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This week, Marilyn Manson scores his second #1 ARIA album while Vika and Linda Bull land their second top three in three months and 'WAP' spends a fifth week at #1.
This week's album chartifacts
#1: Marilyn Manson ‘We Are Chaos’ – American shock rocker Marilyn Manson scores his second #1 album on the ARIA Albums Chart as he releases his eleventh album, 'We Are Chaos'. The follow-up to 'Heaven Upside Down' (#4 October ’17) becomes his seventh Top Ten in Australia. It sees Manson teaming up with country musician Shooter Jennings for production and songwriting duties. Marilyn Manson’s only other time at #1 was in September 1998 with his third album 'Mechanical Animals'. 'We Are Chaos' also tops the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week.
#2: Vika & Linda ‘Sunday (The Gospel According To Iso)’ – After scoring their first ever #1 album in June with 'Akilotoa: Anthology (1994-2006)', the Bull sisters – Vika & Linda – score their second Top Three entry in three months with 'Sunday (The Gospel According To Iso)'. The duo’s sixth studio album is their first since 2006’s 'Between Two Shores' and the first to chart since 'Two Wings' (#34 August ’99). The concept for 'Sunday (The Gospel According To Iso)' came out of Vika & Linda’s 'Sunday Sing Song' livestreams posted on their Facebook page during the COVID-19 lockdown. The album includes 12 gospel tracks plus an original written by Kasey Chambers and Harry Hookey.
#6: Harry Styles ‘Fine Line’ – After the postponement of his Australian tour, which was set to happen in November, Harry Styles moves up four spots to #6 with 'Fine Line' and nine spots to #38 with his self-titled debut.
This week's single chartifacts
#1: Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion ‘WAP’ – Hitting its fifth week at #1, Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ breaks the record for the most weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart by a female-lead hip hop song, taking over from Salt-N-Pepa’s ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ (#1 January ’92).
#3: Joel Corry & MNEK ‘Head & Heart’ – In its seventh week in the Top 50, Joel Corry and MNEK’s collaboration moves up one spot to claim a new peak at #3. The track spent six weeks in the top spot in the UK, the most weeks spent at #1 during 2020.
Top 10 Albums
1. 'We Are Chaos' – Marilyn Manson
2. 'Sunday (The Gospel According To Iso)' – Vika & Linda
3. 'folklore' – Taylor Swift
4. 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' – Pop Smoke
5. 'Legends Never Die' – Juice WRLD
6. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
7. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
8. 'Music From The Home Front' – Various
9. 'Smile' – Katy Perry
10. 'Odyssey Number 5: 20th Anniversary Edition' – Powderfinger
Top 10 Singles
1. 'WAP' – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
2. 'Mood' – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior'
3. 'Head & Heart' – Joel Corry, MNEK
4. 'Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)' – Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo
5. 'Breaking Me' – Topic featuring A7S
6. 'Watermelon Sugar' – Harry Styles
7. 'Rockstar' – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
8. 'Laugh Now Cry Later' – Dark featuring Lil Durk
9. 'Mood Swings' – Pop Smoke
10. 'Roses' – SAINt JHN