News 13 March 2021

When You See Yourself snares Kings Of Leon fourth ARIA #1 album

Plus, debuts for The Wiggles, A Day To Remember and more!

When You See Yourself snares Kings Of Leon fourth ARIA #1 album

Releasing their eighth album, When You See Yourself, Kings Of Leon grab their fourth #1 on the ARIA Charts. The follow-up to Walls (#3 Oct. ’16) also gives the American band their sixth Top Ten album in Australia. As well as on the traditional formats, When You See Yourself has been released as a non-fungible token (NFT), a type of cryptocurrency that contains unique assets such as music and art. Kings Of Leon previously topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Only By The Night (#1 Sept. ’08), Come Around Sundown (#1 Oct. ’10) and Mechanical Bull (#1 Sept. ’13).

The Wiggles equal their highest ever ARIA Albums Chart entry as they debut at #3 with new compilation We're All Fruit Salad!: The Wiggles' Greatest Hits. Released to mark the ARIA Hall Of Fame members’ 30th anniversary, the album features 40 tracks featuring all the different line-ups of the group, plus new re-recorded versions of some of their classics. It equals the peak set by with Nursery Rhymes 2 (#3 Mar. ’18). The Wiggles have previously charted with compilations Hot Potatoes! The Best Of The Wiggles (#32 Mar. ’14) and The Best Of (#16 Jun. ’16).

Debuting at #9, A Day To Remember return with their seventh album You're Welcome. The American pop-punk/hardcore band’s first album in five years becomes their second Top Ten on the ARIA Charts, having hit #1 with previous album Bad Vibrations (#1 Sept. ’16).

Melbourne’s The Smith Street Band hit the chart at #11 with Unplugged In Wombat State Forest. It's their third live release in 12 months, having also hit the chart with Live At The Triffid (#4 Mar. '20), and Viva La Rev (#30 Nov. '20). The group also scored their first #1 with Don't Waste Your Anger (#1 Apr. '20). Unplugged In Wombat State Forest is #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Pete Murray hits the Albums Chart for the first time since 2017 as he debuts at #22 with The Night EP. The first of a set of two EPs gives the ARIA Award-nominated singer-songwriter his seventh Top 50 entry and the first since Camacho (#3 Jun. ’17). Murray has scored #1s with Feeler (#1 Mar. ’04), See The Sun (#1 Oct. ’05) and Summer At Eureka (#1 May ’08).

Canberra’s Genesis Owusu makes his ARIA Top 50 debut at #27 with Smiling With No Teeth. The singer-songwriter’s debut album comes four years on from his debut EP, Cardrive (2017). Owusu picked up ARIA Award nominations for Best Soul/R&B Release in both 2019 and 2020.

DMA's debut at #39 with the concert recording Live From O2 Academy Brixton. The album’s release coincides with the one-year anniversary of the band's sold out show at the London venue on 6 March 2020. The Sydney trio’s third album The Glow (#2 Jul. '20) was nominated for four ARIA Awards in 2020, including Album Of The Year.