ARIA Chart: Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” debuts at #1 on albums chart

•  Singles: “Closer” spends third week at #1, Lil Wayne and friends top #10 newcomer
•  Albums: Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” debuts on top, Roy & HG debut inside top 10


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The Chainsmokers

Landing a #1 single continues to be a trickier proposition than it is landing a #1 album. While there was yet another new arrival topping the album chart, The Chainsmokers are spending a third week on top with “Closer”.
There was no movement at all in the top five, while the only new arrival inside the top 10 was Lil Wayne and friends with “Sucker For Pain” from the soundtrack to Suicide Squad which hits a chart peak of #8 after six weeks.
There were just two singles that had their chart debut inside the top 50:
#28 Shawn Mendes with “Mercy”
#36 Ellie Goulding with “Still Falling For You” from the movie Bridget Jones’s Baby
Creeping into the top 50 from further down the chart are:
#33 Hailee Steinfeld with “Starving”, second top 50 appearance for US singer
#45 Calum Scott with “Dancing On My Own” from Britain’s Got Talent finalist


Eleven new albums cracked the top 50 on debut with five of them landing in the top 10.
Frank Ocean won the race to the top with “Blond” unseating The Amity Affliction which slipped from #1 to #5 in its second week. It is Ocean’s second album after 2013’s critically acclaimed “Orange”.
The other top 10 arrivals are:
#3 Ball Park Music with “Every Night the Same Dream” Brisbane band’s third top 10 album
#4 Drapht with “Seven Mirrors” First album in five years for Perth-based rapper
#6 Roy & HG with “This Sporting Life” After a successful fortnight on Triple M, the duo celebrate 30 years of Triple J’s This Sporting Life with highlights
#9 Dolly Parton with “Pure and Simple”, second ARIA top 10 appearance with her 43rd album
The other six debuts this week are:
#14 John Williamson with “His Favourite Collection”
#29 Sabaton with “The Last Stand”
#31 David Brent with “Life on the Road”
#37 Tory Lanez with “I Told You”
#39 Lindsey Stirling with “Brave Enough”
#44 EDEN with “I Think You Think Too Much of Me”

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