News 26 September 2020

Keith Urban scores fourth #1 on ARIA Albums Chart

Also, Aussie acts Mildlife and Yours Truly make their chart debut.

Keith Urban scores fourth #1 on ARIA Albums Chart

Country superstar Keith Urban scores his fourth #1 on the Albums Chart with Future Of Now Pt 1, the follow-up to 2018’s Graffiti U (#2 Apr. ‘18). The five-time ARIA Award winner and one-time ARIA Awards host previously hit the top spot with The Story So Far in 2012, Fuse in September 2013, and Ripcord in May 2016. Urban has released 11 solo studio albums and four compilations, nine of which have achieved Platinum status.

Ava Max’s debut single ‘Sweet But Psycho’ was everywhere in 2018, topping the charts in 22 countries and reaching #2 in Australia. The American pop-star includes that hit as the last of 15 tracks on her debut album, Heaven & Hell, which debuts at #7 this week.

Melbourne psych-jazz group Mildlife make their first appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart with their second album, Automatic, which lands at #8. The four-piece’s debut LP Phase won Best Album at the 2018 Worldwide FM Awards and Best Electronic Act at The Age Music Victoria Awards in the same year.

US R&B star Alicia Keys returns to the Albums Chart, hitting #13 with her seventh studio album, ALICIA. Her previous album Here, reached #14 in November 2016, while her highest peaks on the chart remain Songs In A Minor (#3 Mar. 2002) and As I Am (#3 Nov. ‘17). Originally slated for a March release but delayed due to COVID-19, the new record features collaborations with Miguel, Khalid and Jill Scott.

Sydney pop-punk outfit Yours Truly enter the ARIA Charts for the first time at #19 with their debut album Self Care. Led by vocalist Mikaila Delgado, the rising stars of the local rock scene have gained a loyal following thanks to a well-received EP Afterglow in 2019 and radio airplay of singles including ‘Circles’ and ‘Composure’.