Jessica Mauboy lands #1 ARIA Album debut with ‘HILDA’
Jessica Mauboy has achieved her first #1 ARIA album for original songs, with her fourth studio album HILDA debuting in the top spot this week.
Mauboy previously went to #1 on the chart with soundtrack album The Secret Daughter: Songs From The Original Series in 2016. Her first week sales and streams impressively saw HILDA go past international heavyweights Post Malone, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.
“To know that everyone has connected with HILDA and embraced my story as their own, is so humbling,” Mauboy said. “It makes me so grateful for everyone’s support.
“Being out this week performing for the fans and witnessing them experience the music from my new album, it made me realise how much they missed it, as much as I have and I can’t wait to get out on the road and share this with you all!”
HILDA is the sixth local #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this year, while Sydney hip hop outfit Horrorshow land their third Top 10 debut with fifth studio album New Normal.
Watch the lyric video for Jessica Mauboy’s new single ‘Selfish’:
Mauboy’s rise to the summit of the albums chart also marks the first time in 15 years that an Australian solo female artist has topped both the ARIA Albums and ARIA Singles charts. Tones And I continued her run at #1 on this week with breakout single ‘Dance Monkey’.
The last time the feat was achieved was in 2004 through the combined efforts of Paulini with album One Determined Heart and Missy Higgins with ‘Scar’.
‘Dance Monkey’ has now spent 13 weeks atop the chart, with Tones And I now equalling the second longest-serving #1, sharing the record with Lil Nas X (‘Old Town Road’), Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (‘Despacito’) and Coolio (‘Gangsta’s Paradise’).
Ed Sheeran h0lds the longest-serving #1, a record he achieved in 2017 with ‘Shape Of You’.
The latest ARIA Charts can be viewed in full here.