Debuts for Courtney Barnett, Five Finger Death Punch, BTS and more!
After two weeks further down the Top Five, Post Malone returns to #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a second week with Beerbongs & Bentleys. The American rapper’s previous album, Stoney, has this week moved up three spots to #17.
In the week they wrapped up their Australian tour, Imagine Dragons have jumped to #10 with Evolve. It’s the album’s tenth week in the Top Ten.
Taylor Swift’s 1989 moves up six spots to #12 in its 158th week in the Top 50.
A week on from the release of the trailer for the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen’s Greatest Hits has jumped back into the chart at #32.
#2: Courtney Barnett ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel‘ – Courtney Barnett picks up a new peak on the ARIA Albums Chart with Tell Me How You Really Feel. The Melbourne singer-songwriter’s second solo album comes three years on from debut Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (#4 Mar. ’15). In 2017 Barnett collaborated with American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile on the album Lotta Sea Lice (#5 Oct. ’17).
#4: Five Finger Death Punch ‘And Justice For None’ – With their seventh album, American metal band Five Finger Death Punch snare a second Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart. And Justice For None is the follow-up to the Las Vegas group’s Got Your Six (#3 Sept. 15). They scored a chart entry in 2017 with the compilation A Decade Of Destruction (#30 Dec. ’17).
#6: BTS ‘Love Yourself: 轉 'Tear’ – K-pop group BTS take out a new Albums Chart peak with Love Yourself: 轉 'Tear'. The album is the septet’s third Korean language album and their sixth album overall. The album’s lead single, ‘Fake Love’, has debuted at #36 on this week’s Singles Chart. BTS first appeared on the Albums Chart with the EP Love Yourself: 承 'Her' (#8 Sept. ’17).
#9: Soundtrack ‘Deadpool 2’ – The soundtrack to the second film in the Deadpool series makes its chart debut. The album includes the new Celine Dion track ‘Ashes’, as well as classic tracks by Dolly Parton, Air Supply, Pat Benatar and more. The soundtrack to the first Deadpool peaked #18 in February 2016.
#14: James Bay ‘Electric Light’ – British singer-songwriter James Bay returns with second album, Electric Light. It hits the chart three years on from Bay’s debut, the Grammy and BRIT Award-nominated Chaos And The Calm (#3 Mar. ’15).
#45: West Thebarton ‘Different Beings Being Different’ – Adelaide band West Thebarton make their ARIA Charts debut with Different Beings Being Different. The seven-piece are signed to Domestic La La Records, the label headed by Violent Soho’s James Tidswell.