News 19 March 2021

Dua Lipa returns to the ARIA Albums Chart #1 with Future Nostalgia

Plus, debuts for Rob Zombie, The Paper Kites and more!

Dua Lipa returns to the ARIA Albums Chart #1 with Future Nostalgia

In its 51st week in the Top 50, Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia returns to #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The second studio album from the English singer-songwriter debuted at #2 on the chart in April 2020 and hit #1 for the first time in its third week in the Top 50. It’s remained on the chart since release, spending 21 weeks in the Top Ten and dropping only as low as #31 during its run. Its return to the Top Ten came after the release of a deluxe reissue, known as The Moonlight Edition, in mid-February.

Future Nostalgia won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 63rd Grammy Awards, held on 14 March. The album has spawned four Top Ten singles: ‘Don’t Start Now’ (#2 Feb. ’20), ‘Physical’ (#9 Apr. ’20), ‘Break My Heart’ (#7 Apr. ’20) and ‘Levitating’ (#4 Jan. ’21). This week ‘Levitating’ sits at #11 and The Moonlight Edition’s ‘We’re Good’ is at #29.

Both of Taylor Swift’s 2020 albums re-enter the Top Ten this week, with folklore climbing 13 spots to #7 and evermore moving six places to #8. The surge for the both albums come on the back of folklore winning Album Of The Year at the 63rd Grammy Awards. It was the third time Swift has won the prestigious prize, having previously taken it out in 2010 for Fearless and 2016 for 1989. folklore has also climbed back up the Vinyl Albums Chart to #4.

Rob Zombie takes out his second straight Albums Chart Top Ten entry with The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy. The American metal veteran’s seventh solo album comes five years on from previous release, The Electric Warlock Acid With Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (#8 May ’16). Between albums, Zombie directed the horror film 3 From Hell.

Melbourne’s The Paper Kites score their fourth Top 50 entry on the ARIA Albums Chart as they release fifth studio album Roses. The follow-up to On the Corner Where You Live (#48 Oct. ’18) is a collaborative album of duets that features appearances by the likes of Julia Stone, Lucy Rose, Rosie Carney, Aoife O'Donovan, Nadia Reid, Amanda Bergman, Ainslie Wills and more. Roses tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

American R&B artist Giveon claims out his first entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with When It's All Said And Done... Take Time. The compilation brings together his first two EPs: March 2020’s Take Time and October 2020’s When It’s All Said And Done. The first EP features the track ‘Heartbreak Anniversary, which sits on this week’s Singles Chart at #16.

Central Cee makes his first appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart at #37 with the Wild West Mixtape. It’s the 22-year-old West London rapper’s debut mixtape. He’s been releasing music since 2017, when he put out the single ‘Over You’.