Keith Urban, Drake Rule Australia's Charts

Drake at 2015 Squamish Valley Music Festival
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Drake performs onstage during Day 2 of Squamish Valley Music Festival on Aug. 8, 2015 in Squamish, Canada.  

Keith Urban and Drake are the kings of Australia’s charts. Urban, who was raised in the rural Australian town of Caboolture, has notched his third successive No. 1 on the latest ARIA Albums Chart with Ripcord (Capitol/EMI), his ninth studio set. It’s the followup to Fuse, which bowed at the top in September 2013.  

Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool (XL/Inertia) becomes the British alternative rock outfit’s sixth straight studio set to start at No. 2 on the chart. The album, Radiohead’s ninth, was released across multiple digital channels on May 8, but remains absent from the market-leading streaming service Spotify.

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The top five is rounded out by a trio of former chart-toppers: Beyonce’s Lemonade (down 2-3 via Columbia/Sony), Adele’s eight-times platinum 25 (down 3-4 via XL/Inertia), and Drake’s Views (down 1-5 via Republic/Universal).

New albums by Kate Ceberano (Anthology at No. 9 via ABC/Universal), Skepta (Konnichiwa at No .13 via Boy Better Know/Sony), James Blake (The Colour In Everything at No. 16 ) and Travis Collins' Hard Light (at No. 20 via ABC/Universal) make solid starts.

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Drake might have dropped from the perch of the albums chart, but his hit "One Dance" feat. Wizkid & Kyla rides the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week. Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For” (Columbia/Sony) retains the No. 2 slot while a pair of new singles, Delta Goodrem’s “Dear Life” (Sony) and Justin Timberlake’s “Can't Stop The Feeling” (RCA/Sony), enter the chart at No. 3 and 4, respectively. The Chainsmokers Feat. Daya's"Don't Let Me Down" (Columbia/Sony) holds onto No. 5.


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