Singles: Perseverance pays off for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as they go #1
Albums: Newcomers take over chart – Byron Bay metal hammers UK electro
Justin Bieber wasn’t able to hold onto top four a fifth week and the one he was in the country playing shows from the World Famous Hit Network Rooftop in Melbourne to The X Factor to Bieber Island for Sunrise, iHeartRadio and KIIS FM. He swapped chart spots with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis who found a gap to run through this week as “Downtown” made it to #1. This is the fourth #1 for the duo.
There were four newcomers in the top 10, one of them a new entry.
The three artists working their way nigher into the chart and into the top 10 were:
#11 to #3 Robin Schulz with “Sugar”
#15 to #7 Ellie Goulding with “On My Mind” after her performance at the AFL Grand Final
#75 to #8 Jessica Mauboy with “This Ain’t Love” making a sensational leap in its third week after hitting #41 two weeks ago and then dropping out of the 50
The new entry debuting near the top of the chart was Sia with “Alive” which landed at #10 and is the first track from her forthcoming seventh album
Four other artists made noteworthy leaps into the top 50:
#40 NEW Birds of Tokyo with “I’d Go With You Anywhere”
#41 from #61 Hozier with “Take Me To Church”
#44 NEW Sam Smith with “Writing’s On The Wall” the new James Bond theme which debuted at #1 in the UK
#47 NEW Rudimental featuring Ed Sheeran with “Lay It All On Me”
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Byron Bay core metal proponents Parkway Drive fought of some fierce competition not just from UK electronic artists to land at #1, but a total of 11 other new top 50 album entries.
Parkway Drive’s “IRE” is the band’s fifth album in 10 years and is their first #1 album after the previous two releases both charted top five.
Disclosure took second spot with “Caracal”, the second album from brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence.
A fourth artist to crack the top 10 on debut was another set of siblings, Melbourne folk duo Pierce Brothers, with “Into The Dirt” new at #10 for twins Jack and Pat Pierce.
This week’s other newbies:
#13 Fetty Wap with “Fetty Wap”
#19 Maroon 5 with “Singles Collection”
#20 New Order with “Music Complete”
#21 The Dead Weather with “Dodge and Burn”
#22 Silversun Pickups with “Better Nature”
#23 Don Henley with “Cass Country”
#27 Kurt Vile with “B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down”
#31 Robin Schulz with “Sugar”