P!nk’s new No.1 entry from last week in “Hurts 2B Human” holds for a second week atop the ARIA Albums Chart, continuing her streak of six chart-topping albums logging multiple weeks at the summit here.
“Hurts 2B Human” also logs a second week at No.1 in both New Zealand and England, plus it debuted at the top in America and Canada this past week, making it the 29th time that all five album charts have matched (the last time was Billie Eilish two weeks ago). And apart from the Queen soundtrack at the start of the year, all of the multiple week No.1 albums this year have been by female artists in Ariana Grande (5 weeks) and Billie Eilish (3 weeks) and now P!nk (2 weeks). P!nk’s tally or overall weeks at No.1 now climbs to 42 weeks (1965 to 2019) and for this decade it is now 31 weeks (2010 to 2019), plus as I mentioned in the first paragraph, ALL of her No.1 albums have now gained multiple weeks at the top here, although her first No.1 did so with two single weeks at the top for “I’m Not Dead” on October 2nd, 2006 and again on the 4th of June, 2007.
Billie Eilish holds at No.2 with her former chart-topping set “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, while her former Top 10 entry and debut EP “Don’t Smile at Me” (HP-6) is back up five spots to No.10 for a third overall week within the ten, thanks possibly to her recent national tour here, while also returning to the Top 10 this week after one week out of the ten is Queen with their ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack, spending its 28th week within the Top 10, and rising five places to No.9.
The Seekers are up two spots to a new peak of No.3 with their “Farwell” collection, which gets a boost from this weekends Mother’s Day (12th of May), so with the sales period for next week also falls into this Mum celebration, so potentially the set should remain within the Top 10 next week. Rising back up three spots to 4 is the Khalid second album “Free Spirit”, while current tourist here Post Malone jumps back up seven spots to No.5 with “Beerbongs & Bentleys”, for a 34th overall week within the ARIA Top 10 Albums.
Dean Lewis is also touring at the moment and his debut album “A Place We Knew” rises back up two spots to No.6, while dropping four spots to No.7 is last weeks debut for Rob Thomas and “Chip Tooth Smile”. The highest new entry at No.8 is the fourth studio album for Vampire Weekend called “Father of the Bride”, which is now their fourth entry here and also their third Top 10 album, having previously been this high with their second album “Contra” (HP-2, 2010) and their last album from six years ago “Modern Vampires in the City” (HP-7, May 2013).
* Rising back up four places to No.12 is the soundtrack for ‘A Star is Born’, with other climbing soundtracks being for ‘The Greatest Showman’ (17 to 16), ‘Guardians Vol.1’ (42 to 31), ‘The Greatest Showman: Reimagined’ (56 to 47), ‘Moana’ (72 to 63), ‘Guardians Vol.2’ (94 to 66) and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse’ (77 to 75).
* With Mothers Day this weekend (May 12th), other rising potential Mum-day gifts could come from David Campbell with “Back in the Swing” (33 to a new peak of No.14) or from current tourists Human Nature and “Romance of the Jukebox” (37 to 22).
* Luke Combs saw a new digital singles chart entry this week in “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (#18), while his album “This One’s for You” rises back up four places to No.21.
* With the Elton John biopic only three weeks away (end of the month), he climbs this week with his best of set “Diamonds” (39 to 33) plus also his 1974 album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (80 to 77).
* Last week I speculated that ARIA re-calculated their Best of sets’ streaming figures, which they later confirmed to me, and this week some of those massive drops last week rebound a little this week for Eminem (40 to 38), The Wiggles (70 to 65) and returns for Foo Fighters (#92), Green Day (#93) and Jason Derulo (#100).
* Adele’s “25” rises back up five places to No.42, while her previous set “21” leaps twenty-six spots to No.74 (she mentioned she was recording a new album this week).
* With a Top 5 debut for the new Shawn Mendes single this week his self-titled previous release rises fifteen spots (65 to 50).
* Paul Kelly’s “Live at Sydney Opera House” rises this week six places to a new peak of No.55.
