News 27 August 2021

Solar Power lands Lorde third ARIA #1 album

Debuts for Holy Holy, Tropical F**k Storm and more!

Solar Power lands Lorde third ARIA #1 album

New Zealand superstar Lorde claims her third #1 album on the ARIA Charts as she returns with Solar Power. The singer-songwriter’s third album comes four years on from Melodrama (#1 Jun. ’17) and includes contributions from Robyn, Jack Antonoff, Marlon Williams, Phoebe Bridgers and more. Two singles from Solar Power have hit the Top 50: the title track (#14 Jun. ’21) and ‘Mood Ring’ (debuting at #29 this week). Lorde first hit #1 with her debut album Pure Heroine (#1 Oct. ’13). She’s scheduled to tour Australia in support of the album in March 2022. Solar Power also debuts at #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week.

Holy Holy claim a second ARIA Top Ten album with Hello My Beautiful World. The Australian duo’s fourth album comes two years on from the ARIA Award-nominated My Own Pool Of Light (#14 Aug. ’19). It takes over from Paint (#7 Mar. ’17) as their highest ever chart peak.

Melbourne band Tropical F**k Storm take out a new ARIA Albums Chart peak as they debut at #7 with Deep States. The third studio album from the supergroup made up of members of The Drones, High Tension, MOD CON, Harmony, and Palm Springs is the follow-up to Braindrops (#10 Sept. ’19). Deep States is #2 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Releasing fourth album, Trip At Knight, American rapper Trippie Redd makes his first appearance in the ARIA Albums Chart Top Ten. It’s the follow-up to 2020’s Pegasus and becomes his first entry in the Top 50 since the mixtape A Love Letter To You 4 (#47 Dec. ’19). Trip At Knight takes over from Life's A Trip (#14 Aug. ’18) as Redd’s highest peak. The album includes collaborations with Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti and more.

Late ARIA Hall Of Fame member Slim Dusty returns to the chart with Gone Fishin'. The compilation brings together twelve of the iconic country artist’s tracks about fishing. Previously, Slim Dusty charted with a compilation showcasing his trucking songs, Prime Movers (#43 Jul. ’16). He last charted with the soundtrack Slim & I (#8 Sept. ’20).

Sydney sibling duo Angus and Julia Stone return with their first album in four years, Life Is Strange. Their first album together since Snow (#2 Sept. ’17) is the soundtrack to the video game Life Is Strange: True Colors. Between duo albums, Angus Stone released the Dope Lemon album Smooth Big Cat (#2 Jul. ’19) and Julia Stone released the solo album Sixty Summers (#16 May ’21).