Aussie double at top of ARIA charts

Singer/songwriter Chet Faker and Brisbane band Sheppard have made it a rare Australian double at the top of the ARIA albums and singles charts this week.

Faker’s Built on Glass debuted as the No.1 album and is one of five Aussie artists occupying the top six positions.

Sheppard’s hit Geronimo retains its hold as the nation’s top single ahead of another local act Sia with Chandelier.

Built on Glass is Faker’s first album and it ends INXS’ seven-week run with their compilation The Very Best falling to No.2.

The Frozen soundtrack is at No.3 for a fourth straight week while Aussie music legend Russell Morris scores his first ever Top 10 album with his blues-infused Van Diemen’s Land at No.4.

Last year’s The Voice winner Harrison Craig debuts at No.5 with his second album L.O.V.E. while another local Dan Sultan slips two places to No.6 with Blackbird.

Also down two places are Pharrell Williams’ G I R L and Katy Perry’s Prism to No.7 and No.8 respectively. The final local act within the top 10 is John Butler Trio at No.9 with Flesh & Blood which rises a place thanks to their current national tour. Swedish supergroup ABBA is up three places to a new peak of No.10 with their collection ABBA Gold & More (Anniversary Edition).

The top 10 singles chart also features plenty of Australia apart from Sheppard and Sia. Peking Duk’s High is at No.4, Jessica Mauboy’s Never Be The Same is at No.6 (up 11 places) and Sydney band 5 Seconds of Summer’s She Looks So Perfect slips two places to No.9.

The remainder of the top 10 sees Pharrell’s Happy fall from last week’s No.2 to No.3, Calvin Harris’ Summer rises two places to No.4 and Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne’s Rather Be is tumbles four places to No.7.

The week’s new entries are Zendaya’s Replay at No.8 and DVBBS featuring Borgeous & Tinie Tempah with Tsunami (Jump) at No.10.

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