Debuts for Avenged Sevenfold, Empire Of The Sun, Tkay Maidza and more!
Jessica Mauboy’s The Secret Daughter (Songs From The Original TV Series) notches up its third straight week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart. It’s the longest run of consecutive weeks in the #1 spot on the Albums Chart in 2016.
In their second week on the chart, both Michael Buble’s Nobody But Me and Elvis Presley’s The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have moved up one spot to #2 and #3, respectively.
Delta Goodrem’s Wings Of The Wild has climbed 36 spots to #13.
With the release of The Complete Whispering Jack 30th Anniversary, John Farnham’s former #1 has re-entered the chart at #22. The album spent a total of 25 weeks at #1 during 1986 and 1987.
Drake’s Views is the week’s second-highest re-entry, returning at #28.
#4: Avenged Sevenfold ‘The Stage’ – The seventh album from Avenged Sevenfold gives the Californian metal band a third top ten appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart. The follow-up to Hail To The King (#2 Sept. ’13), The Stage is a concept album.
#7: Empire Of The Sun ‘Two Vines’ – Australian electronic duo Empire Of The Sun return with their third album, Two Vines. It’s the band’s third top ten album, following on from Walking On A Dream (#6 Feb. ’09) and Ice On The Dune (#3 Jun. 13). The album features contributions from Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Wendy Melvoin of The Revolution.
#8: James Arthur ‘Back From The Edge’ – With ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ sitting at #1 on the Singles Chart for a fourth straight week, James Arthur picks up his first top ten on the Albums Chart with Back From The Edge. Arthur’s second album comes three years on from his self-titled debut (#14 Nov. ’13).
#12: Roy Orbison ‘The Ultimate Collection’ – A new career-spanning collection of the work of the late, great Roy Orbison. The Ultimate Collection traces Orbison’s career from early hits like 1956’s ‘Ooby Dooby’ through to late 80s hits ‘You Got It’ (#3 Feb. ’89) and the Traveling Wilburys’ ‘Handle With Care’ (#3 Jan. ’89).
#19: Kenny Chesney ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’ – American country artist Kenny Chesney scores a new peak with seventeenth album Cosmic Hallelujah. The follow-up to The Big Revival (#31 Oct. ’14) includes the P!nk-featuring single ‘Setting The World On Fire’ (#26 Aug. ’16).
#20: Tkay Maidza ‘Tkay’ – The debut album from Adelaide hip hop artist Tkay Maidza. Prior to Tkay’s release, Maidza released the 2014 EP Switch Tape. American rapper Killer Mike appears on the single ‘Carry On’.
#21: Tove Lo ‘Lady Wood’ – Tove Lo picks up a new Albums Chart peak with Lady Wood. The Swedish singer-songwriter’s second album comes two years on from Queen Of The Clouds (#47 Oct. ’14) and features the single ‘Cool Girl’ (#30 Sept. ’16).
#24: Testament ‘Brotherhood Of The Snake’ – American thrash metal band Testament make their top 50 debut with Brotherhood Of The Snake. It’s their eleventh studio album, following on from 2012’s Dark Roots Of Earth. They released their debut, The Legacy, in 1987.
#50: A$AP Mob ‘Cozy Tapes: Vol. 1 Friends’ – The debut album from New York hip hop collective A$AP Mob. It features guest appearances by Wiz Khalifa, Tyler The Creator, Skepta and more.