5 Seconds of Summer, Shawn Mendes Top Australia's Charts
Shawn Mendes (Island/Universal) is the Canadian singer and songwriter’s first leader on the ARIA Albums Chart, eclipsing the best achievements of Illuminate (No. 3 in October 2016) and Handwritten (No. 18 in April 2015).
Next up: a trio of former chart-toppers, as Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys (Universal) slips 1-2; The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) holds at No. 3; and Ed Sheeran’s Divide (Warner) improves 5-4; while A$AP Rocky’s new release Testing starts at No. 5, for the U.S. rapper’s equal best chart placing in Australia, drawing level with 2015’s Long. Last. A$AP (RCA/Sony).
Just missing out on the top five is Xavier Rudd’s Storm Boy (SXR/Warner), which blows in at No. 6. It’s the Australian artist’s sixth straight top 10 entry.
Also cracking the top 10 on debut is Chvrches’ third album Love Is Dead (Liberator/Universal), new at No 7, while Pusha T enjoys his first top 50 entry with the Kanye West-produced Daytona (Def Jam/Universal), starting at No. 11
With 5SOS entering a second week at No. 1 with the platinum-certified "Youngblood," Post Malone’s "Better Now" (Republic/Universal) holds at No. 2 and Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s "One Kiss” (Columbia/Sony) gains 4-3. Just three tracks make Top 50 debuts this week: A$AP Rocky’s “Praise The Lord (Da Shine) featuring Skepta at No. 34, rising U.S. rapper Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” (Interscope/Universal) at No. 37, and homegrown electronic act Rüfüs Du Sol’s “No Place” (Sony) at No. 41.