Debuts for Celine Dion, Odette, Didirri and more!
Drake holds on to the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for a second week with Scorpion. His previous chart-topper Views (#1 May ’16) only spent one week at #1.
As her Australian tour wraps up its first week, P!nk’s former #1 Beautiful Trauma returns to the Top Ten for a 21st week. The American singer-songwriter’s Greatest Hits...So Far!!! has moved up two spots to #15.
Shawn Mendes’ self-titled third album has re-entered the Top Ten for a sixth week. It’s moved up four spots to #8.
After debuting at #15 last week, Hillsong Young & Free’s fourth Top 50 entry III moves up three spots in its second week in the chart. The Hillsong Worship album There Is More has re-entered the chart this week at #18.
With his Australian tour underway, Kendrick Lamar’s former #1 Damn. climbs twelve spots to #29.
This week, the late Slim Dusty’s Greatest Hits collection, The Very Best Of Slim Dusty, has achieved the milestone of 1000 weeks in the ARIA Country Albums Chart. Originally released in 1998, the album has achieved almost 20 years straight in the chart.
#10: Celine Dion ‘The Best So Far...2018 Tour Edition’ – Ahead of her Australian tour, Celine Dion returns to the Top 50 for the first time in five years with The Best So Far...2018 Tour Edition. The album includes #1 singles ‘The Power Of Love’ (#1 Apr. ’94), ‘Because You Loved Me’ (#1 Aug. ’96) and ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (#1 Feb. ’98), as well as other hits from throughout the Canadian star’s career. Celine Dion last appeared on the Albums Chart with Loved Me Back To Life (#9 Nov. ’13).
#13: Odette ‘To A Stranger’ – Sydney singer-songwriter Odette makes her first ARIA Charts debut with To A Stranger. Also known as Georgia Sallybanks, the English-born artist lined up an impressive array of collaborators for her first album including producer and songwriters Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Prodigy, The Killers, UNKLE), Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kaiser Chiefs), Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Broods), Sarah Aarons (Zedd, Dua Lipa and vocalist on tracks with The Rubens & LDRU) and Paul Mac (The Dissociatives, Silverchair). One of the album’s tracks, ‘Watch Me Read You’, was #56 in the 2017 Triple J Hottest 100.
#19: Didirri ‘Measurements’ – With the EP Measurements singer-songwriter Didirri takes out his debut entry on the ARIA Charts. The Warrnambool-born, Melbourne-based artist is one of the artists who will be supporting Vance Joy on his national tour in September.
#26: Years & Years ‘Palo Santo’ – British synthpop trio Years & Years hit the chart with their second album, Palo Santo. The new release comes three years on from the group’s debut, Communion (#5 Jul. ’15). Collaborators on Palo Santo include Julia Michaels and producer Greg Kurstin.
#46: Judith Durham ‘So Much More’ – Seekers singer and solo performer Judith Durham scores a new entry in the Top 50 with So Much More. The compilation features previously unreleased material from throughout Durham’s illustrious career, with the title track dating back to 1967. Judith Durham last charted with Climb Ev'ry Mountain (#44 Apr. ’15).