Mediaweek editor James Manning takes a look at the ARIA Charts for the week starting May 28.
• Singles: 5SOS spend second week on top, Selena Gomez top 10
• Albums: Shawn Mendes #1 debut, Xavier Rudd new at #6
A second week on top for 5 Seconds Of Summer. “Youngblood” becomes their biggest hit in Australia as their previous #1 “She Looks So Perfect” spent one week at #1.
New to the top 10 this week is Selena Gomez with “Back To You” jumping three spots to #9 on its third week on the chart.
Sneaking back into the top 10 is Shawn Mendes with “In My Blood” in the week his album debuts #1. “In My Blood” has been charting for 10 weeks and has been as high as #9.
Three new tunes managed to crack the top 50 on debut this week:
#34: A$AP Rocky with “Praise The Lord” featuring Skepta
#37: Juice WRLD with “Lucid Dreams”
#41: Rüfüs Du Sol with “No Place”
After a couple of weeks at #1 over the past month, Post Malone’s “Beerbongs and Bentleys” has slipped to #2 in its fifth week on the chart.
The new chart champ is Shawn Mendes with his third, self-titled album. This is his best performance on the album chart after his second album became his first in the top 10 with a peak of #3 in 2016. Collaborators on his new album include Ed Sheeran, Julia Michaels, John Mayer and Khalid.
Six other albums debuted in the top 50 this week, three of them landing in the top 10.
#5: A$AP Rocky with “Testing”: Third album from US rapper. His previous album “At. Long. Last. A$AP” peaked at #5
#6: Xavier Rudd with “Storm Boy”: Ninth album from the Aussie singer-songwriter
#7: Chvrches with “Love Is Dead”: Third album from the Scottish pop trio
#11: Pusha T with “Daytona”: Third album from the US rapper but the first to go top 50 here
#12: Snow Patrol with “Wildness”: Seventh album for the British rockers – only two made the top 10 and one peaked at #1 (“Eyes Open” in 2006)
#34: Dream On Dreamer with “It Comes And Goes”: Fourth album from the Melbourne hard rockers with all managing to crack the top 40 album chart
Top photo: Shawn Mendes at the 2017 VMAs (credit: Tinseltown : Shutterstock)