ARIA Chart: How Sydney artists joins Adele in the top 5 of albums chart

Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” retained the #1 position on the ARIA singles chart. Meanwhile, Australian artists dominate the top 5 in albums.

• Singles: Major Lazer #1 again, The Chainsmokers close but no cigar
•  Albums: Human Nature stand strong #1 despite 4 new top 10 arrivals

Singles

Major Lazer's Cold Water

After debuting on top last week, Major Lazer‘s “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and remains at #1. The chart champ held off a strong debut from The Chainsmokers with their “Closer” featuring Halsey landing at #2 on debut.
The only new player in the top 10 is Usher and he only just made it with “Crash” up from #17 to #10 in its eighth week.
Just missing the top 10 is Jonas Blue with “Perfect Strangers” leaping from #42 to #11.
The only other new single to debut in the top 50 is Kenny Chesney‘s “Setting the World on Fire” featuring P!nk which is new at #26.
Into the top 50 this week at #40 from #53 is “Brad Pitt’s Cousin” from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in its third week on the chart.

Albums

Adele

Human Nature are enjoying a second week at #1 with “Gimme Some Lovin’: Jukebox Volume II”.
The Aussie man band held on despite the arrival of four new albums in the top 10 and a total of nine new artists cracking the top 50 on debut.
Just missing a #1 on debut is a new six-track EP from Sydney band Gang of Youths, “Let Me Be Clear”, which lands at #2.
Other Sydney artists sit at #4 and #5 this week, making it four artists from the NSW capital cramming into the ARIA top five. Adele is the odd one out as her album “25” still holds a top five spot at #3 after 37 weeks on the chart.
Hellions are the #4 artist with their third hardcore album “Opera Oblivia”. This is the band’s highest position on the ARIA chart and their first time in the top 10.
Also new to the top 5 is Sydney’s winner of The Voice, Alfie Arcuri, with his debut album “Zenith” which is charting a lot stronger than his recent single did.
The other top 10 debut comes from DJ Khaled with his ninth album “Major Key”.
The other albums new in the top 50 this week:
#19 Descendents with “Hypercaffium Spazzinate”
#26 Billy Talent with “Afraid of Heights”
#35 Zhu with “GenerationWhy”
#38 Absolutely Fabulous soundtrack
#40 Jarryd James with “High”

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