• Singles: “Hello” says Adele, “Sorry” says Bieber after they storm the chart
• Albums: Six new albums smash into the top 10 with 5SOS the new leader
Adele has soared straight to the top with “Hello”, her first single in three years since she performed the Bond theme “Skyfall”. “Hello” is from Adele’s forthcoming third album “25” and is her first #1 since “Someone Like You” in June 2011. Adele is conquering the planet again too with the single #1 in the UK where it has been the biggest-selling single in three years.
Just missing #1 was Justin Bieber with “Sorry” straight in at #2, giving him two tunes in the top 10 this week with “What Do You Mean?” still at #6 after nine weeks. Again the ARIA chart is copying the UK singles chart where “Sorry” is also #2.
“Downtown” from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has dropped from #1 to #5, while Drake “Hotline Bling” is down just one sport from #2 to #3.
The third newcomer in the top 10 is Zara Larrson and MNEK with “Never Forget You” which jumps from #31 to #9.
Just two other new arrivals this week in the 50 are “Renegades” from X Ambassadors new at #43, then One Direction with “Home” in at #48.
A few notable chart jumps this week included:
#29 to #17 “Who You Lovin” from Conrad Sewell
#48 to #24 “Stitches” from Shawn Mendes
#50 to #34 “Be Right There” from Diplo
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Carnage on the album chart this week particularly in the top 10 where six of last week’s top 10 couldn’t hold on again this week. No surprise who did survive though – both Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran managed to prolong their chart runs in the top 10.
Leading the newbie pack was 5SOS who see their second album “Sounds Good Feels Good” go straight in at #1 something they also managed to achieve in the UK this week. It was their second #1 album here and their first in the UK.
Chris Isaak sees his new “First Comes The Night” debut at #2. The X Factor judge has released 13 studio albums with six of them landing in the ARIA top 10.
Carrie Underwood was new at #4 with her fifth album “Storyteller”.
Finishing sixth on The X Factor Australia doesn’t guarantee you a musical career, but Nathaniel has done well so far after competing in the Seven series in 2012. After a number of singles over the past couple of years, his debut album “Yours” has landed on the chart at #5.
Also cracking the top 10 this week on debut are albums from two music veterans – “Cinema” from Andrea Bocelli at #9 and “Another Country” from Rod Stewart at #9.
Three more artists had albums new in the top 50 this week:
#12 “Bays” from Fat Freddy’s Drop
#21 “Red Dirt Red Heart” from Russell Morris
#39 “Sun Leads Me On” from Half Moon Run
A number of classic albums have found there way back into the chart this week, among them:
#17 Adele’s “21” with a total of 207 weeks on the chart.
#27 Fleetwood Mac’s “The Very Best Of” with a total of 378 (!) week on the chart.