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This week, Olivia Rodrigo dominates the Singles Chart and tops the Albums Chart and P!nk scores her tenth top ten album.
This week's album chartifacts
#1: Olivia Rodrigo ‘SOUR’ – American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo lands at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'SOUR'. Rodrigo’s debut album features the chart-topping singles ‘Drivers License’ (#1 January ’21) and ‘Good 4 U’, which hits #1 this week. It also includes the Top Tens ‘Deja Vu’ (#3 May ’21) and ‘Traitor’ (#7 May ’21).
#2: P!nk ‘All I Know So Far: Setlist’ – P!nk takes out her tenth Top Ten album on the ARIA Charts as she releases 'All I Know So Far: Setlist'. The album serves as the soundtrack to the concert/documentary film 'All I Know So Far'. The album includes a host of live performances as well as recent singles ‘Cover Me In Sunshine’ (#6 March ’21) and ‘All I Know So Far’ (#25 May ’21). #3: Twenty One Pilots ‘Scaled And Icy’ – American duo Twenty One Pilots score their third Top Ten album on the ARIA Charts with 'Scaled And Icy'. The pair’s sixth studio album is the follow-up to the chart-topping Trench (#1 October ’18) and was recorded by both members in different locations during 2020.
#4: Powderfinger ‘One Night Lonely’ – Brisbane rock luminaries Powderfinger return to the Top Ten for the second time in under a year, debuting at #4 with 'One Night Lonely'. The album captures the socially-distanced one-off reunion from the 18-time ARIA Award winners in May 2020 in aid of music industry charity Support Act. Previously released digitally, the album hits the chart now following its release on vinyl, limited to 2,305 copies. Powderfinger returned to the chart last year with the rarities collection 'Unreleased (1998 - 2010)' (#2 December ’20). 'One Night Lonely' has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week.
#6: My Bloody Valentine ‘Loveless’ – Shoegaze icons My Bloody Valentine make their first ever ARIA Albums Chart Top Ten appearance at #6 with their 1991 album 'Loveless'. Originally released on Creation Records, the band’s second album has grown in legend in the subsequent three decades, being cited by generations of artists as an inspiration. It has also been hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time by the likes of NME, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. The entry of 'Loveless' and the band’s 1988 debut album 'Isn’t Anything' (#45) into the Top 50 comes following the reissue of My Bloody Valentine’s three studio albums and the compilation EP's 1988–1991. 'Loveless' is #2 and 'Isn’t Anything' is #3 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
This week's single chartifacts
#1: Olivia Rodrigo ‘Good 4 U’ – Moving up one spot, ‘Good 4 U’ by Olivia Rodrigo hits #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. It becomes the American artist’s second chart-topper after ‘Drivers License’ (#1 January ’21). Last week the single hit #1 in the US, Canada and New Zealand. On top of her new #1 single and the #1 debut of her album 'SOUR', Rodrigo hits a new peak at #3 with previous single ‘Deja Vu’, climbs from #19 to #5 with ‘Drivers License’ and scores seven debuts in this week’s top 50, including ‘Traitor’ at #7. The last artist to have four or more singles in the Top Ten was Taylor Swift, who had five on the chart w/c 3 August 2020.
#6: BTS ‘Butter’ – K-pop superstars BTS claim their third Top Ten entry on the ARIA Singles Chart as they debut at #6 with ‘Butter’. It’s the group’s second English-language single after ‘Dynamite’ (#2 August ’20). The video for ‘Butter’ surpassed 200 million views on YouTube in four days and one hour. The track set the new record for largest single-day streams of any song ever on Spotify with 20.9 million streams globally.
Top 10 Albums
1. 'SOUR' – Olivia Rodrigo
2. 'All I Know So Far: Setlist' – P!nk
3. 'Scaled And Icy' – Twenty One Pilots
4. 'One Night Lonely' – Powderfinger
5. 'The Off-Season' – J. Cole
6. 'Loveless' – My Bloody Valentine
7. 'Justice' – Justin Bieber
8. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa
9. 'Bridge Over Troubled Dreams' – Delta Goodrem
10. 'Cry Forever' – Amy Shark
Top 10 Singles
1. 'Good 4 U' – Olivia Rodrigo
2. 'Body' – Russ Millions & Tion Wayne
3. 'Deja Vu' – Olivia Rodrigo
4. 'Kiss Me More' – Doja Cat featuring SZA
5. 'Drivers License' – Olivia Rodrigo
6. 'Butter' – BTS
7. 'Traitor' – Olivia Rodrigo
8. 'Without You' – The Kid Laroi
9. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
10. 'Astronaut In The Ocean' – Masked Wolf