Green Day Grab Australian Chart Crown With ‘Father Of All…
It's a great week for Green Day, who snare a third chart crown in Australia with "Father Of All."
It’s a great week for Green Day, who snare a third chart crown in Australia with Father Of All…(Reprise/Warner).
The veteran U.S. punk rock trio see their 13th and latest studio album bow at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It’s the Bay Area outfit’s first leader in these parts for more than 15 years. The last to get there was American Idiot (September 2004) and Dookie (March 1995), though Revolution Radio did come close, peaking at No. 2 in October 2016.
They’ll return to these shorts in November for a four-city Hella Mega stadium tour alongside Weezer and Fall Out Boy.
Michael Bublé’s Love (Warner) album, from November 2018, returns to the chart off the back of his current national tour. Love reenters at No. 4. Just last December, Bublé spent a week at No. 1 with holidays classic Christmas.
There’s a top 10 debut for the soundtrack to DC’s Harley Quinn superhero flick Birds Of Prey: The Album (Atlantic/Warner), starring Aussie actor Margot Robbie. Featuring songs by Doja Cat, Halsey, Sofi Tukker and more, its new at No. 9.
In the week Queen + Adam Lambert started their national tour, the soundtrack to the legendary British rock band’s biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (Virgin/Universal) rises 36-15. The album logged four weeks at No. 1 in January 2019.
Queen headlined the sold-out Fire Fight Australia concert Sunday (Feb. 16) at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, the TV broadcast for which attracted more than 1.5 million viewers.
Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, it’s an unchanged top 3 as The Weeknd enters a fourth consecutive cycle with “Blinding Lights” (Republic/Universal) ahead of Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” (Warner UK), Tones And I’s “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch/Sony) and Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” (Atlantic/Warner), while Halsey’s “You Should be Sad” (Capitol/EMI) rises 8-5, a new peak.
Justin Bieber has the week’s highest debut with “Intentions” (Def Jam/Universal) featuring Quavo. It’s the second single from Bieber’s new album Changes, and it’s new at No. 13.
And finally, controversial Sydney hip-hop collective OneFour enjoy their highest chart entry with “Welcome To Prison” (Independent). The track, which references their recent controversies, following the imprisonment of three of the group’s members (YP, Lekks and Celly14) is new at No. 33, beating the No. 39 best for their November 2019 track “In The Beginning.”