‘A Star Is Born’ Dominates Australia’s Charts


Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born (Interscope/Universal) continues to streak across Australia’s charts as the movie soundtrack and its single “Shallow” complete the double for a third consecutive week.

Powered by the dramatic film starring Gaga and Cooper, “Shallow” is one of three tracks from the soundtrack currently impacting the chart, as “Always Remember Us This Way” dips 12-13 and “I’ll Never Love Again” holds at No. 19.

Ariana Grande claimed the U.K. chart crown but she misses out on top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Thank U, Next” (Universal), which starts at No. 2 for the American pop star’s fourth top ten entry for 2018. The next best debut on the latest singles survey is Harlem-based rapper Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba” (Universal), at No. 48.

Meanwhile, Halsey’s “Without Me” (Capitol/EMI) finds a new peak in its fifth week on the singles chart, rising 5-4.

On the ARIA Albums Chart, Queen make a fine showing off the back of the theatrical release of the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Three of the British rock band’s albums clinch top 10 spots, led by the film soundtrack Bohemian Rhapsody (Virgin/Universal) which holds at No. 2 for a second week, while their 15-times platinum Greatest Hits is up 11-3 and The Platinum Collection improves 18-5. Also, Queen’s eight-times platinum Greatest Hits II re-enters the chart at No. 26.

The film sparks a return to the singles chart for Queen’s iconic song “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which reenters at No. 26. The song led the chart for two weeks following its release in 1976 and bounced back to the survey in early 1992 in the wake of Freddie Mercury’s death, peaking at No. 5.


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