News 8 October 2021

Drake returns to ARIA Albums Chart #1 with Certified Lover Boy

Debuts for Pond, Client Liaison and more!

Drake returns to ARIA Albums Chart #1 with Certified Lover Boy

After two weeks away from the #1 position, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy returns to the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for a third week. It now sits alongside Scorpion (#1 Jul. ’18) as the Canadian rapper’’s longest stay at the top of the chart.

Following its release on vinyl Fearless (Taylor's Version), the re-recording of Taylor Swift’s second album, returns to the chart at #5. When it was released in April of this year, it became the American singer-songwriter’s eighth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Fearless (Taylor's Version) tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Perth band Pond score their first ARIA Albums Chart Top Ten as they debut at #6 with 9. The group’s aptly titled ninth studio album comes two years after Tasmania (#15 Mar. ’19), which held their previous peak, along with Man It Feels Like Space Again (#15 Feb. ’15). It’s their first self-produced album in over a decade. 

Melbourne’s Client Liaison claim their first ARIA Albums Chart Top Ten at #7 as they return with Divine Intervention. The second album from the duo comes five years on from their debut, Diplomatic Immunity (#15 Nov. ’16). It features collaborations with producers Nick Littlemore (Pnau) and Dann Hume, plus Eskimo Joe’s Joel Quartermain.

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga take out their second chart entry together after reuniting for Love For Sale. The second collaborative album from the pair comes seven years on from Cheek To Cheek (#7 Sept. ‘14) and is a tribute to the work of American composer Cole Porter. It’s veteran crooner Bennett’s 61st studio album.

Debuting at #16, Irish band The Script bring together highlights of their career so far on the compilation Tales From The Script: Greatest Hits. The album includes tracks from all of the band’s six studio albums, plus one new sing, ‘I Want It All’. To date, their highest peak was with Science & Faith (#2 Oct. ’10).

Australian country singer-songwriter Angus Gill debuts at #19 this week with The Scrapbook. Gill’s fourth album comes a year on from 3 Minute Movies (#28 Oct. ’20) and becomes his highest peak on the chart.

With the announcement of a new track, ‘Easy on Me’, set for release on 15 October, Adele’s 25 has re-entered the chart at #31.

Following the 30th anniversary of its release, Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind returns to the Albums Chart at #37. It’s the landmark album’s 87th week in the Top 50.