Keith Urban scores third #1 with Ripcord
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Keith Urban scores third #1 with Ripcord

May 14, 2016

Debuts for Radiohead, Kate Ceberano, James Blake and more!

This week’s ARIA Albums Chart sees country star Keith Urban pick up his third #1 with ninth album Ripcord (see below).

With Prince’s The Very Best Of sitting at #6 again this week, The Hits / The B-Sides and Ultimate have moved up four and ten spaces, respectively.

Currently on tour in Australia, Iron Maiden has jumped three spots with current album The Book Of Souls.

This week’s chart sees re-entries for Conrad Sewell’s All I Know (#40) and The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness (#49).


#1: Keith Urban ‘Ripcord’ – Aussie country star Keith Urban snaps up his third straight #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Ripcord. The singer-songwriter’s ninth album is the follow-up to Fuse (#1 Sept. ’13) and features guest appearances from Nile Rodgers, Pitbull and Carrie Underwood. Keith Urban first topped the Albums Chart with The Story So Far (#1 May ’12).

Ripcord is the seventh Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2016.

#2: Radiohead ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ – Radiohead’s ninth album becomes their sixth consecutive studio album to debut at #2 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The album is the follow-up to The King Of Limbs (#2 Apr. ’11). A Moon Shaped Pool was a surprise release, announced only two days prior to it being made available on 8 May.

#9: Kate Ceberano ‘Anthology’ – A new three-disc career retrospective from ARIA Award-winning artist Kate Ceberano. It includes the singles ‘Bedroom Eyes’ (#2 May ’89), ‘Brave/Young Boys Are My Weakness’ and ‘Pash’ (#10 Feb. 98), as well as duets with Paul Kelly, John Farnham, Wendy Matthews and more. Ceberano last charted with the studio album Kensal Road (#23 Aug. ’13). Her most recent top ten was with So Much Beauty (#9 May ’09).

#13: Skepta ‘Konnichiwa’ – The fourth album from Skepta gives the British MC his first appearance in the ARIA top 50. Konnichiwa features appearances from Pharrell, Wiley and more.

#16: James Blake ‘The Colour In Everything’ – British electronic artist James Blake returns with third album The Colour In Everything. The follow-up to Overgrown (#5 Apr. ’13) was another surprise release this week. It features contributions from Frank Ocean and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.

#20: Travis Collins ‘Hard Light’ – Country singer-songwriter Travis Collins returns to the chart with fifth album Hard Light. It’s his second top 50 appearance, following on from Wired (#26 Feb. ’15).

#21: Kaytranada ‘99.9%’ – The debut album from Canadian producer Kaytranada. It features a raft of guests including Craig David, Little Dragon, Anderson .Paak, Vic Mensa and more.

#23: Andy Black ‘The Shadow Side’ - Black Veil Brides front man Andy Biersack goes solo as Andy Black with The Shadow Side. As a member of Black Veil Brides, Biersack last charted with the band’s self-titled fourth album (#23 Nov. ’14).

#26: Cyndi Lauper ‘Detour’ – The eleventh studio album from Cyndi Lauper gives the American artist her first top 50 appearance since At Last (#32 Jul. ’04). Detour finds Lauper turning her hand to country music with the help of Willie Nelson, Jewel, Emmylou Harris and more. Lauper topped the Albums Chart for four weeks in 1986 with True Colors (#1 Sept. ’86).

#30: The Screaming Jets ‘Chrome’ – Newcastle rockers The Screaming Jets return with their first album in eight years, Chrome. It’s the band’s first top 50 appearance since Scam (#36 Oct. ’00).

#35: Anohni ‘Hopelessness’ – Formerly the lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons, Anohni releases her debut solo album Hopelessness. The album features extensive collaboration with Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never. Antony and the Johnsons’ only top 50 appearance to date was with The Crying Light (#33 Jan. ’09).

#39: Tourist ‘U’ – The debut album from London producer William Phillips, aka Tourist. Phillips two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year for co-writing Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ (#5 Jun. ’14).