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Lukas Graham, Hilltop Hoods Rule Australia’s Charts

Lukas Graham's "7 Years" has extended its stay at the top of Australia's singles chart for a second week.

Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” has extended its stay at the top of Australia’s singles chart for a second week, while homegrown hip-hoppers Hilltop Hoods has landed its fifth No. 1 album, with Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung

Danish soul-pop outfit Lukas Graham’s international hit holds off Flume feat. Kai’s “Never Be Like You” for No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. “7 Years” also locks down the top spot on ARIA’s Streaming Tracks chart and it’s the best-selling single in the U.K. this week.

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Meanwhile, Zayn Malik’s former No. 1 “Pillowtalk” holds at No. 3 Down Under, Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” is unchanged at No. 4 and The Chainsmokers featuring Rozes “Roses” rises 13-5. 

Rihanna featuring Drake’s “Work” returns to its debut and peak position after the artists performed the track at the Feb. 24 Brit Awards. It rises 15-10 in its third week. 

Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” climbs 19–12 in its seventh week in the top 50. The Aussie singer and songwriter’s previous single “Alive” also re-enters the chart this week at No. 43.

With the chart-topping debut of Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung, Hilltop Hoods join some elite company of domestic acts to have five or more No. 1 ARIA albums. It’s a club that includes AC/DC, Powderfinger, Silverchair, Crowded House, Jimmy Barnes, and John Farnham.

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The new set features re-recorded, remixed, and restructured tracks from the group’s two previous albums and was recorded with the 32-piece Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the 20-piece Adelaide Chamber Singers Choir. 

The top five is rounded out by the Molly TV series soundtrack, which falls 1-2, Adele’s 25 slips 2-3; Sia’s This Is Acting improves 8-4; and Nothing Has Changed (The Best Of David Bowie) drops 3-5.

The week’s other big debuts on the ARIA Albums Chart includes Jack Garratt’s Phase at No. 9, Simple Plan Taking One For The Team at No. 12, Wolfmother’s Victorious at No. 17 and The CorrsWhite Light at No. 18.