It took Paul Kelly 40 years to land his first No. 1 album in Australia. Just 10 months on, he’s scored his second.
The celebrated Aussie singer and songwriter guidelines this week’s ARIA Albums Chart with Nature, which outpoints Eminem’s Kamikaze (Interscope/Universal) and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's soundtrack to the hit new movie, A Star Is Born (Interscope/Universal).
Nature is Kelly’s 24th studio album and his second consecutive No. 1, following Life is Fine, which bowed at No. 1 in August 2017 and received Kelly 4 ARIA Awards, together with finest male artist.
Kelly is revered as one among Australia’s best songwriters, and has acquired nearly each conceivable accolade, together with entry into the ARIA Hall of Fame and the Ted Albert Award For Outstanding Services to Australian Music, one of many territory’s high music honors. He has additionally chalked up 14 ARIA Award wins from 52 nominations.
With Nature at No. 1, it’s the tenth homegrown album to guide the nationwide albums survey this 12 months, ARIA factors out, after John Butler Trio’s Home, The Amity Affliction’s Misery, Amy Shark’s Love Monster, 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Youngblood, Sheppard’s Watching The Sky, Parkway Drive’s Reverence, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow), Kylie Minogue’s Golden and Vance Joy’s Nation Of Two.
Brisbane various rock favorites Powderfinger make a return to the nationwide chart with their basic Internationalist (Universal), which reenters at No. eight, powered by a reissue to rejoice its 20th anniversary. Internationalist was the primary of the five-piece band’s 5 consecutive No. 1 albums, incomes 4 ARIA Awards in 1999, together with album of the 12 months. All advised, the band collected 18 ARIA Awards earlier than splitting in 2010 with a ultimate victory lap, their Sunsets Farewell Tour.
Also cracking the highest 20 this week on debut are albums by Migos’ Quavo (Quavo Huncho at No. 16 Capitol/EMI), English singer Jess Glynne (Always In Between at No. 18 EastWest/Warner) and fellow Brit Ella Mai (Ella Mai at No. 19 Interscope/Universal).
On the ARIA Singles Chart, George Ezra makes it 5 titles in a row with “Shotgun” (Columbia/Sony), now double-platinum (140,000 chart models) in these components.
Meanwhile, Halsey’s “Without Me” (Capitol/EMI) lifts 11-10 whereas Kodak Black’s “Zeze” (Atlantic/Warner) that includes Travis Scott & Offset is the best new entry, at No. 15.