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Australian Albums: Barbra Streisand ‘Encore’ Debuts At No 1

by Gavin Ryan on September 5, 2016

in News,Noise Pro

Barbra Streisand sees her 35th studio album “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” grab the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming her second this century to reach the top and third overall.

“Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” becomes the 779th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2016) and the 630th for ARIA (July 1983 to 2016), plus the 425th to debut at the top and the 40th for the Columbia label and third this year after David Bowie (Jan) and Beyoncé (May), whilst Barbra hit the top for a single week back in late September of 2014 with her previous duets album “Partners”, and she first hit No.1 here back in November 1980 with her studio set “Guilty” for six weeks.

There has been an ‘Encore’ at the top once before, the Eminem similar-titled album also went to the top for a single week in late November of 2014, and the second with a ‘Partners’ (as I already mentioned the Barbra album from two years ago), whilst its the first time for ‘Movie’ and ‘Broadway’, whilst the only other ‘Sing’ was in the Jack Johnson set “Sing-A-Long and Lullaby” (20th Feb 2006). It’s also the first time at the top for ALL of the albums duet partners, with only Jamie Foxx the one duet partner to even land an albums chart entry amongst them.

Holding at No.2 for the third week is the “Suicide Squad: The Album” soundtrack and last weeks No.1 debut of “Blonde” for Frank Ocean drops two places to No.3 this week. After which there are four more new album entries to the Top 10, firstly is the ninth studio album for Britney Spears entitled “Glory” coming in at No.4, and it becomes her ninth Top 10 album in the process (eight studios and one best of), and surpasses the No.12 peak of her December 2013 set “Britney Jean”.

Landing his fourth Top 10 album is local country singer Troy Cassar-Daley with his thirteenth studio album entitled “Things I Carry Around”, which enters at No.5 this week and follows on from his No.4 album from March 2015 “Freedom Ride”. The second studio album for local act Twelve Foot Ninja is new at No.5 entitled “Outlier”, it becomes the Melbourne fusion-metal acts first Top 10 album in the process and far surpasses the No.53 peak that their debut album “Silent Machine” achieved back in November of 2012.

US country act Florida Georgia Line see their third album “Dig Your Roots” enter at No.7 this week becoming their first Top 10 in Australia also, and it also climbs higher than their two previous entries, “Anything Goes” (LP#2, HP-20, Nov 2014) and their 2012 debut set “Here’s to the Good Times” (LP#1, peaked No.65 in March of 2016). Thanks to the Australian Fathers Day soon, the Roy & HG compilation “This Sporting Life” lands a second week in the Top 10, down only two spots to No.8, whilst also falling two places each is “Gimme Some Lovin’; Jukebox Vol.II” for Human Nature and “25” by Adele (the albums lowest placing ever here) to No.9 and No.10 respectively.

UP: The MTV VMA’s were a Beyoncé fest this year, and her album “Lemonade” is back up three spots to No.12 this week after her multiple wins last weekend, whilst Father’s Day also helps the John Williamson set “His Favourite Collection” up to a new peak of No.13 after last week’s debut. Way further down the Ed Sheeran set “x” is back up eight to No.41 and “Soul Searchin'” for Jimmy Barnes climbs back up three spots to No.42, whilst re-entering the Top 50 for the first time since April 1993 is the 1988 album for Guns N’ Roses “Appetite for Destruction”, up twelve spots this week to No.45 thanks to their early 2017 tour here being announced recently (more for them in the lower fifty too).

