Reputation gives Taylor Swift fourth #1 album
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Reputation gives Taylor Swift fourth #1 album

November 18, 2017

Debuts for Kerser, Evanescence, Cold Chisel and more!

Returning with her sixth album, Reputation, American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift collects her fourth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart (see below).

A jump of 17 spots to #7 returns Michael Buble’s perennially-popular Christmas album to the top ten for a 41st week. It’s the album’s second week in the top 50 for the 2017 festive season.

With his national tour in full swing, Paul Kelly’s former #1 Life Is Fine has jumped up eight spots to #24.

On the back of a reissue to mark its 30th anniversary, INXS’ Kick has returned to the top 50 at #38.

Debuts:

#1: Taylor Swift ‘Reputation’Reputation, the sixth studio album by Taylor Swift, becomes the American singer-songwriter’s fourth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Coming three years on from 1989 (#1 Nov. ’14), Reputation features the tracks ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ (#1 Sept. ’17), ‘...Ready For It?’ (#3 Sept. ’17), ‘Gorgeous’ (#9 Oct. ’17) and ‘Call It What You Want’ (#16 Nov. ’17). Swift has also topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Speak Now (#1 Nov. ’10) and Red (#1 Oct. ’12).

#5: Kerser ‘Engraved In The Game’ – Kerser takes out his fifth top ten album with Engraved In The Game. The follow-up to Tradition (#4 Nov. ’16) is the Sydney rapper’s seventh studio album. Kerser has also charted in the top ten with Next Step (#5 Nov. ’15), King (#9 Nov. ’14) and S.C.O.T (#5 Nov. ’13).

#6: Evanescence ‘Synthesis’ – Six years on from their self-titled third album (#5 Oct. ’11), Evanescence return with Synthesis. The album includes reworked versions of some of the band's previous material with added orchestral arrangements. The American group’s first two albums topped the ARIA Charts: Fallen (#1 Jan. ’04) and The Open Door (#1 Oct. ’06).

#9: Cold Chisel ‘The Live Tapes Vol 4: The Last Stand Of The Sydney Entertainment Centre, December 17 And 18, 2015’ – The latest edition in Cold Chisel’s Live Tapes series features recordings made over two nights at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. The shows were the penultimate concerts at the now-demolished venue which also played host to the band’s final show before originally splitting in 1983. It’s the highest chart peak for an album in the series, taking over from The Live Tapes Vol. 3: Live At The Manly Vale Hotel, June 7, 1980 (#11 Dec. ’16).

#11: Pnau ‘Changa’ – Sydney electronic group Pnau take out a new peak on the chart with fifth album Changa. The album includes the ARIA Award-nominated single ‘Chameleon’ (#4 Feb. ’17). In between the release of Soft Universe (#13 Aug. ’11) and Changa, Pnau collaborated with Elton John on the remix album Good Morning To The Night (#40 Aug. ’12).

#27: The Corrs ‘Jupiter Calling’ – Irish sibling quartet The Corrs release their seventh studio album, Jupiter Calling. It’s the group’s second album since reforming, following White Light (#18 Feb. ’16). The Corrs have topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Forgiven, Not Forgotten (#1 Aug. ’96) and In Blue (#1 Jul. ’00).

#33: Elton John ‘Diamonds’ – This new career-spanning collection has been released to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Elton John and Bernie Taupin's songwriting partnership. It’s the fifth Elton John compilation to hit the ARIA top ten, following The Very Best Of Elton John (#1 Jan. ’91), Love Songs (#7 Dec. ’95), Greatest Hits 1970-2002 (#6 Mar. ’03) Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits (#10 Apr. ’07)

#46: Chris Isaak ‘Christmas’ – Originally released in 2004, Chris Issak’s Christmas makes its top 50 debut this week thanks to an updated release specifically for Australia. The new edition includes versions of ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Dogs Love Christmas Too’. The album originally peaked at #58 in November 2004.

#48: Seal ‘Standards’ – British artist Seal returns to the Albums Chart for the first time since 2012 with Standards. The album finds Seal covering tracks made famous by jazz and swing artists. He last charted with the compilation Hits (#4 May ’12). His last studio album to chart was Soul 2 (#42 Nov. ’11).