News 5 August 2017

÷ returns to #1 spot for 18th week

Debuts for Arcade Fire, Judah Kelly, Alice Cooper and more!

÷ returns to #1 spot for 18th week

Debuts for Arcade Fire, Judah Kelly, Alice Cooper and more!

After a week at #3, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ returns to the #1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for a 18th week.

Following a promo visit during the week, Halsey has re-entered the top 50 at #19 with Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.

With their national tour in full swing, The Ten Tenors have re-entered the chart at #36 with Wish You Were Here.

Following the announcement of their October Australian tour, The Chainsmokers hit that chart again at #38 with Memories...Do Not Open.

Zara Larsson re-enters at #40 with So Good after her recent promo visit.


#2: Arcade Fire ‘Everything Now’ – Four years on from Reflektor (#3 Nov. ’13), Canadian indie band Arcade Fire scores their fourth appearance and their highest peak to date in the ARIA top ten with Everything Now. The group’s fifth album sees them taking on production duties alongside Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Pulp bassist Steve Mackey. Arcade Fire have also charted in the top ten with Neon Bible (#7 Mar. ’07) and The Suburbs (#6 Aug. ’10).

#3: Judah Kelly ‘Count On Me’ – 2017 winner of The Voice Judah Kelly makes his ARIA Albums Chart debut with Count On Me. Kelly’s first album features the title track ‘Count On Me’ (#19 Jul. ’17), as well as tracks performed by Kelly during the series including ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ and ‘The Climb’.

#4: Alice Cooper ‘Paranormal’ – Shock rock king Alice Cooper returns with his 27th studio album, Paranormal. It’s his first album since Welcome 2 My Nightmare (#16 Oct. ’11) and includes several tracks written and recorded with members of the original Alice Cooper band. In between Alice Cooper albums, Cooper led American rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires, who released a self-titled album (#34 Sept. ’15).

#5: Dan Sultan ‘Killer’ – Melbourne’s Dan Sultan takes out his second top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart with Killer. The singer-songwriter’s fourth album is the follow-up to Blackbird (#4 Apr. ’14). Blackbird earned Sultan an ARIA award in 2014 for Best Rock Album.

#6: Passenger ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ – Album eight released by Mike Rosenberg under the Passenger moniker gives the British singer-songwriter a fifth appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart. The Boy Who Cried Wolf is the follow-up to the October 2016’s #1 Young As The Morning Old As The Sea.

#8: Various ‘Beautiful - A Tribute To Carole King’ – A collection of Australian artists pay homage to legendary singer-songwriter Carole King on this new album. Beautiful features Guy Sebastian performing ‘You've Got A Friend’, Human Nature’s take on ‘One Fine Day’, Dami Im singing ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, Tina Arena’s reading of ‘So Far Away’ and more.

#15: The Murlocs ‘Old Locomotive’ – Melbourne garage rockers The Murlocs pick up their debut appearance in the ARIA top 50 with Old Locomotive. The group’s third studio album was produced by Stu McKenzie of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, a band that shares several members with The Murlocs.

#16: O’Shea ‘61-615’ – The fourth album from husband and wife duo O’Shea becomes the country act’s fourth top 50 entry and their highest peak. 61-615 is the follow-up to The Famine And The Feast (#36 Feb. ’15). Their previous peak was with One + One (#24 Jan. ’13).

#28: Shane Nicholson ‘Love And Blood’ – With his sixth solo studio album, country singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson picks up his third entry in the ARIA top 50. Love And Blood comes two years on from Hell Breaks Loose (#16 Aug. ’15). The album includes contributions from Josh Pyke, Fanny Lumsden, Imogen Clark and more.

#29: Make Them Suffer ‘Worlds Apart’ – Perth deathcore band Make Them Suffer grab a second top 50 entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with Worlds Apart. The quintet’s third album comes two years on from Old Souls (#30 Jun. ’15).

#45: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe ‘Together’ – British musical theatre stars Michael Ball and Alfie Boe team up for the album Together. It features tracks from musicals such as Phantom Of The Opera, Chess, West Side Story and move. Together hits the chart ahead of the duo’s Australian tour in October.