This weekÔÇÖs “Urban” Album and Single ARIA Charts in Australia show that Drake and Beyonc├® continue to sell heavily across both charts, while an interesting album trend in Australia is that there are three relatively old R&B compilation albums in the Top 8 Urban Album Charts again.
ScHoolboy QÔÇÖs new album Blank Face LP maintains a strong position for its second week since release, while Clams CasinoÔÇÖs 32 Levels debuts at #10 in the album charts and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ new single are the only new entries into AustraliaÔÇÖs ARIA charts across both.
In terms of Australian artists, Hilltop Hoods strong charting position across album and single charts received a slight pump in both of their Top 10 current charting albums, possibly due to the release of their The Thirst remix EP by Jayteehazard of Elefant Traks and recent activities of their record label Golden Era Records (including the release of Aaradhna‘s new album Brown Girl in Australia). The Hilltop Hoods’┬ásingle “1955” featuring renowned beatboxer Tom Thum and the soulful vocals of┬áMontaigne remains at #7 after almost half a year in the single charts and has proven to be one of their biggest singles to date, peaking at #2 on the Overall ARIA Single┬áChart as well as already going double platinum in Australia.
Australian artist IllyÔÇÖs new single “Papercuts“ feat. Sydney singer Vera Blue (who got her come up on the Australian version of the TV show The Voice) surprisingly rises to #2 on the ARIA single charts (and now #1 on iTunes charts) despite being released last week, strongly aided by local radio and associated festival support. The track is an early taste of what people can expect ahead of his fifth studio album executively produced by M-Phazes. Illy continues his proven successful trend of employing feminine vocals on the hook, this time with a modern updated feel and production.
The Top Of This WeekÔÇÖs ÔÇ£UrbanÔÇØ ARIA Charts In Australia : The Source