News 17 September 2021

Second week at #1 on ARIA Charts for Drake's Certified Lover Boy

Debuts for Amyl and the Sniffers, Kacey Musgraves, Steps and more!

Second week at #1 on ARIA Charts for Drake's Certified Lover Boy

Drake holds the ARIA #1 album for a second week with his fourth chart-topper Certified Lover Boy. Of the Canadian rapper’s previous #1s, Scorpion spent the most time at the top, racking up three weeks.

Amyl and the Sniffers score their first ARIA Top Ten album as Comfort To Me debuts at #2. The second album from the Melbourne rock band comes just over two years on from their self-titled debut (#22 Jun. ’19), which won Best Rock Album at the 2019 ARIA Awards. Comfort To Me has debuted at #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Kacey Musgraves takes out her first ARIA Albums Chart Top Ten entry as she debuts at #9 with Star-Crossed. The fifth album from the American country-pop artist is the follow-up to Golden Hour (#25 Apr. ’18), which won four Grammy Awards in 2018 including Album Of The Year and Best Country Album.

Debuting at #11 with What The Future Holds Pt. 2, their second album in under a year, British pop group Steps score the second-highest chart peak of their career. The follow-up to What The Future Holds (#26 Dec. ’20) features an appearance by singer and TV personality Michelle Visage (RuPaul's Drag Race), as well as a track co-written by Savage Garden’s Darren Hayes. The group’s highest chart peak was with their debut Step One (#5 Sept. ’98).

Sydney rockers Pist Idiots make their first ARIA Top 50 appearance as they chart at #12 with debut album, Idiocracy. Prior to the album, the four-piece from Bankstown released three EPs: Pist Idiots (2017), Princes (2018) and Ticker (2019). Idiocracy lands on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart at #2.

The Black Sorrows hit the chart at #14 with Saint Georges Road. The 19th album from the veteran Australian blues rock band continues their rejuvenation on the chart after Citizen John (#11 Apr. ’19), which was their first Top 50 entry in 25 years. It’s the 50th career release for Black Sorrows leader and ARIA Hall Of Fame member Joe Camilleri.

American rapper Baby Keem charts at #21 with debut LP The Melodic Blue. The album includes collaborations with Travis Scott, Don Toliver and Kendrick Lamar; the latter is Baby Keem’s cousin. The pair joined forces for the single ‘Family Ties’ which debuts at #44 this week.

Perth rapper Drapht returns to the Albums Chart for the first time in five years as he debuts at #22 with his seventh album, Shadows And Shinings. Coming three years on from 2018’s Arabella Street, it’s Drapht’s first album to chart since Seven Mirrors (#4 Aug. ’16). It features a host of guests including Pressure (Hilltop Hoods) and garage rock band Dune Rats.

The self-titled fifth album from metal giants Metallica re-enters the chart at #23 on the back of a reissue to mark its 30th anniversary. The album debuted at #1 in August 1991, the album has spent a total of 112 weeks in the Top 50 and has been accredited 13x Platinum.

The life and legacy of the late Yolŋu musician, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, gets celebrated on the compilation album The Gurrumul Story, which debuts at #40. It comes three years on from the posthumous release Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (#1 Apr. ‘18), which was the first album in an Australian indigenous language to top the ARIA Charts and won four ARIA Awards. The Gurrumul Story includes a reworked version of his 2008 song ‘Wiyathul’.