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Adele Scores Another Chart Double in Australia

"25" is on top Down Under for a second week, while "Hello" has notched a sixth week atop the national singles chart.

The Adele juggernaut rolls on Down Under, where the British singer locks-up a chart double for a second week.

The British singer’s hit album 25 (XL/Inertia) has entered its second week at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, while its lead single “Hello” clocks-up a sixth week atop the ARIA Singles Chart. As with last week, Adele’s two previous albums feature in the top 20. Her sophomore set 21 drops 7-11 and 19 is down 13-20.

25 has now moved to four-times platinum certified (for shipments upwards of 280,000 units) while “Hello” is double-platinum certified (140,000 units), according to ARIA. 

Adele’s ’25’ Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart


Adele’s presence at the top of both charts means Justin Bieber is again relegated to second-best. On the singles survey, Bieber holds at No. 2 and No. 3 with “Love Yourself” and “Sorry,” respectively (both on Def Jam/Universal), while Shawn Mendes “Stitches” (Def Jam/Universal) is up 6-4 and Duke Dumont’s “Ocean Drive” (Virgin/EMI) improves 8-5. 

On the albums chart, Bieber’s Purpose holds at No. 2, Michael Buble’s Christmas (Reprise/Warner) improves 4-3, The 12th Man’s comedy album The Very Best Of Richie (LD/Universal) opens at No. 4 and Taylor Swift, whose Australian stadium tour is making its way around the country, sees her album 1989 (Big Machine/Universal) rebound 9-5 in its 58th week.

There’s a surge up the charts for a handful of artists who performed or won trophies at the Nov. 26 ARIA Awards. 

Vance Joy, who won best male artist and performed on the night, sees his chart-topping debut Dream Your Life Away (Liberation/Universal) rise 24-12. The Australian singer songwriter is currently supporting Swift on her national trek.

Also, Tame Impala’s best album ARIA-winning set Currents (Modular/Universal) is up 33-17 on the latest tally.

ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Tina Arena’s “Chains” (EMI) collab with Jessica Mauboy and The Veronicas – one of the highlights at this year’s ceremony — is the highest new entry on the singles chart at No. 14. 

Adele’s ’25’ Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Conrad Sewell’s ARIA song of the year winner and former No. 1 “Start Again” (300/Warner) re-enters the chart at No. 28 and “Who You Lovin’” rises 32-24. 

Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph” (Atlantic/Warner) returns to the top 50 following his performance of the track at the ARIAs. Sheeran wraps his Australian tour with a date Wednesday (Dec. 9) at Allianz Stadium, Sydney, before completing his commitments in this part of the world with a show Saturday at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.