Women in Music 2016

Adele, Elvis Presley Rule Australia's Charts

Lauren Dukoff
Adele

Adele’s "Hello" (Remote Control/Inertia) has locked-up a second week at the summit of Australia’s singles chart. 

The British singer’s comeback single again outmuscles Justin Bieber’s "Sorry" (Def Jam/Universal), which spends a second week in the runner-up position on the ARIA Singles Chart. 

"Hello," which is now platinum certified (70,000 units) Down Under and will appear on Adele's hotly anticipated album 25, is her second song to reach No. 1 in Australia. Though it’ll need to produce something special if it’s to eclipse the chart performance of “Someone Like You,” which spent seven successive weeks at the top spot in mid-2011.

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The top 5 is rounded out by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' “Downtown” (ADA/Warner), which rises 5-3; The Weeknd's “The Hills” (Republic/Universal), unchanged at No. 4; and Zara Larsson & MNEK's “Never Forget You” (Sony), which improves 9-5.

Ariana Grande lands this week’s biggest debut with "Focus" (Universal), the first track lifted from her forthcoming third album release, Moonlight. Focus is her third top ten on the ARIA Singles Chart. 

On Australia's albums chart, meanwhile, the King is back on the throne. Elvis Presley's If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA/Sony) opens at the top spot, giving the late rock ‘n’ roll legend his second No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart following 2002’s 30 #1 Hits compilation. 

Tina Arena debuts in the second spot with her eleventh studio album Eleven (EMI).  It’s shaping to be a memorable month for Arena. The veteran singer will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on Nov. 26

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The top 5 is completed by Triple J Like A Version Vol. 11 (ABC/Universal), unchanged at No. 3; Def Leppard's self-titled new Sony set; and Taylor Swift's multiplatinum 1989, which gains one position to No. 5 

There’s a notable return for Alanis Morissette, whose breakthrough album Jagged Little Pill (Rhino/Warner) re-enters the top 20 on the back of its 20th anniversary reissue. The album is at No. 19 on the newly published chart.