Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue scores her seventh #1 album on the ARIA Albums Chart as she debuts in the top spot with DISCO. The ARIA Hall Of Fame member’s fifteenth studio album comes two years on from Golden (#1 Apr. ’18). DISCO was partially recorded by Minogue in her home studio during the UK’s first period of COVID-19 lockdown, resulting in her being credited as an engineer for the first time on one of her albums. The album has also debuted at #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week.
Kylie Minogue has also previously hit #1 with the albums Light Years (#1 Oct. ’00), Fever (#1 Oct. ’01), X (#1 Dec. ’07), Kiss Me Once (#1 Mar. ’14) and Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection (#1 Jul. ’19).
DISCO is the 15th Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2020.
Dan Rosen, CEO of ARIA, said: “Congratulations to the one and only Kylie Minogue on her seventh ARIA #1 Album. It is incredible to think of the success she’s had throughout her stellar career, and that after over three decades as an artist she is still at the top of her game. Her new album is a much needed injection of fun in a challenging year, even if many of us can only dance in our living rooms. It is clear that Australians are still in love with our Kylie and it’s brilliant to see her back on top of the ARIA Charts.”
Moving up from #29, The Kid Laroi’s ARIA-nominated mixtape F*ck Love returns to its previous peak at #3 on the back of the release of a deluxe edition, F*ck Love (Savage). The new edition features seven additional tracks including ‘So Done’ (#7 Nov. ’20), which has hit the Top Ten for the first time this week. The Kid Laroi is nominated for Best Male Artist, Best Hip Hop Release and Breakthrough Artist at the 2020 ARIA Awards.
Debuting at #7, British girl group Little Mix return with sixth album, Confetti. The follow-up to LM5 (#8 Nov. ’18) becomes the quartet’s sixth Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart. They’ve previously peaked at #2 with both Get Weird (#2 Nov. ’15) and Glory Days (#2 Nov. ’16).
Releasing My Mind's Projection, Brad Cox makes his Top 50 debut at #13. The Jindabyne-born and raised country singer-songwriter’s second album follows his self-titled debut album, which was released in April 2018. Also in 2018, Cox won the Toyota Star Maker competition at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Country singer-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley hits #14 as he releases Christmas For Cowboys, his first new studio album in four years. The album includes 10 festive songs including two original tracks, and a duet with Cassar-Daley’s daughter Jem. Troy Cassar-Daley’s last studio album was Things I Carry Around (#5 Sept. ’16). He’s since charted with the compilation Greatest Hits (#7 Oct. ’18).
Melbourne’s The Smith Street Band take out their third Top 50 entry for 2020 at #30 as they release new live album Viva La Rev. The album captures the band playing at Melbourne’s The Reverence Hotel in February 2019, their last performance at the venue before it closed its doors. The Smith Street Band also charted earlier in the year with another live album, Live At The Triffid (#4 Mar. ’20), and they topped the chart with Don't Waste Your Anger (#1 Apr. ’20).
5 Seconds Of Summer drummer Ashton Irwin makes his first Top 50 appearance under his own name at #37 with Superbloom. Released in mid-October, Irwin’s debut solo album has moved into the chart this week after its release on CD and vinyl. As a member of 5SOS, Irwin topped the chart for one week in April of this year with CALM (#1 Apr. ’20).
As the cast for the Australian premiere season of Hamilton was released, the original soundtrack to the hit musical returns to the Top 50 this week at #47.