Drake holds #1 for second week
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Drake holds #1 for second week

May 16, 2020

Debuts also for Hayley Williams, HP Boyz and more!

For the second straight week, Drake tops the ARIA Albums Chart with the mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. Of the Canadian rapper’s chart-toppers, Scorpion has spent the most weeks at #1, staying there for three weeks in July/August 2018.
 
In the week Junkee ranked 270 Paul Kelly songs, the ARIA Hall Of Fame member’s Songs From The South: Paul Kelly's Greatest Hits 1985-2019 re-enters the Top 50 at #43.
 
Debuts:
 
#6: Hayley Williams ‘Petals For Armor’ – Paramore singer Hayley Williams releases her debut solo album Petals For Armor. Williams’ first solo activity away from the group other than being a featured artist comes three years on from Paramore’s last album, After Laughter (#3 May ’17). Prior to the release of Petals For Armor, Williams released two EPs featuring tracks from the album. The album tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
 
#7: HP Boyz ‘6 To The World EP’ – Melbourne hip hop group HP Boyz make their first Top 50 appearance with the 6 To The World EP. It’s the trio’s debut EP, coming just over a year on from their formation. They released their debut single ‘Blueprint’ in May 2019, with three more following before the EP.
 
#17: Kehlani ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t’ – American artist Kehlani picks up her highest peak on the Albums Chart with It Was Good Until It Wasn’t. Coming three years on from her debut album, SweetSexySavage (#32 Feb. ’17), it includes collaborations with James Blake and Tory Lanez, among others. Between albums, she released the mixtape While We Wait (#29 Mar. ’19).
 
#29: Chris Brown & Young Thug ‘Slime & B’ – Chris Brown and Young Thug join forces for the mixtape Slime & B. It becomes Brown’s ninth appearance in the Top 50 and the first since Indigo (#3 Jul. ’19). For Young Thug, it’s his second chart entry after So Much Fun (#36 Sept. ’19).