A Star Is Born (Interscope/Universal) goes supernova on Australia’s charts this week as Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s soundtrack climbs 3-1 for the first time and “Shallow” leaps 17-1 on the national singles survey.
With A Star Is Born rising to the top in its third week, Lady Gaga bags her third No. 1 album Down Under after The Fame Monster (April 2010) and Born This Way (May 2011). It’s the first chart leader for Bradley Cooper, who also directs the film and stars in it alongside Gaga.
With Gaga and Cooper winning the race to the summit, Rüfüs Du Sol’s third and latest set Solace (Rose Avenue/Sony) starts at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The Sydney dance act just misses out on a chart three-peat, after their first two studio albums, Atlas (August 2013) and Bloom (February 2016), both hit the top.