Meanwhile, Michael Buble’s Christmas (Reprise/Warner) holds at No. 2 on the new ARIA Albums Chart, ahead of The Rolling Stones’ Blue & Lonesome (Polydor/Universal), down 1-3; Keith Urban’s Ripcord (Capitol/EMI), up 4-7; and Adele’s 25, which stays at No. 5 (XL/Inertia).
J. Cole has the week’s best debut with his fourth album, 4 Your Eyez Only (Interscope/Universal), which starts at No. 6. It’s the rapper’s first stint in the top 10 (his previous best was No. 14 for his July 2013 set Born Sinner).
A pair of Coldplay albums climb the top 50 in the week the band completed its national stadium tour. The British group’s most recent album, A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone), is up 14-8 and their four CD catalog set soars 50-27, a new peak.
The ARIA Singles Chart is led for a third week by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie’s “Rockabye” (EastWest/Warner). The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk’s “Starboy” (Republic/Universal) is unmoved at No. 2 (it stays at No. 1 on the Streaming Singles chart); while Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (Republic/Universal) debuts at No. 3 on the national singles chart. Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” (Atlantic/Warner) improves 6-4, a new high; and James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” (Columbia/Sony) dips 4-5.
EDM star Steve Aoki and One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson's collab “Just Hold On” (Liberation/Universal) opens at No. 25. It’s Tomlinson’s first appearance on the chart as a solo artist and Aoki's first stint inside the top 40 since his collab with Laidback Luke, “Turbulence,” reached No. 37 in May 2011.