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Chart Analysis March 23, 2020

Four Aussie albums debuted in the ARIA Top 10 this week

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Four Aussie albums debuted in the ARIA Top 10 this week
Adam Brand, Fanny Lumsden, Ocean Grove

Australians are getting behind local acts, with four Aussie albums debuting in the ARIA Albums Chart Top 10 this week.

At the top is Artists Unite For Fire Fight, a record made up of live recordings from Fire Fight Australia, held in Sydney in February.

The compilation album is made up of 23 tunes from the likes of 5SOS, Amy Shark, Alice Cooper, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, John Farnham, Peking Duk, Lee Kernaghan and Queen, among many more.

All proceeds from the sale of the album go to the Sony Foundation Australia, with funds raised supporting young Australians in bushfire affected communities.

“Thank you to the Australian public who have come together to purchase this special charity album that provides relief for so many in bushfire affected communities,” said Denis Handlin.

“Our thanks once again go to the brilliant artists and our partners in making this all possible, as well as the Australian media who have extensively promoted this album through advertising and editorial coverage.

We look forward to continuing to raise funds through the sale of this album. We truly appreciate everyone’s enduring and humbling support.”

A couple of local country acts have also landed on the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

Adam Brand has released his 15th studio album Speed Of Life, and the record arrives at #6.

It’s his first original release since Get On Your Feet in 2017, and his sixth album to reach the ARIA Top 10. It’s also his third highest-charting album after 2012’s There Will Be Love made it as high as #4 and 2014’s My Side Of The Street peaked at #5.

Meanwhile, fellow country act Fanny Lumsden’s third album Fallow debuts at #10, her second ARIA charting album, with Real Class Act peaking at #23 in 2017. Both her previous albums have been nominated for the ARIA Award for Best Country Album.

Finally, Melbourne heavies Ocean Grove has secured their second Top 10 record thanks to Flip Phone Fantasy (#8), which also lands at #1 on the Vinyl Album Chart.

It’s the first release from the band since bass player Dale Tanner took over as lead vocalist.

Check out the latest ARIA Charts here.

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