News 2 September 2017

Villains lands QOTSA second #1

Debuts for The War On Drugs, Kim Churchill, Fifth Harmony and more!

Villains lands QOTSA second #1

Debuts for The War On Drugs, Kim Churchill, Fifth Harmony and more!

Returning with their seventh studio album, Villains, Californian rock heavyweights Queens Of The Stone Age take out their second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

This week’s top ten includes the soundtracks to both Guardians Of The Galaxy films, with Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 moving five spots to #4 and Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 climbing six spots to #8.

With her new track ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ claiming #1 on this week’s Singles Chart, Taylor Swift’s last album 1989 has jumped 15 spots to #16. It’s the album’s 121st week in the top 50.

Re-entries on the back of tours come this week for Dan Sultan’s Killer (#38), Stone Sour’s Hydrograd (#41) and Meg Mac’s Low Blows (#47).


#1: Queens Of The Stone Age ‘Villains’ – With their seventh studio album, American rockers Queens Of The Stone Age score their second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Villains comes four years on from ...Like Clockwork (#1 Jun. ’13) and finds the band working with producer Mark Ronson. It’s the band’s fifth appearance in the ARIA top ten, the first came with Songs For The Deaf (#7 Sept. ’02).

#5: The War On Drugs ‘A Deeper Understanding’ – After picking up their first top 50 appearance with Lost In The Dream (#28 Mar. ’14), The War On Drugs hit the top ten for the first time with follow-up A Deeper Understanding. It’s the Philadelphia band’s fourth studio album and was recorded predominately in studios in Los Angeles.

#6: Kim Churchill ‘Weight_Falls’ – Canberra-born folk singer-songwriter Kim Churchill hits the ARIA top ten for the first time with Weight_Falls. Churchill’s his fifth album is the follow-up to Silence/Win (#32 Jun. ’14) and becomes his second top 50 entry.

#9: Fifth Harmony ‘Fifth Harmony’ – American girl group Fifth Harmony return with their self-titled third album. The group’s first album as a quartet is their second to chart in the top ten on the ARIA Charts, following 7/27 (#8 Jun. ’16). It includes collaborations with Gucci Mane, Skrillex and more.

#12: PVRIS ‘All We Know Of Heaven’ – Massachusetts electropop trio PVRIS make their top 50 debut with All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell. It’s the group’s second studio album and comes three years after they released their debut White Noise.

#20: Gordi ‘Reservoir’ – Sydney-based folktronica singer-songwriter Gordi hits the ARIA Charts for the first time with her debut album Reservoir. Prior to the release of the album, Gordi (aka Sophie Payten) released the EP Clever Disguise in May 2016.

#22: Lil Uzi Vert ‘Luv Is Rage 2’ – The debut studio album by Lil Uzi Vert gives the Philadelphia rapper his first appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart. Luv Is Rage 2 includes the single ‘XO Tour Llif3’. Lil Uzi Vert has previously released a handful of Eps and mixtapes.

#24: A$AP Mob ‘Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2: Too Cozy’ – Harlem hip hop collective A$AP Mob take out a new chart peak with Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2: Too Cozy. It’s their second album and comes less than a year on from debut Cozy Tapes: Vol. 1 Friends (#50 Nov. ’16). As well as the various members of A$AP Mob, the album includes a long list of guests including Frank Ocean, Jaden Smith, Big Sean, Schoolboy Q and more.

#29: XXXTentacion ’17’ – Controversial Florida rapper XXXTentacion makes his top 50 debut with his debut studio album 17. It’s his second release of the year, following mixtape Revenge, which was released in May.