Debuts for Madonna, Hayden James and more!
American star Bruce Springsteen takes out his fourth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart as his new release, Western Stars, debuts in the top spot (more below).
Hitting the Singles Chart at #3 this week with ‘You Need To Calm Down’, Taylor Swift returns to the Albums Chart with Reputation and 1989. The former #1s are this week at #38 and #43, respectively.
#1: Bruce Springsteen ‘Western Stars’ – Bruce Springsteen scores his fourth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Western Stars. The legendary American singer-songwriter’s 19th studio album is his first release since Springsteen On Broadway (#6 Dec. ’18) and first studio album since High Hopes (#1 Jan. ’14). Springsteen has also hit #1 with Born In The U.S.A. (#1 Oct. ’84) and Greatest Hits (#1 Mar. ’95).
#2: Madonna ‘Madame X’ – Pop icon Madonna takes out her 20th Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart with Madame X. The 14th studio album by the American artist comes four years on from Rebel Heart (#1 Mar. ’15) and includes guest appearances by Quavo and Swae Lee, among others. Madonna has had eleven #1s on the ARIA Albums Chart during her career.
#9: Hayden James ‘Between Us’ – Sydney producer Hayden James makes his first Albums Chart appearance with debut LP, Between Us. The release comes six years on from James’ debut self-titled EP and features the singles ‘Numb’ (#48 Feb. ’18) and ‘Just Friends’ (#26 Jun. ’18).
#13: Amber Lawrence ‘Spark’ – Australian country singer-songwriter Amber Lawrence scores the highest peak of her career as she debuts at #13 with Spark. It’s Lawrence’s sixth studio album and the first to chart since Happily Ever After (#44 Oct. ’16). Her previous peak was with 3 (#41 Jan. ’12).
#21: Bastille ‘Doom Days’ – British group Bastille return to the chart for the first time in three years with Doom Days. The third album by the four-piece is the follow-up to Wild World (#7 Sept. ’16). Bastille first charted with Bad Blood (#10 Aug. ’13).