British band Glass Animals notch up their sixth week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with Heat Waves. The last British group to top the singles chart, Clean Bandit, also spent six straight weeks in the top spot with Rockabye in December 2016 and January 2017.
The highest-ranking Australian artist this week continues to be Sydney’s The Kid Laroi with Without You at number three. Fellow Sydney rapper Masked Wolf is creeping up on the title however, as he cracks the ARIA top five for the first time, coming in fifth with Astronaut In The Ocean.
This week’s highest debut comes from Lil Nas X as he hits number 16 with Montero (Call Me By Your Name). It’s the second single released from the American rapper’s forthcoming debut album, Montero, set for release later in the year. Lil Nas X spent 13 weeks on top of the chart in 2019 with Old Town Road.
Other new entrants to the chart this week are You All Over Me (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift at number 34, Beautiful Mistakes by Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion at number 40, and What Other People Say by Sam Fischer and Demi Lovato at number 44.
Byron Bay surf rock band Skegss score their first number one album on the ARIA charts (and the sixth Australian number one on the ARIA albums chart in 2021) as they debut in the top spot with Rehearsal. The trio’s second album is the follow-up to My Own Mess which peaked at number two in September 2018.
Skegss’ Ben Reed said “Well this is pretty cool! Was not expecting it, thanks so much!! Day for it.”
ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd said “Congratulations to Skegss on getting their first number one album with Rehearsal! Their good time energy is exactly what we need right now and doubly good that a Byron Bay group tops the chart this week.”
With new album The Bitter Truth, Evanescence take out their fifth ARIA top ten entry at number three. The band’s fifth studio album is their first since Synthesis in 2017.
Tame Impala’s debut album InnerSpeaker returns to the chart this week at number 19 after it was reissued to mark its tenth anniversary. Debuting at number four in May 2010, InnerSpeaker was nominated for Album Of The Year, Best Rock Album, and Best Cover Art at the 2010 ARIA Awards.
The soundtrack to Hamilton returns to the ARIA top 50 this week after the acclaimed musical had its Australian premiere in Sydney. Originally debuting on the chart in 2016, the album is sitting at number 27 this week.
Other new entrants to the chart are Clouds (The Mixtape) by NF at number five, Tonic Immobility by Tomahawk at number 18, Friends Keep Secrets by Benny Blanco at number 39, and Livin’ On Gold Street by Ben Mastwyk at number 49.
2021 ARIA Chart Toppers
January 4 24Goldn Mood
January 11 24Goldn Mood
January 18 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
January 25 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 1 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 8 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 15 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
February 22 Olivia Rodrigo Drivers Licence
March 1 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 8 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 15 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 22 Glass Animals Heat Waves
March 29 Glass Animals Heat Waves
April 5 Glass Animals Heat Waves
January 4 Taylor Swift Evermore
January 11 Taylor Swift Evermore
January 18 Barry Gibb Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook
January 25 Illy The Space Between
February 1 Bluey Bluey The Album
February 8 The Kid Laroi Fuck Love (Savage)
February 15 Foo Fighters Medicine at Midnight
February 22 The Rubens 0202
March 1 Tash Sultana Terra Firma
March 8 Architects For Those That Wish To Exist
March 15 Kings Of Leon When You See Yourself
March 22 Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
March 29 Justin Bieber Justice
April 5 Skegss Rehearsal