
* Five Finger Death Punch slips down twenty-one spots to No.61 with “And Justice for None”.
* The ‘Deadpool 2’ soundtrack falls twenty-five places to No.64, while the ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’ set is down ten to No.65.
* The two entries for The Weeknd both move down this week in “My Dear Melancholy,” EP (56 to 67) and “Beauty Behind the Madness” (93 to 100).
* The Arctic Monkeys slip down again with “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”, falling eleven spots to No.69.
* The Jay Rock debut from last week and “Redemption” tumbles forty spots to No.77.
* A$AP Rocky is down ten spots to No.78 with his “Testing” set.
* Jorja Smith and “Lost & Found” tumbles down twenty-eight spots to No.81.
* BTS hold for a sixth week within the Top 100 (their longest so far) with “Love Yourself: Tears”, which slides down seventeen places to No.82.
* Linkin Park lead singer Mike Shinoda sees his debut solo album “Post Traumatic” become this weeks biggest fall, as it tumbles down eighty-one spots to No.93 (12 to 93).
* Lauv sees his debut set “I Met You When I Was 18″ fall fourteen places to No.95.
* Falling out of the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are albums by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (#24), Cosmo’s Midnight” (#36), Buddy Guy (#45) and Lily Allen (#47), while other debuts from last week to leave were by Nas (#54), State Champs (#62), Kristy James’ EP (#72), the Ruel EP (#76), Johnny Marr (#83) and the Mayday Parade set “Sunnyland” (#91).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #11 (LP#1) – Sugar Mountain by Jack River is the debut album for the Sydney singer songwriter Holly Rankin under her moniker of Jack River, with the albums title taken from the Neil Young penned track he wrote on his 19th birthday in 1964.
* #15 (LP#3) – self-titled by Dan + Shay is the third album for the US country duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, and now second to chart in Australia, as their second studio album “Obsessed” made it to No.91 in June of 2016.
* #19 (LP#1) – Expectations by Bebe Rexha is the debut album for the US singer songwriter and features her recent Top 10 single “Meant to Be” (HP-2, TW-46) and new entry from the album “I’m a Mess” (new TW-93), while Australia is the highest placed for the album (so far), the UK placed it at No.33 (the next highest entry to ours).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com