Adele’s third album is eight-times platinum certified with eight non-successive weeks atop the ARIA Albums Chart. The British pop star’s 25 and her sophomore album 21 have now amassed an impressive combined 40 weeks at No. 1.
25 dropped to No. 2 last week when Bowie’s final studio album Blackstar debuted in the top spot. The late legend’s gold-certified Blackstar slips to No. 2 on the latest list, though it’s the best-selling physical album of the chart week, according to ARIA (25 sold more digital copies). Blackstar holds off Panic! At The Disco’s Death Of A Bachelor, which opens at No. 3; Bieber’s Purpose, which is unchanged at No. 4 and the Nothing Has Changed best-of (Parlophone/Warner Music), which is down 3-5 and is one of three Bowie albums in the top 10 (his 1990 Best Of release rises 9-6, a new peak).
Panic! At The Disco’s Billboard 200-chart topping fifth studio album is the alternative rock group’s third to crack the top ten Down Under. The band had an Australian No. 1 back in April 2008 with Pretty. Odd.
Glenn Frey’s Jan. 18 death has ignited sales surges for The Eagles‘ The Complete Greatest Hits, which reenters the chart at No. 14, and the compilation Selected Works: 1972-1999, which returns to the chart at No. 35.
On the singles survey, Bieber’s hot streak with “Love Yourself” is the longest by any artist since Justice Crew’s “Que Sera” spent nine consecutive weeks at the top a year-and-a-half ago (“Que Sera” was a record-setter for a homegrown song). The double-platinum “Love Yourself” is also the top track on ARIA’s Streaming Tracks chart.
The top five on the ARIA Singles Chart is rounded out by Jonas Blue feat. Dakota’s “Fast Car” (Virgin/EMI), unchanged at No. 2; Snakehips feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper’s “All My Friends” (Sony), which is again at No. 3; Zara Larsson’s “Lush Life” (Epic/Sony), which improves 8-4 and Elle King’s’ “Ex’s and Oh’s” (Epic/Sony), up 7-5.
Sydney-raised electronic music produce Flume has the top debut this week with “Never Be Like You’”(featuring Kai), which starts at No .10. The track will appear on the ARIA Award-winning producer’s forthcoming second album Skin.