Debuts for Katy Perry, London Grammar, Hillsong United and more!
It’s week thirteen at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for Ed Sheeran’s third album ÷. Previous album X has moved back up three spots to #10.
Keith Urban’s former #1, Ripcord, has jumped back up 16 spots to #22.
Taylor Swift’s 1989 returns to the top 50 for a 111th week. This week it’s at #26.
The Elvis Presley double pack The Wonder Of You & If I Can Dream re-enters at #29, two spots below its previous peak.
This week’s chart also includes re-entries from Kaleo’s A / B (#37), Suicide Squad: The Album (#38), The Weeknd’s Starboy (#42) and Little Mix’s Glory Days (#48).
#2: Katy Perry ‘Witness’ – The fourth Katy Perry album gives the American pop star her third top ten appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart. Following on from Prism (#1 Nov. ’13), Witness includes the singles ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ (#4 Feb. ’17), ‘Bon Appétit’ (#35 May ’17) and ‘Swish Swish’ (#37 May ’17).
#3: London Grammar ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ – British trio London Grammar score their second top three on the ARIA Albums Chart with Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. The group’s second studio album comes almost four years on from their debut If You Wait (#2 Sept. ’13).
#4: Hillsong United ‘Wonder’ – Contemporary worship band Hillsong United return with fifth studio album Wonder. The album is the follow-up to Empires (#1 Jun. ’15) and gives the group their eighth top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart. In between studio albums, Hillsong United released the live album Of Dirt And Grace - Live From The Land (#8 Jul. ’16).
#5: Rise Against ‘Wolves’ – Chicago hardcore band Rise Against grab their fourth top ten on the ARIA Charts with Wolves. It’s their eighth studio album, following on from The Black Market (#3 Jul. ’14). Rise Against have also hit the top ten with Endgame (#2 Mar. ’11) and Appeal To Reason (#7 Oct. ’08).
#6: Lady Antebellum ‘Heart Break’ – The seventh studio album from Lady Antebellum gives the American country trio a fifth top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart. Heart Break is the band’s first album since 747 (#4 Oct. ’14).
#21: Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie ‘Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie’ – Fleetwood Mac duo Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie team up for their first album as a duo. Originally intended as a Fleetwood Mac album, the release also features the band’s rhythm section Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. It became a duo album when Stevie Nicks pulled out of sessions.
#36: Phoenix ‘Ti Amo’ – French indie band Phoenix release their sixth studio album, Ti Amo. The follow-up to Bankrupt! (#5 Apr. ’13) is the group’s third top 50 appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart.
#40: SZA ‘CTRL’ – American singer-songwriter SZA makes her debut on the ARIA Charts with CTRL. It’s the debut album from the St Louis-born artist, whose real name is Solána Rowe. Guests on it include Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and more.
#41: Rancid ‘Trouble Maker’ – Californian punk veterans Rancid return to the ARIA Albums Chart with their ninth album, Trouble Maker. It’s the follow-up to Honor Is All We Know (#34 Nov. ’14) and the band’s sixth album to chart in the ARIA top 50.