News 25 June 2021

SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo is #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a fifth week

Plus, debuts for Fear Factory, BTS and more!

SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo is #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a fifth week

Olivia Rodrigo makes it five consecutive weeks at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with SOUR. The last artist to spend five or more weeks at #1 on both the Albums and Singles charts was Ed Sheeran, who spent five straight weeks at #1 in March/April 2017 with ÷ and ‘Shape Of You’, respectively.

Nick Cave & Warren EllisCarnage scores a new peak on the ARIA Albums Chart at #2 following its release on physical formats. The album from the long-time collaborators came out digitally as a surprise release in February, charting at #40. It’s the first full-length studio album by Cave and Ellis as a duo, aside from their soundtrack work. Last year, Cave charted with the live album Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace (#5 Nov. ’20). Carnage has hit #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

American industrial metal band Fear Factory release tenth album, Aggression Continuum. It equals the peak of Fear Factory’s previous album, Genexus (#15 Aug. ’15), and becomes their eighth album to appear in the ARIA Top 50. Singer Burton C. Bell departed the band in 2020 after more than three decades as a member. Having recorded his vocals in 2017, he appears on Aggression Continuum.

The soundtrack to Fast & Furious 9: The Fast Saga, the ninth installment in the Fast & Furious film franchise, hits this week’s chart at #29. The album includes tracks by Skepta, Pop Smoke, Lil Tecca, Offset, Trippie Redd and more. The last album from the series to chart was The Fate of the Furious: The Album (#13 Apr. ’17).

K-pop superstars BTS debut at #31 with the compilation BTS, The Best. The album contains all of the group’s previous Japanese-language singles, including versions of ‘Mic Drop’ (#50 Dec. ’17), ‘Fake Love’ (#36 May ’18), ‘Idol’ (#35 Sept. ’18), ‘Boy With Luv’ (#10 Apr. ’19) and ‘On’ (#29 Mar. ’20). BTS’ English-language single, ‘Dynamite’ (#2 Aug. ’20) also appears as a bonus track. BTS were last on the Albums Chart with BE (#2 Nov. ’20).

American rapper Pitbull takes out his first Albums Chart Top 50 entry since 2012 as Greatest Hits debuts at #46. Originally released in 2017, the album includes Top Fives ‘Give Me Everything’ (#2 May ’11), ‘Back In Time’ (#4 Jun. ’12) and ‘Timber’ (#4 Nov. ’13). Pitbull last appeared on the chart with Global Warming (#14 Nov. ’12).