Eminem, The Weeknd Rule Australia's Charts 1

Eminem luggage his tenth No. 1 album in Australia with Music To Be Murdered By (Interscope/Universal), whereas The Weeknd scores his first chief on the singles chart with “Blinding Lights” (Republic/Universal).

Music To Be Murdered By, a shock launch on Jan. 17, ignites an explosion of Marshall Mathers chart exercise as 5 tracks from it affect the ARIA Singles Chart and two units, Curtain Call: The Hits and Kamikaze, return to this week’s ARIA Albums Chart at No. 43 and No 44, respectively. 

Em’s eleventh studio effort holds off Halsey’s Manic (Capitol/EMI), which debuts at No. 2. It’s the American singer and songwriter’s third consecutive No. 2 album on the nationwide survey, after Badlands (September 2015) and Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (June 2017).

Completing an all-new prime three is Mac Miller’s Circles (Warner). The rapper’s posthumous launch turns into his highest charting album Down Under, eclipsing Swimming, which peaked at No. 7 in September 2018.

Harry Styles’ sophomore album Fine Line (Columbia/Sony) dips 2-Four and Billie Eilish, who on the weekend received the annual triple j Hottest 100 countdown with “Bad Guy,” sees her debut LP When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Intescope/Universal) dip 3-5.

Aussie various rock legends Magic Dirt snare an ARIA Albums Chart debut for Life Was Better (RMT/Inertia), an EP launched greater than 1 / 4 century in the past.

First launched by the Adalita-led rockers in November 1994, Life Was Better initially reached No. 77 on the ARIA Singles Chart in 1994. Owing to a change within the chart guidelines since, ARIA explains, the recording now qualifies for the albums record, the place it begins at No. 26. It bows No. 1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, The Weeknd earns his first chief with “Blinding Lights,” which rises 2-1 in its eighth week on the tally. Until now, the Canadian R&B singer’s chart greatest was No. 2, which he hit on two events, with “Can’t Feel My Face” (July 2015) and “Starboy” (November 2016).

The Weeknd additionally takes the dignity of knocking “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch/Sony) from the highest of the chart. Tones And I’s monster hit spent 24 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1, although it did briefly lose its crown at Christmas. “Dance Monkey” slips 1-2 and is eight-times platinum licensed.

Eminem’s bought a monster of his personal in “Godzilla,” that includes the late Juice WRLD. It’s new at No. 3, forward of Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” (down 3-4, by way of Warner UK) and Roddy Ricch’s viral monitor “The Box” (Atlantic/Warner), which rises 7-5 for a brand new peak No. 5.


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