* Returning albums this week start with the debut set for Juice WRLD and “Goodbye & Good Riddance” (#70), followed by Morgan Evans’ “Things That We Drink to” (#80), “Pray for the Wicked” by Panic! At the Disco (#90), Lauren Daigle with “Look Up Child” (#91), “AMO” for Bring Me the Horizon (#96), the self titled set for Ella Mai (#98) and “The Eminem Show” at #99.
* The Chemical Brothers’ “No Geography” set rebounds eight places this week to No.76.
* Coldplay rise eleven spots to No.82 with their “Live in Buenos Aires” set.
* Four albums leave the Top 10 this week, three of which debuted there last week, but first dropout is for BTS with their former No.1 EP “Map of the Soul” Personal” (HP-1×1, WI10-3) which is down one to No.11, followed by “People” for Hillsong United (HP-6, WI10-1, 6 to 15), “The Balance” for Catfish & the Bottlemen (HP-9, WI10-1, 9 to 32) and the massive dropping “Fishing for Fishies” by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard (HP-4, WI10-1, 4 to 72).
* Two further debuts from last week which score a second week within the Top 100 are from ScHoolboy Q and “Crash Talk” (11 to 23) and “Designer” for Aldous Harding (53 to 56, #5 Vinyl LP this week).
* Both entries for Beyoncé drop down this week in her “Lemonade” set (20 to 34) and her recent new live set “Homecoming” (32 to 67).
* Taylor Swift’s two older entries drop back down in “Reputation” (30 to 40) and the older “1989” (34 to 48).
* Falling collections this week are for The Rolling Stones with “Honk” (23 to 41), INXS (46 to 54), Bon Jovi (76 to 84) and dropouts from The Killers, P!nk and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
* Ziggy Alberts drops down nine spots to No.61 with his “Laps Around the Sun” album.
* Vance Joy drops down with both entries this week in “Nation of Two” (64 to 69) and more so with “Dream Your Life Away” (75 to 94).
* Matt Corby drops again for a third week with “Rainbow Valley”, this week down fifteen spots to No.61.
* Falling out the entire chart from last weeks Top 50 are albums by Marina (#22) and The Cranberries (#28), while further debuts from last week to leave this week were by Ceres (#55), Kevin Abstract (#87), J.J. Cale (#69) and the 2019 Eurovision set (#63), which will most likely return next week due to the broadcast from the 16th to 19th of May (next weekend).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #19 (LP#11) – Berserker by Amon Amarth is now the second albums chart entry for the Swedish death metal band, who three years ago hit No.15 with their tenth album “Jomsviking” (early April 2016).
* #26 (LP#1) – Permanent Hermit / Your Dad’s Opinion for Dinner by Ruby Fields are the first two EP’s for local Cronulla, N.S.W. artist Ruby Fields, whose first EP “Your Dad’s…” was issued in March of 2018, plus her new set “Permanent Hermit” features her Triple J Hottest 100 #9 song of the year “Dinosaurs”, while the thirteen track sets’ vinyl edition is the new #1 on that chart too.
* #28 (LP#17) – Age of Unreason by Bad Religion is the U.S. punk rock bands seventeenth studio album and first new material in over six years, having last charted in early February of 2013 with “True North” (HP-59), while this is now their highest charted album ever, beating the No.44 peak of their first chart entry “The Gray Race” (LP#9, HP-44, April 1996), while overall this is their eighth Top 100 entry (seven LPs and one Live set).
* #71 (LP#1) – Heartland by Matt Ward is the debut album for the local country singer from South Australia.
* #85 (LP#1) – Heart Full of Rage by Tyla Yaweh (original name) is from Orlando, Florida who is currently Los Angeles based, where he has worked with XXXTentacion and more recently Post Malone, while this is his first album.
* #97 (LP#2) – Goodness Gracious by Sunbeam Sound Machine is the first chart entry and second studio album for the Melbourne-based alt-pop act who issued their first set “Wonderer” in 2014, with this new set debuting at No.3 on the vinyl chart this week.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com