Drake's 'Scorpion' Bows at No. 1 in Australia

Drake's 'Scorpion' Bows at No. 1 in Australia


Drakes Scorpion(Republic/Universal) strikes hard and fast to bow at No. 1 on Australia's albums chart, as 11 tracks from it impact the national singles survey. Meanwhile, 5 Seconds of Summer bag a seventh week at No. 1with “Youngblood” (Capitol/EMI), matching the third-longest run atop the singles chartby a homegrown artist.

Powered by streaming, Scorpion gives Drake his second No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, after Views hit the top in May 2016. Scorpion features the Australian chart-topping singles “Gods Plan” and “Nice For What,” and the top 20 release “Im Upset.” “Gods Plan” is one of four Drake tracks impacting the top 10 in the latest frame, led by “Don't Matter To Me” featuring Michael Jackson, new at No. 3. All told, eighttracks from Scorpion make their chart debut this week.

Drizzys fifth studio album dominates an all-new top 4 as Florence + The Machines High As Hope (Virgin/Universal) starts at No. 2;Aussie alternative rock act The Rubens enter at No. 3 with Lo La Ru (Ivy League/Universal) and Gorillaz drop in at No. 4 with The Now Now (Parlophone/Warner), whileThe Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) soundtrack dips 3-5.

Also on the charts this week, a 30th anniversary reissue of Guns N Roses Appetite For Destruction (Geffen/Universal) ignites the rock album's return at No. 7, its equal peak position on the ARIAsurvey. The U.S. bands Greatest Hits setalso re-enters the tally this week at No. 35.

With 5 Seconds Of Summer clinching another week at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and reaching double platinum status (for 140,000 combined units) — the Aussie pop-rock outfit's hit joins John Farnhams Youre The Voice, Pseudo Echos Funky Town and Kylie Minogues Locomotion as the Aussie singles with the third-longest best-selling streak. Justice Crew set the record with Que Sera (Sony), which reigned over the chart for nine weeks in 2014.