Eminem Snags Ninth No. 1 Album In Australia With 'Kamikaze'


Eminem’s Kamikaze (Interscope/Universal) lands at the top the ARIA Albums Chart, ringing up the Rap God’s ninth No. 1 Down Under. 

Kamikaze, which also bows at the summit in the United States and United Kingdom, comes just ten months after Revival, which also ruled the national albums survey. Eleven tracks from Kamikaze rush the top 50, led by “Lucky You” and “The Ringer” at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Homegrown singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana earns a No. 2 entry with her debut Flow State (Lonely Lands Records/Sony), a 15-track album she performed, produced and arranged in its entirety. Flow State follows the release the Melbourne artist’s EP Notion, which also cracked the top 10, peaking at No. 8 in February 2017. 

Another Aussie artist starts high this week as Troye Sivan’s sophomore set Bloom (EMI) blossoms at No. 3. It’s the follow-up to the 21-year-old's debut album Blue Neighbourhood, which peaked at No. 6 in December 15). Born in South Africa, raised in Perth and now based in Los Angeles, the two-time ARIA Award winner first appeared on the chart with the EP Wild, which hit No. 1 in September 15.

Also impacting the top 10 this week are new albums from British singer and songwriter Passenger (Runaway at No. 7 Black Crow/RKT) and U.S. boy band Why Don't We (8 Letters at No. 10 Atlantic/Warner).

On the ARIA Singles Chart, Sydney singer Dean Lewis locks up a fourth consecutive chart title with “Be Alright” (Island/Universal).