It’s not even December and Christmas music has already begun its ARIA chart takeover.
While Coldplay have taken out the #1 spot on the Albums chart with their eighth studio album, Everyday Life, Robbie Williams was hot on their heels with his latest, The Christmas Present, landing at #2.
Coldplay’s placing does mark the band’s sixth #1 album in Australia but the debut of Rod Stewart’s You’re In My Heart LP with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at #3 means the festive season is well and truly upon us.
Bing Crosby‘s newest, Bing At Christmas, also arrives at #44 and the king of Christmas himself, Michael Bublé, jumps a massive 40 places from #59 to #19 with his classic Yuletide album Christmas.
Other albums making a splash this week include Human Nature’s latest best-of compilation, Still Telling Everybody, at #10 on the back of their induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame on Wednesday, Leonard Cohen’s Thanks For The Dance at #11, Jason Aldean’s 9 at #16 and Beck‘s Hyperspace at #33.
The Teskey Brothers also enjoyed a jump in the Albums chart following their multiple wins at the ARIA Awards, taking home Best Group and Best Bluest & Roots Album, with Run Home Slow leaping 40 spots from #54 to #14.
Over on the Singles chart, Scottish favourite Lewis Capaldi cracked the top 30 with Before You Go arriving at #24 and Tones & I holds onto #1 for yet another week after winning big at the 2019 ARIA Awards.