News 3 September 2016

Second ARIA #1 for Barbra Streisand

Debuts for Britney Spears, Florida Georgia Line, Twelve Foot Ninja and more!

Second ARIA #1 for Barbra Streisand

Debuts for Britney Spears, Florida Georgia Line, Twelve Foot Ninja and more!

The thirty-fifth studio album from Barbra Streisand, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, has given the legendary artist her second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, following on from 2014’s Partners.

Following her show-stopping performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce has moved back up three spots with former #1 Lemonade.

In its second week in the chart, John Williamson’s His Favourite Collection has picked up a new peak, moving up one spot to #13.

A week on from the re-entry of Greatest Hits, Guns N’ Roses debut album Appetite For Destruction has re-entered the top 50 for the first time since March 1993. It’s at #45.


#1: Barbra Streisand ‘Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway’ – Two years on from snaring her first ARIA #1 album with Partners (#1 Sept. ’14), Barbra Streisand picks up her second with Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. Streisand’s thirty-fifth studio album features her take on musical classics and features duets with the likes of Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Jamie Foxx and Melissa McCarthy. It’s Barbra Streisand’s third #1 album in Australia, having topped the pre-ARIA charts with 1980’s Guilty.

#4: Britney Spears ‘Glory’ – With her ninth studio album, Britney Spears picks up her first top ten appearance since 2011. Featuring the single ‘Make Me...’ (#39 Jul. ’16), Glory is the follow-up to Britney Jean (#12 Dec. ’13). Spears’ ninth top ten is her first since Femme Fatale (1 Apr. ’11).

#5: Troy Cassar-Daley ‘Things I Carry Around’ – The tenth solo studio album from country singer-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley. It becomes his third solo top ten entry having previously charted with Home (#9 Mar. ’12) and Freedom Ride (#4 Mar. ’15).

#6: Twelve Foot Ninja ‘Outlier’ – Melbourne band Twelve Foot Ninja make their top 50 debut with Outlier. It’s the fusion metal band’s second studio album. The quintet released their debut, Silent Machine, in 2012.

#7: Florida Georgia Line ‘Dig Your Roots’ – American country duo Florida Georgia Line make their second top 50 appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart and pick up a new peak with Dig Your Roots. The band’s third studio album is the follow on to Anything Goes (#20 Oct. ’14).

#11: Glass Animals ‘How To Be A Human Being’ – British band Glass Animals achieve a new peak on the ARIA Albums Chart with How To Be A Human Being. The quartet’s second album comes just over two years on from their debut, Zaba (#12 Jun. ’14).

#21: Ol' 55 ‘Time To Rock'n'Roll’: The Anthology’ – The career of iconic Sydney band Ol' 55 is compiled on this new two-disc set. Time To Rock'n'Roll: The Anthology features 56 tracks recorded between 1976 and 1981 and has been released to celebrate 40 years since debut album Take It Greasy. It’s the band’s first appearance in the ARIA top 50.

#22: The Delta Riggs ‘Active Galactic’ – Album three from The Delta Riggs gives the Melbourne band their second top 50 appearance on the ARIA Charts. The quartet first charted with Dipz Zebazios (#38 Oct. ’14).

#25: De La Soul ‘And The Anonymous Nobody’ – Hip hop legends De La Soul return with their ninth album And The Anonymous Nobody. It’s their first album to chart in the ARIA top 50 since Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump (#32 Aug. ’00). Their last album prior to And The Anonymous Nobody was 2012’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present... First Serve. The new album features guest appearances from David Byrne, Snoop Dogg, Damon Albarn, 2 Chainz and more.

#35: Vince Staples ‘Prima Donna’ – Vince Staples makes his ARIA top 50 debut with EP Prima Donna. It’s the American rapper’s first new release since debut album, Summertime '06, came out in June 2015. Collaborators on Prima Donna include James Blake and A$AP Rocky.

#50: The Viper Creek Band ‘Just Press Play’ – The second album from The Viper Creek Band gives the Newcastle country rock band their first ARIA top 50 appearance. Just press Play is the follow-up to the band’s 2014 debut Kickin' Up Dust.