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Travis Scott Astroworld

Travis Scott Astroworld

Australian Charts: Travis Scott ‘Astroworld’ Debuts At No 1

by Gavin Ryan on August 12, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

The third studio album for US rapper Travis Scott titled “Astroworld” becomes his first No.1 album in Australia (and also New Zealand) and is to becomes his second chart-topper in America also.

“Astroworld” becomes the 832nd No.1 album in Australia (1965 to 2018) and the 683rd for ARIA (1983 to 2018), while it is also the 474th album to enter at No.1 and is the 34th chart-topping album for the Epic Record label (their last was “Title” by Meghan Trainor on 10th of August, 2015 {three years ago this week}).

Travis Scott first charted at No.30 with his debut set “Rodeo” (Sept 2015) and then exactly a year later he hit No.10 with his second album “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” (Sept 2016), and now he lands his first No.1 and also second Top 10 album in the process. This is the first time that the word ‘Astro’ has appeared in a No.1 album title, but the seventh time for a ‘World’, the last being “My Worlds” for Justin Bieber in May of 2010.

Travis Scott’s new set becomes the 292nd No.1 album by an American act in Australia (solo, duo or group, the fifth this year) and the 152nd by an American Performer (Male, Female or Group), plus he is also the 233rd Solo Male Artist to reach the top here (local or overseas) and the 48th Male Solo American Artist to land a chart-topping album here. This year has also seen more No.1 albums by rap artists than ever before as we have had J. Cole (April), Post Malone (May), Kanye West (June), Drake (July) and now Travis Scott (five in total).

There are two rap albums holding down the top two spots this week, and two further rap acts also, with Drake and his current US and Canadian No.1 album (5th week in both places) “Scorpion” remaining at No.2 this week, while former No.1 “Beerbongs & Bentleys” by Post Malone is back up two places to No.6 and also rising two spots to No.10 for a tenth overall week within the ten is the second set for recently slain rapper XXXTentacion and “?” (HP-2).

The past two weeks No.1 album “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” along with the only other chart topping soundtrack this year for “The Greatest Showman” are both down two places each to No.3 and No.4 respectively. Current national tourist Celine Dion is down one spot to No.5 with her set “The Best So Far… 2018 Tour Edition”, and falling to his lowest Top 10 position in the past 75 weeks of charting is Ed Sheeran’s third album “÷ (Divide)”, down one spot to No.7.

The third album for local Newcastle punk rock band Trophy Eyes entitled “The American Dream” debuts at No.8, the same spot their second album “Chemical Miracle” peaked at upon debut in October of 2016, while the second and final Aussie act within the Top 10 is Amy Shark who sees her debut album “Love Monster” drop down four spots to No.9.

* With the 5 Seconds of Summer national tour starting in Brisbane on the 11th of August, their third album “Youngblood” is back up two places to No.20.
* Older rap albums climbing back up are for Post Malone with “Stoney” (25 to 20), “American Teen” by Khalid (32 to 25) and “Culture II” by Migos (74 to 56).
* The Eminem collection “Curtain Call: The Hits” rises twelve spots to No.22, with other climbing best of’s by Queen (GH, 26 to 27 and Platinum Hits 59 to 32), ABBA Gold (35 to 34), Maroon 5 (65 to 42), INXS (55 to 50), Fleetwood Mac (Very Best of returns at #59, GH 94 to 77, and “The Chain-25 Years” is back in at #79), Red Hot Chili Peppers (returns at #66), Elton John (Diamonds back in at #67 and Rocket Man returns at #80), Green Day (98 to 68) and Creedence Clearwater Revival (returns at #78).
* Cardi B and her debut set “Invasion of Privacy” are back up nine spots to No.24.
* The soundtrack for “Black Panther” hits the half-year mark (26 weeks) this week and is back up eleven places to No.35, with other climbing soundtracks being for “Molly” (81 to 38), “Suicide Squad” (71 to 45), “Mamma Mia!” (54 to 53), “Bridget Jones’ Baby” (68 to 54), “Fifty Shades Freed” (70 to 62) and returning soundtracks are for “Stranger Things” (#97) and “Deadpool 2” (#100).
* The new Aled Jones album “One Voice: Believe” rises five places to a new peak of No.37.
* The AC/DC “Live” set rebounds fifteen places to No.43.
* Last week the debut Ed Sheeran set “+ (Positive)” fell to No.64, this week it rebounds eighteen places to No.46.
* Adele and her second set “21” drops out after 342 weeks of charting, and her third album “25” is back up ten spots to No.52.
* Further returning albums are “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac (#71), “Views” (#87) and “More Life” (#99) for Drake, “Caress Your Soul” by Sticky Fingers (#93) and “Dream Your Life Away” by Vance Joy (#98).
* Chris Brown is back up nine spots to No.84 with his “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” album.

