News 1 April 2022

Mainstream Sellout snares Machine Gun Kelly first ARIA #1 album

Debuts for Michael Bublé, Xavier Rudd, Placebo and more.

Mainstream Sellout snares Machine Gun Kelly first ARIA #1 album

Machine Gun Kelly takes out his first #1 album on the ARIA Charts as he debuts in the top spot with Mainstream Sellout. It’s the sixth album from the American pop-punk/hip hop star, coming less than two years on from Tickets To My Downfall (#2 Oct. ’20). The new album includes collaborations with Lil Wayne, Pete Davidson, Blackbear, Willow Smith and was produced by Blink-182’s Travis Barker. Current single ‘Maybe’, a collaboration with British act Bring Me The Horizon, sits at #38 on this week’s Singles Chart.

Canadian crooner Michael Bublé scores his ninth Top Two album on the ARIA Charts, debuting at #2 with Higher. Bublé’s eleventh album is his first since Love (#2 Nov. ’18). Higher includes a version of Paul McCartney's ‘My Valentine’ produced by McCartney himself, plus a duet with Willie Nelson and covers of tracks by Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, and Barry White. Bublé has previously topped the ARIA Charts with Michael Bublé (#1 May ’04), Call Me Irresponsible (#1 May ’07), Crazy Love (#1 Oct. ’09), Christmas (#1 Dec. ’11) and To Be Loved (#1 Apr. ’13).

The 2009 Greatest Hits album from the Foo Fighters has stormed up the chart from #38 to #4 following the sudden passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins on 25 March at the age of 50. Hawkins played on all seven of the American group’s studio albums that have reached #1 on the ARIA Charts, most recently Medicine At Midnight (#1 Feb. ’21).

Singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd claims his seventh Top Ten as he debuts at #6 with Jan Juc Moon. Rudd’s tenth album is his first new release since Storm Boy (#8 Jun. ’18). It continues Rudd’s run of Top Tens that started with White Moth (#6 Jun. ’07).

Returning with their first album in almost a decade, British band Placebo debut at #10 with Never Let Me Go. The follow-up to Loud Like Love (#9 Sept. ’13) becomes their fourth Top Ten album. It’s the first Placebo album recorded as a duo, following the departure of drummer Steve Forrest in 2015.

Melbourne’s Camp Cope take out their second ARIA Top 20 entry as they debut at #11 with Running With The Hurricane. The trio’s third album comes four years on from How To Socialise & Make Friends (#6 Mar. ’18), which earned them a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 2018 ARIA Awards. Running With The Hurricane tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

American rapper Denzel Curry snares a new career chart peak as he hits #12 with Melt My Eyez See Your Future. The follow-up to Unlocked (#33 Feb. ’20) is Curry’s fifth album and features collaborations with Robert Glasper, T-Pain, 6lack, Rico Nasty, Slowthai, Thundercat, Kenny Beats and more. His previous peak was with ZUU (#18 Jun. ’19).

New Zealand singer-songwriter Aldous Harding makes her ARIA Top 50 debut at #31 with Warm Chris. Harding’s fourth album is the follow-up to 2019’s Designer. Warm Chris debuts at #2 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

The soundtrack album Bridgerton Season Two (Covers From The Netflix Series) debuts at #45 this week. The album includes versions of tracks by Madonna, Alanis Morissette, the Bee Gees, Miley Cyrus, Robyn and more.