News 2 July 2021

Olivia Rodrigo's SOUR holds ARIA Albums Chart #1 for sixth week

Top Ten album debuts for locals Hiatus Kaiyote, The Veronicas and The Murlocs!

Olivia Rodrigo's SOUR holds ARIA Albums Chart #1 for sixth week

She may have lost the #1 single but Olivia Rodrigo maintains her grip on the top spot of the ARIA Albums Chart for a sixth straight week with SOUR. After five weeks at #1, ‘Good 4 U’ moves back to #2 on this week’s Singles Chart.

Tyler, The Creator takes out a new ARIA Albums Chart peak as he debuts at #2 with Call Me If You Get Lost. The American rapper’s sixth solo album is the follow-up to Igor (#3 May ’19) and features a host of collaborators including Pharrell Williams, Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Wayne and Lil Uzi Vert.

Debuting at #3 with Planet Her, American hip hop/R&B artist Doja Cat scores her first Top Ten entry. Her third album comes after Hot Pink (#19 Mar. ’20), which this week sits at #46 and has spent a total of 44 weeks in the Top 50. Planet Her features the Top Ten single ‘Kiss Me More’ (#2 May ’21), plus guest appearances from Ariana Grande, SZA and The Weeknd, among others.

Melbourne future soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote return with their first album in six years, Mood Valiant, debuting at #4. The group’s third album becomes their first ever Top Ten entry. Previous album Choose Your Weapon (#22 May ’15) gave them their first chart entry and their first ARIA Awards nomination, receiving a nod for Best Urban Album in 2015. Between albums, members of the group pursued solo projects and lead singer Nai Palm battled cancer.

The Veronicas make their second appearance in the Top Ten in as many months as they debut at #5 with Human. The Brisbane duo’s fifth album is the follow-up to Godzilla (#7 Jun. ’21) and includes the single ‘On Your Side’ (#19 Nov. ’16). Adelaide rapper Allday makes an appearance on the single ‘Life Of The Party’. The Veronicas have appeared in the ARIA Top Ten with all of their studio albums.

Melbourne garage rock band The Murlocs hit the ARIA Top Ten for the first time as they debut at #6 with fifth album Bittersweet Demons. The band’s previous two albums both charted in the Top 20: Old Locomotive (#15 Aug. ’17) and Manic Candid Episode (#16 Apr. ’19). Bittersweet Demons is this week’s #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

American hardcore punk band Beartooth score their first entry in the ARIA Top 50 in five years, debuting at #42 with Below. The follow-up to 2018’s Disease becomes the group’s second chart entry after second album, Aggressive (#18 Jun. ’16).

With ‘Bad Habits’ hitting #1 on the Singles Chart, Ed Sheeran returns to the Albums Chart at #29 with No.6 Collaborations Project (#1 Jul. ’19) and #38 with x (#1 Jun. ’14).