Debuts for Sabaton, Beyoncé and more!
No.6 Collaborations Project by Ed Sheeran holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a second week. Of Sheeran’s three previous #1 albums, ÷ spent 27 weeks in the top spot, while x spent eight and + spent one.
Moving up seven positions from its debut spot of #10, the soundtrack to the 2019 remake of The Lion King equals the peak of the original 1994 film’s soundtrack, which peaked at #3 in October of that year. The film is currently sitting at #1 at the Australian box office.
Queen’s Greatest Hits jumps up 24 spots to #19 as it top this week’s Vinyl Albums Chart.
Following his appearance at Splendour In The Grass last weekend, Hayden James moves back up nine spots to #31 with Between Us.
At #36, the career-spanning hits collection of 2016 ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees Crowded House returns to the Top 50 for a 59th week. Originally released in 2010, the resurgence of The Very Very Best Of comes following its issue on vinyl for the first time.
Conrad Sewell’s former #1 Life climbs up ten to #38 in its seventh week in the Top 50.
Also performing at Splendour, singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts reenters the chart at #42 with third album, Laps Around The Sun.
#7: Sabaton ‘The Great War’ – Swedish power metal band Sabaton take out their first Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with The Great War. The ninth studio album by the five-piece is only their second to make the ARIA Top 50, having made their debut with previous album The Last Stand (#29 Aug. ’16).
#12: Beyoncé ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ – Beyoncé scores her second Albums Chart entry for 2019 with The Lion King: The Gift. Curated and produced by the American star, the album serves as a companion piece to the soundtrack to the 2019 remake of The Lion King (#3 this week) and features performances by Beyoncé, as well as Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and a host of African artists. Beyoncé charted earlier in the year with Homecoming: The Live Album (#18 Apr. ’19).
#23: Thom Yorke ‘ANIMA’ – Originally appearing on digital platforms in late-June, Radiohead front man Thom Yorke’s third studio album hits the Top 50 for the first time on the back of its CD and vinyl release. ANIMA’s release was accompanied by a short film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights). Yorke also charted with his debut solo album The Eraser (#2 Jul. ’06).
#30: Gravemind ‘Conduit’ – Melbourne metal band Gravemind make their first appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart with Conduit. The band’s debut album comes two years on from the EP The Deathgate.
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