News

Lil Nas X Blasts to No. 1 In Australia With 'Montero'

Lil Nas X
Charlotte Rutherford*

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X claims the Australian albums chart crown on debut with Montero (Columbia/Sony), his first full-length album.

It’s another in a growing list of accolades for the U.S. hip-hop star, whose debut single “Old Town Road” (Columbia/Sony) cruised to No. 1 on the national chart in 2019, and stayed there for 13 weeks.

Montero features another ARIA Chart leader, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," which ruled in April of this year and vaults 19-9 on the latest frame. Lil Nas X also collects the highest-charting debut single this week with his album track “That’s What I Want,” new at No. 7.

Montero is Lil Nas X’s second appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart after his 7 EP, which hit No. 5 in July 2019.

Veteran Melbourne sibling act Vika and Linda Bull bag their third top tier debut in just 18 months as The Wait (Bloodlines/Universal) starts at No. 2.

Last year, the pair topped the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Akilotoa (Anthology 1994-2006) and came in at No. 2 with Sunday (The Gospel According To Iso).

Canadian metal act Spiritbox makes a spirited appearance with Eternal Blue (BMG/ADA). It’s new at No. 8 for their first entry in the ARIA Top Ten, and it’s the best-seller on the weekly vinyl albums chart.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, “Stay” (Columbia/Sony) by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber enters an 11th consecutive week at the summit. “Stay” joins an elite club to log the same amount of time, including Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” (from 1991), Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” (1996/97), Drake’s “God’s Plan” (2018), The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (2020) and 24kGoldn’s “Mood” (2020).

Finally, Taylor Swift collects another Top 40 with her re-recorded version of “Wildest Dreams”.

“Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)” (Universal) bows at No. 28. The original, from the album 1989, peaked at No. 3 in September 2015.