Parkway Drive Dethrones Post Malone Atop Australia's Albums Chart

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Post Malone performs during the 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on Oct. 29, 2017 in New Orleans.

Just a week after smashing records and claiming the Australian chart double, Post Malone loses his crowns to Parkway Drive and Drake

Parkway Drive, the Byron Bay metalcore outfit, scores a second No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Reverence (CVA/Sony), their sixth studio album and the followup to 2015 chart-leader Ire. Reverence is just the fourth homegrown title to lead the national survey this year after LPs by Vance Joy, Kylie Minogue and Gurrumul. 

Post Malone's sophomore album beerbongs & bentleys (Republic/Universal) dips 2-1, while The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) soundtrack, Keith Urban’s Graffiti U (Capitol/EMI) and Ed Sheeran's Divide (Warner) complete the top 5. 

Meanwhile, Leon Bridges grabs a second top 10 album with Good Thing (Columbia/Sony), the U.S. soul artist’s second studio set, which starts at No.8, while Sydney indie-rock outfit Middle Kids crack the top 10 with their debut album, Lost Friends (EMI), which opens at No. 10. 

On the ARIA Singles Chart, Malone is dethroned by Drake, whose “Nice For What” (Republic/Universal) returns to the top, rising 2-1. With his latest title, the Canadian rapper has topped 13 out of 20 ARIA Singles Charts so far in 2018. Malone’s “Better Now” slips 1-2 and is the best-placed of his 11 tracks in the top 50, down from 17 tracks in the previous frame.

With a No. 7 bow, Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” (Liberator) has the highest debut on the singles survey this week. It’s the first top 10 on the national singles chart for the multi-talented artist (real name Donald Glover) and it comes after the release of its dynamite music video, which has clocked up more than 100 million views in less than 10 days.

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