Debuts for Skegss, Paul McCartney, $uicideboy$ and more!
Eminem’s Kamikaze holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a second straight week. Of the rapper’s nine #1 albums, three others have spent two weeks at the peak: Curtain Call: The Hits (#1 Dec. ’05), Relapse (#1 May ’09) and The Marshall Mathers LP2 (#1 Nov. ‘13). Eminem spent his most weeks at #1 when Recovery (#1 Jun. ’10) spent nine weeks in the top spot. Curtain Call: The Hits is up six to #21 this week.
Following his passing last Friday (7/9) at the age of 26, American rapper Mac Miller returns to the Albums Chart at #7 with Swimming. The album, released on 3 August this year, originally debuted and peaked at #21. Its reappearance on the chart gives Miller his first Top Ten and takes over from The Divine Feminine (#13 Sept. ’16) as his highest peak.
Khalid’s American Teen marks its 61st week in the Top 50 with a jump of eight to #30.
With two songs in the Singles Chart, Imagine Dragons move up ten spots on the Albums Chart with Evolve.
Following the announcement of their February 2019 tour of Australia, Maroon 5 have re-entered the Top 50 at #39 with compilation Singles Collection.
#2: Skegss ‘My Own Mess’ – Byron Bay garage rock trio Skegss take out their first chart appearance with debut album, My Own Mess. Formed in 2013, the band released four EPs between 2015 and 2017, as well as a handful of singles. Skegss will be touring Australia in October/November in support of the album.
#4: Paul McCartney ‘Egypt Station’ – The legendary Paul McCartney hits the Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time since 1997 with Egypt Station. The former Beatle’s 18th solo album is his first since New (#22 Oct. ’13). He last hit the Top Ten with Flaming Pie (#9 Jun. ’97) and last hit the Top Five in Australia when Tug Of War peaked at #2 in 1982. Between studio albums McCartney released the career-spanning compilation Pure McCartney (#26 Jun. ’16).
#10: $uicideboy$ ‘I Want To Die In New Orleans’ – New Orleans hip hop act $uicideboy$ make their Albums Charts debut with I Want To Die In New Orleans. It’s the debut album from the duo (Aristos “Ruby da Cherry” Petrou and Scott “Slick Sloth” Arcenaux Jr.) who are first cousins. Since forming in 2014, they have released more than 40 EPs and mixtapes.
#38: Lauren Daigle ‘Look Up Child’ – American contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle makes her ARIA Top 50 debut with Look Up Child. It’s the singer-songwriter’s second studio album, coming three years on from 2015 debut How Can It Be.
#43: Russ ‘Zoo’ – With his second studio album, American rapper Russ makes his ARIA Top 50 debut. Zoo comes just over a year on from Russ’ debut album, There’s Really A Wolf, which peaked at #7 in the US.