AC/DC, Keith Urban, Bee Gees & More: Top Billboard 200 Albums by Aussie Acts for Australian Open 2019

Mark Seliger
Keith Urban

Billboard partners with Tennis Channel to present the all-time ranking for the 50th Australian Open.

Despite being thousands of miles from their homeland, Australian artists have always found a second home on the U.S. Billboard charts. Superstars from Down Under have flown up the charts on many occasions, bringing an expert blend of pop and rock smashes to American audiences. Across several decades, Aussie acts that cross generational and gender lines have amassed a collection of best-selling albums and established several chart records as they've taken the U.S. (and the world) by storm.

As the sporting world’s spotlight centers on Melbourne for the 50th installment of the Australian Open (Jan. 14-27), the first of tennis' annual four Grand Slam tournaments, Billboard is partnering with Tennis Channel to present the top 10 performing albums on the Billboard 200 by Australian acts.

Top 10 Albums by Australian Acts on the Billboard 200
Rank, Album Title, Artist
Billboard 200 Peak Position, Peak Date

10. The Razors Edge, AC/DC
No. 2, Oct. 27, 1990

 

8. Be Here, Keith Urban
No. 3, Oct. 9, 2004

7. Physical, Olivia Newton-John
No. 6, Dec. 12, 1981

6. Have You Never Been Mellow, Olivia Newton-John
No. 1 (1 week) – March 15, 1975

 

4. Savage Garden, Savage Garden
No. 3, April 18, 1998

 

2. Spirits Having Flown, Bee Gees
No. 1 (6 weeks) – March 3, 1979

1. Business As Usual, Men at Work
No. 1 (15 weeks) – Nov. 13, 1982

The top 10 Australian albums on the Billboard 200 were determined based on an inverse point system through the chart dated Jan. 19, 2019, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at the lower reaches of the chart earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology through the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. 


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