Ed Sheeran returns to #1
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Ed Sheeran returns to #1

August 24, 2019

Debuts for King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Killswitch Engage, Sleater-Kinney and more!

After a week at #2, Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project returns to take out a fifth week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
 
Drake’s 2018 #1 album Scorpion jumps seven to #24.
 
The Descendants 3 soundtrack returns to the Top 50 at #37, one spot below its debut position.
 
On the back of his Australian tour, British singer-songwriter Tom Walker returns to the chart at #39 with What A Time To Be Alive.
 
Ahead of the release of Lover, Taylor Swift returns to the chart at #41 with Reputation and #49 with 1989.
 
Thelma Plum’s Better In Blak jumps back in at #45 after her the second week of her national tour wrapped up.
 
Debuts:
 
#2: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ – Melbourne’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard score their second debut on the Albums Chart in 2019 with Infest The Rats’ Nest. The seven-piece’s 15th studio album comes three months on from Fishing For Fishies (#4 May ’19) and sees them take a turn into heavy metal. Infest The Rats’ Nest is the seventh King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard album to hit the ARIA Top Ten and second to peak at #2 after Flying Microtonal Banana (#2 Mar. ’17). Infest The Rats’ Nest also tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
 
#4: Killswitch Engage ‘Atonement’ – American metalcore band Killswitch Engage notch up their third Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart with Atonement. It’s their first album since Incarnate (#5 Mar. ’16). Killswitch Engage first hit the Top Ten with Disarm The Descent (#6 Apr. ’13).
 
#14: Soundtrack ‘Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ – The soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood makes its chart debut in the same week the film debuts in Australian cinemas. The album features a host of tracks from the late-1960s by the likes of Deep Purple, The Box Tops, Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Los Bravos and more. The American director’s previous film soundtracks that have charted include Pulp Fiction (#4 Feb. ’95), Jackie Brown (#30 Mar. ’98), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (#22 Oct. ’03), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (#43 May ’04) and Django Unchained (#45 Feb. ’13).
 
#34: Sleater-Kinney ‘The Center Won’t Hold’ – Iconic American indie band Sleater-Kinney take out their first entry in the ARIA Top 50 with The Center Won’t Hold. Produced by St Vincent’s Annie Clark, the follow-up to 2015’s No Cities To Love is the trio’s ninth studio album and their second since reuniting in 2014. Between the announcement of the album and its release, Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss resigned from the group.