News 5 August 2022

Queen Bey takes the throne

Beyonce debuts at #1 and Dune Rats return

Queen Bey takes the throne

Beyonce’s return has dominated the ARIA Charts this week while the soundtrack from Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis reaches a peak and Dune Rats make a debut.

Beyoncé debuts at #1 on the Albums Chart with Renaissance, her first solo album since 2016’s Lemonade. Also titled Act 1: Renaissance, the album is the first instalment in a three-part trilogy and features production by Nova Wav, The-Dream, Symbolyc One, A. G. Cook, Honey Dijon, Beam, Tricky Stewart, BloodPop, Skrillex, Hit-Boy, No I.D. and P2J as well guest vocals from Beam, Grace Jones and Tems. This is Beyoncé’s seventh Top 10 album and her third #1.

The album has also made its mark on the Singles Chart, with Break My Soul continuing to climb, this week landing at #6. Cuff It and Summer Renaissance also make debuts at #24 and #33 respectively with I’m That Girl at #38, Energy Feat. Beam at #42, Cozy at #46 and Church Girl closing out the chart at #50

Brisbane punk rock icons Dune Rats are back with Real Rare Whale, debuting at #6 on the Albums Chart, #1 on the Australian Albums Chart and #2 on the Vinyl Chart. Real Rare Whale is the trio’s fourth studio album, following Hurry Up and Wait and The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit, which both debuted at #1 on the Albums Chart.

Fellow Brisbane rockers Beddy Rays also crack the Top 10 with their self-titled debut album coming in at #8, #2 on the Australian Albums Chart as well as topping the Vinyl Chart.

The soundtrack from Baz Luhrmann’ Elvis reached a chart peak today at #4. The album features single Vegas by Doja Cat which peaked at #4 on the Singles Chart before dropping this week to #12, as well as tracks by Eminem, CeeLo Green, Swae Lee & Diplo, Kacey Musgraves, Tame Impala and PNAU.