Debuts for Niall Horan, Adam Brand, Ocean Grove and more!
Raising funds for bush fire relief, the live album Artists Unite For Fire Fight takes out the #1 spot on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart (more below).
Def Leppard’s classic 1987 album Hysteria re-enters the Top 50 for an 82nd week at #34.
On the back of their Hottest 100 of the 2010s success, Tame Impala return at #40 with previous #1 Currents. Likewise, the Arctic Monkeys’ AM re-enters on the back of the Hottest 100 at #45.
Announcing an Australian tour for later in the year, The Killers jump to #46 with compilation Direct Hits.
#1: Various ‘Artists Unite For Fire Fight’ – The live album Artists Unite For Fire Fight debuts at #1 on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart. Recorded during the Fire Fight concert at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on 16 February, the album includes songs by every artist who performed on the day including Amy Shark, Grinspoon, Conrad Sewell, Hilltop Hoods, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Queen + Adam Lambert, John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John and more. Proceeds raised by the album will go towards bushfire relief.
#2: Niall Horan ‘Heartbreak Weather’ – Former One Direction member Niall Horan releases Heartbreak Weather, his second solo album. It’s Horan’s second album to debut at #2 after Flicker (#2 Oct. 17). Horan’s debut album was certified Gold. He has Australian tour dates set for September/October.
#6: Adam Brand ‘Speed Of Life’ – Australian country star Adam Brand releases his 15th studio album, Speed Of Life. It’s the singer-songwriter’s first studio album since Get On Your Feet (#7 Feb. ’17) and his sixth album to hit the ARIA Top Ten. Between albums Brand put out the career-spanning set Milestones...20 Years (#6 Jul. ’18).
#8: Ocean Grove ‘Flip Phone Fantasy’ – Melbourne nu-metal band Ocean Grove score their second Top Ten with Flip Phone Fantasy. Their second album follows debut The Rhapsody Tapes (#5 Feb. 17). Since their first album, the band have experienced several line-up changes, including bassist Dale Tanner taking over as lead vocalist. It was revealed this week that one of the band’s members has tested positive for COVID-19. Flip Phone Fantasy is also #1 on this week’s Vinyl Album Chart.
#10: Fanny Lumsden ‘Fallow’ – Country singer-songwriter Fanny Lumsden makes her first appearance in the Albums Chart Top Ten with Fallow. Lumsden’s third album takes over from Real Class Act (#23 Oct. ’17) as her highest peak on the chart. Both her previous albums have been nominated for the ARIA Award for Best Country Album.
#14: Kingswood ‘Juveniles’ – Kingswood returns with Juveniles. The third album from the Melbourne rockers comes three years on from After Hours, Close To Dawn (#10 Mar. ’17). To date, their highest chart peak was reached with their debut Microscopic Wars (#6 Sept.’14). Juveniles is #2 on the Vinyl Albums Chart this week.
#20: Don Toliver ‘Heaven Or Hell’ – American rapper Don Toliver makes his ARIA Charts debut with Heaven Or Hell. Toliver’s first album comes after the release of several mixtapes both on his own and with collaborators. Heaven Or Hell includes appearances by Travis Scott, Quavo, Offset and more.