News 3 June 2022

Harry Styles scores second week at ARIA #1 with Harry's House

Top Ten debuts for Ball Park Music, Def Leppard, Liam Gallagher, Tate McRae.

Harry Styles scores second week at ARIA #1 with Harry's House

Harry Styles scores a second week at #1 with his third album, Harry’s House. Of the British star’s previous two chart-toppers, Harry Styles spent one week at #1 and Fine Line spent three weeks at #1. Harry’s House also spends a second week at #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Brisbane’s Ball Park Music score their third #2 album on the ARIA Charts with Weirder & Weirder. The group’s seventh album is the follow-up to their self-titled sixth album (#2 Nov. ’20), which earned them three ARIA Awards nominations in 2021. Weirder & Weirder becomes Ball Park Music’s sixth Top Ten album. 

Def Leppard takes out their fifth ARIA Top Ten album with Diamond Star Halos. The twelfth album from the rock veterans is their first since Def Leppard (#4 Nov. ’15) seven years ago. Named after a line from T. Rex’s ‘Bang a Gong (Get It On)’, Diamond Star Halos is the band’s homage to glam rock, one of their biggest influences.

Daniel JohnsFutureNever climbs up ten spots to #4 in its sixth week in the Top 50. The jump by the former #1 comes on the back of heavy sales of the album on cassette. So far in 2022, FutureNever has been the only Australian album to spend three weeks in Top Five, the only Australian Album to occupy the Top Ten for 4 weeks, the only Australian Album to hit #1 after its debut release week, the only Australian Album to occupy the ARIA Top Two for two weeks and the only Australian Album to occupy the ARIA Top 15 for six weeks.

Former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher claims a new solo peak on the ARIA Charts as C'mon You Know debuts at #5. The follow-up to Why Me? Why Not. (#7 Sept. ’19) is Gallagher’s third solo album. C'mon You Know debuts at #2 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. To coincide with the new studio album, Gallagher also released the live album - Down by the River Thames - which has debuted at #9 on the Vinyl Albums Chart. As a member of Oasis, Gallagher had six Top Tens, including two #1s: (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (#1 Jan. ’96) and Be Here Now (#1 Aug ’97).

Ed Sheeran’s = climbs back to from #11 to #7 following the release of a Tour Edition. The new version of the former #1 features an additional ten tracks including ‘The Joker and the Queen’ with Taylor Swift (#11 Feb. ’22), ‘2step’ with Lil Baby and ‘Bad Habits’ featuring Bring Me the Horizon.

Releasing her debut album, I Used To Think I Could Fly, Canadian singer-songwriter Tate McRae make her Albums Chart debut at #10. The album features the singles ‘She’s All I Wanna Be’ (#19 Feb. ’22) and ‘Chaotic’ (#39 Apr. ’22). McRae released two EPs prior to the album.

The soundtrack to Top Gun: Maverick debuts this week at #11. The album includes tracks by Hans Zimmer, OneRepublic and Lady Gaga, plus Kenny Loggins’ ‘Danger Zone’ (#14 Sept. ’86) from the original film. One single has been released from the album: Lady Gaga’s ‘Hold My Hand’ (#36 May ’22). The soundtrack to Top Gun (#3 Oct. ’86) this week returns to the chart at #47.

Following a reissue to mark its 20th anniversary, Eminem’s The Eminem Show re-enters the chart at #34. The new version features previously unreleased tracks and instrumentals as bonuses. The album has spent a total of seven weeks at #1, with the first week being this time in 2002.

Australian singer-songwriter/musician/comedian Tom Cardy returns to the chart at #49 with his debut album, Artificial Intelligence. Debuting at #40 in August 2021, the album climbs back up this week on the back of its release on vinyl. This has resulted it it hit #3 on the Vinyl Albums Chart.