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Justin Bieber and Adele Continue to Dominate Australia’s Sales Charts

Bieber holds at No. 1 on the national singles chart and he completes a clean-sweep of the top three spots on ARIA's streaming tracks chart.

Justin Bieber and Adele are still in charge of the sales charts Down Under. 

Bieber’s “Love Yourself” (Def Jam/Universal) has staved off the challenge of Adele’s four-times platinum “Hello” (XL/Remote Control) to begin a second week at the summit of the ARIA Singles Chart. The Canadian pop singer also claims the No. 3 spot with “Sorry” and he completes a clean-sweep of the top three on ARIA’s Streaming Tracks chart (“Love Yourself”-“Sorry”-“What Do You Mean?”).

The top five on the national singles chart is completed by Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” (Def Jam), which holds at No. 4; and DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine’s “Middle” (Interscope/Universal), which rises 7-5.

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The Weeknd makes a notable improvement on this week’s chart with “In The Night” (Universal), which rises 41-13. The Canadian artist has two other tracks making an impression on the Top 30: “The Hills” is at No. 17 and “Can’t Feel My Face” is at No. 24.

Adele’s 25 continues to outmuscle all other album releases in the market, where it beings its fourth week at No. 1 and is now certified seven-times platinum. The British singer-songwriter’s previous album 21 is at No. 16 and her debut 19 is at No. 30.

Michael Buble’s seasonal heavyweight Christmas (*Reprise/Warner) has just missed out on an unusual chart feat of reaching No. 1 for five successive years. The Canadian crooner’s Christmas hit No. 1 in 2011 for five weeks, reached the top spot in 2012 for four weeks, sat at the peak for three weeks in 2013 and again reached the top spot last year for a single week. After two weeks at No. 3, Buble’s Christmas this week rises 3-2.

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The top five is rounded out by Bieber’s Purpose, up 4-3; Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Big Machine/Universal), up 5-4; and The 12th Man’s comedy compilation The Very Best Of Richie (LD/Universal), up 7-5.

X Factor Australia winner Cyrus Villanueva’s self-titled first album for Sony Music opens at No. 9 for the week’s top debut.

Justin Bieber Lands Second No. 1 Down Under, Adele’s ’25’ Continues Hot Streak

Adele's "25" is now six-time platinum in Australia.

Justin Bieber has scored his second chart-topper Down Under while Adele’s 25 (XL/Remote Control) secures a third week atop Australia’s albums chart. 

Bieber’s “Love Yourself” (Def Jam/Universal) climbs 2-1 in its fourth week on the ARIA Singles Chart and earns platinum certification (70,000 units) in the process. The Canadian pop star landed his first No. 1 in September when “What Do You Mean” started a four-week stint at the summit. He’s the first artist to land two chart-topping singles in Australia this year.

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Bieber’s “Love Yourself” nudges out Adele’s triple platinum “Hello,” which held the top spot for six weeks (one short of equaling her all-time best). Rounding out the top five is Bieber’s “Sorry,” which stays put at No. 3; Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” (Def Jam), which holds at No. 4 and Duke Dumont’s Ocean Drive” (Virgin/EMI), which is unchanged at No. 5. Among the biggest gainers this week is Coldplay’s “Adventure Of A Lifetime” (Parlophone/Warner) which rises 36-20 to give the British group its 11th top 20 single in Australia.

Bieber also manages a rare trifecta on ARIA’s Streaming Tracks Chart with “Love Yourself” (No. 1), “Sorry”
(No. 2) and “What Do You Mean” (No. 3).

On the ARIA Albums Chart, meanwhile, Adele’s 25 holds off Coldplay’s new album A Head Full Of Dreams, which bows at No. 2. Adele’s third album is now six-times platinum certified (420,000 units plus) and her previous albums continue to make an impression on the chart: 21 and 19 are at No. 15 and No. 26, respectively.

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The top 5 is filled by Michael Buble’s Christmas (Reprise/Warner), which stays at No. 3; Bieber’s Purpose, which drops 2-4 and Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Big Machine/Universal), which remains at No. 5.  

Just outside the top five is Troye Sivan’s debut album Blue Neighbourhood (EMI), which starts at No. 6. The homegrown singer and producer led the national albums survey in September with the EP Wild, which features the song of the same name (it’s also the lead track on Blue Neighbourhood).