Debuts for Nightwish, Tory Lanez, The Strokes and more!
Two weeks after making its debut, Dua Lipa’s second album, Future Nostalgia, hits #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time. The follow-up to the English pop artist’s self-titled debut (#8 Apr. ’18) spent its first two weeks on the chart at #2. Three singles from Future Nostalgia are in this week’s Top 50: ‘Don’t Start Now’ (#4), ‘Break My Heart’ (#8) and ‘Physical’ (#9). It was also Dua Lipa’s first #1 album in the UK.
Following the release of a deluxe edition, Selena Gomez’s Rare returns to the chart at #48.
#7: Nightwish ‘Human. :II: Nature.’ – Finnish metal band Nightwish take out their first Top Ten album on the ARIA Charts with Human. :II: Nature. The group’s ninth studio album takes over from previous studio release Endless Forms Most Beautiful (#16 Apr. ’15) as their highest peak. It’s Nightwish’s first double album.
#10: Tory Lanez ‘The New Toronto 3’ – Releasing The New Toronto 3, his fifth studio album, Canadian rapper Tory Lanez scores a new chart peak. It’s the follow-up to Chixtape 5 (#18 Nov. ’19) and is his third album to chart in the ARIA Top 50. The first two installments in the New Toronto series were released as mixtapes in 2015 and 2017, respectively.
#21: The Strokes ‘The New Abnormal’ – American indie rock heroes The Strokes return with The New Abnormal. Produced by Rick Rubin, it’s the New York band’s sixth studio album and their first since Comedown Machine (#7 Apr. ’13). Between albums, most of the band’s members released solo/side project albums. The Strokes topped the Albums Chart with fourth album Angles (#1 Mar. ’11).
#28: Joe Satriani ‘Shapeshifting’ – Virtuoso guitarist Joe Satriani takes out his sixth entry in the ARIA Top 50 with Shapeshifting. Satriani’s 17th solo studio album comes two years on from What Happens Next (#20 Jan. ’18). He scored his highest chart peak with Surfing With The Alien (#10 Nov. ’88).
#29: Dream On Dreamer ‘What If I Told You It Doesn't Get Better’ – Returning with fifth studio album, What If I Told You It Doesn't Get Better, Melbourne post-hardcore band Dream On Dreamer score their fifth Top 50 entry. It’s their first album since It Comes And Goes (#34 Jun. ’18). They’ve also previously debuted on the chart at #29 with Songs Of Soulitude (Nov. ’15) and Loveless (Jul. ’13).