Australian Albums : Queen 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack is number one again -
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Australian Albums : Queen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack is number one again

by Gavin Ryan on January 12, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

Queen hold onto the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for a second week with the soundtrack to their biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”, matching the two weeks their first No.1 set “A Night at the Opera” achieved back in 1976.

The second week for the soundtrack to “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart means that the tally of weeks at the top for Queen now moves up to four in total, moving them from 154th to now equal 137th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2019)’ alongside Tina Arena, The Corrs, Deep Purple, Guns N’ Roses, Moby and Drake who’ve all had two No.1 albums with four weeks racked up at the top. Queen also has two more albums within the Top 5 this week, with their “Platinum Collection” up one spot to a new peak of No.4 and their older collection of “Greatest Hits” is down one place to No.5.

The top 3 albums are all on hold this week, and they’re all soundtracks, as ‘A Star is Born’ for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper is at No.2 (#3 LP for 2018, it’s also #1 in New Zealand for a 12th week and returns for a seventh week in Canada) and at No.3 is the highest selling album for 2018 in Australia in ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack, which has now racked up half-a-year (26 weeks) at the top in England this weekend, while the covers album ‘The Greatest Showman: Reimagined’ is stable at No.6.

The fourth biggest album for 2018 was the Post Malone former No.1 set “Beerbongs & Bentleys” which is back up one spot to No.7 and swaps places with the second highest selling album of last year in the Ed Sheeran set “÷ (Divide)” down one place to No.8. Drake’s and his “Scorpion” were at No.7 for 2018, and this week the album climbs one spot to No.9, while returning to the Top 10 for a 16th week inside it is Taylor Swift and her set “Reputation”, jumping up seven places to No.10 (#11 album for 2018).

* The No.1 single in the countries’ parent album “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse” is on hold at its peak of No.12 again this week, while climbing soundtracks are for “Mary Poppins Returns” (48 to a new peak of #15), ‘Black Panther’ (73 to 69) and ‘Moana’ (79 to 76).
* After two peaks at No.18 this week there’s a new chart height of No.14 for the Billie Eilish set “Don’t Smile at Me”, up four places from last week.
* Eminem has two albums within the Top 20 this week in “Kamikaze” on hold at No.11 and his older collection for “Curtain Call: The Hits” up two spots to No.18, with other rising collections being by Guns N’ Roses (66 to 19), Cat Stevens (76 to 28), Neil Diamond (‘All Time Greatest Hits’ returns at a new peak of No.33 {former peak was No.38 in Sept of 2015}), Pink (38 to 35), Bee Gees (Timeless re-enters at No.54), Maroon 5 (67 to 63), The Beatles (#1 is up 80 to 74), Green Day (82 to 75), The Wiggles (96 to 77), The Killers (87 to 85) and Elvis Presley (‘The King’ 98 to 93).
* Travis Scott climbs back up again this week with “Astroworld”, up three spots to No.20.
* XXXTentaction sees his older set “?” rise six spots to No.22 and his most recent album “Skins” is up three to No.42.
* Post Malone also climbs this week with his older set “Stoney”, back up eleven places to No.26.
* Rita Ora rises again this week with her set “Phoenix”, up eight spots to No.27.
* Cardi B’s debut album “Invasion of Privacy” jumps back up ten places to land at No.32.
* Ziggy Alberts rebounds a massive thirty-five spots with “Laps Around the Sun”, up to No.34.
* Both Khalid entries are back-to-back this week with “American Teen” up nine to No.40 and his newer EP “Suncity” jumps up ten places to No.41.
* Benny Blanco’s set “Friends Keep Secrets” jumps up nineteen spots to land at a new peak of No.55 (it made it to No.61 last year).
* Another “Queen” rising this week is the Nicki Minaj album, up sixteen spots to No.56.
* After returning to the chart last week the David Guetta album “7” rises six places to No.59 this week.
* With a new Hilltop Hoods album due on the 22nd of February (six weeks away) called “The Great Expanse” their most recent album “Drinking…Walking…Restrung” is this week up twenty-one places to No.62.
* After the Neil Diamond and Bee Gees best of returns there are also re-entries by Ocean Alley with “Chiaroscuro” (#68), The 1975 and “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships” (#83), “Rumours” for Fleetwood Mac (#90), “Women, Weed & Wordplay” for local rapper ChillinIt (#95), “Caress Your Soul” by Sticky Fingers (#96), “Purpose” for Justin Bieber (#97), “My Everything” by Ariana Grande (#99) and the most recent album for Van Morrison and “The Prophet Speaks” (#100).
* Gang of Youths rise back up twelve places to No.72 with “Go Farther in Lightness”.
* Jonas Blue and his debut set “Blue” is back up fifteen spots to land at No.73.
* Ariana Grande and her album “Dangerous Woman” rebounds twenty-one places to No.79.
* The second album for Jess Glynne and “Always in Between” is back up twelve spots to No.81.
* The debut set for George Ezra and “Wanted on Voyage” rises eleven places to No.84.

* The only album leaving the Top 10 this week is “Staying at Tamara’s” (HP-7, WI10-2a) by George Ezra which drops down four places to No.13.
* Amy Shark is also down spots to No.17 with her debut and former No.1 album “Love Monster”.
* The self-titled fourth album for Shawn Mendes falls back down nine places to No.24.
* The second week running No.1 U.S. Album for 21 Savage and “I Am > I Was” is here down one spot to No.31.
* The INXS “Very Best of” falls back down this week twelve places to No.36, while also dropping are greatest hits for ABBA (Gold 39 to 47 and Gold & More 53 to 70), Missy Higgins (46 to 57), Bon Jovi (54 to 78) and Phil Collins (81 to 91, touring here in early February).
* Andrea Bocelli and his “Si” album falls twenty-two places to No.38.
* After leaving the Top 10 last week the Michael Buble album “Love” is down this week twenty-one spots to No.43.
* Vance Joy drops down thirteen places to No.44 with his second set “Nation of Two”.
* Falling soundtracks include ‘Guardians Vol.1’ (40 to 48), ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ (25 to 51), ‘Molly’ (71 to 87) and ‘Guardians Vol.2′ (91 to 94).
* Mumford & Sons dive down sixteen places to No.49 with their fourth album “Delta”.
* The AC/DC “Live” set falls down nine places to No.50, while the biggest dropout from last week is the Bruce Springsteen set “Springsteen on Broadway”, which leaves the Top 100 from No.29, while also leaving quickly is the Coldplay “Live in Buenos Aires” from No.94 after four weeks of charting.
* Morgan Evans’ “Things That We Drink to” falls back down twelve places to No.64.
* The Triple J compilation “Like a Version Vol.14” tumbles twenty-five spots to land at No.80.
* The twenty one pilots most recent album “Trench” dives thirty chart-rungs this week to sit at No.86.
* Pink and her “Beautiful Trauma” set falls down fourteen places to No.89.
* The repackaged Guns N’ Roses album “Appetite for Destruction” slides down fourteen places to No.92.
* Troye Sivan and his second album “Bloom” tumbles twenty-one spots to No.98.
* The other album leaving the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 is the Paul Kelly set “Nature”, departing from No.50, while he also drops out with his collection “Songs from the South Vol.1 & 2” (#59).

* #53 (LP#2) – Hoodie SZN by A Boogie wit Da Hoodie is the second studio album and now first chart entry for the U.S. rapper born Julius Dubose, his first album being “The Bigger Artist” made it to No.4 in the US Album Charts in early October of 2017, this new set hit No.2 there late in December of 2018.

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