Posthumous #1 for Pop Smoke
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Posthumous #1 for Pop Smoke

July 11, 2020

Plus, #2 debut for King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard!

Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon by American rapper Pop Smoke becomes the first posthumous release to top the ARIA Albums Chart since Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow) (#1 Apr. ’18).
 
The soundtrack to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton re-enters the Top 50 and claims a new peak at #7. It comes following the release of a filmed version of the production to streaming service Disney+ last week. The album previously only spent one week in the Top 50, peaking at #42 in June 2016.
 
The Smith Street Band’s former #1 moves back into the Top 50 at #19 following a new release of the album on vinyl. As a result, Don’t Waste Your Anger is #2 on this week’s Vinyl Albums Chart.
 
Dean Lewis’ ARIA-winning A Place We Knew jumps up 19 spots to #20 in its 68th week in the Top 50.
 
In its fourth week in the chart, Vika & Linda’s ‘Akilotoa (Anthology 1994-2006) climbs from #50 to #29.
 
Debuts:
 
#1: Pop Smoke ‘Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon’ – The late Pop Smoke debuts at #1 on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart with Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon. The posthumous release is the first studio album from the American rapper, who passed away in February this year. Prior to the album, he had released two mixtapes: Meet The Woo (2019) and Meet The Woo 2 (2020). The latter release debuted at #33 last week and has climbed up to #24 this week. Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon features contributions from 50 Cent, Quavo, Roddy Ricch, DaBaby, Future and more. Three of the album’s tracks have charted in this week’s Singles Chart Top 50.
 
#2: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard ‘Chunky Shrapnel’ – Melbourne’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard take out their tenth entry in the Albums Chart Top Ten as they debut with Chunky Shrapnel. The double album is the soundtrack to the feature-length music documentary filmed during the seven-piece group’s 2019 tour across Europe and the UK. Originally released digitally in April, the album has hit the chart not on the back of its release on vinyl; it’s debuted at #1 on this week’s Vinyl Albums Chart. Earlier in the year, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard charted with the digital-only live albums Live in Adelaide '19 (#6 Jan. ’20), Live in Paris '19 (#9 Jan. ’20) and Live in Brussels '19 (#34 Jan. ’20). It’s their third #2 peak after Flying Microtonal Banana (#2 Mar. ’17) and Infest The Rats' Nest (#2 Aug. ’19).
 
#44: Various Artists ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga’ – The soundtrack to Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga make its Top 50 debut. The film was released on Netflix on 26 June and features Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as Fire Saga, an Icelandic duo who enter the famous annual music competition. A number of Eurovision alumni appear on the film including 2014 winner Conchita Wurst and 2012 winner Loreen.