Plus, a #2 debut for DMA'S!
14 Steps To A Better You by Sydney band Lime Cordiale becomes the tenth Australian album to top the ARIA Charts in 2020 as it debuts at #1.
On receiving the news, the duo of brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach said:
"We’ve never been the band to make charts or win awards so suddenly having a number one album feels like someone’s playing a trick on us. The response to this album in this first week has been crazy. We’ve built up a dedicated audience over the years and their passion is what really got us there." - Oliver
"A big thank you to anyone that has an album sitting at home and a huge thanks to our management team for pushing our music out into the world." - Louis
ARIA CEO Dan Rosen said: “Congratulations to Louis and Oli of Lime Cordiale, and their team at Chugg Music, on topping the ARIA Albums Chart. Despite all the difficulties of the times, the band found a way to put on shows and connect with their audience. Their ingenuity, hard work and creativity has gotten them their first ever #1 album."
“I would also like to congratulate DMA'S for debuting at #2 with their album The Glow, their third Top 10 ARIA album."
“What a brilliant week for Aussie music!”
The Hamilton – An American Musical soundtrack moves up one spot to claim a new peak at #6.
Perth metalcore band Make Them Suffer re-enter the Albums Chart Top 50 with fourth album How To Survive A Funeral. The follow-up to Worlds Apart (#29 Aug. ’17) was released digitally at the end of June, debuting at #48. Its new peak comes on the back of the release of CD and vinyl versions.
#1: Lime Cordiale ‘14 Steps To A Better You’ – Lime Cordiale score their first #1 album on the ARIA Charts with 14 Steps To A Better You. It’s the second studio album from the Sydney duo consisting of brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach and comes three years on from their debut, Permanent Vacation (#79 Oct. ’17). Three of the album’s tracks featured in the 2019 Triple J Hottest 100: ‘Robbery’ (#7), ‘Inappropriate Behavior’ (#13) and ‘Money’ (#32).
#2: DMA’S ‘The Glow’ – Sydney’s DMA'S score a new chart peak as they release third album The Glow. The follow-up to For Now (#7 May ’18) was originally set to be released in April but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the trio’s third consecutive Top Ten on the Albums Chart, having first cracked it with debut album Hills End (#8 Mar. ’16). The track ‘Silver’ was #20 in the Triple J Hottest 100 announced in January.
#3: Juice WRLD ‘Legends Never Die’ – The late American rapper Juice WRLD scores his second Albums Chart Top Ten with Legends Never Die. Juice WRLD’s first posthumous release comes after he died in December 2019 and features contributions by Trippie Redd, The Kid Laroi, Marshmello and Halsey, among others. Juice WRLD previously charted with Death Race For Love (#8 Mar. ’19) and Goodbye & Good Riddance (#39 Dec. ’19).
#28: The Midnight ‘Monsters’ – American duo The Midnight make their Top 50 debut with Monsters. It’s the third album from the synthwave duo consisting of Tim Daniel McEwan and Jamison Tyler Lyle, following 2016’s Endless Summer and 2018’s Kids.