Drake nabs his fourth #1 album on the ARIA Charts as he debuts in the top spot with Certified Lover Boy. The Canadian hip hop star’s sixth album is his first since Scorpion (#1 Jul. ’18) and features contributions from Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, Future, Young Thug, Yebba, 21 Savage and more. Between albums, Drake charted with the compilation Care Package (#7 Aug. ’19) and the mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes (#1 May ’20). He first hit #1 with Views in May 2016.
Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden claim their third straight Top Five album as Senjutsu debuts at #3. The British band’s 17th studio album comes six years on from The Book Of Souls (#2 Sept. ’15) and, like its predecessor, is a double album. Iron Maiden’s first Top Five album in Australia was with The Final Frontier (#2 Aug. ’10). Senjutsu is this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart #1.
American band Imagine Dragons score their fifth ARIA Top Ten album as they hit #10 with Mercury - Act 1. The follow-up to Origins (#4 Nov. ’18) was executive produced by Rick Rubin. All of Imagine Dragons' previous four albums peaked at #4.
Guy Sebastian re-enters the chart at #12 with his former #1 album T. R. U. T. H. It comes on the back of The Voice coach’s performance of the new single ‘Believer’ on the most recent episode of the show.
South Korean boy band Stray Kids make their Top 50 debut as they hit #14 with NOEASY. The eight-member group’s second album comes just over a year on from their debut, Go Live. Both albums have topped the charts in South Korea and hit the Top Ten in Japan. First dropping in mid-August, NOEASY is hitting the Top 50 now after its release on CD.
On the back of the release of their first new material in almost 40 years, ABBA’s career-spanning compilation ABBA Gold & More re-enters the Top 50 at #18.
At #31, tracks from Lady Gaga’s most recent studio album get the remix treatment on Dawn Of Chromatica. Released a year after parent album Chromatica (#1 Jun. ’20), the new album includes remixes from the likes of Charli XCX, Ashnikko, Arca, Shygirl, Mura Masa and more. It’s the second Lady Gaga remix album to hit the Top 50 after The Remix (#12 May ’10).
The multi-talented David Campbell releases his eleventh album, The Saturday Sessions, debuting at #33. Campbell’s first album since Back In The Swing (#10 May ’19) features his take on tracks by the likes of Radiohead, the Bee Gees and Smokey Robinson.
British rapper/singer Little Simz makes her ARIA Albums Chart debut at #40 with Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. It’s her fourth album, coming two years on from Grey Area, which scored Ivor Novello and NME awards, plus a Mercury Prize nomination.