Debuts for Tyler, The Creator, Rammstein, The National and more!
Brisbane singer-songwriter Conrad Sewell becomes the third Australian artist to top the ARIA Albums Chart in 2019 as he debuts at #1 with Life (more below).
After the Eurovision Song Contest was held last weekend, its companion album, Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019, jumps up 34 spots to #13 in its second week in the Top 50.
The Ten Tenors’ Love Is In The Air returns to the Top 50 for a second week, claiming a new peak at #25 in the process.
Following a reissue to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Kasey Chambers’ debut solo album The Captain is back in the chart this week at #31.
#1: Conrad Sewell ‘Life’ – Releasing his debut album, Life, Australian singer-songwriter Conrad Sewell debuts at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Life includes the single ‘Healing Hands’ (#7 Jul. ’18), as well as former #1 ‘Start Again’ (#1 Jun. ’15). Sewell previously appeared on the Albums Chart with the EP All I Know (#9 Nov. ’15).
#3: Tyler, The Creator ‘Igor’ – American rapper Tyler, The Creator scores a new Albums Chart peak with Igor. Featuring contributions by Solange, Kanye West, Pharrell, Santigold, CeeLo Green and more, it’s his second Top Ten entry after Flower Boy (#8 Jul. ’17). Four of Igor’s tracks sit in the Top 50 on this week’s Singles Chart, the highest being ‘Earfquake’ at #11.
#5: Rammstein ‘Rammstein’ – After a ten-year break, German industrial band Rammstein return with their self-titled seventh album. The follow-up to Liebe ist für alle da (#9 Nov. ’09) becomes the group’s third Top Ten and highest chart peak. They first hit the Top Ten with Mutter (#10 Apr. ‘10).
#6: The National ‘I Am Easy To Find’ – American indie rock band The National return with eighth studio album, I Am Easy To Find. The follow-up to Sleep Well Beast (#2 Sept. ’17) is the group’s third Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart and was co-produced by The National and film and music video director Mike Mills.
#7: DJ Khaled ‘Father Of Asahd’ – Hip hop producer DJ Khaled scores a third Top Ten entry with Father Of Asahd. The American’s eleventh studio album features a host of guests including Cardi B, Lil Wayne, SZA, Nas, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Future, Justin Bieber and the late Nipsey Hussle. Two singles from the album have charted: ‘No Brainer’ (#6 Aug. ’18) and ‘Just Us’ (#32 May ’19). DJ Khaled has previously hit the Top Ten with the albums Major Key (#6 Aug. ’16) and Grateful (#7 Jul. ’17).
#10: Lewis Capaldi ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ – Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi make his first Albums Chart appearance with Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent. Capaldi’s debut album includes current hit single ‘Someone You Loved’, which has hit a new peak this week at #5.
#30: Alex Lahey ‘The Best Of Luck Club’ – Melbourne singer-songwriter Alex Lahey takes out a second Top 50 entry with The Best Of Luck Club. Lahey’s second album comes less than two years on from her debut, I Love You Like A Brother (#15 Oct. ’17).
#33: Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Dedicated’ – Carly Rae Jepsen returns with her first album in four years, Dedicated. The Canadian singer-songwriter’s fourth studio album is her third to chart locally after Kiss (#8 Sept. ’12) and E.Mo.Tion (#37 Aug. ’15).