Debuts for Ruel, Korn, Charli XCX and more!
Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone’s second ARIA #1 album spends a second week at the top of the chart. His previous #1, Beerbongs & Bentleys (#1 May ’18), also spent two weeks in the top spot.
Khalid’s Free Spirit has jumped up seven spots to #15 in its 24th week in the Top 50.
#3: Ruel ‘Free Time’ – Sydney artist Ruel makes his Albums Chart Top 50 debut with the EP Free Time. The second EP by the 16-year-old songwriter includes the single ‘Painkiller’ (#35 Jun. ’19). Ruel released his debut EP, Ready, in June 2018. He won Breakthrough Artist at the ARIA Awards in the same year.
#5: Korn ‘The Nothing’ – Korn nab their ninth Top Ten on the Albums Chart as they release The Nothing. The American nu-metal band’s thirteenth album comes three years on from The Serenity Of Suffering (#5 Oct. ’16). Korn previously topped the chart with Follow The Leader (#1 Aug. ’98) and Issues (#1 Nov. ’99).
#7: Charli XCX ‘Charli’ – Charli XCX makes her Top 50 debut with third album, Charli. It’s the British pop artist’s first studio album since 2014’s Sucker and includes appearances by Haim, Lizzo, Christine And The Queens and more. The album’s lead single was ‘1999’ (#18 Jan. ’19), a collaboration with ARIA Award-winner Troye Sivan.
#11: The Hu ‘The Gereg’ – Mongolian rock band The Hu hit the chart for the first time with their debut album, The Gereg. Formed in 2016, the band features traditional Mongolian instruments and throat singing. The album’s title comes from the diplomatic passport carried by Mongolian nobles and officials during the 13th century.
#12: Sampa The Great ‘The Return’ – Zambian-born, Sydney-based Sampa The Great releases her debut album, The Return. Prior to her debut album, the rapper released the mixtapes The Great Mixtape (2015) and Birds And The BEE9 (2017); the latter taking out the 13th Australian Music Prize in 2018. The Return tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
#23: The Lumineers ‘III’ – American folk band The Lumineers release their appropriately-named third album, III. It comes three years on from second album, Cleopatra (#2 Apr. ’16), which gave them their highest chart peak to date.
#36: Pixies ‘Beneath The Eyrie’ – American indie icons Pixies release their seventh album, Beneath The Eyrie. It’s the quartet’s third album since reforming in 2004, following on from Indie Cindy (#21 May ’14) and Head Carrier (#23 Oct. ’16).