News 30 June 2018

Second #1 album for Panic! At The Disco

Debuts for Nine Inch Nails, Luca Brasi, Jack River and more!

Second #1 album for Panic! At The Disco

Debuts for Nine Inch Nails, Luca Brasi, Jack River and more!

American rock band Panic! At The Disco have scored the second #1 of their career on the ARIA Albums Chart with sixth album Pray For The Wicked (more below).

After jumping back into the Top Ten last week at #5, XXXTentacion’s second album moves up a further three places to hit a new peak at #2.

With her Australian tour set to kick off next week, P!nk is up nine spots to #16 with former #1 Beautiful Trauma.

Following Paul McCartney’s Carpool Karaoke appearance last week, his former band The Beatles have re-entered the Top 50 this week at #28 with hits collection 1.


#1: Panic! At The Disco ‘Pray For The Wicked’ – Returning with their sixth album, Pray For The Wicked, American rock band Panic! At The Disco takes out their second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The follow-up to Death Of A Bachelor (#3 Jan. ’16) includes the single ‘High Hopes’, which has debuted at #44 on this week’s Singles Chart. Pray For The Wicked’s #1 debut comes ten years on from Panic! At The Disco’s first chart-topper, achieved with second album Pretty. Odd. (#1 Apr. ’08)

#9: Nine Inch Nails ‘Bad Witch’ – With Bad Witch, their ninth album and first in five years, Nine Inch Nails score a fifth Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart. After releasing Hesitation Marks (#3 Sept. ’13), the group had planned on releasing three EPs. After releasing two – Not The Actual Events (2016) and Add Violence (#44 Jul. ’17) – the third developed into a full album, Bad Witch being the result.

#10: Luca Brasi ‘Stay’ – Tasmanian band Luca Brasi notch up a first Top Ten entry with Stay. The group’s fourth album is their second to hit the Top 50 and takes over from previous release If This Is All We're Going to Be (#18 May ’16) as their highest chart peak.

#11: Jack River ‘Sugar Mountain’ – Jack River makes her ARIA Top 50 debut with Sugar Mountain. The Sydney-based singer-songwriter also known as Holly Rankin released her debut EP, Highway Songs No 2, in 2016. In 2017 she launched the Electric Lady concert series.

#15: Dan + Shay ‘Dan + Shay’ – American country duo Dan + Shay pick up their first Top 50 entry with their self-titled third album. Formed in 2012, the pair has hit the Top Ten in the US with previous albums Where It All Began (2014) and Obsessed (2016).

#19: Bebe Rexha ‘Expectations’ – Bebe Rexha make her Albums Chart debut with Expectations. The American artist’s debut album follows on from three EPs, including 2017’s All Your Fault: Pt. 1 and All Your Fault: Pt. 2. One track from Expectations has already charted: Meant To Be (#2 Jan. ’18).