News 21 January 2022

Dawn FM gives The Weeknd second week at ARIA #1

Top Ten debuts for The Wombats, Bonobo, Lime Cordiale & Idris Elba!

Dawn FM gives The Weeknd second week at ARIA #1

The Weeknd holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a second week with Dawn FM. It’s the first of the Canadian singer-songwriter's four #1s to spend more than one week in the top spot.

British trio The Wombats take out their fourth Top Ten album on the ARIA Charts with Fix Yourself, Not The World. It’s the band’s first album in four years, following on from Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (#5 Feb. ’18). The album was recorded during COVID-19 lockdowns with each band member in a different location: Los Angeles, Oslo and London. The Wombats have also previously peaked at #2 with The Wombats Proudly Present... This Modern Glitch (#2 May ’11) and Glitterbug (#2 Apr. ’15).

The Encanto soundtrack moves up on spot to hit a new peak at #4.

Debuting at #6, Bonobo takes out his highest career peak with Fragments. The British DJ/producer’s seventh studio album comes five years on from previous album Migration (#12 Jan. ’17), which was his first to appear in the ARIA Top 50. Fragments includes collaborations with Jordan Rakei and Joji, among others.

Sydney band Lime Cordiale and British actor/musician Idris Elba hit this week’s chart at #9 with the collaboration Cordi Elba. Recorded in Sydney while Elba was in town shooting a movie, the mini album includes a new version of Lime’s ‘Unnecessary Things’, plus the current single ‘Apple Crumble’. It’s Lime Cordiale’s first release since 14 Steps To A Better You (#1 Jul. ’20), which won them Breakthrough Artist at the 2020 ARIA Awards. 

Australian country veteran Lee Kernaghan marks 30 years since his debut album The Outback Club with the compilation The Very Best Of Lee Kernaghan: Three Decades Of Hits. It’s Kernaghan’s third compilation to chart after The Big Ones: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (#16 Oct. ’14) and Ultimate Hits (#8 Oct. ’11). During Kernaghan’s 30 years in music, eight of his studio albums have appeared in the Top Ten including the chart-topper Spirit Of The Anzacs (#1 Apr. ’15).

American rapper Cordae takes out a new chart peak as he releases From A Bird's Eye View, his second album. It’s the follow-up to The Lost Boy (#27 Aug. ’19), which was released under the name YBN Cordae. It features collaborations with Gunna, Lil Wayne, H.E.R., Lil Durk, Freddie Gibbs, Stevie Wonder, Eminem, and Roddy Ricch.