DOWN: “This Could Be Heartbreak” (HP-1×1, WI10-2) for The Amity Affliction is down nine to No.14 and is now their second longest running Top 10 album after “Let the Ocean Take Me” (3 wks), and down six to No.15 is the second ever Top 10 album for Dolly Parton, “Pure & Simple” (HP-9, WI10-1). “Civil Dusk” by Bernard Fanning (HP-2, WI10-3) falls seven to No.17 and two of last week’s high entries tumble this week, with “Seven Mirrors” by Drapht (HP-4, WI-10) falling twenty spots to No.24 and Ball Park Music see their set “Every Night the Same Dream” (HP-3, WI10-1) tumble thirty-one spots to No.34. “Blurryface” for twenty one pilots is down seven to No.18 and tumbling ten to No.26 is Delta Goodrem with “Wings of the Wild”, whilst two kids albums also fall, “The Best of” for The Wiggles (21 to 28) and “50 Best Songs” from Play School (20 to 30). “Views” by Drake is down eight to No.32, “California” by Blink 182 falls nine to No.36, after its massive rebound last week the first Frank Ocean album “Channel ORANGE” is back down twenty-one places to No.40 and falling into the lower fifty this week are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (32 to 55), G.H.’s for Fleetwood Mac (30 to 57), Montaigne (46 to 58), Elvis Presley’s “Way Down in the Jungle Room” (38 to 62), The Temper Trap (41 to 73), Lindsey Stirling (39 to 77), and the David Brent album (31 to 91), which could rebound next week as his movie opens. Falling out of the Top 100 from last weeks fifty are Sabaton (#29), David Bowie’s “Best of” (#35), Tory Lanez (#37) and EDEN’s EP (#44).

The second album for Glass Animals just misses out on a Top 10 berth this week, coming in at No.11 is “How to Be a Human Being”, which lands one place higher than their first album “Zaba” (HP-12) achieved upon entry back in mid-June of 2014. Seventies Australian fifties-themed group Ol’55 see their best of collection “Time to Rock’N’Roll: The Anthology” debut at No.21 this week, ahead of their reformation tour; and this becomes the band’s fifth album chart entry and first since 1981 (so it’s first on the ARIA Albums Chart).

The third album for local act The Delta Riggs entitled “Active Galactic” debuts at No.22 this week becoming their second albums chart entry, as their second album “Dipz Zebazois” debuted and peaked at No.38 in October of 2014. Hip hop pioneers De La Soul see their first album in twelve years debut at No.25 entitled “And the Anonymous Nobody”, which is the acts eighth studio album and fourth to chart here (three studio and one G.H.), and their new entry to the albums chart since the 2003 compilation “Timeless-The Best of” (HP-69, May 2003). Another hip-hop artist in US singer Vince Staples lands his first ARIA Albums Chart entry at No.35 with the EP “Prima Donna” (his second EP overall), and the final Top 50 entry comes in at No.50, “Just Press Play” by The Viper Creek Band, the fourth studio album and second entry for the act, beating the No.59 that their third album “Kickin’ Up Dust” achieved back in mid-March, 204.

Lower 50: The “Molly” TV Soundtrack is back up eight to No.64, “Vessel” for twenty one pilots is up fifteen spots to No.67, the “Aladdin” cast recording returns at a new peak of No.68, MTV VMA’s multi-performer Rihanna’s “Anti” climbs up eleven places to No.75, “Nine Track Mind” by Charlie Puth is back up nine to No.76, and then a further six albums also return this week, with “Hits” by Phil Collins (#82), “Use Your Illusion 1” for Guns N’ Roses (#83), “All Time Greatest Hits” for Neil Diamond (#90), the “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack (#92), “Dream Your Life Away” for just announced AFL Grand Final performer Vance Joy (#95) and sneaking back in at #100 is the Triple J album “Like a Version Vol.11”.

The debut album for Brisbane trio Columbus is called “Spring Forever”, and it debuts at No.59 this week, followed by another local artist Just a Gent, with the producer’s debut set “Stories to Tell” new at No.66 this week. As a one-year anniversary of her third album, Carly Rae Jepsen has released an eight track EP entitled “ Side B”, which is new at No.74, and finally at No.97 is Jimmy’s daughter Casey Barnes with her first albums chart entry (solo) “Live as One”, which enters at No.97.

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