News 22 October 2016

Jessica Mauboy makes ARIA history

Debuts for Kings Of Leon, Lisa Mitchell, Trophy Eyes and more!

Jessica Mauboy makes ARIA history

Debuts for Kings Of Leon, Lisa Mitchell, Trophy Eyes and more!

With her first individual #1 with The Secret Daughter (Songs From The Original TV Series), Jessica Mauboy becomes the first indigenous artist to reach #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The Secret Daughter (Songs From The Original TV Series) is the eighteenth Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2016.

As well as thirteen debuts, this week’s chart also includes some big moves from the likes of the soundtrack to Dream Lover – The Bobby Darrin Musical (up nine to #17), INXS’ The Very Best (up 24 to #21), Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman (up 22 to #28) and Human Nature’s Gimme Some Lovin': Jukebox Vol. II (up eleven to #31).


#1: Jessica Mauboy ‘The Secret Daughter (Songs From The Original TV Series)’ – Scoring her first individual #1 with The Secret Daughter (Songs From The Original TV Series), Jessica Mauboy become the first indigenous artist to debut at #1 on the ARIA Charts. Featuring tracks performed throughout the series, the album features five originals, as well as covers of tracks by the likes of Cold Chisel, Sia, Crowded House, Roxette, Primal Scream and more. The cover of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ has a new peak this week at #34. The Secret Daughter takes over from Beautiful (#3 Oct. ‘13) as Mauboy’s highest solo peak. She previously scored a #1 album as a cast member of the film The Sapphires (#1 Aug. ’12).

#2: Hillsong Worship ‘Let There Be Light’ – The second album to hit the top 50 under the Hillsong Worship name. A live album recorded in July in Sydney, Let There Be Light comes a year on from the #1 Open Heaven/River Wild (#1 Oct. ’15).

#3: Kings Of Leon ‘WALLS’ – The seventh album from American band Kings Of Leon. WALLS (short for We Are Like Love Songs) comes on the back of the band’s run of three straight #1s with Only By The Night (#1 Oct. ’08), Come Around Sundown (#1 Oct. ’10) and Mechanical Bull (#1 Sept. ’13).

#8: Trophy Eyes ‘Chemical Miracle’ – The top 50 debut for Newcastle punk band Trophy Eyes. Chemical Miracle is the group’s second album, following on from 2014’s Mend, Move On.

#9: Lisa Mitchell ‘Warriors’ – Lisa Mitchell returns with her first album in four years, Warriors. The singer-songwriter’s third album is also her third to hit the top ten, following on from Wonder (#6 Aug. ’09) and Bless This Mess (#7 Oct. ’12). Warriors was produced by 2016 ARIA Awards Engineer Of The Year co-winner Eric Dubowsky.

#14: The Dillinger Escape Plan ‘Dissociation’ – The sixth album from The Dillinger Escape Plan gives the American mathcore band their second appearance in the top 50 and a new chart peak. Dissociation has been announced as the group’s final studio release; they’ll break up once touring for the album is complete.

#19: The Game ‘1992’ – Studio album eight from The Game gives the American rapper his sixth appearance in the ARIA top 50. 1992 features collaborations with Jason Derulo and Jeremih.

#24: Two Door Cinema Club ‘Gameshow’ – Four years on from their last album, Northern Irish band Two Door Cinema Club return with Gameshow. The album is the follow-up to Beacon (#4 Sept. ’12). In between albums, the band released the Changing Of The Seasons EP.

#27: Andre Rieu ‘Falling In Love’ – The second debut in the top 50 in 2016 for Dutch waltz king Andre Rieu, following the debut of Magic Of The Waltz (#34 May ’16). The new release coincides with Rieu’s current Australian tour.

#37: The Naked And Famous ‘Simple Forms’ – New Zealand band The Naked And Famous return with third album Simple Forms. It comes three years on from In Rolling Waves (#12 Sept. 13) and is also their third album to chart in the top 50.

#44: Sabrina Carpenter ‘EVOLution’ – The second album by American actress and singer Sabrina Carpenter. The follow-up to 2015’s Eyes Wide Open is Carpenter’s first to chart in Australia.

#47: Jagwar Ma ‘Every Now & Then’ – Sydney’s Jagwar Ma make their top 50 debut with Every Now & Then. The indie electronic trio’s second studio album comes three years on form debut Howlin’.

#48: JoJo ‘Mad Love’ – American singer-songwriter JoJo makes her ARIA top 50 debut with third album Mad Love. It’s JoJo’s first album in ten years and features appearances by Alessia Cara and Wiz Khalifa.