• Singles: Camila Cabello new #1 with Eminem back in top 10
• Albums: Taylor Swift back on familiar ground – top of the chart
After eight weeks at #1 for Post Malone with “Rockstar”, Camila Cabello has finally given us a new chart leader with “Havana” featuring Young Thug landing at #1 after 13 weeks on the chart. It is the first #1 for the former Fifth Harmony member with the single also #1 in several European markets, but it sits as #1 in the US at the time of writing, unable to shift Post Malone from top spot there.
Other changes in the top 10:
#13 to #9: Selena Gomez and Marshmello with “Wolves”. It’s the second tune in top 10 for Marshmello, with “Silence” up from #9 to #7.
New at #10 is a chart debut for Eminem with “Walk On Water” featuring Beyoncé. The track comes from Eminem’s forthcoming “Revival” album. It is the first time in the top 50 singles for Eminem since 2014.
There was just one other debut inside the top 50 with former chart-topper Avicii new at #32 with “Lonely Together”.
The biggest news of the week was also the most anticipated with Taylor Swift topping the album chart with her sixth album “Reputation”. She has two albums top 20 this week as “1989” sits at #20 after 160 weeks on the chart. The new album release has shattered a few records and makes Swift and Adele the only artists in the past five years to sell 1m albums within a week. “Reputation” is Swift’s fourth #1 album in Australia.
P!nk‘s “Beautiful Trauma” dropped one spot to #2.
Three other albums also debuted top 10 this week:
#5: Kerser with “Engraved In The Game” – the Sydney rapper’s fifth top 10 album and the follow-up to “Tradition”, which peaked at #4 12 months ago.
#6: Evanescence with “Synthesis”. This is the first time back on the chart for the US rockers since their self-titled 2011 release which peaked at #5. Back when they were super hot, the first two Evanescence albums topped the chart in 2004 and 2006. The new album includes reworking of some of their hits including a memorable version of “Bring Me To Life” and an orchestral version of “My Immortal”.
#7: Making his obligatory return to the top 10 five weeks from December 25 is Michael Bublé with “Christmas”. The two times platinum album has appeared in the chart for a total of 58 weeks as it gets set to shift more copies in its seventh Christmas trading period since release in 2011.
Christmas wouldn’t be the same either without Barnesy or Chisel offering stocking fillers. The former Cold Chisel singer is doing that with his “Working Class Man” book a chart-topper. Now his former band is top 10 too with “The Live Tapes Vol 4: The Last Stand Of The Sydney Entertainment Centre, December 17 And 18, 2015” which has debuted at #9. This is the highest peak for any of the four albums in the series so far after “The Live Tapes Volume 3” reached #11 last Christmas.
Just missing the top 10 on debut is Pnau with “Changa” at #11 as their fifth album is their highest chart peak and the second time they have been top 20 after “Soft Universe” peaked at #13 in 2011.
Also new this week:
#27: The Corrs “Jupiter Calling” – the group’s seventh album and second since reforming.
#33: Elton John with “Diamonds” – a new best-of collection celebrating the 50th anniversary of Elton John and Bernie Taupin‘s songwriting partnership
#46: Chris Isaak with “Christmas”, which was first released in 2004 and has been re-packaged for Australia with two extra tunes.
#48: Seal with “Standards” – The first time back in the charts for the former coach on The Voice since 2012.