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BTS Snares Second No. 1 In Australia With ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’

BTS are lording it over the Australian albums chart with their new album, Map Of The Soul: 7.

BTS are lording it over the Australian albums chart with their new album, Map Of The Soul: 7 (Big Hit/Orchard).

The K-pop superstars bow at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with their latest hit set, holding off new releases from The Amity Affliction, Polaris and Ozzy Osbourne.

Map Of The Soul: 7 becomes BTS’ second No. 1 on the ARIA chart after Map Of The Soul: Persona went to the top in April 2019. They remain the only Korean musical act to top the ARIA Albums Chart, the trade body reports.


Also this week, BTS impact the national singles survey for the first time in 2020 with “ON,” new at No. 29. It’s the Korean boy band’s fifth track to appear on the ARIA Top 50. Their best: a No. 10 peak for “Boy With Luv” with Halsey, which arrived last April.

There’s an Aussie connection with BTS. The digital edition of Map Of The Soul: 7 includes an alternate version of “ON” featuring vocals from Adelaide born-and-raised singer and songwriter Sia.

Only BTS stand in the way for what would have been a fifth successive album chart title for The Amity Affliction. The Aussie metalcore act see their latest LP Everyone Loves You…Once You Leave Them (Warner) bow at No. 2, after their previous four albums all ruled the ARIA Albums Chart.

Polaris score a career best with The Death Of Me, new at No. 3. The Sydney five-piece metalcore band last charted with The Mortal Coil (Resist Records/Sony), which peaked at No. 6 in November 2017. The Death Of Me is the best-seller on the Vinyl Albums Chart, their second effort to do so.

Legendary British rocker Ozzy Osbourne earns a first solo top 10 in Australia with Ordinary Man (Epic/Sony), new at No. 4, while Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush (Island/Universal) completes the top 5, down 1-5.


Also hitting the top 10 on debut this week is Grimes with Miss Anthropocene (4AD/Inertia), new at No. 10. It’s the Canadian artist’s highest chart peak, eclipsing the No. 30 peak for Art Angels from 2015.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, The Weeknd bags a sixth week at No. 1 with “Blinding Lights” (Republic/Universal). The Canadian R&B singer also scores the highest debut on this week’s chart with “After Hours,” the title track from his forthcoming fourth album. It’s new at No. 11.