* The three albums leaving the Top 10 this week are the self-titled third set by Shawn Mendes (HP-1, WI10-9a) down one to No.11, current tourist Pink and her “Beautiful Trauma” (HP-1×6, WI10-24a) falling five to No.12 and last weeks No.9 entry for Adam Harvey and “The Nashville Tapes” (HP-9, WI10-1) tumbles down thirty-two spots to No.41.
* The single ABBA Gold set is up one spot, but their double set “ABBA Gold & More” falls down eight spots to No.29, while the only other main falling collections being for Bon Jovi (80 to 85) and Cold Chisel (75 to 86).
* Florence + the Machine drops down eight spots too to No.30 with “High as Hope”.
* The repackaged “Appetite for Destruction” set for Guns N’ Roses drops down twenty-one spots to No.47, with their “Greatest Hits” is only down four to No.61.
* After a rise last week the Taylor Swift “1989” set falls back down twelve spots to No.55.
* Several of last weeks Top 20 and Top 30 debuts plummet this week with “Gotcha Covered” by The Screaming Jets falling (17 to 58), “TA1300” by Denzel Curry (27 to 65) and “Sect” for Golden Features (11 to 82).
* Katy Perry falls back down thirteen spots to No.60 with her “Witness set” as her concerts here wrapped up this week.
* George Ezra drops back eight places to No.64 with his set “Staying at Tamara’s”.
* Pink sees her older albums drop back down this week in “The Truth About Love” (38 to 74), the “Funhouse” set (49 to 76) and last weeks returned “I’m Not Dead” leaves from No.82.
* Bruno Mars is down fourteen places to No.83 with his third set “24k Magic”.
* Calum Scott tumbles thirty-seven places to land down at No.90 with his debut album “Only Human”.
* Falling out of the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are albums by Tim Campbell (#15), Halestorm (#16), Kirsty Lee Akers (#29), Daughtry (#40), Adam Brand (#44) and RL Grime (#50), with further debuts from last week leaving by Kenny Chesney (#51) and Rise Against (#72).

* #15 (LP#3) – Stay Dangerous by YG becomes the U.S. rappers third albums chart entry here after “My Krazy Life” (LP#1, HP-68, April 2014) and “Still Brazy” (LP#2, HP-24, June 2016), so this new entry is now his highest charted album here.

* #16 (GH#4) – 30: The Greatest Hits by Diesel is the first of the four collections released for the Aussie guitarist and singer to chart, with his first album coming out twenty-nine and-a-half years ago (March 1989), and of his 14 albums to chart this is his eighth to land within the Top 20.

* #21 (LP#5) – Swimming by Mac Miller is the fourth album to chart here for the US rapper after “Watching Movies with the Sound off” (LP#2, HP-54, June 2013), “GO:OD AM” (LP#3, HP-32, Sept 2015) and his last was “The Good Feminine” (LP#4, HP-13, Sept 2016).

* #31 (LP#20) – From the Backcountry by Graeme Connors is the 20th album for local Queensland country singer who last charted in 2016 with his collection “60 Summers” (HP-11, May 2016) and overall this is his eighth Top 100 entry and now his highest charted studio album (“This is Life” hit No.60 in May of 2002 was his previous best effort).

* #75 (EP#2) – From the Fires by Greta Van Fleet is the second EP and now first chart entry for the US rock band from Michigan.

* #92 (LP#1) – Life of a Dark Rose by Lil’ Skies was issued back in January of this year and up until last week had only peaked at No.103, and this week it climbs into the Top 100 for the first time.

* #94 (GH#1) – Platinum Hits by Jason DeRulo is another album that has only peaked outside of the Top 100 at 105, having racked up 84 weeks on the charts since it was issued in late July of 2016, the set featuring twelve of his 25 chart hits here.

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