Debuts from Cher, The Living End, Lil Wayne, Logic, Rod Stewart and more!
Home by Fremantle's The John Butler Trio is the ninth Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2018 after The Amity Affliction’s Misery, Amy Shark’s Love Monster, 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Youngblood, Sheppard’s Watching The Sky, Parkway Drive’s Reverence, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow), Kylie Minogue’s Golden and Vance Joy’s Nation Of Two.
A double surge up the chart this week for Jimmy Barnes, following his performance at the AFL Grand Final on Saturday and the TV premiere of his film Working Class Boy on Monday night. The compilation The Best Of Cold Chisel: All For You has jumped back up 41 spots to #5. The album has just be issues on vinyl and in a boxset. It debuted at #2 back in October 2011. Working Class Boy - The Soundtracks has re-entered the chart at #11.
With her tour less than two weeks away from starting, Taylor Swift continues to move back up the chart with Reputation. The former #1 is up six to #16.
Following a promotional tour, which included a performance at the Deni Ute Muster, Carrie Underwood has moved up six spots to #20 with Cry Pretty.
American country artist Luke Combs is back up ten places with debut album This One's For You. This week it's at #29.
As he wraps up his Austraian tour, Welsh classical vocalist Aled Jones has moved up form #50 to #33 with One Voice: Believe.
After their performance at the NRL Grand Final, Gang Of Youths re-enter the chart at #43 with ARIA Award-winning album Go Farther In Lightness.
#1: The John Butler Trio ‘Home’ – ARIA Award winners John Butler Trio score their fourth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Home. The group’s seventh studio album is the follow-up to Flesh & Blood (#2 Feb. ’14). They’ve previously topped the ARIA Charts with April Uprising (#1 Apr. ’10), Grand National (#1 Apr. ’07) and Sunrise Over Sea (#1 Mar. ’04).
#2: Cher ‘Dancing Queen’ – The legendary Cher debuts at #2 on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart with Dancing Queen. An album of covers of ABBA songs, it’s the American entertainer’s 26th studio album and the first since Closer To The Truth (#17 Sept. ’13). It becomes her first to hit the Top Ten in Australia since The Greatest Hits (#5 Jan. ’00). Cher first topped the Albums Chart 29 years ago with Heart Of Stone (#1 Nov. ’89).
#3: The Living End ‘Wunderbar’ – Melbourne trio The Living End release their eighth studio album, Wunderbar. Recorded in Berlin, it’s the band’s eighth studio album and comes just over two years on from previous release Shift (#4 May ’16). They have previously topped the ARIA Albums Chart twice with their self-titled debut (#1 Oct. ’98) and State Of Emergency (#1 Feb. ’06).
#6: Lil Wayne ‘Tha Carter V’ – Lil Wayne scores a new Albums Chart peak with Tha Carter V. The American rapper’s twelfth studio album is his first to chart since I Am Not A Human Being II (#43 Apr. ’13) and features appearances by Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and more. Lil Wayne’s previous chart peak was with The Carter IV (#9 Sept. ’11).
#8: Logic ‘YSIV’ – American rapper Logic takes out a fourth Albums Chart entry with YSIV. His fourth studio album features guest spots by all living members of the Wu Tang Clan, Jaden Smith, Hailee Steinfeld, Ryan Tedder and more. It becomes Logic’s highest Albums Chart peak, surpassing Bobby Tarantino II (#10 Mar. ’18).
#15: Rod Stewart ‘Blood Red Roses’ – British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart releases his 30th solo album, Blood Red Roses. Coming three years on from Another Country (#9 Nov. ’15), it’s Stewart’s first studio album since being knighted in 2016.