Eminem's 'Kamikaze' Continues Streak Atop Australia's Albums Chart
Eminem bags a fourth week atop Australia’s albums chart with Kamikaze (Interscope/Universal) while George Ezra's "Shotgun" (Columbia/Sony) enters a second week at the summit of the national singles survey.
Kamikaze is Em’s ninth No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, and it does enough to beat Drake’s Scorpion (Republic/Universal) and Ed Sheeran’s Divide (Warner) on the current frame. Guns N' Roses’ guitar hero Slash has the week’s highest debut with Living The Dream (Sony) at No. 4. It’s the third LP from Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, all three of which cracked the top 10 Down Under; Slash’s Apocalyptic Love (from 2012) and World On Fire (2014) both peaked at No. 2.
Hot hip-hop outfit Brockhampton wrapped their tour of Australia on Sunday night in Brisbane, just hours after ARIA published its weekly charts. The U.S. collective open at No. 6 on the albums tally with Iridescence (RCA/Sony), making their first appearance in the top 50 in four tries.
Also this week, a pair of homegrown albums bow in the top 10. Blue Mountains hip-hop trio Thundamentals land a third top ten with their fifth set I Love Songs (Island/Universal), new at No. 9, while alternative rock outfit Dead Letter Circus enjoy a sixth top 50 entry with their self-titled set (via BMG/Warner), new at No. 10.
As George Ezra claims another ARIA Singles Chart crown, rappers Lil Peep & XXXTentacion make a posthumous appearance in the top 10 with "Falling Down" (Columbia/Sony), which starts at No. 7. Finally, Eminem just misses another top 10 with "Killshot," his Machine Gun Kelly diss track. It’s new at No. 11 and marks the Detroit rapper’s 12th top 50 entry this year; the others all appear on Kamikaze.