News 25 March 2022

Crash lands Charli XCX first ARIA #1 album

Debuts for Vanessa Amorosi, Josh Pyke, ArrDee.

Crash lands Charli XCX first ARIA #1 album

Charli XCX scores her first #1 album on the ARIA Chart, debuting in the top spot with Crash. The British pop singer-songwriter’s fifth album comes two years on from how i'm feeling now (#37 May ’20) and becomes her second Top Ten after Charli (#7 Sept. ’19). Crash includes collaborations with Christine and the Queens, Caroline Polachek and Rina Sawayama. As well as the Albums Chart, Crash also tops the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week.

Ed Sheeran’s fifth studio album, = (#1 Nov. ’21), climbs six spots back up to #2 following the announcement of his Australian tour to be held in February/March 2023. ÷ (#1 Mar. ’17) moves from #17 to #8, while x (#1 Jun. ’14) re-enters the Top 50 at #42.

Vanessa Amorosi makes her first ARIA Albums Chart Top 50 appearance since 2009, debuting at #7 with City Of Angels. The follow-up to 2020’s The Blacklisted Collection, City Of Angels is Amorosi’s seventh studio album. She last appeared on the chart with Hazardous (#7 Nov. ’09). This is Amorosi’s fourth Top Ten album.

Fighting Demons, Juice WRLD’s second posthumous album, re-enters the chart at #11. It comes on the back of the release of the album on vinyl and lands it at #2 in this week’s Vinyl Albums Chart.

Sydney singer-songwriter Josh Pyke hits the chart at #17 with To Find Happiness. Pyke’s seventh studio album comes two years on from Rome (#8 Sept. ’20) and includes a collaboration with Gordi on the track ‘Hummingbird’. The album gives Pyke an eighth Top 50 album.

British rapper ArrDee makes his ARIA Top 50 debut at #20 with Pier Pressure. The debut Brighton artist’s first mixtape includes the single ‘Flowers (Say My Name)’ (#49 Dec. ’21), plus a remix of Russ Millions and Tion Wayne’s ‘Body’ (#1 May ’21) featuring ArrDee.