News 17 December 2021

Adele nabs fourth week at ARIA Albums Chart #1 with 30

New peak for Australian Bird Calls!

Adele nabs fourth week at ARIA Albums Chart #1 with 30

Adele’s 30 takes out the #1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for the fourth straight week. The British pop superstar’s fourth album has now spent half as much time in the pole position as previous album 25 (#1 Nov. ’15) and an eighth as much as blockbuster 21 (#1 May ’11). 30 tops the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart, also giving it four weeks at #1 on that chart.

After debuting at #5 last week, the Australian Bird Calls album Songs Of Disappearance has moved up two spots to score a new peak at #3. Featuring the birdsong of 53 of the most threatened species of Australian native birds, the project is collaboration between the nature recordist David Stewart, Nature Sound, the Bowerbird Collective, BirdLife Australia, Charles Darwin University and Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts. Proceeds from the album go towards BirdLife Australia's conservation efforts.

Juice WRLD takes out the week’s highest debut at #7 with Fighting Demons. It’s the second posthumous album from the late American rapper, who passed away in December 2019, after Legends Never Die (#1 Jul. ’20). Fighting Demons includes the singles ‘Already Dead’ (#29 Nov. ’21) and ‘Wandered To LA’ (#44 Dec. ’21), as well as contributions from Justin Bieber, Polo G, Trippie Redd and Suga of BTS. The album serves as a tie-in for documentary Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss, which was released in the US on 16 December.

American singer-songwriter Norah Jones releases her first festive season album, I Dream Of Christmas. The collection features originals as well as Jones’ take on Christmas classics including ‘White Christmas’, ‘Blue Christmas’, ‘Run Rudolph Run’ and ‘Christmas Time Is Here’. Jones last appeared on the ARIA Albums Chart with Pick Me Up Off The Floor (#21 Jun. ’20).