News 16 July 2021

Olivia Rodrigo's SOUR claims seventh week at ARIA Albums Chart #1

Top Ten entries for DZ Deathrays and Magic Dirt!

Olivia Rodrigo's SOUR claims seventh week at ARIA Albums Chart #1

After a week at #2, Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR returns to #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It’s the seventh week in the top spot for the American singer-songwriter’s debut album. In the US and UK, SOUR has spent three non-consecutive weeks at #1, while in Canada it’s spent seven straight weeks at #1.

Brisbane’s DZ Deathrays take out their second ARIA Top Ten entry as they debut at #4 with Positive Rising: Part 2. It's the follow-up to Positive Rising: Part 1 (#21 Sept. ’19), which was nominated for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album at the 2019 ARIA Awards. The trio first hit the ARIA Top 10 with Bloody Lovely (#4 Feb. ’18). Positive Rising: Part 2 has topped this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Reissued to mark its 25th anniversary, Magic Dirt’s Friends In Danger scores a new ARIA Charts peak. The Geelong band’s debut album peaked at #25 on the chart when it was released in September 1996. It was the only album released by Magic Dirt to feature guitarist Dave Thomas, who passed away in March 2020.

Sydney duo Jess & Matt return to the chart for the first time in three years with Wildflowers. The pair’s third album is the follow-up to Songs From The Village (#11 Jun. ’18) and is their first release to feature only originals. The husband and wife hit the Top Ten with their self-titled debut (#9 Dec. ’15).

Australian punk veterans the Cosmic Psychos take out their second career Top 50 entry as they debut at #19 with Mountain Of Piss. The trio’s eleventh album becomes their highest-charting, taking over from Top 50 debut Loudmouth Soup (#37 Apr. ’18). Mountain Of Piss has debuted at #2 on the Vinyl Albums Chart.

American rapper Vince Staples debuts at #32 with his self-titled fourth album. Staples’ first release in three years is the follow-up to FM! (#47 Nov. ’18) and becomes his fourth ARIA Top 50 entry.