News 13 August 2021

Billie Eilish holds ARIA Charts #1 album for second week with Happier Than Ever

Youngn Lipz, George Harrison, Barbra Streisand and more hit the chart!

Billie Eilish holds ARIA Charts #1 album for second week with Happier Than Ever

Billie Eilish holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a second week with her second album, Happier Than Ever. Since last week, the album has topped charts around the world, including in the US, UK, New Zealand and Sweden. The title track has moved to #3 on this week’s Singles Chart.

Youngn Lipz scores his first chart appearance with Area Baby. The South West Sydney rapper’s debut album comes two years after he released his debut single ‘Misunderstood’ (which is included on Area Baby). The single was awarded Most Performed Hip Hop / Rap Work at the 2021 APRA Awards.

Reissued to mark its 50th anniversary, George Harrison’s classic All Things Must Pass returns to the chart. Released in November 1970, the third solo album from the Beatles’ lead guitarist – the first released after the band’s split – spent eight weeks at #1 in Australia in the first half of 1971. The new edition of the album was originally intended for a 2020 release but was delayed because of COVID-19. It includes multiple extra discs featuring alternate takes and demos.

The iconic Barbra Streisand hits the chart with Release Me 2. The rarities collection is the second in the series after 2012’s Release Me. It features collaborations with Barry Gibb, Willie Nelson and Kermit The Frog. Streisand last charted with the studio album Walls (#7 Nov. ’18).

Hip hop veteran Nas takes out his first Top 50 entry in nearly a decade with 13th studio album, King's Disease II. The sequel to 2020’s King’s Disease includes collaborations with Eminem, Lauryn Hill, YG and more. Nas last charted with Life Is Good (#27 Jul. ’12).

Sydney singer-songwriter MAY-A makes her ARIA Charts debut at #31 with Don't Kiss Ur Friends. The 19-year-old’s debut EP follows the release of seven singles since 2019.

Tom Cardy makes his chart debut with Artificial Intelligence. It’s the debut album from the Sydney comedian and musician, known for his Song Sequels segment on Triple J and who has over 10.8 million likes on TikTok. As well as originals, Artificial Intelligence includes a cover of ‘Carol Brown’ by Flight Of The Conchords.