Ed Sheeran’s album “Subtract” holds its position at the top of Australia’s albums chart for the second consecutive week. The British singer and songwriter has now spent a total of 44 weeks at No. 1 on the ARIA Chart throughout his career, with all six of his albums achieving best-seller status.
Coming in close behind at No. 2 is the heavy metalcore group The Amity Affliction with their eighth studio album, “Not Without My Ghosts.” This release marks their 20th anniversary as a band and adds to their impressive track record of seven top 10 appearances on the ARIA Chart, including four No. 1 albums: “Chasing Ghosts” (2012), “Let The Ocean Take Me” (2014), “This Could Be Heartbreak” (2016), and “Misery” (2018). Despite their success, the band has received five ARIA Award nominations over the past decade without winning the coveted trophy.
Taking the third spot on the latest ARIA Albums Chart is Taylor Swift’s former chart-topper, “Midnights.” The album climbs from No. 4 to No. 3 in the rankings.
Further down the list, Australian artist Kate Ceberano makes her debut at No. 6 with “My Life Is A Symphony,” a collaborative album with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. This marks Ceberano’s 17th album to enter the ARIA top 50, with seven of them reaching the top 10. One of her notable albums, “Brave,” peaked at No. 2 in 1989.
Legendary Australian rockers Midnight Oil make a strong entrance at No. 7 with their live album “Live at the Old Lion, Adelaide.” This achievement marks their 17th top 10 album on the ARIA Chart. Midnight Oil has previously claimed the No. 1 position on the chart with seven of their releases, including “Red Sails In the Sunset” (1984), “Diesel and Dust” (1987), and “The Makarrata Project” (2020).
In addition, the compilation album “The Eurovision Song Contest Liverpool 2023” debuts at No. 15 on the ARIA Albums Chart. This collection features songs from the 67th annual Eurovision Song Contest, including the entry from Australia represented by Voyager with their song “Promise.” Voyager achieved a ninth-place finish in the competition held in Liverpool.
Shifting to the ARIA Singles Chart, Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” maintains its No. 1 position for the sixth consecutive week. The song, released via Republic/Universal, is now just one week away from matching Billy Ray Cyrus’ record of seven weeks at No. 1 with “Achy Breaky Heart” in 1992. This record would make Wallen’s achievement the longest-running No. 1 single by a male American country singer since the launch of the official ARIA Charts in 1983.
The top three spots on the ARIA Singles Chart remain unchanged, with Fifty Fifty’s “The Beginning: Cupid” at No. 2 and Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” at No. 3.
Notable debuts on the chart include Lil Mabu’s “Mathematical Disrespect” entering at No. 21, followed closely by Lil Durk’s “All My Life” featuring J. Cole, which debuts at No. 23.
Overall, the Australian music charts showcase a mix of familiar faces and new contenders, highlighting the diverse range of musical talent in the country.