News 18 June 2021

Olivia Rodrigo holds ARIA Albums Chart #1 for fourth week with SOUR

Plus, debuts for King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polo G, Garbage and more!

Olivia Rodrigo holds ARIA Albums Chart #1 for fourth week with SOUR

SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo is #1 for a fourth straight week on the ARIA Albums Chart. All eleven of the album’s tracks occupy the ARIA Top 50 with ‘Good 4 U’ the highest at #1 and ‘Hope Ur OK’ the lowest at #48.

Melbourne’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard take out their 13th Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart as they debut at #2 with their second studio album of the year, Butterfly 3000. The follow-up to L.W. (#4 May ’21) becomes the group’s fourth album to peak at #2 after Flying Microtonal Banana (#2 Mar. ’17), Infest The Rats' Nest (#2 Aug. ’19) and Chunky Shrapnel (#2 Jul. ’20). The album’s track listing and cover art remained a secret until its release. Butterfly 3000 is #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart, their sixth album to top that chart.

Polo G scores a new ARIA Albums Chart peak as he debuts at #3 with Hall Of Fame. The American rapper’s third album becomes his second Top Ten after The Goat (#10 May ’20). Hall Of Fame includes a host of guests including The Kid Laroi, Lil Wayne, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, Nicki Minaj and more. The album features the Top Ten single ‘Rapstar’ (#4 Apr. ’21).

Alt-rock veterans Garbage score their seventh Top Ten album at #5 with No Gods No Masters. It’s the follow-up to Strange Little Birds (#9 Jun. ’16) and continues the quartet’s run of having all of their studio albums crack the Top Ten in Australia from their self-titled debut (#4 Oct. ’96) onward.

Spacey Jane race back up the chart from #29 to #6 with their debut album, Sunlight. The former #2 from the Perth band returns to the Top Ten following the release of the Limited Deluxe Multi-Colour Vinyl Box Set edition. Sunlight is #2 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Perth indie-punk band Sly Withers take out their first entry in the ARIA Top 50 as they debut at #10 with Gardens. The group’s second album comes five years on from their self-titled debut, it features the singles ‘Cracks’, ‘Bougainvillea’ and ‘Clarkson’. 

Debuting at #11, Maroon 5 returns with Jordi, their first album in four years. The follow-up to Red Pill Blues (#7 Nov. ’17) is dedicated to the band's late manager Jordan Feldstein, who died in 2017. Jordi features the singles ‘Memories’ (#2 Nov. ’19) and ‘Beautiful Mistakes’ (#36 Apr. ’21). The album includes appearances by Stevie Nicks, Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R. and others.

American hip hop trio Migos equal their charts peak at #13 as they release fourth album, Culture III. It comes more than three years on from Culture II (#13 Feb. ’18) and features collaborations with Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Drake and Polo G.

Country singer-songwriter Andrew Swift makes his ARIA Top 50 debut at #25 with The Art Of Letting Go. Swift’s second album is the follow-up to his 2018 debut, Call Out For The Cavalry.

At #38, Marina returns with fifth album, Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land. The follow-up to Love + Fear (#22 May ’19) becomes the Welsh singer-songwriter’s fourth entry in the ARIA Top 50. To promote the album, Marina released the livestream concert Ancient Dreams: Live from the Desert last weekend.

American experimental rock band Mr. Bungle hit the chart for the second time in a year thanks to The Night They Came Home. Debuting at #46, the live album features the set the band livestreamed on Halloween 2020. Mr. Bungle scored their first ever Top Ten entry with The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo (#6 Nov. ’20).