Selena Gomez Lands First No. 1 In Australia With 'Rare'

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Ruven Afanador
Selena Gomez photographed on Oct. 30, 2017 at The Paramour Estate in Los Angeles. Styling by Kate Young. 

Selena Gomez achieves a rare feat on the Australian albums chart this week: she’s just logged her first No. 1.

The U.S. pop singer’s third solo set Rare opens at No. 1 on the new ARIA Albums Chart, eclipsing the No. 3 best for her Revival set from 2015.   

Rare holds off a pair of former chart-leaders in Harry Styles Fine Line and Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

As the Rocketman tours the country on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road trek, Elton John’s retrospective compilation Diamonds rises 8-4 in its 61st week on the chart. Diamonds is just one spot below its previous peak. The Frozen 2 soundtrack completes the top 5. 

Melbourne psychedelic rock outfit King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have a reputation for spectacular productivity. Last week, the seven-piece lived up to their reputation with the release of three live albums, with proceeds going towards bushfire relief charities. 

Each of those sets impact the ARIA Albums Chart, including two in the top 10: Live In Adelaide ’19 (at No. 6), Live In Paris ’19 (No. 9) and Live In Brussels ’19 (No. 34). Their tally of top 10 albums now balloons to nine, according to ARIA.

Another act seeing chart gains while they’re on the road is legendary rock band Cold Chisel, whose Blood Moon rises 17-10. The ARIA Hall of Famers’ latest album also tops the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week.

As Lizzo wraps her debut tour of Australia, the U.S. breakout star’s 2019 LP Cuz I Love You spikes 30-19, a new peak.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, Tones And I’s “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch/Sony) extends its record-busting streak to a 24th week. Now certified eight-times platinum, “Dance Monkey” gets a boost after the folkie German outfit Milky Chance covered the song for "Triple J’s Like A Version" segment.

Elsewhere, The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” is up 3-2 (via Republic/Universal), Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” (Warner UK) dips 2-3, and Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” (Def Jam/Universal) rises 8-4 in its second week, for the Canadian singer’s tenth top five single in Australia as a lead artist. Post Malone’s “Circles” (Republic/Universal) closes out the top five.

The highest new entry this week belongs to Future and Drake, whose latest collaboration "Life Is Good" (Universal/Sony) starts at No. 15.


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