Eminem lands ninth #1 album with Kamikaze
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Eminem lands ninth #1 album with Kamikaze

September 8, 2018

Debuts for Tash Sultana, Troye Sivan, Passenger and more!

Releasing his tenth studio album without little warning last week, Eminem this week scores his ninth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Kamikaze. The American rapper’s compilation Curtain Call: The Hits has jumped 12 to #27.

As she wraps up her national tour Amy Shark moves back up the chart to #15 with former #1 album Love Monster.

In the week he kicks off his Australian tour in support of Nation Of Two, Vance Joy’s second #1 has moved from #35 to #19. Debut album and first #1 Dream Your Life Away has re-entered the chart at #41.

Phil Collin’ The Singles continues its move up the chart, jumping nine places to hit #31.

Debuts:

#1: Eminem ‘Kamikaze’ – Following the surprise release of his tenth studio album last Friday, Eminem takes out his ninth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Kamikaze comes less than a year on from Revival (#1 Dec. ’17) and includes guest appearances by Joyner Lucas, Royce da 5'9", Jessie Reyez, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Eleven tracks from Kamikaze have hit this week’s ARIA Singles Chart: ‘Lucky You’ (#4), ‘The Ringer’ (#5), ‘Kamikaze’ (#13), ‘Greatest’ (#15), ‘Fall’ (#22), ‘Not Alike’ (#23), ‘Normal’ (#33), ‘Stepping Stone’ (#34), ‘Venom’ (#37), ‘Good Guy’ (#46) and ‘Nice Guy’ (#48)

Eminem has also topped the ARIA Albums Chart with The Marshall Mathers LP (#1 Mar. ’01), The Eminem Show (#1 Jun. ’02), Encore (#1 Nov. ’04), Curtain Call: The Hits (#1 Dec. ’05), Relapse (#1 May ’09) and Recovery (#1 Jun. ’10), and The Marshall Mathers LP2 (#1 Nov. ‘13).

#2: Tash Sultana ‘Flow State’ – Tash Sultana releases her debut album, Flow State. The Melbourne singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist wrote, performed, produced and arranged all of Flow State’s 15 tracks. The album is Sultana’s second release to appear on the chart, following on from the EP Notion (#8 Feb. ’17).

#3: Troye Sivan ‘Bloom’ – Returning with Bloom, his second studio album, Troye Sivan takes out a third Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart. The follow-up to debut album Blue Neighbourhood (#6 Dec. ’15) features the singles ‘My My My!’ (#14 Jan. ’18), ‘Bloom’ (#34 May ’18) and the Ariana Grande collaboration ‘Dance To This’ (#39 Jun. ’18). The singer-songwriter first appeared on the chart with the EP Wild (#1 Sept. ’15).

#7: Passenger ‘Runaway’ – British singer-songwriter Passenger scores a fifth Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with Runaway. It’s the ninth studio album from the solo artist also known as Mike Rosenberg and was recorded in Australia and the UK. Passenger has previously charted with All The Little Lights (#2 Apr. ’13), Whispers (#2 Jun. ’14), Young As The Morning Old As The Sea (#1 Oct. ’16) and The Boy Who Cried Wolf (#6 Aug. ’17).

#10: Why Don't We ‘8 Letters’ – American boy band Why Don't We make their first chart appearance with debut album, 8 Letters. The quintet formed in 2016 and released five EPs in their first two years. In the week prior to the release of 8 Letters, the group played their first Australian shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

#24: The Wiggles ‘Wiggle Pop!’ – The Wiggles take out their second entry in the ARIA Albums Chart for 2018 with Wiggle Pop! The ARIA Hall Of Fame act’s 51st studio album comes six months on from Nursery Rhymes 2 (#3 Mar. ’18), their highest ever chart peak.

#43: The Kooks ‘Let's Go Sunshine’ – British indie band The Kooks score their fourth Top 50 entry with Let's Go Sunshine. The group’s fifth album is their first since Listen (#15 Sept. ’14). They previously charted in the Top Ten with Konk (#8 Apr. ’08) and Junk Of The Heart (#9 Sept. ’11).

#49: Alice Cooper ‘A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris’ – The legendary Alice Cooper hits the chart with live album, A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris. Recorded in Paris during the world tour in support of 27th studio album, Paranormal (#4 Aug. ’17), it’s Cooper’s first live album to appear in the ARIA Top 50.