News 8 April 2022

Red Hot Chili Peppers score seventh ARIA #1 album with Unlimited Love

Moves up the chart for Olivia Rodrigo and Harry Styles.

Red Hot Chili Peppers score seventh ARIA #1 album with Unlimited Love

American funk rock veterans Red Hot Chili Peppers pick up their seventh #1 album on the ARIA Charts as they debut in the top spot with Unlimited Love. The Californian group’s twelfth studio album is the follow-up to The Getaway (#1 Jun. ‘16) and is their first album to feature guitarist John Frusciante since Stadium Arcadium (#1 May ‘06). Red Hot Chili Peppers have also previously held #1 with Blood Sugar Sex Magik (#1 Apr. ‘92), One Hot Minute (#1 Sept. ‘95), Californication (#1 Jun. ‘99), By The Way (#1 Jul. ‘02), Stadium Arcadium (#1 May ‘06) and The Getaway (#1 Jun. ’16). Unlimited Love also debuts at #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week.

In its 46th week in the Top 50, Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR climbs up three spots to #2. It comes following the American artist’s triumph at this week’s Grammy Awards, where she won three trophies including Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. The #1 single ‘Drivers License’ has re-entered the chart at #43.

With ‘As It Was’ hitting #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, Harry Styles has had a swift climb up the Albums Chart. His second album Fine Line is up eleven spots to #5, while his self-titled debut has re-entered the Top 50 at #23.

Confidence Man grab their first ARIA Top Ten entry, debuting at #7 with Tilt. The Brisbane electro-pop act’s second album comes four years on from Confident Music For Confident People (#31 Apr. ’18). It also lands them at #1 on the ARIA Australian Artist Albums Chart and #4 on this week’s Vinyl Albums Chart.

Midnight Oil’s former #1 moves back up the chart 18 spots to #24 this week. It comes following the release of Resist on vinyl.

Swedish metal band Meshuggah take out their third career Top 50 entry as they debut at #26 with Immutable. The follow-up to The Violent Sleep of Reason (#9 Oct. ’16) is the group’s ninth album.