Mediaweek editor James Manning takes a look at the ARIA Charts for the week starting February 12.
As we enter the second half of February 2018, Drake remains only the second person, after Ed Sheeran, to top the singles chart this year with “God’s Plan” on top for a third week.
Two changes in the top 10 with arrivals from lower down the chart:
#19 to #5: Kendrick Lamar & SZA with “All The Stars” from Black Panther soundtrack, which debuted top 10.
#11 to #9: Dua Lipa with “IDGAF”
Just two chart debuts made it inside the top 50:
#32: Marshmello & Anne Marie with “Friends”
#40: Migos with “Stir Fry”
The Greatest Showman again leads the pack and is the chart champ for a seventh week.
Four albums debuted inside the top 10, but none of them were unable to make it all the way to the top. There of the top five albums are soundtracks.
The seven new arrivals into the top 50 are:
#2: Black Panther: The Album soundtrack.
#4: Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack: Liam Payne and Rita Ora feature along with Sia, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld and Julia Michaels.
#5: The Wombats with “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life”: British trio’s fourth album and third time in the ARIA top 10.
#6: Hockey Dad with “Blend Inn” – their second album recorded in Seattle.
#16: Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont with “Adam & Brooke” – the first album collaboration from the husband and wife duo.
#28: Franz Ferdinand with “Always Ascending” – the band’s fifth album and the first since 2013.
#31: MGMT with “Little Dark Age” – the US duo’s fourth album, which is also five years since their last.
Top photo: Black Panther