Debuts for Vera Blue, Tyler, The Creator, In This Moment, Nine Inch Nails and more!
American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey scores her fourth ARIA Albums Chart #1 with fifth album ‘Lust For Life’. The follow-up to Honeymoon (#1 Sept. ’15) features collaborations with Stevie Nicks, Sean Ono Lennon, The Weeknd and more. Del Rey has also previously hit the top three with Born To Die (#1 Feb. ’12) and Ultraviolence (#1 Jun. ’14).
Following a similar trend to that of this week’s Singles Chart, Linkin Park have nine albums re-enter the top 50 this week. The highest charting is Hybrid Theory, which was released in 2000 and has returned to its original peak positon at #2. The band have also charted with One More Light (#4), Meteora (#5), Minutes To Midnight (#7), Collision Course with Jay-Z (#28), The Hunting Party (#38), Living Things (#40), A Thousand Suns (#47) and Studio Collection (#49).
In other sad news, one of Australia's most prominent musicians, Dr. G Yunupingu has also just passed away and in light of this we see his album Gurrumul re-enter at #27.
#6: Vera Blue ‘Perennial’ (Debut) – Sydney’s Celia Pavey hits the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time under the Vera Blue moniker with Perennial. The album comes four years on from the former Voice contestant’s debut album This Music (#14 Jul. ’13). Pavey began performing as Vera Blue in September 2015 with the single release, ‘Hold’.
#8: Tyler, The Creator ‘Flower Boy’ (Debut) – With his fourth solo album, LA rapper Tyler, The Creator hits the top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time. Flower Boy comes just over two years on from Cherry Bomb (#13 Apr. ’15) and features appearances from Frank Ocean, Lil Wayne, Pharrell, Jaden Smith and more.
#27: Dr. G Yunupingu – ‘Gurrumul’ – In other sad news, one of Australia's most prominent musicians, Dr. G Yunupingu has also just passed away. In light of this we see his album Gurrumul re-enter at #27.
#43: In This Moment ‘Ritual’ – Californian metalcore band In This Moment make their top 50 debut with Ritual. The band’s sixth album comes three years on from their last album, Black Widow. They released their debut album, Beautiful Tragedy in 2007.
#44: Nine Inch Nails ‘Add Violence’ – Nine Inch Nails return to the ARIA top 50 for the first time since 2013 with Adds Violence. The EP is the second in a planned trilogy that began with Not The Actual Events in December 2016. The third EP looks set for release by the end of 2017.