ARIA Charts: Anthony Callea #1 album

ARIA Charts: Anthony Callea back with a #1 album, The Chainsmokers 7 weeks #1 single

•  Singles: Still The Chainsmokers with #1 single, Calvin Harris highest new entry
•  Albums: Anthony Callea new album debuts #1, Usher lands at #5 in first week

Singles

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers

It’s now seven weeks at #1 for The Chainsmokers which equals Drake’s record for “One Dance” earlier this year. It’s not a 2016 record yet though. If The Chainsmokers can hang on for one more week they will equal the record of Lukas Graham with “7 Years”, who were on top for eight weeks earlier this year.

There were no new arrivals into the top 10 with Hailee Steinfeld the biggest mover with “Starving” up from #10 to #5 after nine weeks on the chart.

The highest new entry in the top 50 was “My Way” from Calvin Harris at #13.

Two other artists saw their tunes debut in the top 50:
#25 James Arthur with “Say You Won’t Let Go” from the former winner of The X Factor in the UK
#43 Artists of Then, Now & Forever with “Forever Country”, which celebrates 50 years of the Country Music Association Awards with 30 major country music artists

Albums

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Another week with five new albums shaking up the top 10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds saw their new release “Skeleton Tree” drop from #1 to #3, making way for another new Australian #1 (the 16th this year!) – Anthony Callea with “Backbone”. This chart success comes 11 years after the release of Callea’s self-titled debut album. “Backbone” is Callea’s sixth album and the first in the top 10 since his second – “A New Chapter” in 2006.

Usher had to settle with a #5 debut for his new album “Hard II Love”, which is his first since “Looking 4 Myself” in 2012 peaked at #3.

Two rappers and a soundtrack are the other top 10 arrivals:
#7 Bridget Jones’s Baby soundtrack joins the other Bridget Jones soundtrack albums in making the top 10
#9 South African rappers Die Antwoord release their fourth album “Mount Ninja and Da Nice Time Kid” which is their third to chart after their 2014 album “Donker Mag” peaked at #11
#10 Melbourne rapper Remi sees his second album debut in the top 10. He has had plenty of success in recent years including winning Triple J’s Unearthed Artist of the Year in 2013 and winning the Australian Music Prize in 2014

Two more artists were new this week outside the top 10 – American rapper Mac Miller with “The Divine Feminine” at #13, and Harts (aka Darren Hart), the Melbourne singer-songwriter, with his second album “Smoke Fire Hope Desire” at #21.

Just missing a top 50 debut was the poorly received new meatloaf album “Braver Than We Are” at #52

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