ARIA Charts: Top Three albums of the week all new to the charts

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• British band Glass Animals hold the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart

Singles 

British band Glass Animals hold the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, after scoring #1 last week with Heat Waves

The highest-ranking Australian artist is The Kid Laroi with Without You. The track comes off his album F*ck Love, which peaked at number one on the album charts.

Fellow Sydney rapper Masked Wolf continues his climb up the chart with Astronaut In The Ocean. The single is up nine spots to #16 in its third week in the top 50.

There are three new entrants to the singles charts this week:

Heartbreak Anniversary by Giveon, Josh by Peah PRC, and Friday by Riton x Nightcrawlers Feat. Mufasa & Hypeman.

Albums

In a big week for new music, the top three albums this week are all new entrants to the charts.

British metalcore band Architects have scored their first #1 album on the ARIA Charts as they debut in the top spot with their ninth album For Those That Wish To Exist. Before this week their highest score in the charts was All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, which peaked at number two in 2016. For Those That Wish To Exist also tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

In second place this week is Sheppard’s Kaleidoscope Eyes. This comes three years after hitting number one with Watching The Sky in June 2018. Last year was a big year for the band: they released a single every month between February and December and they also performed at the AFL Grand Final, held in their hometown of Brisbane for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Kaleidoscope Eyes is Sheppard’s third straight top two album, having also hit number two with debut album Bombs Away in 2014.

In third place, Alice Cooper claims his highest-charting album on the ARIA Charts with Detroit Stories. It becomes Cooper’s eighth top ten album in Australia and second top ten studio album in a row. His 21st solo album, Detroit Stories is the follow-up to Paranormal which peaked at number four in 2017.

2021 ARIA Chart Toppers

Singles
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

Albums
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

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