News 19 September 2020

We Are Chaos lands Marilyn Manson second ARIA Albums Chart #1

Plus, Vika & Linda snare second debut in three months.

We Are Chaos lands Marilyn Manson second ARIA Albums Chart #1

American shock rocker Marilyn Manson scores his second #1 album on the ARIA Albums Chart as he releases his eleventh album, We Are Chaos. The follow-up to Heaven Upside Down (#4 Oct. ’17) becomes his seventh Top Ten in Australia. It sees Manson teaming up with country musician Shooter Jennings for production and songwriting duties. Marilyn Manson’s only other time at #1 was in September 1998 with his third album Mechanical Animals. We Are Chaos also tops the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week.

After scoring their first ever #1 album in June with ‘Akilotoa: Anthology (1994-2006), the Bull sisters – Vika & Linda – score their second Top Three entry in three months with Sunday (The Gospel According To Iso). The duo’s sixth studio album is their first since 2006’s Between Two Shores and the first to chart since Two Wings (#34 Aug. ’99). The concept for Sunday (The Gospel According To Iso) came out of Vika & Linda’s Sunday Sing Song livestreams posted on their Facebook page during the COVID-19 lockdown. The album includes 12 gospel tracks plus an original written by Kasey Chambers and Harry Hookey.

After the postponement of his Australian tour, Harry Styles moves up four spots to #6 with Fine Line and nine spots to #38 with his self-titled debut.

Newcastle singer-songwriter Melody Moko makes her ARIA Top 50 debut at #40 with Two Kids & A Radio. The Americana artist’s second studio album comes three years on from her debut, 2017’s The Wreckage.