Jessica Mauboy and James Arthur continue to rule Australia’s charts as new releases by Avenged Sevenfold, Empire of the Sun, Kenny Chesney and others make strong first impressions.
Mauboy’s The Secret Daughter (Songs From The Original TV Series) (Sony Music) locks up top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for the third successive week, the longest run at No. 1 on the survey this year. Mauboy became the first indigenous Australian artist to bow at No. 1 on the national albums chart when The Secret Daughter opened at the top following its release last month.
Meanwhile, Michael Buble’s Nobody But Me (Reprise/Warner Music) improves 3-2, and Elvis Presley’s The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA/Sony), rises 4-3, while Avenged Sevenfold has the week’s top debut with The Stage (Capitol/EMI) at No. 4. The top five is completed by broadcaster Triple J’s Like A Version 12 (ABC/Universal) compilation, up 7-5.
Empire of the Sun’s Two Vines (EMI) gives the homegrown psychedelic-electronic act its third top 10. The album opens at No. 7 and follows their sophomore set Ice On The Dune (No. 3 peak in June 2013) and debut Walking On A Dream (No. 6 peak in Feb. 2009). James Arthur collects his first top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart with his second album Back From The Edge (Columbia/Sony), which starts at No .8, while new releases from Roy Orbison (The Ultimate Collection at No. 12 via Legacy/Sony), Kenny Chesney (Cosmic Hallelujah at No. 19 via Columbia/Sony) and Tkay Maidza’s Tkay (No. 20 via Dew Process/Universal) make strong debuts.
The ARIA Singles Chart is once again led by James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go,” which enters its fourth week as the market’s No. 1 single.
The rest of the top five are unchanged, with The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk’s “Starboy” (Republic/Universal) coming in at No.2, The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey’s “Closer” (Columbia/Sony) at No. 3, Little Mix’s “Shout Out To My Ex” (Syco/Sony) at No. 4 and Calum Scott’s “Dancing on My Own” (Capitol/EMI) at No. 5.
Maroon 5 earns its ninth top 10 single on the national sales chart with “Don’t Wanna Know” (Interscope/Universal) featuring Kendrick Lamar, up 11-9.