News 20 August 2021

5SOS’ Luke Hemmings claims debut solo ARIA #1 album

Top Ten debuts for The Killers, Polish Club and Jungle!

5SOS’ Luke Hemmings claims debut solo ARIA #1 album

Luke Hemmings takes out his first solo #1 on the ARIA Charts as he hits the top spot with When Facing The Things We Turn Away From. It’s the 5 Seconds Of Summer frontman and singer-songwriter’s debut solo album and was written and recorded during an enforced period of "staying home" in 2020. It becomes the fifth #1 album of Hemmings’ career after scoring four #1s with 5SOS: 5 Seconds Of Summer (#1 Jul. ’14), Sounds Good Feels Good (#1 Nov. ’15), Youngblood (#1 Jun. ’18) and CALM (#1 Apr. ’20). When Facing The Things We Turn Away From is the twelfth Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2021.

ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd says: “Luke Hemmings has proven himself to be one of Australia’s most beloved, talented, and iconic performers. All of us at ARIA congratulate Luke on taking his first step as a solo artist and going straight to number 1 with When Facing the Things We Turn Away From. Such an immense contribution to the Australian music landscape.”

American rockers The Killers score their second Top Ten entry in a year as they release their seventh album, Pressure Machine. The follow-up to Imploding The Mirage (#1 Aug. ’20) becomes their ninth Top Ten album in Australia, a run that began with their debut, Hot Fuss (#1 Feb. ’05). It’s the first Killers album to feature founding guitarist Dave Keuning since Wonderful Wonderful (#1 Oct. ’17).

Sydney duo Polish Club claim their first ever Top Ten entry as they debut at #8 with Now We're Cookin'. The third studio album from the rockers comes two years on from Iguana (#20 Jun. ’19). The tour in support of the new album, scheduled to be held between October and December, will see Polish Club expand to a quartet for the first time. They made their chart debut with Alright Already (#19 Apr. ’17).

British electronic band Jungle take out a new ARIA Charts peak as they return at #10 with Loving In Stereo. The pair’s third album comes three years on from For Ever (#28 Sept. ’18). Jungle’s previous peak was with their self-titled debut (#20 Jul. ’14). Loving In Stereo is this week’s #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

American hip hop duo $uicideBoy$ debut at #18 with Long Term Effects Of Suffering. Their second studio album is the follow-up to I Want To Die In New Orleans (#10 Sept. ’18). Between albums they collaborated with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Korn guitarist James Shaffer on the EP Live Fast, Die Whenever.

Dan + Shay score their second entry in the ARIA Top 50 as they debut at #28 with Good Things. The American country duo’s fourth album is the follow-up to their self-titled third album (#15 Jul. ’18). It includes the Justin Bieber collaboration ‘10,000 Hours’ (#4 Oct. ’19), plus songs co-written with Julia Michaels, Shawn Mendes and more.