Debuts for Rüfüs Du Sol, Disturbed, Queen and more!
Three weeks into its chart run, the soundtrack to the 2018 version of A Star Is Born has moved to #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time. It becomes Lady Gaga’s third #1 album on the ARIA Charts after The Fame Monster (#1 Apr. ’10) and Born This Way (#1 May ’11). It’s actor Bradley Cooper’s first #1 album.
#2: Rüfüs Du Sol ‘Solace’ – Sydney dance act Rüfüs Du Sol take out a third Top Three debut on the ARIA Albums Chart with Solace. The trio’s third studio album is the first released under their current moniker, having released Atlas (#1 Aug. ’13) and Bloom (#1 Feb. ’16) as Rüfüs. One track from Solace has hit the ARIA Top 50: ‘No Place’ (#41 Jun. ’18).
#3: Disturbed ‘Evolution’ – Disturbed follow up Immortalized (#1 Aug. ’15) with Evolution. It’s the American band’s seventh studio album and second released since their return from hiatus in 2015. Evolution is Disturbed’s fourth Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart.
#5: Queen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Ahead of the film’s release, the soundtrack to the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody makes its chart debut. The album features hits, previously unreleased tracks and live performances by the legendary British group, including their full set from Live Aid in 1985. Bohemian Rhapsody is released in Australia on 1 November.
#6: Various: ‘Triple J's Like A Version 14’ – Triple J’s Like A Version 14 becomes the ninth release in the Like A Version series to hit the Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart. The new release features cover tracks performed by the likes of Gang Of Youths, Ball Park Music, Dean Lewis, Meg Mac, Odette, Polish Club, Phoenix, Cloud Control and more. Triple J's Like A Version 13 debuted at #1 in October 2017.
#7: Troy Cassar-Daley ‘Greatest Hits’ – Australian country singer-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley brings together career highlights to-date on the double disc set Greatest Hits. The album contains 40 tracks from across Cassar-Daley’s previous releases and two new tracks. Amongst the tracks are collaborations with Kasey Chambers, Paul Kelly, Shane Howard, Slim Dusty, Adam Harvey and more. Cassar-Daley last charted with Things I Carry Around (#5 Sept. ’16).
#9: Khalid ‘Suncity’ – With his debut album American Teen (#13 Nov. ’17) notching up a 67th week in the ARIA Top 50 this week at #33, Khalid scores a new chart peak with Suncity. The seven-track EP features the songs ‘Better’ (#6 Oct. ’18) and the title track (#30 Oct. ’18), which features a collaboration with Los Angeles singer-songwriter Empress Of.
#10: Greta Van Fleet ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ – American rockers Greta Van Fleet make their Albums Chart debut with Anthem Of The Peaceful Army. It’s the first album from the Michigan band consisting of brothers Josh, Jake and Sam Kiszka, along with drummer Danny Wagner. In 2017, they released two EPs: Black Smoke Rising and From The Fires.
#23: Hellions ‘Rue’ – Hellions grab a fourth Top 50 entry in the ARIA Top 50 with Rue. The Sydney band’s fourth album comes two years on from Opera Oblivia (#4 Aug. ’16), which was nominated for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album at the 2016 ARIA Awards.
#28: Future & Juice WRLD ‘Future & Juice WRLD Present… Wrld On Drugs’ – American rappers Future and Juice WRLD join forces for the mixtape Future & Juice WRLD Present… Wrld On Drugs. The collaborative effort features guest appearances by Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Young Thug and more. Future last charted with his self-titled fifth album (#42 Feb. ’17), while this is Juice WRLD’s first Albums Chart entry.
#36: RM ‘Mono.’ – BTS member RM makes his solo debut on the ARIA Albums Chart with the mixtape Mono. It’s his second mixtape and features tracks sung in Korean and English. As a member of the K-pop boyband, RM has already charted in 2018 with Love Yourself: Tear (#6 May ’18) and Love Yourself: Answer (#9 Sept. ’18).