Chart Analysis January 20, 2020

Elton John & more touring acts rocket up the ARIA Albums Chart

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Elton John & more touring acts rocket up the ARIA Albums Chart
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Touring Australia continues to be a clear path to ARIA Chart success, as the latest ARIA Albums Chart can attest.

Elton John’s mammoth Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour continues to roll on, and won’t wrap up until March.

This week his 2017 greatest hits album Diamonds climbs four frames to #4 on the chart, racking up a 61st week on the chart’s Top 50.

At the same time, John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album returns to the Top 50 at #47.

As local legends Cold Chisel prepare for the NSW leg of their summer tour, their latest album Blood Moon rebounds to #10 (up seven spots), while also going to #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, The Best Of Cold Chisel: All For You remains firmly in the Top 20 sitting at #14 this week in its 132nd charting week.

US singer-songwriter and instrumentalise Lizzo finished her own tour of the country last week, as her album ‘Cuz I Love You jumps back to #19, a new peak.

The week was won by Selena Gomez, however, who achieves her first ever #1 album in Australia with break-up inspired LP Rare.

Tones And I continues her unprecedented dominance of the ARIA Singles Chart, securing a 24th week atop the chart.

She continues to prove herself against bona fide radio hitmakers, and stays at #1 ahead of tracks by The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber and Post Malone.

Bieber’s new single ‘Yummy’ climbs four frames to #4 this week, and is now his 10th Top 5 single on the chart as a lead artist.

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