Debuts for Horrorshow, Alter Bridge, Foals and more!
Debuting at #1 this week, Jessica Mauboy’s HILDA is the sixth Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2019.
With Mauboy at #1 on the Albums Chart and Tones And I at the top of the Singles Chart, this is the first week since August 2004 that we have two Australian female solo artists at the top of both ARIA Charts. The last time this occurred, Missy Higgins topped the Singles Chart with the Scar EP and Paulini was at #1 on the Albums Chart with One Determined Heart. It is only the third time this has happened in ARIA Chart History.
#1: Jessica Mauboy ‘HILDA’ – Jessica Mauboy claims her second solo #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with HILDA. Mauboy’s fourth studio album is the first since Beautiful (#3 Oct. ’13). Every song on the album was co-written by Mauboy; a career first. HILDA features the single ‘Little Things’ (#25 Aug. ’19). Mauboy first topped the ARIA Albums Chart individually with The Secret Daughter (Songs From The TV Series) (#1 Oct. ’16). She also previously scored a #1 album as a cast member of the film The Sapphires (#1 Aug. ’12).
#6: Various ‘Triple J Like A Version 15’ – The 15th edition of Triple J’s Like A version series of albums become the tenth in the series to hit the ARIA Top Ten. Coming a year on from Like A Version 14 (#6 Oct. ’18), the compilation features covers performed by the likes of Amy Shark, Adrian Eagle, Holy Holy, Thelma Plum, Vance Joy, The Presets, Cub Sport, Parcels, Lily Allen, The Wombats and more. Editions 9-13 in the Like A Version series all hit #1.
#7: Alter Bridge ‘Walk The Sky’ – Releasing sixth album, Walk The Sky, Alter Bridge make their second appearance in the ARIA Top Ten. Walk The Sky is the American band’s follow-up to The Last Hero (#6 Oct. ’16) and becomes their fifth album to chart in the ARIA Top 50.
#9: Horrorshow ‘New Normal’ – Sydney’s Horrorshow score their third Top Ten on the Albums Chart with New Normal. The hip hop duo’s fifth album comes a little over two years on from Bardo State (#4 Mar. ’17). To date, their highest peak on the chart has been with King Amongst Men (#2 Aug. ’13).
#10: Foals ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2’ – British band Foals release their second album of 2019, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2. The album is the second half of a project that also included previous release Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 (#11 Mar. ’19). Foals topped the chart with third album Holy Fire in 2013.
#15: Christie Lamb ‘Broken Lines’ – Sydney country singer-songwriter scores a new peak on the ARIA Albums Chart with Broken Lines. It’s Lamb’s second album to hit the Top 50 after she debuted in 2017 with Loaded (#22 Mar. ’17).
#23: James Arthur ‘YOU’ – James Arthur returns with YOU, his first album in three years. The third studio album by the British artist follows on from Back From The Edge (#8 Nov. ’16) and features contributions by Blink-182’s Travis Barker and Ty Dolla Sign, among others.
#38: Bad//Dreems ‘Doomsday Ballet’ – Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems score their third entry in the ARIA Top 50 entry with Doomsday Ballet. The band’s third studio album is the follow-up to Gutful (#23 May ’17). Doomsday Ballet has debuted at #5 on the Vinyl Albums Chart.