News 5 December 2020

AC/DC's PWR/UP holds ARIA Albums Chart #1 for third week

Plus, debuts for Powderfinger, Miley Cyrus and more!

AC/DC's PWR/UP holds ARIA Albums Chart #1 for third week

AC/DC’s PWR/UP takes out its third consecutive week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It becomes the legendary Australian rock band’s longest run at #1, taking over from Live (#1 Nov. ’92).

Releasing Unreleased (1998 - 2010), Powderfinger score their ninth Top Ten album on the ARIA Charts, debuting at #2. The compilation of tracks from the iconic Brisbane band’s archives is their first album of new music since Golden Rule (#1 Nov. ’09). Earlier this year, the band re-entered the chart at #2 with the 20th Anniversary Edition of Odyssey Number Five (#1 Sept. ’00). They also reformed for the livestreamed charity performance, One Night Lonely. Unreleased (1998 - 2010) is #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Debuting at #3, Miley Cyrus takes out her sixth Top Ten as she releases seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts. Cyrus’ first album since Younger Now (#2 Oct. ’17) features the singles ‘Midnight Sky’ and ‘Prisoner’, as well as collaborations with Billy Idol, Joan Jett and Dua Lipa, among others. Between albums, Cyrus released the EP She Is Coming (#10 Jun. ’19).

In its third week in the Top 50, Andrea Bocelli’s Believe jumps up 14 spots to hit #10. It becomes the Italian tenor’s eighth Top Ten album on the ARIA Albums Chart. His first Top Ten was with Romanza (#2 Sept. ’98).

Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia (#1 Apr. ’20) jumps 13 spots to #12 on the back of the release of a deluxe edition of the album including the remix album Club Future Nostalgia.

Fremantle band Spacey Jane score their second Top 50 entry for 2020 as No Way To Treat An Animal debuts at #23. The band’s debut EP from 2017 makes its Top 50 debut now on the back of its first issue on vinyl. In June this year, Spacey Jane charted with their debut album Sunlight (#2 Jun. ’20).

British pop group Steps take out their highest chart placing in two decades as they debut at #26 with What The Future Holds. The quintet’s sixth album is the follow-up to Tears On The Dancefloor (#46 May ’17) and includes a title track co-written by ARIA-winner Sia. It debuts one spot below the peak reached with their second album Steptacular (#25 Nov. ’99).

Alt-rock veterans The Smashing Pumpkins make their first Top 50 appearance since 2012 as they return with 11th album, Cyr. The follow-up to 2018’s Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. is the second album release since the return of original members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin to the line-up. The Smashing Pumpkins last charted with Oceania (#8 Jul. ’12).