Matt Corby scores first #1 with Telluric
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Matt Corby scores first #1 with Telluric

March 19, 2016

Jeff Buckley, Killswitch Engage, Alessia Cara and Sara Storer among this week’s debuts!

For the fourth week in a row there’s a debut at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, with Sydney singer-songwriter Matt Corby taking out #1 with his debut album Telluric (see below).

Aside from this week’s ten debuts, the biggest move comes from Madonna and her current album Rebel Heart, which re-enters at #22. Two of her hits collections, Celebration and The Immaculate Collection, have also re-entered at #46 and #37, respectively.

Other moves come from Justin Bieber’s Purpose (up 2 to #10), Elle King’s Love Stuff (up 20 to #20), Disturbed’s Immortalized (up 9 to #25) and Chase Rice’s Ignite The Night (up 22 to #23).

Debuts:

#1: Matt Corby ‘Telluric’ – With his long-awaited debut album, Matt Corby picks up his first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Telluric features the single ‘Monday’ (#45 Oct. ’15). The Sydney singer-songwriter previous appeared on the Albums Chart with the EPs iTunes Session (#19 Dec. ’12) and Live On The Resolution Tour (#48 Dec. ’13) and is a two-time winner of the ARIA Song Of The Year; taking home the award in 2012 for ‘Brother’ (#3 Feb. ’12) and in 2013 for ‘Resolution’ (#5 Jun. ’13).

Telluric is the fifth Australian album to top the ARIA Charts in 2016.

#2: Jeff Buckley ‘You And I’ – The late Jeff Buckley returns to the chart with You And I. The album consists of demo recordings made in 1993, prior to the recording and release of the only studio album released during Buckley’s lifetime, Grace (#9 Sept. ’95).

#5: Killswitch Engage ‘Incarnate’ – American metalcore band Killswitch Engage pick up a new ARIA Charts peak with seventh album Incarnate. The follow-up to Disarm The Descent (#6 Apr. ’13) is the group’s second career top ten.

#8: Bethel Music Have It All (Live) – The twelfth album from Bethel Music gives the California worship group their third top 50 appearance. Have It All (Live) is the follow-up to You Make Me Brave (Live) (#34 May ’14) and We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) (#14 Feb. ’15).

#16: Alessia Cara ‘Know-It-All’ – After making her Singles Chart debut in late 2015 with ‘Here’ (#12 Jan. ’16), Canadian artist Alessia Cara makes her Albums Chart debut with Know-It-All. Another of the album’s singles, ‘Wild Things’, has debuted at #43 this week.

#34: 3 Doors Down ‘Us And The Night’ – American rock band 3 Doors Down make their first top 50 appearance since 2004 with Us And The Night. Their sixth album and first in five years is the band’s first top 50 since Away From The Sun (#8 Feb. ’04).

#36: Brian Fallon ‘Painkillers’ – While The Gaslight Anthem are on indefinite hiatus following the release of Get Hurt (#11 Aug. ’14), singer Brian Fallon has gone it alone with solo debut Painkillers.

#30: Sara Storer ‘Silos’ – Sara Storer returns with sixth album Silos. The follow-up to Lovegrass (#25 Sept. ’13) is the country singer-songwriter’s fifth top 50 appearance.

#39: Flatbush Zombies ‘3001: A Laced Odyssey’ – The debut album from American rap crew Flatbush Zombies. Prior to the release of 3001: A Laced Odyssey, the trio had released a number of mixtapes and EPs.

#48: Melissa Etheridge ‘This Is M.E.’ – Melissa Etheridge’s thirteenth studio album becomes her first appearance in the ARIA top 50 since 2001. The veteran American singer-songwriter last charted with Skin (#30 Aug. ’01). She’s currently touring nationally.