News 22 July 2017

Sheeran's ÷ holds #1 for 17th week

Debuts for Meg Mac, The Vamps, Alpha Wolf and more!

Sheeran's ÷ holds #1 for 17th week

Debuts for Meg Mac, The Vamps, Alpha Wolf and more!

It’s week 17 at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for Ed Sheeran’s ÷. This week Sheeran made a cameo on the season premiere of Game Of Thrones.

In its second week in the top 50, the soundtrack to Baby Driver has jumped 42 spots to #5.

On the back of his national tour, Rag'N'Bone Man has moved back up 16 weeks to #11 with Human.

Also touring, Royal Blood move back up ten spots to #26 with How Did We Get So Dark?

Pete Murray’s Camacho re-enters the chart at #31 as he hits the road in support of the album.

With new single ‘Lay It On Me’ debuting at #31 this week, Vance Joy’s former #1 album Dream Your Life Away returns to the top 50 for a 77th week at #42.


#2: Meg Mac ‘Low Blows’ – Melbourne singer-songwriter Meg Mac picks up her debut on the ARIA Albums Chart with Low Blows. Mac’s debut album comes three years on from her debut self-titled EP and two years on from the single ‘Never Be’ (#39 Aug. ’15). Low Blows was recorded in Fort Worth, Texas with production team Niles City Sound who produced and played on the Leon Bridges album Coming Home (#8 Jun. ’15).

#10: Various Artists ‘Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 7’ – The latest release in Fearless Records’ Punk Goes Pop series. Volume 7 includes Gympie’s The Amity Affliction covering The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’, as well as other punk and hardcore bands presenting their takes on tracks made famous by James Bay, Bruno Mars, Adele, Justin Bieber and more. Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6 peaked at #26 in November 2014.

#22: The Vamps ‘Night & Day’ – British pop-rock band The Vamps return with Night & Day. The group’s third album comes two years on from Wake Up (#23 Dec. ’15). Night & Day is being released in two parts: the current release, known as Night Edition, and the December 2017 release known as Day Edition.

#29: Alpha Wolf ‘Mono’ – The debut album from Melbourne metalcore band Alpha Wolf gives the five piece their debut appearance in the ARIA top 50. Prior to Mono’s release, the band had put out EP and a couple of singles.

#36: The Kite String Tangle ‘The Kite String Tangle’ – Brisbane electronic artist and producer Danny Harley releases the self-titled debut album under the guise of The Kite String Tangle. The album is the second release by the The Kite String Tangle to hit the top 50 on the ARIA Albums Chart, following on from the EP Vessel (#8 Aug. ’14).

#37: Oh Wonder ‘Ultralife’ – With their second studio album, Ultralife, British indie pop duo Oh Wonder take out their first appearance in the ARIA top 50. Ultralife is the follow-up to Oh Wonder’s self-titled debut album of 2015. The duo are currently touring Australia, headlining their own shows as well as appearing at Splendour In The Grass.

#46: Planetshakers ‘Legacy, Pt. 2: Passion’ – Contemporary Christian act Planetshakers score a sixth top 50 entry with live release Legacy, Pt. 2: Passion. In 2016, Planetshakers hit the top 50 with two titles: Momentum (Live In Manila) (#20 Apr. ’16) and Overflow (#25 Oct. ’16).

#49: Mura Masa ‘Mura Masa’ – After peaking at #14 in February with the single ‘Love$ick’, Guernsey DJ/producer Mura Masa hits the Albums Chart with his self-titled debut. The album features an assortment of guests including Charli XCX, ASAP Rocky, Damon Albarn and more.