News 12 December 2020

AC/DC Makes It Four Weeks At #1

Plus debuts for Shawn Mendes, Arctic Monkeys, Yungblud

AC/DC Makes It Four Weeks At #1

#1: AC/DC ‘PWR/UP’ – AC/DC’s PWR/UP continues to win the ARIA Albums chart, holding the top spot for a fourth week. It is one of only two albums this year to spend more than three weeks at #1 (Taylor Swift’s folklore has also made 4 weeks). This week the band announced a new single from this album - ‘Demon Fire’.

#2: Shawn Mendes ‘Wonder’ - Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes releases his fourth album Wonder. It follows his self titled third album which hit #1 on the ARIA Charts in May 2018, and his first after topping the singles chart with Senorita, his smash hit with Camilla Cabello. Wonder includes a collaboration with fellow Canadian Justin Bieber.

#3: Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ - Taylor Swift returns to the top 3 on the back of the vinyl release of folklore (it tops this week's ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart) and a Disney Plus special. This week, Swift surprise-dropped the follow up album Evermore. Swift’s 2019 album Lover is at #47 this week.

#4: Arctic Monkeys ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ - The second live album from the British rock group captures a 2018 performance when the band was promoting their most recent album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (#1, May ‘18). This is their seventh top five ARIA album - with all six of their studio albums achieving the same feat.

#6: Yungblud ‘Weird!’ - English rocker Yungblud releases his second album, and the first to make the ARIA Albums Chart. Weird features many collaborators including Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly.

#7: Michael Buble ‘Christmas’ - It’s December, which means the return of Michael Bublé to the charts. This year sees a new edition of this holiday classic on vinyl. Christmas first hit #1 in 2011 and was last at the top in 2019. Other christmas albums climbing the charts this week include Delta Goodrem’s Only Santa Knows (#12), Maria Carey’s Merry Christmas (#14), Human Nature’s The Christmas Album (#22), Robbie Williams’ The Christmas Present (#31) and John Farnham & Olivia Newton John’s Friends For Christmas (#32).

Top 5 Albums

  1. AC/DC - ‘PWR/UP’
  2. Shawn Mendes - ‘Wonder’ (Debut)
  3. Taylor Swift ‘folklore’
  4. Arctic Monkeys ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ (Debut)
  5. Miley Cyrus - ‘Plastic Hearts’

Check out the full ARIA Albums Chart.