Just days out from the start of her Australian tour, Billie Eilish returns to No. 1 on the national albums chart with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Interscope/Universal).
The American singer and songwriter’s debut LP rebounds 2-1 in its fourth week on the ARIA Albums Chart, and is now gold certified (35,000 units) Down Under.
The set created chart history in its first, chart-topping week, when it landed six tracks in the top 10 of the ARIA Singles Chart, and the teen phenom's trans-Tasman tour is already a hit. All five headlining shows are sold-out, with Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion the first stop Tuesday night on the Australian leg.
“It’s going to be a parade of 14 and 15 year old girls. Most will be going to their first show, I reckon,” says Michael Chugg, whose Chugg Entertainment is producing the Australasian jaunt.
Meanwhile, Khalid's Free Spirit (RCA/Sony) improves 3-2 on the ARIA Albums Chart, BTS’ Map Of The Soul: Persona (Big Hit/Orchard) loses its chart crown, dipping 1-3, Queen’s Greatest Hits (Universal) gains 5-4 and ARIA Hall of Famers The Seekers see Farewell (Decca/Universal) slip 4-5.
The week’s highest debut belongs to The Rolling Stones, whose latest career retrospective Honk (Polydor/Universal) starts at No. 15. The legendary British rockers last charted with a compilation in December 2012 with Grrr!, which hit No. 7.
Elsewhere on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart, Beyoncé locks up positions No. 17 and No. 18 with Lemonade (Columbia/Sony) and Homecoming: The Live Album, respectively. Lemonade, Bey’s sixth studio album, previously hit the summit in May 2016 and enjoys a lift thanks to its wide release on streaming services for the first time. Homecoming: The Live Album, the soundtrack to the Netflix special of the same name, is Beyonce’s first live album to chart locally and her first new release since Everything Is Love, her album with Jay-Z (billed as The Carters), went to No. 6 in June 2018.
Also cracking the top 40 on debut this week is Love Is In The Air, by Brisbane-based vocal ensemble The Ten Tenors. The independently-released album features covers of tracks by Ed Sheeran, The Beach Boys, John Legend, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper and more and is the classical crossover group’s eighth top 50 entry.
On the ARIA Singles Chart, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” (Columbia/Sony) rules for the second consecutive week, as Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” holds at No. 2 and Dominic Fike’s “3 Nights” (Columbia/Sony) rises 5-3, a new peak. “Old Town Road” also leads the Streaming Singles survey.
Finally, Avicii has a seventh top 10 single with “SOS” (Universal), the late Swedish producer’s collaboration with Aloe Blacc. The posthumous release rises 11-8 and is Avicii’s first top ten since “The Nights” hit No. 9 in February 2015.