ARIA Charts: Slash highest new album entry with rocker’s debut at #4

Mediaweek editor James Manning wraps up the latest ARIA charts.

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Albums: Slash highest new entry with rocker’s debut at #4


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George Ezra is holding the top spot as we bound into October with a second week at #1 for Shotgun.

The only newcomer to the top 10 is Lil Peep and XXXTentacion with Falling Down with its chart debut at #7. The late Lil Peep makes a first appearance on the ARIA chart, while the more recently deceased XXXTentacion makes the top 50 for the fourth time and the top 10 for the third.

Lil Peep credit: hurricanehank /

Making way for the sole new top 10 arrival are 5 Seconds Of Summer as Youngblood slips out of the top 10 after 24 weeks on the chart. The only single that has been on the chart longer than Youngblood – and it’s a lot longer – is Ed Sheeran’s Perfect, which has been hovering around here for a massive 82 weeks, this week at #36.

Just three other chart debuts this week made the top 50:

#11 Eminem with Killshot
#46 Gucci Mane, Bruno Mars & Kodak Black with Wake Up In The Sky
#49 The Chainsmokers with This Feeling featuring Kelsea Ballerini


No change at the top here either this week as Eminem’s Kamikaze spends a fourth week at #1.

Four new releases managed to debut in the top 10:

#4 Slash with Living The Dream is his third collaboration with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The previous two releases – in 2012 and 2014 – both peaked at #2.
#6 Brockhampton with Iridescence is the fourth album from the US hip hop collective with the previous three albums all released last year. The group have just visited Australia.
#9 Thundamentals with I Love Songs. The Blue Mountains hip hop group release their fifth album, which becomes their third to crack the top 10.
#10 Dead Letter Circus with Dead Letter Circus. The Brisbane band’s fourth album is their fourth top 10 entry. The previous album Aesthesis peaked at #1 in 2015.

Three other albums made it into the top 50 on debut:

#14 Josh Groban with Bridges is the artist’s eight album and the first in three years.
#33 Prince with Piano & A Microphone 1983. One of what could be a long list of releases from the archives.
#48 The Paper Kites with On The Corner Where You Live. The prolific Melbourne folk-rock band’s fourth album and second this year.

Top Photo: Slash Credit: Fabio Diena /

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