Pink Earns Sixth No. 1 on Australia's Album Chart

Kurt Iswarienko


Pink finds herself in a familiar setting as Hurts 2B Human (RCA/Sony) starts at the summit of Australia’s albums chart, for her sixth No. 1 Down Under.    

The Philadelphia pop star bows at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week with her eighth album, which also leads the current U.K. survey and features collaborations with Sia, Max Martin, Shellback, Julia Michaels, Beck, Nate Ruess and more.    

Pink previously led Australia's albums tally with I'm Not Dead (October 2006), Funhouse (November 2008), Greatest Hits...So Far!!! (November 2010), The Truth About Love (November 2012) and Beautiful Trauma (October 2017). Hurts 2B Human is now certified gold (35,000), as is its lead single “Walk Me Home,” which climbs 20-13 on the national singles survey.

As Billie Eilish embarks on another lap of Australia, her debut LP When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Interscope/Universal) dips 1-2 while Rob Thomas Chip Tooth Smile (Atlantic/Warner) debuts at No. 3.   

Also this week, homegrown psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard enjoy a No. 4 bow for Fishing For Fishies (Flightless Records/Inertia), their 14th studio set. It’s the prolific Melbourne band’s sixth top 10 and their first release of new works since Gumboot Soup, which hit No. 6 in January 2018.   

Rounding out the top 5 is Farewell (Decca/Universal), the career retrospective set from ARIA Hall of Famers’ The Seekers. Farewell holds at No. 5, thanks in part to a national TV advertising campaign.

Just missing out on a top 5 berth is Hillsong United’s People (Hillsong Music), new at No. 6. Recorded live in Sydney, it’s the worship outfit’s eighth top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Welsh indie rock band Catfish And The Bottlemen land a top 10 entry with The Balance (Caroline/Universal), which becomes their second top 10 effort after The Ride hit No. 6 in June 2016.

Despite its flying start on YouTube, there’s no chart crown for Taylor Swift’s “ME!” (Republic/Universal) featuring Brendon Urie. “ME!” misses out to Lil Nas X's “Old Town Road” (Columbia/Sony), which holds the lead on the ARIA Singles Chart for a third straight week.

Still, Swift’s comeback track becomes her 15th top 10 in Australia, and her first since “Gorgeous” went in at No. 9 in October 2017.


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