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Kings Of Leon Rule Australia’s Albums Chart With ‘When You See Yourself’

Kings Of Leon are crowned on Australia’s albums chart with "When You See Yourself," the American rockers’ fourth leader.

Kings Of Leon are crowned on Australia’s albums chart with When You See Yourself, the American rockers’ fourth leader.

When You See Yourself opens at No. 1, ahead of Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, up 4-2; and The Wiggles’ We’re All Fruit Salad!: The Wiggles’ Greatest Hits, new at No. 3.

KoL previously topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Only By The Night (September 2008), Come Around Sundown (October 2010) and most recently with Mechanical Bull (September 2013).

Also new to the ARIA Albums Chat this week is A Day To Remember’s You’re Welcome, at No. 9. It’s the American post-hardcore band’s second Top 10 on the ARIA Charts, having hit No. 1 with their previous album, 2016’s Bad Vibrations.

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The Smith Street Band return to the chart with Unplugged In Wombat State Forest, the Melbourne rock band’s third live release in 12 months. It’s new at No. 11 on the national all-albums survey, and it’s this week’s best-seller on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

Veteran Australia singer and songwriter Pete Murray impacts the chart for the first time since 2017 with The Night – EP, which starts at No. 22.

Rising Australian funk/hip-hop artist Genesis Owusu makes his ARIA Top 50 debut with Smiling With No Teeth, bowing at No. 27. The Canberra artist collected ARIA Award nominations for best soul/R&B release in both 2019 and 2020.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, Glass Animals enter a third week at the summit with “Heat Waves” while Drake has the highest debut on the latest survey with “What’s Next,” new at No. 7.

It’s one of three new Top 40 entries on the chart for the Canadian hip-hop giant, as “Wants And Needs” drops in at No. 15), and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” is at No. 26.

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Meanwhile, Silk Sonic, the new project of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, make an early splash on the Australian chart. The single “Leave The Door Open” finds an opening at No. 13. The pair performed the track Sunday (March 14) at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Finally, Justin Bieber has another Top 20 hit as “Hold On” arrives at No. 19. The track is lifted from Bieber’s forthcoming album release Justice, which has already yielded the three hits “Holy” (No. 4 in September 2020), ‘”Lonely” (No. 11 in November 2020) and “Anyone” (No. 5 in January 2021).