25 by Adele maintains its stranglehold on the No.1 spot for a seventh straight week. Earlier this week, the album took out the top spot on the 2015 ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart. The last album to spend seven or more consecutive weeks at No.1 was 21 by Adele in September / October 2011 (eight consecutive weeks). Prior to that, Adele had also had an eleven week stint with the same album in June / July / August 2011. The last non- Adele album to have seven or more straight weeks was Pink with her Greatest Hits…So Far!!!! which held the top spot for thirteen consecutive weeks over Christmas/New Year 2010/11. A jump this week of ten spots to No. 6 for Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour. It gives the album its 52nd week in the Top 10. It debuted at No.2 in June 2014 and spent two weeks at No.1 in April/May 2015. It was last featured in the Top 10 in mid-November. American soul-man Leon Bridges, returns to the Top 100 with debut album Coming Home, on the back of his national tour. Jumping back in at No.15, the album originally debuted at No.8 in June 2015. Ahead of the release of new album This Is Acting at the end of January, Sia’s former No.1 album, 1000 Forms Of Fear, moves thirty-six spots to No.30.
No.12 WILDFIRE – Rachel Platten. The week’s only Top 100 debut comes with compliments from Rachel Platten. Wildfire is Platten’s first album to chart in Australia and features the singles Fight Song (No.2 July ’15) and Stand By You (No.14 Dec. ’15).