Debuts for Hillsong Worship, Grinspoon, Babymetal and more!
Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding notches up its sixth straight week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart. It becomes the album with the second most weeks at #1 in 2019, sitting one week behind Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
In its 22nd week in the Top 50, Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent moves up nine spots to #22.
Rapper Lil Tecca climbs eight to #25 with We Love You Tecca. It’s the mixtape’s seventh week in the chart.
Shawn Mendes’ self-titled third album moves from #39 to #29.
Hayden James’ ARIA-nominated album Between Us re-enters the Top 50 at #40.
#3: Hillsong Worship ‘Awake’ – Hillsong Worship take out another Top Ten entry on the Albums Chart with Awake. A rare studio album by the group, it’s their first appearance on the chart since There Is More (#2 Apr. ’18). They also hit the chart in recent years with Let There Be Light (#2 Oct. ’16) and Open Heaven/River Wild (#1 Oct. ’15).
#9: Grinspoon ‘Chemical Hearts’ – Grinspoon release the vinyl-only compilation, Chemical Hearts. It’s the second career-spanning collection from the Lismore band after Best In Show (#12 Nov. ’05) and includes the singles ‘Just Ace’ (#25 Feb. ’98), ‘Hard Act To Follow’ (#24 Aug. ’04), ‘Lost Control’ (#29 May ’02) and ‘Chemical Heart’ (#25 Mar. ’02). Grinspoon last appeared in the Top 50 with the studio album Black Rabbits (#8 Oct. ’12).
#18: Babymetal ‘Metal Galaxy’ – Japanese kawaii metal band Babymetal claim their second Top 50 entry with Metal Galaxy. The group’s third album comes three years after they made their first chart appearance with Metal Resistance (#7 Apr. ’16). It’s the first Babymetal album to not feature original member Yuimetal, who left the band in October 2018.
#30: 88rising ‘Head In The Clouds II’ – International, multi-cultural pop collective 88rising make their ARIA Charts debut with Head In The Clouds II. Released a year after the first Head In The Clouds album, it includes core artists such as Rich Brian and Joji, as well as guest contributions from Major Lazer, Swae Lee and more.
#47: Lacuna Coil ‘Black Anima’ – Italian goth metal act Lacuna Coil return with their ninth studio album, Black Anima, marking their second entry into the ARIA Albums Chart. The band’s previous album, Delirium, reached #19 in June 2016.