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On The Charts: Pink Returns To The Top


On The Charts: Pink Returns To The Top

After a fortnight sidelined by Swift, current Rolling Stone Australia cover-story star, Pink (pictured) has returned to number one, with Beautiful Trauma spending its fifth week at the top of the ARIA album chart. Swift's Reputation slips only to #2, while last week's #3 (Ed Sheeran's Divide, in its 39th week on the chart) and #4 (Michael Buble's Christmas) holding their positions.

ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Daryl Braithwaite, scores the highest debut of the week, with his new compilation, Days Go By: The Definitive Greatest Hits Collection, starting at #5, thirteen spots ahead of the next highest new one, Who Built the Moon? from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Between which, a familiar parade, with festival albums from Sia, John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John and Elvis Presley, long-stayers (Lorde, Moana soundtrack, Jessica Mauboy, Sam Smith) and a few bolstered by big wins at last week's ARIA Awards, with Gang of Youths' Go Farther In Lightness climbing from #49 to #15 and Paul Kelly's Life is Fine holding onto its top ten position at #9.

Meanwhile, Bjork's ninth LP, Utopia, debuts at #22, four spots better than her previous chart entry — 2015's Vulnicura, but a fair way from her best result (1995's Post, which got as high as #2).

This week, Pink will face a fresh challenge from U2, and their new LP, Songs of Experience, set to give us the final chart shake-up of 2017.


Topics: On the Charts   Pink   Daryl Braithwaite   Noel Gallagher   Bjork


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