As we explained last week here, the club of performers who hit the top of the ARIA Singles Chart is hard to get into. DaBaby has done it, ending the run of 17 weeks where either The Weeknd or Saint Jhn have been #1.
Rockstar from DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch hits #1 in its fifth week. The track comes from DaBaby’s third album Blame It On Baby which peaked at #4 in February 2020.
German DJ Topic featuring A7S snuck into the chart at #49 last week with Breaking Me and it has shot to #25 this week.
At #37, Katy Perry’s Daisies is the highest new entry this week. It is her first time in the chart this year with the first single to be released from her next album.
Also new to the top 50 this week:
#41 StaySolidRocky with Party Girl
#45 Kygo & OneRepublic with Lose Somebody
The Tesky Brothers came close to a #1 album last year when their second studio album Run Home Slow peaked at #2. However the Melbourne band have now scaled the top of the album chart with Live at the Forum, recorded in November last year and featuring tracks from the first two albums plus a cover of John Lennon’s Jealous Guy. The Tesky Brothers took home three trophies at the 2019 ARIAs – Best Group, Best Blues & Roots Album and Engineer of the Year. Not surprisingly their new album also tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. Another milestone for the band is being the first Australian act to top the chart with a live album since AC/DC with Live in 1992.
Josh Teskey, of The Teskey Brothers, said after hearing the news:
“We are completely gobsmacked to reach the number one spot. I guess it just goes to show how much everyone misses attending gigs right now!”
Dan Rosen, CEO of ARIA, added:
“Congratulations to The Teskey Brothers, and their entire team, on their first #1 ARIA album with Live At The Forum. They blew the roof off the place at last year’s ARIA Awards, and are one of the best live bands in the country. To see a live album top the ARIA Chart during these restricted times just goes to show how much we all crave the live music experience. As we look to get the live music industry back on its feet, we cannot wait to see Aussie bands like The Teskey Brothers return to venues and festival stages around the country.”
Live At The Forum also becomes the seventh Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2020.
Other top 50 album debuts this week:
#10 Polo G with The Goat. The second album for the Chicago rapper comes 12 months after the release of his debut Die a Legend.
#15: Future with High Off Life. The US rapper Future achieves a new chart peak with his eighth album.
#19: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit with Reunions. Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and his band The 400 Unit also achieve a new chart high with their seventh album. David Crosby is among the guests, singing backing vocals.
#37: Charli XCX with How I’m Feeling Now. The second album in less than 12 months from the UK pop artist, this one written and recorded during self-isolation.
Top Photo: The Teskey Brothers celebrate #1 album with label boss Michael Gudinski