CMA Awards 2018

Vance Joy's 'Nation of Two' Debuts at No. 1 in Australia

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Vance Joy

Aussie singer and songwriter Vance Joy blasts to No. 1 in his homeland with Nation of Two (Liberation/Universal), his sophomore album.

Nation of Two debuts at the top of the new ARIA Albums Chart, ending the eight-week unbroken reign of The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner).

The followup to Vance Joy’s 2014’s chart topper Dream Your Life Away, Nation of Two features the singles "We’re Going Home" (which rises from No. 31 to a new peak at No. 16 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week), “Lay It On Me,” “Like Gold,” “Call If You Need Me” and the track “Saturday Sun,” which he played last week on The Late Late Show With James Corden, and it’s the first homegrown album to rule the national survey this year. Dream Your Life Away rises 26-18.

Just hours after Ed Sheeran kicked off his record-breaking Divide tour of Australia, the English singer bags three spots in the top 20. His seven-times platinum certified Divide (Warner) holds at No. 3, his diamond-certified Multiply is up 10-8 and six-times platinum Plus leaps 20-12.

ARIA Award-winning singer Sarah Blasko scores a fifth top 10 on the albums survey as Depth Of Field (EMI) opens at No. 5. Blasko’s sixth album is the followup to Eternal Return, which reached No. 6 in November 2015.

Also on this week’s albums tally, U.S. rapper 6ix9ine makes his debut with the mixtape Day69 (Caroline/Universal), new at No. 11, while Melbourne outfit Augie March scrapes into the top 20 with Bootikins (Caroline/Universal), their sixth album and first in four years. 

Meanwhile, Drake seizes a fifth week atop the ARIA Singles Chart with “God’s Plan” (Republic/Universal) as Post Malone starts at No. 2 with his latest Beerbongs & Bentleys single “Psycho” (Republic/Universal), featuring Ty Dolla $ign. It’s the U.S. rapper’s third top ten on the chart after “Rockstar” (No. 1 in October 2017) and “I Fall Apart” (No. 2 in January 2018).