News 14 October 2022

Daniel Johns’ triumphant return

FutureNever back at #1 after vinyl release

Daniel Johns’ triumphant return

Best Artist nominee for the 2022 ARIA Awards, Daniel Johns, is back at the top of the Albums Chart for the first time in 22 weeks. 

The icon of Australian rock has spent a phenomenal six weeks in the top 10 albums, before climbing back to the top this week after FutureNever’s vinyl release. The album also comes in at #1 on the Vinyl Albums Chart.  

At a gap of 22 weeks, FutureNever holds the record for biggest gap between debuting at #1 and returning to #1 for an Aussie artist. 

Daniel Johns said: “To have FutureNever go to #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart twice in 2022 and spend 6 weeks in the ARIA Top 10 is amazing. Thank you to the incredible people who worked on this album with me and a very special thank you to everyone who has listened to FutureNever and helped spread the word. For an album with no singles and no music videos, I’m truly grateful that the music is speaking for itself.” 

ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “FutureNever has had such a success story in the ARIA Charts. After becoming the longest-standing album in the ARIA Albums Chart top 20 back in June, its return to #1 today is pretty amazing. Congratulations to Daniel and his team.” 

Charlie Puth’s anticipated album CHARLIE debuts at #5 off the back of two tracks in the top 5 of the ARIA Singles Chart and two top 10 albums under his belt already. At #4 is the debut of Maxident by K-pop outfit Stray Kids, a chart peak for the band after NOEASY peaked at #14 last year. 

Beyoncé also makes it back into the top 10 on the Albums Chart with Renaissance after the album’s vinyl release. Cuff It becomes the second single from the album to break the Singles Chart top 10 at #8 after the track’s enormous success on TikTok. 

Ed Sheeran’s Celestial debuts at #37 on the Singles Chart. It will appear in the highly anticipated video games, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, launching on 18 November exclusively on the Nintendo Switch family of consoles.