Adele’s comeback single “Hello” (Remote Control/Inertia) has consigned Justin Bieber’s latest track “Sorry” (Def Jam/Universal Music Australia) to the runners-up slot on the latest Australian singles chart.
“Hello” is Adele’s second career No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, following “Someone Like You,” which reached the summit in June 2011 and stayed there for seven weeks.
It’s the lead single lifted from Adele’s forthcoming third album release 25, due Nov. 20, and its earned gold certification (35,000-plus units) in its first week. It seems Aussie audiences are finding it a tough long wait for 25. Adele’s return to the airwaves has pushed her sophomore album 21 back 28-1 on the ARIA Catalogue Albums Chart, while her debut 19 reenters at No. 13.
Bieber, meanwhile, couldn’t quite equal the chart-topping feat of his earlier song, “What Do You Mean,” which recently became his first No. 1 in Australia. The Canadian pop star visited Australia for a brief promo trip last month ahead of his fourth album release, Purpose, due Nov. 13. “Sorry” is Bieber’s sixth top ten hit on the ARIA Singles Chart.
On the album’s chart, homegrown pop-punk outfit 5 Seconds of Summer opened at No. 1 with their sophomore set, Sounds Good Feels Good (Capitol/EMI). The Sydney quartet also enjoyed life in the penthouse when their debut, self-titled album topped the chart in July 2014, while a live set from December 2014, LiveSOS, debuted and peaked at No.7.
5SOS outpaced Chris Isaak’s First Comes The Night (Universal), which opened at No. 2 and becomes the American singer-songwriter’s sixth top 10 album in Australia. Isaak is back in the spotlight Down Under as a judge on the domestic version of The X Factor.
Rounding out the top five on the ARIA Albums Chart is Triple J’s Like A Version Vol. 11 (ABC/Universal), and new releases from Carrie Underwood (Storyteller via Arista/Sony) and Nathaniel (Yours via Sony).