Debuts for Kendrick Lamar, Mark Vincent, John Mayer and more!
It’s week seven at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for Ed Sheeran’s ÷. With ‘Shape Of You’ notching up a record-breaking fourteenth week at #1 on the Singles Chart, it’s the sixth week in 2017 that Sheeran has topped both charts.
A jump of eleven spots to #16 puts Taylor Swift’s 1989 back into the top 20 for the first time since October 2016.
In its seventh week, Remembrance moves up from #27 to a new peak at #20.
With the new Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack released this week, Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is back up ten spots to #25.
#2: Kendrick Lamar ‘Damn.’ – Two years on from topping the ARIA Albums Chart with To Pimp A Butterfly (#1 Mar. ’15), Kendrick Lamar returns with Damn.. The American rapper’s fourth album features the single ’Humble.‘ (#2 Apr. ’17) as well as appearances by Rihanna and U2. Lamar charted last year with the outtakes compilation untitled unmastered. (#3 Mar. ’16). To Pimp A Butterfly is back in the chart this week at #30.
#3: Mark Vincent ‘A Tribute To Mario Lanza’ – Sydney tenor Mark Vincent scores his fourth top ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with A Tribute To Mario Lanza. The album sees Vincent singing tracks made famous by singer/actor Mario Lanza. Vincent last hit the top ten with Songs From The Heart (#10 Oct. ’11).
#5: John Mayer ‘The Search For Everything’ – With his seventh studio album, singer-songwriter John Mayer picks up his sixth top ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart. The Search For Everything is Mayer’s first studio release since Paradise Valley (#1 Sept. ’13) and features contributions from Sheryl Crow and Beach Boy Al Jardine, among others.
#13: Soundtrack ‘The Fate Of The Furious: The Album’ – The soundtrack to the eighth instalment in the Fast & Furious film franchise. The Fate Of The Furious: The Album includes tracks by Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Migos, Jeremih and Pitbull, as well as the G-Eazy & Kehlani track ‘Good Life’ (new at #31 on this week’s Singles Chart). Soundtracks from all of the series’ films have charted: The Fast And The Furious (#33 Oct. ‘01), 2 Fast 2 Furious (#26 Jun. ‘03), The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (#77 Jun. ‘06), Fast & Furious (#37 Apr. ‘09), Fast Five (#39 May ‘11), Fast & Furious 6 (#10 Jun. ‘13) and Furious 7 (#3 Apr. ‘15).
#19: Spit Syndicate ‘One Good Shirt Had Us All Fly’ – Hip hop duo Spit Syndicate grab their second entry in the ARIA top 50 with One Good Shirt Had Us All Fly. It’s the Sydney act’s fourth studio album, the follow-up to Sunday Gentlemen (#15 Mar. ’13). Between Spit Syndicate releases, the duo teamed up with Horrorshow, Jackie Onassis and Joyride for the One Day album Mainline (#2 Aug. ’14).
#49: Rhiannon Giddens ‘Freedom Highway’ – American folk artist Rhiannon Giddens makes her ARIA Charts debut with Freedom Highway. The album is Giddens’ second solo studio release. She’s also the lead singer, violinist, banjo player and a founding member of the Grammy-winning country, blues and old-time music band Carolina Chocolate Drops.