Post Malone scores his second No.1 album in Australia this week as his third studio set “Hollywood’s Bleeding” debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.
“Hollywood’s Bleeding” by Post Malone becomes the 856th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2019), the 706th for ARIA (1983 to 2019), the 496th album to debut at No.1 (since the first in 1976), the 18th No.1 for 2019 and also the eleventh for the Universal record subsidiary ‘Republic’ and their third for the year after previous chart topping albums by Ariana Grande (from February) and most recently Taylor Swift (2nd of Sept.), while the new set also entered at the top in England, Belgium, Ireland, The Netherlands and Norway (so far), and at No.2 in New Zealand (behind the local compile ‘Waiata/Anthems’.
In May of 2018 Post Malone scored his first No.1 album in Australia as his second set “Beerbongs and Bentley’s” (TW-12) logged two separate weeks at the top here on the 7th and again the 28th of May, which gives him now a tally of three weeks at No.1 on the top of the Aussie album charts, placing him for the first time on the tally board for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums; 1965 to 2019’ alongside other 3-week-from-2-No.1-Albums in Cream, The Living End, Sherbet and Smashing Pumpkins, while on the similar listing for this decade (2010’s), he is equal 28th alongside other acts this decade who’ve had three weeks at the top from two No.1 albums in Kings of Leon, Katy Perry and Florence + the Machine.
This is the first time that both of the word ‘Hollywood(s)’ and ‘Bleeding’ have appeared in a No.1 album title, the previous two Top 10 ‘Hollywood’ sets being The Beatles with “Live at the Hollywood Bowl” (HP-8, Sept., 2016 upon re-issue) and “Hollywood” for Little Birdy (HP-9, Oct., 2006), while no charting albums (that I could find) have had the word ‘Bleeding’ in their title, the closest being the 2005 Garbage set “Bleed Like Me” (HP-5, April 2005). The new No.1 album becomes the 303rd by an American Performer to hit the top (solo, duo, group, male or female) and is the eighth for 2019 and the third in a row by an American artist after Tool last week and Taylor Swift the prior week (and if the new Korn album enters at the top next week it’ll be four in a row), while the new No.1 is also the 241st by a Solo Male Artist (local or overseas) and the sixth for 2019 and the first since Ed Sheeran spent five broken weeks at the top which finished at the end of August.
The seventh Taylor Swift album “Lover” remains at No.2 again this week, while last weeks drop down in the Ed Sheeran set “No.6 Collaborations Project” rebounds two places to No.3, followed by three of the four Top 10 debuts from last week in “Fear Inoculum” by Tool (U.S. and Canada No.1 LP this week), down three spots to No.4, the Tones and I EP “The Kids are Coming” (3 to No.5) and “Norman F**king Rockwell” for Lana Del Rey (4 to No.7). The Billie Eilish set “When We All Fall Asleep…” and the Elton John collection “Diamonds” are both down one place each to No.8 and No.9 respectively.
The two further Top 10 debuts are “K-12” for Melanie Martinez at No.6, her second studio album and entry, with her debut set “Cry Baby” peaking at No.27 in August of 2015, so this now becomes her first Top 10 entry in Australia and it also enters within the Top 10 in Ireland (#7), New Zealand, England, Scotland and The Netherlands (#8), making Australia its highest placed entry so far, while local act Mallrat sees their third EP called “Driving Music” enter at No.10, becoming their first chart entry and also first Top 10 placement.
* With the new Post Malone album debuting at the top, his two older albums also move back up in “Beerbongs & Bentley’s” (16 to No.12) and his first set “Stoney” (HP-5, 39 to No.36).
* Dean Lewis rises back up five places to No.19 with his debut album “A Place We Knew”.
* With Fleetwood Mac finishing up their 2019 tour here this past week, their recent Top 10 collection in “50 Years – Don’t Stop” (HP-7) rebounds forty-six places to No.23, their only rising set this week, while other rising collections are by Maroon 5 (55 to No.43), Eminem (61 to No.45), Cold Chisel (58 to No.57), Green Day (82 to No.66), The Wiggles (87 to No.67), Jason DeRulo (93 to No.78), The Killers (95 to No.83), Bon Jovi (re-enters at No.89) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (returns at No.99).
* Billie Eilish and her EP “Don’t Smile at Me” logs 52 weeks on the charts (one-year) and is back up six places this week to No.30.
* The XXXTentacion set “?” rebounds fifteen places to No.41.
* Not only do collections climb, but also current album entries rise for both Eminem in “Kamikaze” (54 to No.46) and The Wiggles set “Party Time!” (91 to No.71), while the band issued their 53rd album on Friday called “Emma 2”.
* The Hilltop Hoods long-running set (141 weeks) “Drinking… Walking… Restrung” is back up seven places to No.50.
* The Cardi B set “Invasion of Privacy” rises back up ten places to No.52.
* Both of the charting Adele albums are back up this week in “25” (65 to No.60) and more so for “21” (94 to No.76).
* Next week the DVD and Blu-Ray release for Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Aladdin’ occurs in Australia, and this week the soundtrack is back up twenty-seven places to No.61, with another Disney films’ soundtrack climbing back up half-as-much in ‘Moana’ rising ten spots to No.65.
