News 21 June 2024

Sabrina scores a pleasing chart double

Luke Combs and Fred Again arrive in the top five

 Sabrina scores a pleasing chart double

Sabrina Carpenter scores a rare chart double on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, while two very different artists debut in the top five of the albums chart.

Sabrina lands her second #1 in less than two months, as Please Please Please steps up from #4 last week. Right behind it at #2 is her hit track Espresso, which spent a week on top in May. 

Billie Eilish stays at the albums chart summit for the fourth week with Hit Me Hard And Soft. The two biggest charting tracks from it, Lunch and Birds Of A Feather, have both peaked at #5. 

American country superstar Luke Combs arrives at #3  with his fifth studio album, Fathers & Sons. It maintains his perfect record: all five have gone top 10. This One’s For You stopped at #7 in 2017, What You See Is What You Get hit #1 in 2019, Growin’ Up peaked at #2 in 2022 and Gettin’ Old also reached #2 in 2023. 

English producer Fred Again lands in the top five of the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time with USB, new at #4. It’s his fourth studio album and second visit to the top 10: Actual Life 3 got to #8 in 2022. $uicideboy$ debuts at #6 with New World Depression. It’s the rap duo’s fourth album; their best performer here until now was I Want To Die In New Orleans, which climbed to #10 in 2018. 

Aussie instrumental rock band Dirty Three score their first top 50 album, with Love Changes Everything stepping onto the chart at #12. It’s the first album from the trio of Warren Ellis, Mick Turner and Jim White since 2012. 

Close behind is fellow local band Hockey Dad, the duo of Billy Fleming and Zach Stephenson. Debuting at #15, Rebuild Repeat is their third top 20 album: Blend Inn reached #6 in 2018, while Brain Candy peaked at #2 in 2020.