Second #1 album for BTS
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Second #1 album for BTS

February 29, 2020

Debuts for The Amity Affliction, Polaris, Ozzy Osbourne and more!

Releasing seventh album Map Of The Soul: 7, Korean boy band BTS collect their second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart (more below).
 
Doja Cat’s Hot Pink album hits a new peak at #29 as the single ‘Say So’ jumps to #21.
 
In the week he wrapped up his national tour, Michael Bublé returns to the chart at #33 with Love.
 
As they travel around Australia on their first tour in 34 years, 80s Norwegian stars Aha return to the chart at #49 with their debut album Hunting High And Low.
 
Debuts:
 
#1: BTS ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’ – Korean superstars BTS snare their second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Map Of The Soul: 7. The seven-member group’s seventh album (their fourth sung in Korean) comes a year on from their first chart-topper, the EP Map Of The Soul: Persona (#1 Apr. ’19). It’s also their fifth Top Ten entry, having first hit the chart with Love Yourself: Her (#8 Sept. ’17). Map Of The Soul: 7 features five tracks from Map Of The Soul: Persona, including the Halsey-featured single ‘Boy With Luv’ (#10 Apr. ’19). One new song, ‘On’, has debuted at #29 on this week’s Singles Chart.
 
#2: The Amity Affliction ‘Everyone Loves You…Once You Leave Them’ – The Amity Affliction release their seventh album Everyone Loves You…Once You Leave Them. The Gympie metalcore band’s previous four albums all topped the ARIA Charts: Chasing Ghosts (#1 Sept. ’12), Let The Ocean Take Me (#1 Jun. ’14), This Could Be Heartbreak (#1 Aug. ’16) and Misery (#1 Sept. ’18). All four albums also received Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album ARIA Awards nominations. Their new release becomes their sixth Top Ten entry.
 
#3: Polaris ‘The Death Of Me’ – Sydney’s Polaris score a new career best with second album The Death Of Me. The five-piece metalcore band last charted with The Mortal Coil (#6 Nov. ’17), which earned them a nomination for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album at the 2018 ARIA Awards. Polaris’ first chart appearance was with the EP The Guilt and The Grief (#34 Feb. ’16). The Death Of Me is #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
 
#4: Ozzy Osbourne ‘Ordinary Man’ – The legendary Ozzy Osbourne releases Ordinary Man, his first solo album in ten years. The follow-up to Scream (#11 Jun. ’10) features contributions by Elton John, Post Malone, Guns N' Roses’ Duff McKagan and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith. Between solo albums, Osbourne reunited with Black Sabbath to release 13 (#4 Jun. ’13) and to participate in their farewell tour. This is Ozzy Osbourne’s first solo Top Ten in Australia.
 
#10: Grimes ‘Miss Anthropocene’ – Canadian musician/producer/visual artist Grimes takes out her highest chart peak with Miss Anthropocene. The fifth album from the singer-songwriter also known as Claire Boucher is her second to chart in the Top 50, coming five years since Art Angels (#30 Nov. ’15).
 
#35: King Krule ‘Man Alive!’ – English singer-songwriter/rapper King Krule makes his ARIA Top 50 debut with Man Alive! It’s the fourth album from the artist also known as Archy Marshall. His previous release, The Ooz, just missed out on a Top 50 berth; it peaked at #51 in October 2017.
 
#39: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ‘Artist 2.0’ – A year on from making his Albums Chart debut with Hoodie SZN (#23 Feb. ’19), A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie returns with Artist 2.0. It’s the American rapper’s third album and features contributions by Khalid, Summer Walker, Roddy Ricch and more.
 
#48: John Farnham ‘Greatest Hits’ – On the back of his performance at the Fire Fight benefit concert, John Farnham scores a debut entry in the Top 50 with the Greatest Hits compilation. Released in 2018, the album includes some of the ARIA Hall Of Fame member’s best-loved works including the #1 hits ‘You’re The Voice’ (#1 Nov. ’86) and ‘Age Of Reason’ (#1 Jul. ’88).