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Amy Shark debuts at the top of the ARIA Album Chart with ‘Cry Forever’

Amy Shark debuts at the top of the ARIA Album Chart with ‘Cry Forever’

Amy Shark has debuted at the top of the ARIA album charts with Cry Forever, her second album to reach number one. 

The star achieved the feat in the new ARIA charts for the week commencing May 10th. Her follow-up to Love Monster (number one in July 2018) features huge collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban and Blink-182’s Travis Barker. It’s also number one on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. Cry Forever is the seventh Australian number one album on the ARIA Charts in 2021.

ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd said: “Huge congratulations to Amy Shark on her second ARIA chart-topper with Cry Forever. Amy is one of Australian music’s brightest stars and is an inspiration to us all. It’s great that she’ll be able to share her music live with audiences around the country in the coming months. What a great week for Australian music!”

Elsewhere, The Kid Laroi jumped from number 10 to number one on the ARIA Singles Chart for the first time with ‘Without You’. It becomes the Sydney rapper’s debut number one single, having topped the Albums Chart for a week in February with F*ck Love (Savage).

By doing so, it means this is the first week Australian artists have topped both charts since the week commencing December 16th 2019, when Cold Chisel topped the Albums Chart with Blood Moon and Tones And I was number one on the Singles Chart with ‘Dance Monkey’.

The Kid Laroi becomes the first Australian artist to hit number one on the ARIA Singles Chart since January 2020, when Tones And I ended her 24-week-run in the top spot with ‘Dance Monkey’.

ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd said: “A number one single by an Australian artist is a fantastic achievement in itself but to hit the top of the chart after so many weeks is remarkable. A massive congratulations to The Kid Laroi who has managed to top both charts in the space of three months. He’s an Aussie artist who is making a big impact overseas, particularly in the US.”

Top 5 Albums

  1. Amy Shark – Cry Forever (Debut)
  2. Justin Bieber – Justice
  3. Gojira – Fortitude (Debut)
  4. Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
  5. Royal Blood – Typhoons (Debut)

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This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.

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