News 9 April 2016

Lukas Graham Nabs First #1 Album

Debuts for The Last Shadow Puppets, Babymetal, Pet Shop Boys and more!

Lukas Graham Nabs First #1 Album

Debuts for The Last Shadow Puppets, Babymetal, Pet Shop Boys and more!

It’s another week and another new #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Danish band Lukas Graham debuting in the top spot with their self-titled album (see below).

On the back of their current success on the Singles Chart with their cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’, Disturbed’s former #1 album Immortalized has moved up a further seven spots this week to sit at #6.

Moves this week come from Ed Sheeran’s X (up nine to #10), Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface (up eight to #16) and Essential Michael Jackson (up eleven to #27).

The week's highest re-entry comes from Little Mix’s Get Weird. It’s back at ##29 as ‘Secret Love Song’ continues its move up the Singles Chart. This week it’s at #27).


#1: Lukas Graham ‘Lukas Graham’ – Danes Lukas Graham pick up a #1 double this week. On top of ‘7 Years’ claiming its record-breaking eighth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, the band’s self-titled album has claimed the #1 on the Albums Chart. The album includes tracks from their first two European albums, including ‘7 Years’.

#7: Babymetal ‘Metal Resistance’ – The ARIA Charts debut for Japanese J-pop/metal band Babymetal. It’s their second album, following on from 2014’s self-titled debut. They become the first Japanese act to ever chart in the top 50 in their own right. Yoko Ono peaked at #4 in February 1984 with the album Milk & Honey, a collaboration with John Lennon.

#9: The Last Shadow Puppets ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ – Eight years on from The Age Of The Understatement (#30 Apr. ’08), Arctic Monkey Alex Turner returns to side project The Last Shadow Puppets for second album Everything You've Come To Expect. It’s the second installment in a trilogy of albums to be released by the band.

#11: In Stereo ‘She’s Rock N Roll’ – 2015 X Factor contestants In Stereo make their Albums Chart debut with She's Rock N Roll. The EP features originals co-written by the three 16 year old Sydneysiders, Chris, Jake and Ethan.

#12: Pet Shop Boys ‘Super’ – Electro pop legends Pet Shop Boys return with their thirteenth album Super. The follow-up to Electric (#24 Jul. ’13) is their twelfth studio album to reach the top 50 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

#19: Nathaniel Rateliff ‘Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ – The debut ARIA Albums Chart appearance for American singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff and his band The Night Sweats. Prior to formation of The Night Sweats, Rateliff had released several solo albums.

#28: Weezer ‘Weezer (White Album)’ – American indie rock legends Weezer nab their eighth top 50 appearance with tenth album Weezer (White Album). The album is the follow-up to Everything Will Be Alright In The End (#45 Oct. ’14). Their highest chart appearance has been with Maladroit (#11 May ’02).