It’s a third week at No.1 for the third Post Malone studio album “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, becoming now his longest running chart-topping album in Australia.
“Hollywood’s Bleeding” is also at the top again in New Zealand, America and Canada (2nd week in all locales), and it increases the tally of weeks Post Malone has now racked up to five in total (2 for his previous No.1 album and now three for this new one), moving him from equal 140th to now equal 120th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums; 1965 to 2019’ alongside other acts such as Cliff Richard, Michael Bolton, Diesel, Green Day, il Divo, Jack Johnson and Shannon Noll (all five weeks from 2 #1 LP’s). And on the similar listing for this decade he moves from equal 18th to now equal eleventh alongside Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham’s same tally.
Taylor Swift logs a fourth week at No.2 for her “Lover” set, while rebounding one place to No.3 is another former chart-topper in the Ed Sheeran duets set “No.6 Collaborations Project”. Also rising back up within the Top 10 is the Tones and I EP “The Kids are Coming” (6 to No.5) and Billie Eilish with “When We All Fall Asleep…” (8 to No.6). The only one of last weeks Top 10 debuts to land a second week within the ten is the Ruel EP “Free Time”, which falls five places to No.8, while returning to the Top 10 is Elton John’s “Diamond” (13 to No.9, 16th week within the Top 10) and “Free Spirit” by Khalid (15 to No.10, 15th week within T10).
There are two new entries to the Top 10 this week, coming in at No.4 is officially the eighth studio album for Blink-182 called “Nine”, which if you include the band’s initial independent album, this would technically be their ninth album (according to the band). Thus this becomes the bands tenth albums chart entry (8 studios, 1 Live, 1 GH’s) and also it becomes their seventh consecutive Top 10 album since their first in 1999. The second and final Top 10 entry this week is the new U.K. No.1 album and the second issued for former co-founder of Oasis in Liam Gallagher with “Why Me? Why Not”, entering here at No.7, which is higher than his debut set “As You Were” (HP-9) achieved in mid-October of 2017.
* The third Ed Sheeran album “÷ (Divide)” is back up five places to No.12.
* Climbing soundtrack’s this week include ‘A Star is Born’ (19 to No.16), ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (21 to No.19), ‘The Greatest Showman’ (25 to No.21), ‘Aladdin’ (53 to No.43, DVD and Blu-Ray out last week, plus school holidays started in most states) and ‘Frozen’ (returns at No.87 thanks in part to the new trailer dropping this week for the films sequel coming in December).
* Dean Lewis jumps back up seven spots to No.17 with his first set “A Place We Knew”.
* Queen also rise with their “Greatest Hits” (41 to No.36) and “Platinum Collection” (82 to No.70), with other climbing GH’s sets being for Maroon 5 (new single entry; 52 to No.41), Eminem (45 to No.42), INXS (55 to No.49), Bon Jovi (returns at No.78) and The Killers (84 to No.80).
* Rapper NF is back up four spots to No.38 with his set “The Search”.
* Eminem also rebounds eleven places to No.45 with his No.1 album from this time last year in “Kamikaze”.
* The last album for The 1975 called “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships” returns to the chart at No.52 this week, could this be due them appearing in late January in Australia for the upcoming Laneway Festival, of which tickets went on sale this past week.
* The two older Taylor Swift entries move back up slightly this week, with “1989” up one to No.53 and “Reputation” rising five to No.60.
* Imagine Dragons’ “Evolve” set rises back up eight spots to No.84.
* The third and final returning album this week is the Conrad Sewell debut set “LIFE” at #100.
* There are four albums leaving the Top 10 this week, two of last weeks debuts and two three week running sets, starting with “Norman F**king Rockwell” (HP-4, WI10-3, 10 to No.11) for Lana Del Rey and “Fear Inoculum” (HP-1×1, WI10-3, 9 to No.15) by Tool, with last weeks newbies falling this week in “The Nothing” (HP-5, WI10-1, 5 to No.13) by Korn and “Charli” (HP-7, WI10-1, 7 to No.64) for Charli XCX, one of the biggest tumbles of the week (but not THE largest fall).
