Flume's 'Skin' Clinches No. 1 Down Under
Flume has swept his way to the top of Australia’s albums chart with Skin (Future Classic/Universal).
The Sydney-raised electronic music producer’s sophomore album opens at No. 1 on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart, ahead of Architects’ All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us (UNFD/Warner), the British metalcore act’s seventh album, which debuts at No. 2.
Flume (real name Harley Streten) has impeccable form on his homeland’s sales charts. His first self-titled album peaked at No. 1 following its release in February 2013 (it re-enters the chart this week at No. 42), while Skin single "Never Be Like You" peaked at No. 1 in February and another album track, "Say It," is at No. 5 this week.
Elsewhere on the chart, Beyonce’s Lemonade (Columbia/Sony) is squeezed 2-3; Adele’s 25 (XL/Inertia) rises 5-4; and Keith Urban’s Ripcord tears away 3-5. And there are notable debuts from British indie rock outfit Catfish and the Bottlemen, whose second album The Ride (CAR/Universal) starts at No. 6; and U.S. girl group Fifth Harmony, whose 7/27 (Epic/Sony) is new at No. 8, eclipsing the No. 16 peak for its 2015 predecessor Reflection.
The ARIA Singles Chart is led this week by Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna's "This Is What You Came For” (Columbia/Sony). The Scottish EDM star’s single rises 2-1 to end Drake’s four-week run at the summit of the survey. Drake's "One Dance" (Republic/Sony) slips to No. 2 in its ninth chart week.