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Calvin Harris Retains Australia's Singles Chart Crown, Jimmy Barnes Equals Albums Chart Record

Calvin Harris performs at Coachella 2016
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Calvin Harris performs during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 24, 2016 in Indio, Calif.

Legendary Aussie rocker Jimmy Barnes has landed his eleventh No. 1 album with Soul Searchin' Liberation/Universal), an achievement that draws him level with U2 and Madonna for the most No. 1s in the market’s history.

Soul Searchin' is the fourth and final installment in Barnes' soul series. It's the veteran vocalist’s 17th solo studio album, his 15th career No. 1 (including albums recorded with Cold Chisel) and it's the follow-up to 30:30 Hindsight, which debuted at the top in August 2014.

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“I feel blessed to be making music after such a long time in the business and equally I feel privileged that people are still buying our records and coming to the shows – it’s very humbling,” commented Barnes after he learned of his latest stint at the chart summit. “As for another No. 1, it’s an absolute honor to be counted amongst such iconic bands and great artists.”

Barnes, who was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1993 with his band Cold Chisel, has knocked another local talent from the top of the chart, Flume, whose sophomore set Skin (Future Classic/EMI) dropped to No. 2.

The top five on the ARIA Albums Chart is rounded out by Meghan Trainor’s Thank You, (Epic/Sony) up 7-3; Adele’s eight-times platinum 25 (XL/Inertia), which holds at No. 4; and Beyonce’s Lemonade (Columbia/Sony), which slips 3-5.

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This week’s new chart also features top 20 debuts with The Wolfe Brothers' This Crazy Life (at No. 10 via ABC/Universal); Tegan And Sara’s Love You To Death (No. 13 via Sire/Warner), Beartooth’s Aggressive (No. 18 via UNFD/Warner); Ladyhawke’s Wild Things (No .19 via EMI) and Hellyeah’s Unden!able (No. 20 via ES1/Sony).

Meanwhile, Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For” (Columbia/Sony) begins its second week at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The EDM track, which features vocals from Rihanna, is platinum certified from its six weeks on the survey. Drake Feat. Wizkid & Kyla’s "One Dance" (Republic/Universal) holds at No. 2; Justin Timberlake’s “Can't Stop The Feeling!” (RCA/Sony) rises 4-3; Pink's "Just Like Fire" (RCA/Sony) is down 3-4 and Meghan Trainor’s “Me Too” (Epic/Sony) improves 9-5.

The highest new entry this week is The Avalanches’ comeback single “Frankie Sinatra,” (Modular/EMI) which opens at No. 34. It’s the Aussie cut-and-paste masters’ first chart appearance in 16 years and it becomes their highest-charting single, eclipsing the No. 49 peak for “Frontier Psychiatrist” from October 2000.

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