My Criminal Record gives Jimmy Barnes record-breaking 12th #1 album
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My Criminal Record gives Jimmy Barnes record-breaking 12th #1 album

June 8, 2019

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Releasing My Criminal Record, his 17th studio album and first to feature original material since 2010, Jimmy Barnes scores his 12th #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The ARIA Hall Of Fame member becomes the outright record holder for most #1 albums on the ARIA Charts, an honour he previously held jointly with U2 and Madonna.
My Criminal Record is the fourth Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2019 (more below).
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Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy returns to the Top 50 at #38; it’s the album’s 48th week in the chart.
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#1: Jimmy Barnes ‘My Criminal Record’ – ARIA Hall Of Fame member Jimmy Barnes debuts at #1 on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart with My Criminal Record. The album becomes Barnes’ 12th chart-topper and gives him the record for most #1 albums on the ARIA Charts (1983-present), having previously held it jointly with Madonna and U2. Barnes’ first album of original material since Rage And Ruin (#3 Sept. ’10) is his first of originals to hit #1 since Two Fires (#1 Sept. ’90).
On news of his record-breaking achievement, Jimmy Barnes said: “The songs on this album are really personal because they were inspired by the experiences I had writing and touring my memoirs. Having this music strike a chord with people therefore feels particularly good. I’m grateful to everyone who’s continued to support me over the years and I’m looking forward to screaming my thanks in person when I get back out on the road shortly.”
ARIA Chief Executive Dan Rosen said: “A huge congratulations to the legendary Jimmy Barnes on breaking the record for most #1s Albums in ARIA Chart history - with My Criminal Record his 12th chart-topper. To have so much chart success over so many years is a testament to Jimmy's enduring appeal to Australian music fans from all walks of life and across multiple generations. He is truly a legend of our industry and of our country.”
Jimmy Barnes has hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Bodyswerve (1984, 2 weeks), For The Working Class Man (1985, 7 weeks), Freight Train Heart (1987, 5 weeks), Barnestorming (1988, 3 weeks), Two Fires (1990, 5 weeks), Soul Deep (1991, 3 weeks), Hits (1996, 1 week), Double Happiness (2005, 3 weeks), The Rhythm And The Blues (2009, 2 weeks), 30:30 Hindsight (2014, 1 week), Soul Searchin' (2016, 1 week) and My Criminal Record (2019).
#5: Susan Boyle ‘Ten’ – Susan Boyle hits the chart for the first time since 2016 with Ten. The album features tracks from the first decade of her recording career, as well as four newly-recorded tracks. Boyle most recently charted with A Wonderful World (#14 Dec. ’16). She hit #1 with I Dreamed A Dream (#1 Nov. ’09) and Someone To Watch Over Me (#1 Nov. ’11).
#10: Miley Cyrus ‘She Is Coming’ – Miley Cyrus takes out a fifth Top Ten entry with the EP She Is Coming. The six-track release is the first of three EPs Cyrus intends to release in 2019; the contents of all three will come together to be Cyrus’ seventh studio album, She Is Miley Cyrus, the follow-up to Younger Now (#2 Oct. ’17).
#15: Skepta ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ – London grime rapper Skepta scores his second chart entry with Ignorance Is Bliss. Coming three years on from Konnichiwa (#13 May ’16), the album includes guest spots by J Hus, WizKid, Boy Better Know and more.
#18: Denzel Curry ‘ZUU’ – Releasing fourth album, ZUU, American rapper Denzel Curry takes out a new chart peak. The album comes less than a year on from Curry’s chart debut, TA13OO (#27 Aug. ’18).
#24: Thomas Rhett ‘Center Point Road’ – American country artist Thomas Rhett releases his fourth studio album, Center Point Road. The follow-up to Life Changes (#30 Sept. ’17) gives Rhett a second Top 50 entry. The album includes guest appearances by Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini and more.