Lighting up the Australian tally is Gaslighter (Columbia/Sony), The Chicks’ first album release in 14 years. The American country trio (formerly The Dixie Chicks) earn a second No. 2 album on the ARIA Chart with Gaslighter, which equals the peak position of Taking The Long Way from May 2006.
Harry Styles’ sophomore solo set Fine Line (Columbia/Sony) gains 5-4 in its 32nd week on the chart, while last week’s leader, Lime Cordiale’s 14 Steps To A Better You (Chugg Music/MGM), slips to No. 5.
BTS bag a second top 10 on the albums chart this year with their new Japanese-language album Map Of The Soul: 7 ~The Journey~ (Virgin/Universal), opening at No. 9. BTS topped the ARIA Albums Chart earlier in March with Map Of The Soul: 7.
Further down the chart, multi-hyphenate American creative Oliver Tree makes his debut with his delayed release Ugly Is Beautiful (Atlantic/Warner), new at No. 23, while Ellie Goulding’s U.K. chart-topper Brightest Blue (Polydor/Universal) manages a No. 25 start on the Australian tally.
Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, teenage New Zealand producer Jawsh 685 (aka Joshua Stylah) and American R&B singer Jason Derulo extend their reign to one month with “Savage Love," while DJ Khaled has the highest debut with his Drake-assisted track “Popstar” (Universal/Sony), new at No. 10. The pair also team up on “Greece,” which starts at No. 35.
Finally, ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Daryl Braithwaite makes his first appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart in 27 years with “Love Songs” (Sony). It’s new at No. 43.
The last time the former Sherbet singer graced the singles survey was with “The World As It Is,” which peaked at No. 35 back in November 1993.