Debuts for Dami Im, Paul Kelly, Camp Cope and more!
Superstar Beyoncé has grabbed her second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart thanks to sixth album Lemonade (see below).
The late, great Prince has nine albums in the top 50 this week. The highest charting is The Very Best Of, which was released in 2001 and originally peaked at #40. The Purple One is also charting with The Hits / The B-Sides (#4), Purple Rain (#5), Ultimate (#6), Sign "O" The Times (#20), Diamonds And Pearls (#22), HITNRUN Phase One (#25), The Hits 1 (#40) and 1999 (#46).
Josh Groban’s Stages (Live) has jumped five spots to #12. Vance Joy’s Dream Your Life Away has re-entered the top 50 at #39. Lee Kernaghan’s Spirit Of The ANZACS is back in the chart at #41.
#1: Beyoncé ‘Lemonade’ – With her surprise sixth studio album, Beyoncé picks up her second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Released on Monday (25 Apr), Lemonade is the follow-up to Beyoncé (#1 Jan. ‘14) and features appearances by Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and more. Like its predecessor, there’s a visual album version of Lemonade. It was first broadcast on HBO in the US on 23 Apr. The album’s lead single, ‘Formation’, has debuted at #24 on this week’s Singles Chart.
#3: Dami Im ‘Classic Carpenters’ – Ahead of her appearance at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, Dami Im pays tribute to American duo The Carpenters with third album Classic Carpenters. The follow-up to Heart Beats (#7 Oct. ’14) features Carpenters classic such as ‘Rainy Days And Mondays’, ‘Superstar’, ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ and ‘(They Long to Be) Close to You’.
#9: Paul Kelly ‘Seven Sonnets And A Song’ – The twenty-first studio album from ARIA Hall Of Famer Paul Kelly pays tribute to William Shakespeare on four hundredth anniversary of the poet/playwright’s death. It’s Kelly’s fourth top ten on the Albums Chart and first since Spring And Fall (#8 Oct. ’12).
#16: A$AP Ferg ‘Always Strive And Prosper’ – American rapper A$AP Ferg pick up his first top 50 appearance courtesy of second album Always Strive And Prosper. The album is the follow-up to 2013’s Trap Lord.
#32: John Williamson ‘Looking For A Story’ – A new seven-track EP from ARIA Hall Of Famer John Williamson. Released as a follow-up to Honest People (#11 Aug. ’14), it features a newly-penned ANZAC-inspired track as well as other Australian classics.
#36: Camp Cope ‘Camp Cope’ – The self-titled debut album from Melbourne three-piece Camp Cope. The album was recorded and mixed at Melbourne’s Holes & Corners Studio by Sam Johnson (The Smith Street Band, The Bennies).
#38: Melbourne Ska Orchestra ‘Sierra Kilo Alpha’ – The debut top 50 appearance for 34-member Melbourne Ska Orchestra. It’s the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled album.