Post Malone jumps back up four places to reclaim the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart with his second studio album “Beerbongs and Bentleys” for a second week at No.1 in Australia.
“Beerbongs and Bentleys” spent it’s first week at the top on the 7th of May and is again the top seller in New Zealand (4th wk), America (3rd wk) and Canada (2nd wk), while it’s only the second album this year to take back the No.1 slot after Ed Sheeran’s “÷ (Divide)” (this week back up one to No.5) after its January 1st appearance and then again for five weeks from the 12th of March (during his national tour). I had to look back awhile, but the last rap or hip-hop album to reclaim the top spot here was the Eminem set “The Eminem Show” back in September of 2002.
The second solo studio album (and third overall entry) for local singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett debuts at No.2 entitled “Tell Me How You Really Feel”, which by landing so high becomes her highest charted album, beating the No.4 debut and peak of her first album “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit” (late March, 2015) and it becomes her third Top 5 set here as she debuted and peaked at No.5 with Kurt Vile on the collaborative album “Lotta See Lice” (October, 2017), while her new album also enters within the Top 10 in New Zealand (#10) and England (#9).
The soundtrack for “The Greatest Showman” is down one spot here to No.3 and it returns for a seventeenth week at the summit in England, while also dropping down are “Graffiti U” by Keith Urban (3 to 7) and last weeks No.1 set for The Arctic Monkeys and “Tranqulity Base Hotel & Casino” (1 to 8), while current tourists here Imagine Dragons and their third album “Evolve” (HP-4) are back up two places to No.10 for a tenth broken week within the Top 10.
There are three further Top 10 debuts this week, and the seventh studio album for US heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch with “And Justice for None” which enters at No.4, becoming their second Top 5 and Top 10 album, and entering one place lower than their 2015 sixth album “Got Your Six” (HP-3, Sept), and overall this is their sixth albums chart entry (five studios and one GH, which hit No.30 back in December of 2017).
Korean boy band BTS see their sixth overall studio album (third Korean sung set) titled “Love Yourself 轉 ‘Tear'”, coming in at No.6 and it’s their second Top 10 album here after “Love Yourself: Her” hit No.8 in October of 2017. The soundtrack for the film ‘Deadpool 2’ lands nine places higher than its predecessor (HP-18, Feb 2016), coming in at No.9, as the film hit cinemas around the world last week with this new set containing this weeks No.94 entry for Celine Dion and “Ashes”, plus tracks by Diplo, French Montana, DJ Shadow, Skrillex and older tracks by Peter Gabriel, a-ha, Cher, Dolly Parton, Air Supply and Pat Benetar.
* Taylor Swift’s “1989” album is back up six places to No.12, while her most recent set “Reputation” rejoins it within the Top 20, up three spots to No.18.
* Not only does Post Malone reclaim the No.1 slot, his former Top 5 album “Stoney” is back up three spots to No.17.
* With the ‘Black Panther’ movie out this coming week on DVD/Blu-Ray (from 30th of May) the soundtrack will rise next week, but for this week it is back up four to No.20, with further rising soundtracks being for “Guardians Vol.1” (26 to 22), “Bridget Jones’ Baby” (returns at No.33), “Moana” (41 to 36), “Suicide Squad” (80 to 65) and “Molly” (97 to 74).
* Rapper XXXTentacion is back up six spots to No.29 with his “?” album.
* The full effect of last weeks trailer for the upcoming Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is felt on this weeks chart as their “Greatest Hits” leaps thirty places to No.32, while their “Platinum Collection” returns at No.62, with other climbing best of’s being for Eminem (45 to 43), The Wiggles (64 to 53), Pink (60 to 58), Guns N’ Roses (70 to 68), Elton John’s “Diamonds” returns at No.69, Cold Chisel (81 to 72), The Foo Fighters (82 to 80), Maroon 5 (return at No.84), and Play School’s “50 Best Song” is back in at No.97.
* Khalid is back up six spots to No.34 with his debut set “American Teen”.
* Justin Bieber’s three-and-a-half year old “Purpose” jumps back up twenty-five places to No.46.
* Both of the older entries for The Weeknd rise again this week, with “Beauty Behind the Madness” up twenty-one spots to No.48 and “Starboy” rises nine to No.63.
* In anticipation of the new Shawn Mendes album released on Friday his second set “Illuminate” is back up nine spots to No.50.
* Last weeks re-entry for the Bon Jovi set “This House is Not for Sale” jumps up twenty-four spots to No.51, while the No.68 return last week of “Joanne” by Lady Gaga rises sixteen places to No.52.
* The AC/DC “Live” set is back up sixteen places also, to No.59.
* Migos rise twelve places to No.67 with their “Culture II” set.
* Further returning albums include “Falling in Love” for Andre Rieu (#73), tourists Imagine Dragons with “Smoke + Mirrors” (#82), and “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” for Kendrick Lamar (#98).
