Paul Kelly snares second #1 album with Nature
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Paul Kelly snares second #1 album with Nature

October 20, 2018

Debuts for Hands Like Houses, Morgan Evans, Quavo and more!

With Nature, his 24th studio album, revered Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly takes out the second #1 of his career on the ARIA Albums Chart.

Nature is the tenth Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2018 after The John Butler Trio’s Home, The Amity Affliction’s Misery, Amy Shark’s Love Monster, 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Youngblood, Sheppard’s Watching The Sky, Parkway Drive’s Reverence, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow), Kylie Minogue’s Golden and Vance Joy’s Nation Of Two.

A return to the ARIA Top Ten this week at #8 for Powderfinger’s third album, following a reissue to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Debuting at #1 in September 1998, Internationalist was the first of the Brisbane band’s five #1 albums on the ARIA Charts and earned them four ARIA Awards in 1999, including Album Of The Year.

Ahead of the release of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, the legenadary British band's Greatest Hits has moved up eight to #29.

In its fifth week in the Top 50, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall's Love Is Here To Stay has jumped up nine spots to hit a new peak at #30.

Debuts:

#1: Paul Kelly ‘Nature’ – Paul Kelly takes out his second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Nature. It’s the 24th studio album from the acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter, who was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 1997. Life Is Fine, Kelly’s previous studio album, earned him his first #1 when it debuted in the top spot in August 2017. It also won Kelly four ARIA Awards including Best Male Artist and Best Adult Contemporary Album.

#4: Hands Like Houses ‘Anon.’ – Releasing Anon., their fourth studio album, Hands Like Houses score a new peak on the ARIA Albums Chart. The album comes two years on from the Canberra rock band previous release, Dissonants (#7 Mar. ’16). In the week of release, the band played launch shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

#5: Morgan Evans ‘Things That We Drink To’  – Australian country singer-songwriter Morgan Evans takes out his first Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with, Things That We Drink To. The album comes four years on from Evans’ self-titled debut (#20 Mar. ’14) and features the single ‘Day Drunk’ (#37 Oct. ’18), as well as a duet with his wife, American country artist Kelsea Ballerini.

#16: Quavo ‘Quavo Huncho’ – Migos member Quavo releases Quavo Huncho. The rapper’s debut solo album features guest appearances by his Migos bandmates Offset and Takeoff, as well as Drake, Cardi B, Madonna, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott and more. Migos charted earlier in the year with Culture II (#13 Feb. ’18).

#18: Jess Glynne ‘Always In Between’ – English singer-songwriter Jess Glynne hits the chart with Always In Between. Glynne’s second album comes three years on from I Cry When I Laugh (#7 Sept. ’15) and features the single ‘I’ll Be There’ (#23 Aug. ’18). Ed Sheeran co-wrote one of the album’s tracks, ‘Thursday’.

#19: Ella Mai ‘Ella Mai’ - British singer-songwriter Ella Mai’s eponymous debut studio album hits the ARIA Albums Chart this week at #19. It includes the single ‘Boo'd Up’ (#46 Jul. ’18). It was executive-produced by DJ Mustard.