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'A Star Is Born' Soundtrack Completes Chart Double In Australia

A Star Is Born
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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born.

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. 

It’s a solid start for Disturbed’s Evolution (Warner), the U.S. band’s seventh studio effort, which begins at No. 3. Evolution is the followup to Immortalized, which led the chart in August 2015, and is the hard rockers’ fourth top 10.   

Also this week, Eminem’s former chart leader Kamikaze (Def Jam/Interscope) dips 2-4, as Bohemian Rhapsody (Virgin/Universal), the hits-filled soundtrack to the Queen biopic of the same name, debuts at No. 5. Bohemian Rhapsody gets a wide release in Australian theaters on Thursday (Nov. 1).   

Just missing out on a top-5 berth is the Triple J network’s 14th release in the Like A Version series, new at No. 6. The compilation features covers performed by the likes of Gang Of Youths, Ball Park Music, Dean Lewis and Meg Mac and is the ninth to crack the top 10. Its predecessor, Triple J's Like A Version 13, debuted at No. 1 in October 2017

With Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” claiming the ARIA Singles Chart Crown, Gaga has a fourth No. 1 to her name, having previous hit the spot with “Just Dance” (September 2008), “Poker Face” (November 2008) and “Born This Way” (February 2011). Again, it’s Cooper’s first stint in the singles chart penthouse.

The highest new entry on the singles survey this week comes from teenage singing sensation Billie Eilish, whose “When The Party's Over” opens at No. 10. It’s the 16-year-old U.S. singer’s second top ten entry on the ARIA Singles Chart after “Lovely” reached No. 5 in July.