* The Drake set “More Life” is back up eleven places to No.79 and his “Views” album returns at No.95.
* Chris Brown is back up thirteen places to No.83 with his latest set “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”.
* Vance Joy’s debut set “Dream Your Life Away” rises eight places to No.85.
* The first of five Top 10 dropouts is “Reverence” for Parkway Drive (HP-1, WI10-2), down three to No.11, while three of last weeks Top 10 debuts leave after a single week in “I Honestly Love You” TV Soundtrack by Delta Goodrem (HP-4, WI10-1, 4 to 13), “VoiceNotes” by Charlie Puth (HP-7, WI101, 7 to 21) and “Disobey” for Bad Wolves (HP-9, WI10-1, 9 to 35) and also leaving is “Solastalgia” by Missy Higgins (HP-3, WI10-3), down eighteen places to No.28.
* The two older Ed Sheeran albums drop back down in “x (Multiply)” (11 to 15) and “+ (Positive)” (22 to 25).
* Pink rebounded to No.2 in America this past week with “Beautiful Trauma”, here it is down ten spots to No.23.
* Gurumul Yunupingu falls eleven places to No.26 with his former No.1 set “Djarimirri”.
* Last weeks “Eurovision Song Contest, Lisbon 2018” compilation entry falls back down twenty-five places to No.39.
* The latest Kasey Chambers set “Campfire” with the Fireside Disciples drops down twenty-one to No.40.
* Sam Smith falls fifteen places to No.42 with his second set “The Thrill of it All”.
* The third Bruno Mars album “24k Magic” drops ten places to No.44.
* The self-titled Dua Lipa album dips down six spots to No.49.
* Kylie Minogue plummets twenty-seven spots with her latest set “Golden” to No.56.
* Leon Bridges was on the Graham Norton Show screened here on the 25th of May, so he might go back up next week, but this week he falls twenty-seven spots to No.57 with his second album “Good Thing”.
* After weeks of climbing back up the chart the Angus & Julia Stone set “Snow” falls twenty-two this week to No.60.
* Gang of Youths are down eleven places to No.61 with “Go Father in Lightness”.
* The Killers tour now being over their “Killer Hits” set tumbles down twenty-two spots to No.70, with other dropping collections being for Fleetwood Mac (Very Best of 65 to 76, GH leaves from No.47), ABBA (76 to 89) and “Revamp” the Elton John and Bernie Taupin tribute album (61 to 99).
* Middle Kids are down nine spots this week to No.75 with their debut album “Lost Friends”.
* The DMA’s album “For Now” drops nineteen places to land at No.77.
* A Perfect Circle see their latest album “Eat the Elephant” fall twenty-three spots to No.78.
* After returning last week the Arctic Monkeys previous album “AM” drops back down twenty-one places to No.88.
* The Keith Urban set “Ripcord” falls back down nineteen places to No.92.
* Now that their tour here is finished for Ocean Alley their latest set “Chiaroscuro” tumbles back down forty spots to land at No.96.
* Further albums leaving the Top 100 from last weeks fifty are for Dami Im (#33), Beach House (#39), Esoterik (#42), Patrizio Buanne (#44) and Playboi Carto (#49).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #14 (LP#2) – Electric Light by James Bay is the follow-up to his debut album “Chaos & the Calm” which debuted and peaked at No.3 in late March of 2015.
* #45 (LP#1) – Different Beings Being Different by West Thebarton is the debut album for Adelaide based garage rock act seven piece.
* #54 (TV’ST) – 13 Reason Why: Season 2 TV Soundtrack features two current chart entries in “Back to You” by Selena Gomez (TW-12) and “Lovely” by Billie Eilish with Khalid (TW-21), plus new tracks by OneRepublic with Logic, Yungblud and Parade of Lights, plus older songs by New Order, Echo & the Bunnymen, O.M.D., Tears for Fears, Siouxsie & the Banshees and The Alarm.
* #66 (EP#3) – Killer Under a Blood Moon by Dan Sultan is the third EP for the local bluesman whose last EP “Dirty Ground” also reached No.66 (in 2014), and this six track set features guest singers A.B. Original, Camp Code and Meg Mac.
* #81 (ST) – Mean Girls Original Broadway Cast Recording is the album from the 2004 film ‘Mean Girls’, both written by actress and comedian Tina Fey, with the musical premiering in Washington D.C. on October of 2017 and it’s Broadway run starting just back in April and the show has recently received twelve Tony nominations.
* #93 (LP#6) – Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts is the sixth studio album for the U.S. indie rock band, while it their first to chart here in Australia.
* #100 (LP#1) – Inspiration by Sheku Kanneh-Mason is the British cellist’s debut set, having won in 2016 the BBC Young Musician of the Year award (the first black man to win the award too), plus he also played last weekend at the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding, with this album containing classical pieces alongside reworkings of songs by Bob Marley and Leonard Cohen.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com