Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys debuts at #1
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Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys debuts at #1

May 5, 2018

Debuts for Keith Urban, Missy Higgins, Kasey Chambers and more!

American rapper Post Malone takes out his first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with second album Beerbongs & Bentleys.

Following the airing of a TV special during the week, Sam Smith’s The Thrill Of It All has moved up 24 spots to #24.

As their national tour continues, The Killers have moved up 17 spots to #33 with compilation Direct Hits. The band’s most recent album, former #1 Wonderful Wonderful, has re-entered the chart at #37.

Debuts:

#1: Post Malone ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ – Post Malone’s second album Beerbongs & Bentleys gives the American rapper his first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The follow-up to Stoney (#5 Feb. ’18) includes the singles ’Rockstar’ (#1 Nov. ’17) ‘Candy Paint’ (#19 Jan. ’18) and ‘Psycho’ (#1 Mar. ’18), as well as guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy, Ty Dolla Sign and more. As well as the three singles, 13 of the tracks from Beerbongs & Bentleys have debuted on this week’s ARIA Singles Chart.

#2: Keith Urban ‘Graffiti U’ – With his tenth studio album, Keith Urban scores a seventh entry in the Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart. Graffiti U comes two years on from Ripcord (#1 May ’16) and features the single ‘Parallel Line’ (#47 Jan. ’18).

#3: Missy Higgins ‘Solastalgia’ – Missy Higgins returns with Solastalgia. It’s the singer-songwriter’s first album since Oz (#3 Sept. ’14) and the first to feature self-penned material since The Ol' Razzle Dazzle (#1 Jun. ’12). Higgins was recently the main support act on Ed Sheeran’s Australian tour.

#6: Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples ‘Campfire’ – Following on from Dragonfly (#1 Jan. ’17), Kasey Chambers releases Campfire. Chambers’ twelfth studio album is co-credited to the group The Fireside Disciples, which consists of her father Bill Chambers, Brandon Dodd of Grizzly Train and Yawuru elder Alan Pigram. The album is the singer-songwriter’s ninth Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart.

#7: DMA's ‘For Now’ – Sydney’s DMA's pick up a new peak on the ARIA Albums Chart with second album For Now. Coming two years on from debut Hills End (#8 Mar. ’16), For Now was produced by The Presets’ Kim Moyes.

#12: Janelle Monae ‘Dirty Computer’ – American artist Janelle Monae takes out a new peak on the ARIA Albums Chart with Dirty Computer. It’s the genre-bending artist’s third album and includes contributions from Brian Wilson, Pharrell, Grimes, Zoe Kravitz and more. In between the release of The Electric Lady (#22 Sept. ’13) and Dirty Computer, Monae appeared in the acclaimed films Moonlight and Hidden Figures.

#18: Anne-Marie ‘Speak Your Mind’ – Anne-Marie makes her Albums Chart debut with Speak Your Mind. The English artist’s debut album includes the singles ‘Alarm’ (#7 Aug. ’16) and ‘2002’ (#27 Apr. ’18), plus the collaboration with Marshmello, ‘Friends’ (#4 Apr. ’18).

#40: Patrizio Buanne ‘Italianissimo’ – Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne takes out his sixth chart entry with Italianissimo. Buanne last charted with Bravo Patrizio! (#45 May ’16). His highest peak to date has been with The Italian (#3 Oct. ’05).