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Views hands Drake first #1 album

May 7, 2016

Debuts for Rob Zombie, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Olympia and more!

There’s another new #1 at the top of this week’s ARIA Albums Chart, with Canadian rapper Drake debuting in the top spot with his fourth album Views (see below).

This week also sees a number of big moves including Adele’s 25 (up five to #3), Marina Prior & Mark Vincent’s Together (up eight to #5), Violent Soho’s Waco (up 21 to #24), Iron Maiden’s The Book Of Souls (up seven to #27) and Charlie Puth’s Nine Track Mind (up 15 to #29).

Among the re-entries this week are Adele’s 21 (#12) and 19 (#41), Andrea Bocelli’s Cinema (#38) and Rihanna’s Anti (#42).


#1: Drake ‘Views’ – The fourth studio album from Drake gives the Canadian rapper his first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It’s the follow-up to Nothing Was The Same (#2 Sept. ’13) and features the singles ‘Hotline Bling’ (#2 Oct. ’15), ‘One Dance’ (#1 this week) and ‘Pop Style’ (#44 Apr. ’16). In between studio albums, Drake charted with the mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late (#2 Feb. ’15).

#8: Rob Zombie ‘The Electric Warlock Acid With Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser’ – American musician and film maker Rob Zombie picks up his first top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart thanks to his sixth solo studio album. The Electric Warlock Acid With Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser is the follow-up to 2013’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (#36 Apr. ’13). Zombie’s previous best on the chart was with Hellbilly Deluxe 2 (#23 Feb. ’10).

#9: Sixx:A.M. ‘Prayers For The Damned’ – The fourth album from American hard rockers Sixx:A.M.. It’s the second top 50 appearance for Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx’s side project, following on from Modern Vintage (#31 Oct. ’14).

#11: Graeme Connors ‘60 Summers’ – Australian country singer-songwriter Graeme Connors makes his first top 50 appearance since 2000 with 60 Summers. The compilation, released to mark Connors’ sixtieth birthday, includes past hits, fan favourites and new tracks. Connors’ only other top 50 appearance was with The Best... 'til Now (#45 Nov. ’00).

#18: Luca Brasi ‘If This Is All We're Going To Be’ – Punk band Luca Brasi make their chart debut with third album If This Is All We're Going To Be. Hailing from St Helens, Tasmania, Luca Brasi formed in 2009 and have released two prior albums; 2011's Extended Family and 2014's By A Thread.

#19: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard ‘Nonagon Infinity’ – Melbourne seven-piece King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard crack the top 50 for the first time with Nonagon Infinity. It’s the band’s eighth album in four years. Their previous best on the chart was with I'm In Your Mind Fuzz (#85 Nov. ’14).

#26: Olympia ‘Self Talk’ – The debut album from Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Olivia Bartley, aka. Olympia. Self Talk was produced in collaboration with Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Jack Ladder, The Drones). Olympia will be touring the album nationally through May and June.

#37: Richard Marx ‘The Ultimate Collection’ – The first appearance in the ARIA top 50 for American singer-songwriter Richard Marx since Paid Vacation (#2 Feb. ’94). The Ultimate Collection has been released exclusively in Australia and features Marx’s biggest hits here including #1 singles ‘Right Here Waiting’ (#1 Sept. ’89) and ‘Hazard’ (#1 Jul. ’92).

#45: Patrizio Buanne ‘Bravo Patrizio’ – After debuting at #68 last week, Italian baritone Patrizio Buanne jumps into the top 50 with career-spanning compilation Bravo Patrizio. It’s Buanne’s fifth top 50. His first was with The Italian (#3 Oct. ’05).

#46: Bette Midler ‘A Gift Of Love’ – A new compilation from Bette Midler brings together some of her most famous ballads including ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ (#1 May ’89) and ‘From A Distance’ (#8 Jan. ’91). It’s her second top 50 appearance in a year, following on from the release of fourteenth album It’s The Girls! (#10 May ’15).

#49: Melody Pool ‘Deep Dark Savage Heart’ – The second album from Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Melody Pool. The follow-up to 2013’s The Hurting Scene is her first album to chart in the top 50.