ARIA charts: Aussies on top – Dean Lewis and The Amity Affliction

Mediaweek editor James Manning rounds up the latest Aria Charts.

• Singles: Aussies rule: Dean Lewis holds off George, Calvin & Sam
• Albums: Queensland indie metal gods post new ARIA chart record


Impressive achievement from Dean Lewis again this week as Be Alright sits at #1 for a third consecutive week.

Nobody new in the top 10 this week with the biggest challenger likely to be Promises from Calvin Harris and Sam Smith, which jumps from #30 to #14.

The biggest mover inside the top 10 was George Ezra with Shotgun lifting from #9 to #6.

Just two tunes made it into the top 50 on debut:

#35 BTS with Idol

#50 Goodbye from Jason Derulo and David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj and Willy William


Another remarkable Aussie success story this week with The Amity Affliction debuting at #1 with Misery, which sets a new chart record. The band becomes the first Australian act ever to secure four consecutive #1 albums. This is the group’s sixth album and their earlier chart-toppers were This Could Be Heartbreak (August 2016), Let The Ocean Take Me (June 2014) and Chasing Ghosts (September 2012).

ARIA noted that Misery is the eighth Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2018 after Amy Shark’s Love Monster, 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Youngblood, Sheppard’s Watching The Sky, Parkway Drive’s Reverence, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow), Kylie Minogue’s Golden and Vance Joy’s Nation Of Two.

Six other albums found a home in the top 50 on debut:

#9: BTS with Love Yourself Answer (Debut): Latest from the K-pop group.

#13: John Williamson with Butcherbird: The artist’s 20th album, yet his first featuring originals since 2014.

#15: Alice In Chains with Rainier Fog: The Seattle rock veterans haven’t been terribly prolific. A number of challenges over the years haven’t stopped them though and this is their sixth album since the first in 1990 and the first in five years.

#21: Neil & Liam Finn with Lightsleeper sees the father and son just miss the top 20. The album also features Finn family members Sharon, Elroy and Harper, as well as Neil Finn’s new Fleetwood Mac colleague Mick Fleetwood. Finn starts a 54-date Fleetwood Mac US tour on October 3.

#26 Interpol with Marauder

#31 Beccy Cole with Lioness

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