* After falling out of the Top 10 last week the Melanie Martinez set “K-12” is this week down four to No.18.
* G Flip falls six spots to No.24 with her set “About Us”.
* Chris Brown’s “Indigo” set drops four spots to No.35, but could rebound next week thanks to a digital expanded edition issued on Friday.
* The two entries for Hilltop Hoods move down in “The Great Expanse” (39 to No.40) and more so for “Drinking… Walking.. .Restrung” (58 to No.66).
* The soundtrack for ‘The Lion King” drops down nine spots to No.57, with the other sliding film sets being for ‘Rocketman’ (38 to No.62) and ‘Moana’ (69 to No.72).
* Fleetwood Mac are back down to just one albums entry this week with their 1978 set “Rumours”, which is down eight places to No.58.
* Brockhampton tumbles twenty-three places to No.63 with their five week old entry “Ginger”.
* Falling best of sets this week are by Cold Chisel (59 to No.61), Green Day (65 to No.68), The Wiggles (74 to No.77), Jason DeRulo (78 to No.79), Foo Fighters (83 to No.85) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (98 to No.99).
* Jax Jones is this week down five spots to No.73 with “Snacks (Supersize)”.
* Young Thug drops down eighteen places to No.89 with his set “So Much Fun”.
* The biggest tumble down the charts this week is a seventy-nine place plummet to No.90 for last weeks new entry “The Gereg” by Th Hu, while NOT surviving for a second week within the Top 100 were new entries for Sampa the Great (#12, this weeks highest dropout), The Lumineers (#23, No.2 entry in the U.S. this past week), Pixies (#36), Sam Fender (#62) and local artist Alex Cameron (#94).
* Ocean Alley drop back down twenty-nine places to No.96 with their set “Chiaroscuro”.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #25 (LP#6) – Because We Can by Jetty Road is the sixth album, second entry and now highest charted album for the three-piece Australian county act from Melbourne led by twin sisters Lee and Paula Bowman, who previously charted with their fifth set “Hearts on Fire” (HP-38, June 2015).
* #27 (LP#7) – Shaped by Fire by As I Lay Dying is the seventh studio album and now first ever Top 50 placing for the American metalcore band who issued their last album back in 2012 entitled “Awakened” (this past week on 25-Sept-2012), with the band having charted only once before here with “The Powerless Rise” (LP#5, HP-53, 24 May, 2010).
* #29 (LP#6) – The Owl by Zac Brown Band is the sixth studio album and now fourth chart entry in Australia, having previously entered with “Uncaged” (LP#3, HP-38, July 2012), “Jekyll + Hyde” (LP#4, HP-6, May 2015) and their last was “Welcome Home” (LP#5, HP-8, May 2017).
* #47 (LP#3) – Welcome to My Heart by Angus Gill is the first chart entry for the 21 year old country music singer and songwriter from Wauchope, New South Wales who was named the Male Rising Star at the 22nd Australian Independent Country Music Awards. His previous releases were “Livewire” (2014) and “Nomad” (2017).
* #54 (LP#4) – Sunshine Kitty by Tove Lo is the fourth album and entry here (3 studios and 1 EP) for the Swedish singer who previously charted with “Truth Serum” (EP#1, HP-99, March 2014), “Queen of the Clouds” (HP-47, October 2014), and “Lady Wood” (HP-21, November 2016), while this new album contains a duet with Kylie Minogue and another with Jax Jones.
* #74 (LP#1) – Too Young by Kyle Lionheart is the debut album for local Byron Bay artist born Kyle Leniart, who also a father, surfer and enviromentalist, with the singer issuing two EP’s over the past two years, but this is his first Top 100 entry.
* #93 (LP#3) – Aussie As by Matt Scullion is the third album and now first Top 100 entry for the local country singer and Golden Guitar winner, and he kicks off a national tour in early October, while his previous releases have been “The Laptop Tapes” (2015) and “Put it Down to Experience” (2006).
* #95 (S’tk) – Hitsville: The Making of Motown Soundtrack is a sixty track compilation of the songs from Detroit based record label Motown, including tracks by The Temptations, Four Tops, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Jimmy Ruffin, Diana Ross and The Spinners among them.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com