Debuts for Halsey, Pete Murray, Alt-J and more!
Ed Sheeran’s third album ÷ hits its twelfth week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week.
Further down the chart, Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman moves up a further 13 spots to #21 and My Everything returns to the top 50 at #27 on the back of the One Love Manchester benefit concert.
At #26, INXS’ The Very Best returns to the top 50 for a 165th week.
With her national tour going on sale, Sia’s This Is Acting returns to the top 50 at #35.
Following the album’s reissue to mark its 30th anniversary, U2’s The Joshua Tree returns to the top 50 at #46.
#2: Halsey ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ – American artist Halsey scores her second consecutive #2 debut on the ARIA Albums Chart with Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. The follow-up to Badlands (#2 Sept. ’15) features the single ‘Now Or Never’ (#16 Apr. ’17), as well as collaborations with Sia, Quavo, Cashmere Cat and more.
#3: Pete Murray ‘Camacho’ – Singer-songwriter Pete Murray returns with his first studio album in six years, Camacho. Murray’s fifth album is the follow-up to Blue Sky Blue (#6 Sept. ’11). Murray last charted with the companion album Blue Sky Blue - The Byron Sessions (#17 Feb. ’13).
#3: Alt-J ‘Relaxer’ – The third album from Alt-J gives the British trio their third top ten appearance on the ARIA Charts. Relaxer is the follow-up to This Is All Yours (#2 Sept. ’14). Several tracks feature guest vocals from Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice.
#5: All Time Low ‘Last Young Renegade’ – Baltimore pop punk band All Time Low claim their second top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart with Last Young Renegade. The group’s seventh album comes two years on from Future Hearts (#4 Apr. ’15). In between studio albums, All Time Low released the live album Straight To DVD II: Past, Present, and Future Hearts (#22 Sept. ’16).
#7: Roger Waters ‘Is This The Life We Really Want?’ – Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters releases his first studio album of new material since 1992 with Is This The Life We Really Want? The album is Waters’ fifth solo album. In between Is This The Life We Really Want? and Amused To Death (#14 Sept. ’92), Waters released the operatic concept album Ça Ira and the live album Roger Waters: The Wall (#46 Nov. ’15).
#16: Dua Lipa ‘Dua Lipa’ – British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa scores her first Albums Chart entry with her debut self-titled album. Dua Lipa includes the singles ‘Be The One’ (#6 May ’16) and ‘Hotter Than Hell’ (#17 Jul. ’16). She’s also previously charted on the Singles Chart with the Martin Garrix collaboration ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ (#14 Apr. ’17).
#32: Husky ‘Punchbuzz’ – Melbourne indie folk band Husky return with third album Punchbuzz. The release of the follow-up to Ruckers Hill (#29 Oct. ’14) marks the duo’s return to Australia, following a stint based in Berlin.