Queen are back on top in the Land Down Under.
The veteran rockers and their current frontman Adam Lambert bow at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Live Around The World, a live compilation featuring hits recorded around the world from 2014 through to 2020, when the band wrapped up the Australia leg of their global tour.
It’s the second Queen album to reach the chart summit in as many years, having last ruled in early-2019 with Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack.
Close behind is K-pop stars BlackPink with their debut Korean language LP The Album, new at No. 2, while fresh sets from Bon Jovi (2020 at No. 3), 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (Savage Mode II at No. 4) and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor (CMFT at No. 8) impact the Top 10.
Prolific homegrown prog-rock outfit King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard take out their fifth and sixth Top 50 entries for the year as Demos Vol. 1 + Vol. 2 and Live In Asheville ’19 enter at No. 14 and No. 30, respectively.
Late rapper Pop Smoke has the highest new entry on the Australian survey with “What You Know Bout Love” opening No. 11. It becomes the U.S. hip-hop artist’s second-highest charting song after “Mood Swings” went to No. 5 last month.
Meanwhile, Shawn Mendes enjoys a bright start with “Wonder,” the title track from the Canadian pop singer’s forthcoming studio album. It’s new at No. 13.
Fleetwood Mac continue their dream return to the chart. After returning to the chart last week off the back of viral success on TikTok, their ‘70s classic “Dreams” leaps 39-14.