ARIA Chart: Aussie top 3 – Vika & Linda, Spacey Jane, McClymonts

• Singles: S1mba pushes into top 10, Sydney’s The Kid Laroi charts

Singles

Five weeks at #1 now for DaBaby with Rockstar charting for nine weeks. Helping keep the track on top is a Black Lives Matter remix of the song featuring new lyrics with DaBaby describing his experiences with the police.

Saint Jhns’s Roses and Weeknd’s Blinding Lights also retain their places near the top meaning they have all been top four for the past six weeks.

There were two new arrivals in the top 10:

#6 Harry Styles with Watermelon on Sugar after 16 weeks on the chart.
#7 S1mba with Rover after nine weeks. The track secured new momentum with the release of a remix featuring Australian hip hop artists Hooligan Hefs, Youngn Lipz and Hooks.

Four charts debuts inside the top 50:

#23 The Kid Laroi with Go featuring Juice Wrld. Sydney rapper The Kid Laroi was a finalist in Triple J’s Unearthed High competition in 2018.
#24 Jaws 685 and Jason Derulo with Savage Love. Jaws 685 is a young NZ producer from Auckland.
#45 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj with Trollz. The third collaboration between the two rappers is a tune about internet trolls.
#48 Regards with Secrets. Kosovo DJ Regard with British singer Raye.

Albums

The anthology album highlighting the work of Melbourne singers Vika & Linda Bull sees the sometime back-up singers take centre stage this week as three Australia albums debut at #1, #2 and #3. The sisters work between 1994 and 2006 is showcased on ‘Akilotoa, a double album debuting at #1 that features tracks written for the Bull sisters by Paul Kelly, Archie Roach, Stephen Cummings, Mark Seymour and more. Previous appearances on the Album Chart include Vika & Linda (#7 Jun 1994), Princess Tabu (#30 Aug 1996) and Two Wings (#34 Aug 1999). The release is the eighth Australian #1 on the ARIA Album Chart in 2020.

Australians ruling the Album Chart like they have this week last happened in August 2014, with Angus and Julia Stone (self-titled, #1), One Day Crew (Mainline, #2) and Sticky Fingers (Land of Pleasure, #3).

Of their chart success this week, Vika And Linda said:

“We’re so rapt to reach number one with our anthology. Our first ever! A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, and to our team. We love you all. Vika & Linda xx”

ARIA CEO Dan Rosen added:

“Congratulations to Vika and Linda Bull, who have been enduring and unique voices in Australian music for over 30 years. For a career that has covered so many styles, collaborations and albums, it seems long overdue for them to be rewarded with ARIA #1 album.

“I also want to congratulate Spacey Jane and The McClymonts, who make up our all Aussie top 3 In this week’s Album Chart. What an incredible week for new Australian music. The three artists are from different backgrounds, different generations and play different styles. It highlights the diversity of our local music scene, a scene that continues to create incredible music that resonates with fans around the country.”

The other Australian artists filling the top three spots:

#2: Spacey Jane with Sunlight. Another graduate of Triple J Unearthed which the Fremantle rockers won in 2018 off the back of three EPs. This is their debut album with the single Good For You sitting at #80 on the most recent Triple J Hottest 100.

Spacey Jane commented on their album chart debut:

“We’re so stoked with this result, it’s definitely something we never expected! Massive thanks to everyone who’s been spinning the record this week, & to AWAL for the hard yards on the release – it’s a dream debut for us.”

#3: The McClymonts with Mayhem to Madness. The sisters from Grafton see their sixth studio album Mayhem To Madness appear on the chart at the same spot their fifth album Endless peaked at in 2017. The McClymonts told ARIA: “We are proud to be part of a diverse group of Australian artists in the top three of the ARIA Album chart this week. We want to send a big congratulations to Vika & Linda who we have been fans of since we were kids. We used to practice our harmonies by singing along to their songs and it’s inspiring to see them at the top of the chart.”

Three others albums slipped into the top 50 this week:

#18: Justice for the Damned with Pain Is Power. Second album from the Sydney hardcore band is immediately their biggest album after the first Dragged Through the Dirt peaked at #37 in 2017.
#21 Norah Jones with Pick Me Up Off the Floor. Eighth album from the singer-songwriter who started her career with the smash #1 album Come Away with Me in 2002. Her second and third albums peaked at #2 and all albums have peaked inside the top 20.
#50 Liam Gallagher with MTV Unplugged.

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