News 28 May 2021

SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo debuts at #1 on this week's ARIA Albums Chart

Plus, debuts for P!nk, Twenty One Pilots, Powderfinger, My Bloody Valentine and more!

SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo debuts at #1 on this week's ARIA Albums Chart

American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo lands at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with SOUR. Rodrigo’s debut album features the chart-topping singles ‘Drivers License’ (#1 Jan. ’21) and ‘Good 4 U’, which hits #1 this week. It also includes the Top Tens ‘Deja Vu’ (#3 May ’21) and ‘Traitor’ (#7 May ’21). Ten of the SOUR’s eleven tracks appear in this week’s ARIA Top 50. Rodrigo becomes the first artist to top both charts since Justin Bieber did it in mid-April 2021 with Justice and ‘Peaches’. She’s the first female solo artist to top both charts since Taylor Swift did it with evermore and ‘Willow’ in December 2020.

P!nk takes out her tenth Top Ten album on the ARIA Charts at #2 as she releases All I Know So Far: Setlist. The album serves as the soundtrack to the concert/documentary film All I Know So Far. The album includes a host of live performances as well as recent singles ‘Cover Me In Sunshine’ (#6 Mar. ’21) and ‘All I Know So Far’ (#25 May ’21). P!nk has had six #1 albums in Australia, most recently with Hurts 2B Human (#1 May ’19).

American duo Twenty One Pilots score their third Top Ten album on the ARIA Charts, debuting at #3 with Scaled And Icy. The pair’s sixth studio album is the follow-up to the chart-topping Trench (#1 Oct. ’18) and was recorded by both members in different locations during 2020.

Brisbane rock luminaries Powderfinger return to the Top Ten for the second time in under a year, debuting at #4 with One Night Lonely. The album captures the socially-distanced one-off reunion from the 18-time ARIA Award winners in May 2020 in aid of music industry charity Support Act. Previously released digitally, the album hits the chart now following its release on vinyl, limited to 2305 copies. Powderfinger returned to the chart last year with the rarities collection Unreleased (1998 - 2010) (#2 Dec. ’20). One Night Lonely has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week.

Shoegaze icons My Bloody Valentine make their first ever ARIA Albums Chart Top Ten appearance at #6 with their 1991 album Loveless. Originally released on Creation Records, the band’s second album has grown in legend in the subsequent three decades, being cited by generations of artists as an inspiration. It has also been hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time by the likes of NME, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. The entry of Loveless and the band’s 1988 debut album Isn’t Anything (#45) onto the chart comes following the reissue of My Bloody Valentine’s three studio albums and the compilation EP's 1988–1991. Loveless is #2 and Isn’t Anything is #3 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Simpsons-inspired Melbourne doom rock band Dr. Colossus score their first ARIA Albums Chart entry at #16 with I'm A Stupid Moron With An Ugly Face And A Big Butt And My Butt Smells And I Like To Kiss My Own Butt. It’s the group’s second album, coming nearly four years on from their 2017 debut, The Dank. Dr. Colossus will be touring in support of the album in June.

The soundtrack to the Eurovision Song Contest Rotterdam 2021 hit this week’s chart at #23. The album features all 39 participating songs including Montaigne’s entry for Australia, ‘Technicolour’, and Italy’s Måneskin with their winning song ‘Zitti e buoni’. Eurovision soundtracks have appeared in the Top 50 every year for the last ten years, including last year: Eurovision 2020 - A Tribute To The Artists And Songs (#42 May ’20).