News 14 January 2022

The Weeknd scores fourth ARIA #1 album with Dawn FM

#2 debut for Dope Lemon!

The Weeknd scores fourth ARIA #1 album with Dawn FM

Returning with fifth album, Dawn FM, Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd scores his fourth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Coming two years on from After Hours (#1 Jan. ’20), Dawn FM features contributions from Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Max Martin, Oneohtrix Point Never, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia, plus actor Jim Carrey, legendary producer Quincy Jones and filmmaker Josh Safdie. The Weeknd has also topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Beauty Behind The Madness (#1 Sept. ‘15) and Starboy (#1 Dec. ‘16). After Hours re-enters the chart this week at #36.

ARIA Award-winning artist Angus Stone releases his fifth solo album and the third under the Dope Lemon moniker, Rose Pink Cadillac. It becomes the singer-songwriter’s third album to debut at #2 after previous Dope Lemon album Smooth Big Cat (#2 Jul. ’19) and Broken Brights (#2 Jul. ’12), which was released under Stone’s own name. Last year, Stone and his sister Julia released the album Life is Strange (#16 Aug. ’21), which went on to win Best Original Soundtrack, Cast or Show Album at the 2021 ARIA Awards. Rose Pink Cadillac is #1 on the Vinyl Albums and Australian Albums charts.

This week’s chart includes new peaks for the soundtracks for Encanto (#5) and Sing 2 (#10).

American rapper Gunna takes out his second ARIA Top 50 entry as he debuts at #12 with DS4EVER. The third studio album from the artist – real name Sergio Kitchens – comes as the follow-up to WUNNA (#17 Jun. ’20). The album includes guest appearances by Future, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Drake, Kodak Black, Chlöe, Lil Baby and Roddy Ricch, among others.