Metallica comes out swinging on Australia’s album chart S & m2 (Virgin / Universal) at No. 1, while Cardi B and Megan The Stallion’s “WAP” (Atlantic / Warner) enters the third third week of the national singles poll.
More than 20 years after Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony led the ARIA album charts S&M, Unexpected partnership yields another leader.
The live compilation, recorded last September at the Chase Center in San Francisco, gives Metallica its seventh No. 1 album Down Under Following Metallica (August 1991), burden (June 1996), S&M (November 1999), Saint Anger (June 2003), death Magnetic (September 2008), Harsh … to self-destruct (2016).
New Mom returns to top of album chart with Katy Perry smile (Capital / EMI), new at No. 2. This is a followup to her 2017 album The witness, Which also reached number 2. The American pop star has topped the ARIA Albums Chart twice Teen dreams (2010) more Prism (2013), and hit number 2 with four other titles.
Sydney singer and songwriter Josh Paike earns sixth top ten with album poll Rome (Wonderclick / Sony), his first studio LP in five years. It is new at number 8.
Another veteran Australian artist Diesel impressed Top 10 as a debut Sunset suburb (Bloodlines / Universal) starts at number 10. This is the highest entry of diesel Solid state poem It also reached number 10 in November 1994.
This week’s chart is notable for the dominance of Universal Music Australia, which kills eight of the top 10 and ten of the top 12 recordings, as is The Killers’. Implementing Mirage (Island / Universal) dips 1–11 and the British Electronic Music Duo Disclosure starts at one place Energy (Island / Universal), his third album.
One-time ARIA female artist or year winner returns to national album poll with Megan Washington Batflowers (Island / Universal), new at number 23. This is Washington’s third studio effort, and a follow up There there, Which peaked at number 5 in September 2014.
In the ARIA Singles Chart, Cardi B and Megan The Stallion make it three in a row with “WAP”.
Of the three female-led hip-hop songs to hit the summit, only Salt-N-Pepa’s “Let’s Talk About Sex” has entered the top with four weeks longer.
The biggest new entry of the week is Blackpin and Selena Gomez’s “Ice Cream” (Interscope / Universal) at number 16, while Calvin Harris and The Weeknd are behind with “Over Now” (Universal / Sony), the new number 17.