Debuts for Dua Lipa, Pearl Jam, The Chats and more!
Taking out their fourth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with CALM, 5 Seconds Of Summer become the third Australian act to claim the top spot in 2020. The Sydney band also become the second Australia group, after Silverchair, to have their first four studio albums debut at #1 on the ARIA Charts.
On hearing of their #1 triumph, the band said: We are blown away by the news that our 4th record CALM has topped the Australian charts this week. And to have our first four albums go to #1 in our home country is so so special; we can’t thank our fans enough for making this happen. Thank you to everyone that listened to the record this week. We hope it brought you some joy during such challenging times. Love to everyone back home. Stay safe and well. - 5SOS
ARIA CEO Dan Rosen said: Congratulations to Ashton, Calum, Luke, Michael and the whole 5 Seconds Of Summer team for this incredible achievement. Getting a Number One album is difficult at any time, but topping the ARIA Charts in such an uncertain period shows how much their music means to their fans around Australia. Their success internationally also proves that in these times of isolation, Australian music still carries hope and optimism around the world.
#1: 5 Seconds Of Summer ‘CALM’ – Sydney band 5 Seconds Of Summer snare their fourth #1 album on the ARIA Charts with CALM. Coming two years on from Youngblood (#1 Jun. ‘18), the album features the singles ‘Easier’ (#12 Jun. ’19) and ‘Teeth’ (#15 Sept. ’19), as well as new Top 50 entry ‘Old Me’ (#39 this week). 5SOS’ first two #1s were with their self-titled debut (#1 Jul. ’14) and Sounds Good Feels Good (#1 Nov. ’15).
#2: Dua Lipa ‘Future Nostalgia’ – Releasing her second album, Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa takes out a career best peak on the ARIA Albums Chart. The album appears three years on from her self-titled debut (#8 Apr. ’18), which has spent 77 weeks to date in the Top 50. Future Nostalgia includes the Top Ten singles ‘Don’t Start Now’ (#2 Dec. ’19), ‘Physical’ (#9 Apr. ’20), and the new single ‘Break My Heart’ (debuting at #7).
#3: Pearl Jam ‘Gigaton’ – American rock veterans Pearl Jam take out their twelfth Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart with Gigaton. The Seattle band’s eleventh studio album is their first since Lightning Bolt (#1 Oct. ’13). In 2017 Pearl Jam was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Pearl Jam have previously hit #1 with Vs. (#1 Oct. ’93), Vitalogy (#1 Dec. ’94), No Code (#1 Aug. ’96), Yield (#1 Feb. ’98), Binaural (#1 May ’00), Riot Act (#1 Nov. ’02) and Backspacer (#1 Sept. ’09).
#5: The Chats ‘High Risk Behaviour’ – Sunshine Coast garage punk The Chats release their debut album, High Risk Behaviour. Formed in 2016 when the band’s three members were in high school in Noosa, The Chats have previously released two EPs: 2016’s self-titled EP and 2017’s Get This In Ya!!
#9: Joyner Lucas ‘ADHD’ – American hip hop artist Joyner Lucas makes his Albums Chart debut with ADHD. The album includes Lucas’ first Singles Chart entry ‘ISIS’ (#41 Jun. ’19), along with collaborations with Logic, Young Thug, Timbaland and more. Prior to the release of ADHD, Joyner Lucas released a handful of mixtapes and remixed works by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Future and Meek Mill.
#22: PARTYNEXTDOOR ‘PARTYMOBILE’ – Canadian artist PARTYNEXTDOOR return with third album, PARTYMOBILE. His first studio album since PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (#13 Aug. ’16) features collaborations with Drake and Rihanna – they’ve debuted at #28 on the Singles Chart this week with ‘Believe It’. Between albums PARTYNEXTDOOR released two EPs, both in 2017.
#44: The Wiggles ‘Fun And Games’ – The Wiggles take out their first new chart entry for 2020 Fun And Games. The follow-up to Party Time! (#30 Jul. ’19) becomes the iconic children’s group’s eleventh appearance in the ARIA Top 50. In the last week The Wiggles have released a new song, ‘Social Distancing’, to teach kids the importance of staying home and regularly washing their hands.