Dean Lewis scores first #1 album with A Place We Knew
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Dean Lewis scores first #1 album with A Place We Knew

March 30, 2019

Debuts for Mötley Crüe, Flume and more!

Sydney singer-songwriter Dean Lewis becomes the second Australian act to hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2019 as he debuts in the top spot this week with A Place We Knew.
 
Following the end of his Australian tour, Canadian rock veteran Bryan Adams hits the Top Ten with Shine A Light. Adams’ fourteenth studio album originally debuted at #21 at the beginning of March. It becomes his sixth Top Ten album in Australia.
 
After jumping up eight spots last week, Ariana Grande’s Sweetener continues to climb back up the chart. This week, it’s moved six spots to #28.
 
As well as debuting at #10 with The Dirt Soundtrack, Mötley Crüe have returned to the Top 50 at #44 with Greatest Hits.

Debuts:

#1: Dean Lewis ‘A Place We Knew’ – Sydney’s Dean Lewis debuts at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with A Place We Knew. The ARIA Award-winning singer-songwriter’s debut album comes two years on from the EP, Same Kind Of Different (#27 May ’17) and includes the #1 single ‘Be Alright’ (#1 Sept. ’18). Other tracks from the album to chart include ‘Waves’ (#12 May ’17), ‘7 Minutes’ (#10 Apr. ’19) and, making its debut this week, ‘Stay Awake’ (#26). This week, Lewis received ARPA Award nominations for Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year and Pop Work of the Year.
 
#10: Mötley Crüe ‘The Dirt Soundtrack’ – Glam metal veterans Mötley Crüe return to the chart with The Dirt Soundtrack. As well as tracks that appear in the band’s Netflix biopic, there are four new tracks, including a cover of Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’ and ‘The Dirt (Est. 1981)’, which features rapper Machine Gun Kelly (who plays Crüe drummer Tommy Lee in the movie). Mötley Crüe last charted with Greatest Hits (#30 Sept. ’11)
 
#11: Flume ‘Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape)’ – ARIA-winning producer Flume grabs a third Albums Chart entry with Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape). The release is the Sydney artist’s first new music since 2017’s Skin Companion EP 2. Flume has previously hit the top of the chart with Flume (#1 Feb. ’13) and Skin (#1 Jun. ’16).
 
#16: The Murlocs ‘Manic Candid Episode’ – The Murlocs take out a second Top 50 entry with Manic Candid Episode. The Melbourne band’s fourth album comes two years on from Old Locomotive (#15 Aug. ’17). They’ll be touring nationally in support of the album in May.
 
#33: Rich The Kid ‘The World Is Yours 2’ – Releasing his second album, The World Is Yours 2, American rapper Rich The Kid makes his Albums Chart debut. The follow-up to 2018’s The World Is Yours features guest appearances by Miguel, Offset, Young Thug, Big Sean and more. Rich The Kid previously hit the Singles Chart with ‘Plug Walk’ (#45 Apr. ’18).