* Local rapper ChillinIT is back up eight places to No.64 with “Women, Weed & Wordplay”.
* Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener” set rises back up eight places to No.77.
* Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” album rebounds fifteen places to No.85.
* The Coldplay “Live in Buenos Aires” album is back up twelve spots to No.86.
* Rebounding nine spots to No.87 is the DJ Khaled set “Father of Asahd”.
* Further returning albums are “+ (Positive)” for Ed Sheeran (#84), “Blue” for Jonas Blue (#93), “Damn” by Kendrick Lamar (#95) and “The Eminem Show” (#96).
* There are three albums leaving the Top 10 this week, the soundtrack for ‘A Star is Born’ for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (HP-1×11, WI10-37a) down one to No.11, the only one of four Top 10 debuts from last week to depart this week is the first entry for local singer G Flip and “About Us” (HP-6, WI10-1, 6 to No.13) and Slipknot with their recent No.1 set “We Are Not Your Kind” (HP-1, WI10-4, 9 to No.21).
* After bulleting back up last week to No.12, this week the Travis Scott set “Astroworld” drops back down four places to No.16.
* The Tesky Brothers left the Top 10 for the first time last week with their second album “Run Home Slow”, which this week plummets fourteen places to No.25.
* Brockhampton tumbles down nine places to No.29 with “Ginger”.
* The Fleetwood Mac falling sets this week are for “Rumours” (31 to No.37) and “The Very Best of” (63 to No.70), with other declining collections being for Queen (GH 28 to No.40, Platinum Collection 78 to No.90), INXS (44 to No.53) and on hold at No.81 is the “Greatest Hits” set for The Foo Fighters.
* The Queen biopic soundtrack is down one to No.18, the Elton John biopic set ‘Rocketman’ falls two to No.39, and further sliding soundtracks are for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ (41 to No.56) and leaving is ‘Palm Beach’ (from #66, HP-33, four weeks on the charts).
* Lizzo falls back down seven places to No.55 with “Coz I Love You”.
* Amy Shark drops down eight spots to No.68 with her debut album “Love Monster”.
* Thelma Plum plummets twenty-five spots this week to No.75 with “Better in Blak”.
* Tool drop down to three album chart entries this week, falling with “Ænima” (71 to No.82) and “Lateralus” (70 to No.88), while dropping out is “10,000 Days” (#90).
* Guns N’ Roses rebounded last week with “Appetite for Destruction”, which this week drops back down twelve spots to No.92.
* Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” slides down eleven places to No.97.
* Albums leaving the entire Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are by Bon Iver (highest dropout from #14), Montaigne (#19), DZ Deathrays (#21), Ash Grunwald (#40), Paul Kelly (#43) and Jimmy Barnes (#47).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #54 (LP#1) – Snacks (Supersize) by Jax Jones is the debut album for the English DJ and producer which contains the original six songs from his EP called “Snacks” (Nov., 2018), and also nine new songs, with previous hits from the album being “You Don’t Know Me” (HP-12, 2016) and “Instruction” (HP-72, 2017), plus his latest single with Tove Lo called “Jacques”.
* #58 (LP#11) – A Farewell to Doris by Melinda Schneider is a compile of the two previous tribute albums from 2010 (“Melinda Does Doris”, HP-24) and 2016 (“The Movie Songs”, HP-97) and is re-issued due to Doris passing away this year on May 13th at the age of 97, and overall this is the eighth Top 100 entry for Melinda.
* #69 (Rmx#1) – Solace Remixed by Rufus du Sol is the first remix album for the local electronic act and it features two CD’s worth of remixes of the original albums nine tracks, with that original set hitting No.2 in late October of 2018.
* #72 (LP#3.1) – Throwing Copper (25th Anniversary Edition) by Live returns to the chart thanks to the recently issued 25th anniversary edition of the seven week running No.1 album (4 weeks from 7-Aug, 1995, and then 3 weeks from 8-Jan, 1996), the album expanded with four extra tracks, plus a whole 9 track live CD recorded at Woodstock ’94.
* #74 (LP#5) – Artemis by Lindsey Stirling is the fifth studio album and now her third albums chart entry locally, as her self-titled debut set made it to No.53 on 2-Sept, 2013, while her third album and second entry “Brave Enough” hit No.39 on the 28-Aug, 2016, while her last album “Warmer in the Winter” (Oct 2017) failed to chart here. This new set features duets with both Amy Lee and Elle King.
* #91 (LP#18) – Free by Iggy Pop is the first new album in over three years for the punk pioneer, who took his last album “Post Pop Depression” to No.7 upon debut in late March of 2016, which became his first ever Top 10 album in Australia, while this new set becomes his twelfth chart entry here (11 studio albums and one live set).
* #98 (LP#33) – Backbone by Status Quo is the 33rd studio album for the British rockers, whose last studio album to chart here was their 1986 17th album “In the Army Now” (HP-87, Nov. 1986), while they last charted with their collection “Whatever You Want-The Very Best of” (HP-71, 12-April, 1998), meaning that this is the first entry this century for the act and their overall their nineteenth Top 100 entry (14 studio albums, 1 live set and 4 collections/best of sets).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com