News 8 April 2017

÷ makes it five weeks at #1

Debuts for Mastodon, Jamiroquai, Goldfrapp and more!

÷ makes it five weeks at #1

Debuts for Mastodon, Jamiroquai, Goldfrapp and more!

It’s week five at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for Ed Sheeran’s ÷. Previous album X returns to the top ten at #9.

In its fifteenth week in the top 50, the soundtrack to Moana has jumped up six spots to pick up a new peak at #2.

The Sing soundtrack returns to the top ten for seventh week, jumping up from #12 to #6.

As well as the title track re-entering the top 50 on the Singles Chart at #38, Rag'N'Bone Man’s ‘Human’ moves up the Albums Chart from #18 to #11.

Currently on a co-headlining tour with Blondie, Cyndi Lauper this week returns to the top 50 with Detour. It’s at #15.


#3: Mastodon ‘Emperor Of Sand’ – With their seventh studio album, American metal band Mastodon have picked up their highest peak on the ARIA Albums Chart. Emperor Of Sand is the follow-up to Once More 'Round The Sun (#7 Jun ’14) and becomes the band’s second album to hit the top ten.

#7: Jamiroquai ‘Automaton’ – British funk band Jamiroquai return with their first album in seven years, Automaton. The follow-up to Rock Dust Light Star (#13 Nov. ’10) gives the group their fourth top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart, which includes #1s with Synkronized (#1 Jun. ’99) and A Funk Odyssey (#1 Sept. ’01).

#12: Body Count ‘Bloodlust’ – Ice T-fronted metal band Body Count return to the top 50 for the first time since 1994 with Bloodlust. The follow-up to 2014’s Manslaughter is the band’s third album to hit the ARIA top 50 and the first since Born Dead (#5 Sept. ’94).

#16: Jon Stevens ‘Starlight’ – Former Noiseworks frontman Jon Stevens returns to the ARIA Albums Chart as a solo artist with Starlight. Stevens’ tenth studio album is his first to chart since Are U Satisfied (#27 Oct. ’93) and features appearances by Vanessa Amorosi and Ringo Starr.

#19: Polish Club ‘Alright Already’ – Sydney rockers Polish Club hit the Albums Chart with their debut album Alright Already. Prior to the album’s release, the duo released a self-titled EP in October 2015.

#20: Goldfrapp ‘Silver Eye’ – The seventh album from British electronic duo Goldfrapp becomes their sixth top 50 entry on the ARIA Albums Chart. Silver Eye comes four years on from Tales Of Us (#15 Sept. ’13). Seventh Tree (#11 Mar. ’08) remains Goldfrapp’s highest peak.

#23: Soundtrack ‘Big Little Lies (Music From The HBO Limited Series)’ – Following the finale of the seven part HBO series, the soundtrack to Big Little Lies makes its ARIA Charts debut. The album features tracks played throughout the show by the likes of Michael Kiwanuka, Leon Bridges, Alabama Shakes, Martha Wainwright, Charles Bradley and more.

#34: Jimmy Barnes & The Wiggles ‘Och Aye The G'nu’ – ARIA Hall Of Fame members Jimmy Barnes and The Wiggles team up for the new children’s album Och Aye The G'nu. Based on a character created by Barnes, the album features current and former Wiggles members, as well as members of the Barnes family. Jimmy Barnes last charted with Soul Searchin' (#1 Jun. ’16).

#36: Bob Dylan ‘Triplicate’Triplicate is the legendary Bob Dylan’s thirty-eighth studio album and third in three years. Like Shadows In The Night (#8 Feb. ’15) and Fallen Angels (#11 May ’16), the new album features covers of classic American tracks. It’s Dylan’s first triple album.

#38: Aled Jones, Dame Joan Sutherland ‘One Voice’ – Welsh vocalist Aled Jones returns to the ARIA top 50 for the first time since 2003 with One Voice. The album features Jones duetting with his 15 year old self on tracks recorded before the former boy soprano’s voice dropped. The Australian edition of One Voice also includes Jones’ only recording with soprano Dame Joan Sutherland, recorded in 1986. Jones last charted with Higher (#43 Dec. ’03).

#43: Kaleo ‘A/B’ – Icelandic indie rock band Kaleo make their ARIA top50 debut with A/B. It’s the group’s second studio effort, following on from their self-titled debut, released in 2013.