Kanye West's 'Ye' Debuts at No. 1 in Australia


5 Seconds Of Summer enter a third week atop Australia’s singles chart with “Youngblood” (Capitol/EMI), while Kanye West snags top spot on the national albums survey with ye (Def Jam/Universal).

With ye debuting at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, Kanye earns just his second No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, after Yeezus reached the summit in June 2013. Ye also opened at No. 1 in the United States and No. 2 in the United Kingdom.

The out–the-gate success Ye spills on the ARIA Singles Chart, which this week is swamped by all seven its tracks, led by “All Mine” at No. 12. 

Ye trumps a trio former chart-leaders. Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys (No. 3 Universal), the Greatest Showman soundtrack (No. 4 Atlantic/Warner) and Ed Sheeran’s Divide (No. 4 Warner), while Aussie electronic duo The Presets mark their chart return with Hi Viz (Modular/EMI), which starts at No. 5. It’s the Sydney duo’s third top ten entry, after Apocalypso (No. 1 in April 2008) and their most recent set, Pacifica (No. 3 in Sept. 2012).

Also starting strong is Ghost’s Prequelle (SF/Universal), new at No. 7 for the Swedish heavy metal band’s career high in these parts, while Luke Combs’ This One’s For You (Columbia/Sony) surges back into the chart at No. 8, a new high, thanks to the release a newly-repacked edition with bonus tracks.

Also this week, Father John Misty earns a new albums chart best with his fourth studio set God’s Favorite Customer (ADA/Warner), new at No. 9.

On the national singles chart, 5SOS’ go for three-in-row, a feat not seen by a homegrown artist since The Veronicas’ “You Ruin Me” (Sony) did so in September-October 2014. 

The highest new entry on the new tally comes from Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” (Interscope/Universal) featuring Cardi B, which makes a big splash for a No. 5 debut. It’s Maroon 5’s third top ten from the 2017 album Red Pill Blues.