News 23 January 2021

Illy takes out second ARIA Charts #1 album with The Space Between

Plus, debuts by Why Don’t We and Zayn!

Illy takes out second ARIA Charts #1 album with The Space Between

Illy scores his second #1 album on the ARIA Charts with The Space Between. The Melbourne rapper’s sixth album and first in five years is the follow-up to Two Degrees (#1 Nov. ’16). It features the single ‘Then What’ (#33 Aug. ’19), as well as appearances from Guy Sebastian and G Flip, among others. The Space Between is the first Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2021.

Releasing second album The Good Times And The Bad Ones, American boy band Why Don't We take out their highest chart peak, debuting at #2. Coming just over two years on from 8 Letters (#10 Sept. ’18), the new album comes after the group released twelve standalone singles during 2019.

Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By jumps back up the chart 21 places to hit #5. It comes following the physical release of the deluxe edition of the album, which spent one week at #1 in January/February 2020.

At #10, Zayn returns to the Albums Chart for the first time since 2016 as Nobody Is Listening debuts at #10. The third solo album from the former One Direction member is the follow-up to 2018’s Icarus Falls, which charted outside of the Top 50. Zayn’s debut album Mind Of Mine spent a week at #1 in April 2016.

On the back of vinyl sales, Paul McCartney’s McCartney III returns to the chart at #42. It also tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

American pop artist Ashnikko makes her Albums Chart debut at #46 with the mixtape Demidevil. The release includes collaborations with Kelis, Grimes and more.

Releasing eleventh album, Spare Ribs, British electronic duo Sleaford Mods make their ARIA Albums Chart debut at #47. The follow-up to 2020’s Eton Alive includes an appearance by Amy Taylor from ARIA Award winners Amyl & the Sniffers.