• Singles: Scandinavians hold at top, keep Fifth Harmony from #1
• Albums: Violent Soho outpaces Gwen Stefani and Iggy Pop to top
Lukas Graham makes it six weeks at #1 with “7 Years” as fellow Scandinavian Alan Walker spends a second week at #2.
Those two artists have blocked Fifth Harmony from top spot, although “Work From Home” featuring Ty Dolla $ign did climb from #6 to #3 on its fourth week in the chart.
The only newcomer to the top 10 is actually a top of the chart veteran – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis drive “Dance Off” featuring Idris Elba and Anderson .Paak from #14 to #7 in its fourth week. This is the fifth top 10 single from the duo.
Reaching new highs and just missing top 10 spots were:
#17 to #12 Mike Posner with “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
#20 to #13 Meghan Trainor with “No”
No new single managed to debut inside the top 50, but three landed into the 50 from further down the chart – two of them on their second weeks:
#81 to #37 Tinie Tempah with “Girls Like” featuring Zara Larrson
#52 to #41 Justin Bieber with “Company” (after a surprising eight weeks in the lower half of the top 100)
#77 to #46 Dua Lipa with “Be The One”
No lack of activity from newcomers on the album chart – six new albums crashed into the top 50 with three of them scoring a top 10 debut.
Leading the pack was “Waco” from Violent Soho, which spent its first week in the album chart at #1 giving the Brisbane band their first chart-topper with their fourth album.
Also inside the top 10:
#6 Gwen Stefani with “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” which is her third solo album and the first since 2007’s “The Sweet Escape” which peaked at #2.
#7 Iggy Pop with “Post Pop Depression” which is the first top 50 appearance for the punk icon since 1993.
Just short of a top 10 debut was The Drones with “Feelin Kinda Free” at #12 which is the highest any of the Perth-via-Melbourne band’s seven albums have ever charted.
Two visiting artists did well – Elle King posted a new high with “Love Stuff” up from #20 to #14 after 10 weeks, while Kendrick Lamar saw his former #1 album climb from #28 to #15 on the first anniversary of its appearance on the chart.
The three other new chart arrivals this week inside the top 50:
#25 Koi Child with “Koi Child” – the debut album for Fremantle hip hop/jazz band
#34 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – soundtrack for Easter’s #1 movie
#36 Underworld with “Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future”
Image: Violent Soho