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SAINt JHN, The Smith Street Band Rule Australia’s Charts

'Don't Waste Your Anger' leads the ARIA Albums Chart and the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart and is the fifth homegrown No. 1 on the main survey this year.

SAINt JHN returns to the summit of the Australian singles chart with “Roses” (Sony), while The Smith Street Band are enjoying their first leader on the national albums survey.

Melbourne rockers The Smith Street Band bow at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Don’t Waste Your Anger (Inertia), their fifth studio album. It’s the follow-up to More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, which went to No. 3 in April 2017.

Don’t Waste Your Anger also leads the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart and it’s the fifth Australian No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this year, a feat that wasn’t lost on the trade body.

“It is a brilliant achievement for this local band, and a testament to their loyal and passionate fanbase,” comments ARIA CEO Dan Rosen. “It is so heartening to see another Australian act top the ARIA Chart, showing how our Australian artists and music fans around the country are connecting during this challenging time.”

It’s the second Smith Street Band album to impact the top 10 in as many months. In March, the group went to No. 4 on the national chart with Live At The Triffid, a digital-only live album release which raises money for their crew members during the coronavirus lockdown.

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia (Warner UK) dips 1-2, The Weeknd’s After Hours (Republic/Universal) holds at No. 3, Harry StylesFine Line (Columbia/Sony) improves 5-4 and Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Interscope/Universal) is up 6-5.


Also new to the chart is DaBaby who enjoys a career-best No. 7 debut with Blame It On Baby (Interscope/Universal), the American rapper’s third studio set. It’s the followup to Kirk which reached No. 11 last September.

Making a long-overdue return to the ARIA Albums Chart is Fiona Apple, whose Fetch The Bolt Cutters (Epic/Sony) starts at No. 13. It’s the American singer-songwriter’s first studio set in eight years, and the follow-up to The Idler Wheel…, which hit No. 23 in July 2012. Fetch The Bolt Cutters is now Apple’s highest charting set in Australia.

Gold Coast country artist Casey Barnes makes his first appearance on the ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart with Town Of A Million Dreams (Chugg Music/MGM), the Australian Idol alum’s fifth album. It’s new at No. 16.


Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, SAINt JHN’s “Roses” rebounds 2-1 in its tenth week on the survey, while The Weeknd’s double-platinum certified “Blinding Lights” dips 2-1. The rest of the top 5 is unchanged as Drake’s “Toosie Slide” (Republic/Universal), Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” and Powfu’s “Death Bed” (Sony), respectively hold their spots.

DaBaby has the highest new entry on the singles chart this week with “Rockstar” (Interscope/Universal) featuring Roddy Ricch starting at No. 24, while Sam Smith and Demi Lovato’s “I’m Ready” (Capitol/EMI) is close behind, for a No. 25 debut. It’s Smith’s second new entry on the list for 2020 following “To Die For” (No. 15 in March 2020), notes ARIA, and Lovato’s first chart appearance since “Sober,” which feathered the chart at No. 50 back in July 2018.