ARIA Charts: P!nk and Beyoncé at #1

ARIA Charts: P!nk & Beyoncé #1, but Prince makes all the noise with 17 albums + singles

•  Singles: P!nk strikes again – “Just Like Fire” becomes her eighth #1
•  Albums: Seven newcomers flood top 10 including 4 Prince albums, Beyoncé #1
•  Prince: Fans mark passing of a legend – 8 singles, 9 albums in top 50

Singles

In just her second week in the chart with “Just Like Fire”, P!nk has edged into the top spot after debuting at #2 last week. It is the latest chart-topper from P!nk who has landed seven previous #1 singles.

P!nk swapped chart spots with last week’s chart champ, Gnash, as his “I Hate U, I Love U” drops a place to #2 in its fifth week.

Prince fans managed to push “Purple Rain” back into the chart as it reaches its highest place ever at #3. Other Prince singles charting again were “When Doves Cry” at #11 (a former #1), “Little Red Corvette” at #22 (former chart peak #8), plus “Kiss” at #27 and “1999” at #28 which were both former #2 singles. His singles “Cream” and “Raspberry Beret” also both found a home in the chart this week too.

The biggest mover in the top 10 was Drake with “One Dance” which climbed from #10 to #5 in its fourth week.

The highest new entry on the chart was at #7 with Flume’s “Say It” featuring Tove Lo.

Two other singles made the top 50 on debut:
#24 “Formation” from Beyoncé
#49 “Home” from Topic featuring Nico Santos

Albums

Prince's The Hits_The B-Sides

Prince’s “The Hits/The B-Sides”

The make-up of the top 10 is often a list that fascinates with the amount of movement on many weeks of the year. This week, thanks partly to the passing of Prince, the top six positions are all held by albums new to the top 10, while there is also a new entry at #9.

Surprisingly, new #1 “Lemonade” is just Beyoncé‘s second #1 album after six albums.

Let’s chart the top 10 changes:
#1 Beyoncé with “Lemonade”
#2 Prince with “The Very Best Of”
#3 Dami Im with “Classic Carpenters”
#4 Prince with “The Hits/The B-Sides”
#5 Prince & The Revolution with “Purple Rain”
#6 Prince with “Ultimate”
The other newcomer at #9 is Paul Kelly with “Seven Sonnets and a Song”.

Other Prince albums to appear back inside the top 50 are:
#20 “Sign O The Times”
#22 “Diamonds and Pearls”
#25 “HitNRun Phase One”
#40 “The Hits 1”
#46 “1999”

Other new releases inside the 50 are:
#16 A$AP Ferg with “Always Strive and Prosper”
#32 John Williamson with “Looking for a Story”
#36 Camp Cope with “Camp Cope”
#38 Melbourne Ska Orchestra with “Sierra Kilo Alpha”

Amid all the chart activity, including seven artists being booted out of the top 10, Ed Sheeran still manages to keep “X” in the top 10 after 97 weeks.

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