News 17 May 2024

Troy Cassar-Daley scores highest-ever solo debut

Angus & Julia Stone break the top 5

Troy Cassar-Daley scores highest-ever solo debut

Australian country legend Troy Cassar-Daley arrives at #2 this week with Between The Fires, while Angus & Julia Stone return with their first album in three years, Cape Forestier, landing at #5 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

Between The Fires is Troy’s 14th studio album. The winner of five ARIA Awards, he has racked up six top 10 albums in his 30-year career, including the #2 charter The Great Country Songbook with Adam Harvey in 2013. Until now, his highest charting solo album was The World Today, which went to #3 in 2021. 

For Angus & Julia Stone, all five of the sister and brother’s studio albums have gone top 10, while two have reached the summit: Down The Way in 2010 and Angus & Julia Stone in 2014. As a duo they have won six ARIA Awards, including Album of the Year in 2010 for Down The Way

The announcement of Olivia Rodrigo’s Australian tour later this year sends her two former chart-toppers soaring, with Guts jumping from #10 to #3 and Sour up from #11 to #4.

Tennessee rockers Kings of Leon return with their ninth studio album, Can We Please Have Fun, new at #20. They have had six top 10 albums, four of which went to #1: Only By The Night in 2008, Come Around Sundown in 2010, Mechnical Bull in 2013 and When You See Yourself in 2021. 

On the singles chart, Post Malone’s country-flavoured I Had Some Help featuring Morgan Wallen blasts onto the chart at #1. Post was on top a couple of weeks ago with Fortnight, his duet with Taylor Swift, while Morgan spent eight weeks at #1 last year with Last Night

Kendrick Lamar’s diss track Not Like Us lands in the top five, up from #9 last week. It’s his first top five hit since 2022, when Die Hard peaked at #5.