Our Aussie Acts Have Absolutely Smashed The Global Charts This Week

30 November 2020 | 11:25 am | Jessica Dale

It's been a very, very impressive week.

It's been a big week on the charts for Aussie acts with a stack of new albums landing in the top 30 charts around the globe. 

AC/DC have claimed their third-ever US #1 album with Power Up

This is the first time that the group have hit the top spot in the US since 2016's Black Ice, ending a 35 year long break from their last US #1 (1981's For Those About To Rock We Salute You).

The rock legends have also held onto the top spot at home too, landing at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for the second week in a row. Their run continues on the UK Charts as well, shuffling down two places from last week to land at #3. 

The UK is proving to be a strong territory for Australian artists this week, with a further three landing within the top 30. Kylie Minogue moves down five places from last week to #10 with DISCO, while Nick Cave's Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace debuts at #18 and Tim Minchin's Apart Together debuts at #27. 

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Back home, Minchin has claimed the highest debut from a local artist this week with Apart Together coming in at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

Something For Kate's first album in eight years, The Modern Medieval, has debuted at #4, one place up on 2012's Leave Your Soul To Science which peaked at #5. The group also claimed the #1 spot on the Vinyl Albums Chart. 

Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace has claimed the #5 spot (and #4 on the Vinyl Albums Chart), while The Kid LAROI moves down to #8 with Fuck Love. The 17 year old Sydney artist has also held onto his spot on the Billboard Charts, with Fuck Love moving from #3 to #9, while moving to #33 on the UK chart.

The Australian charts has also seen Skegss' Holiday Food/Everyone Is Good At Something fly up the charts to #17 from #709 following its vinyl re-issue while also landing at #2 on the vinyl chart, while King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's KG debuts at #21, Hilltop Hoods' Walking Under Stars (Instrumental Edition) at #37 and Tired Lion's Breakfast For Pathetics at #44.


Kylie Minogue

Nick Cave

Tim Minchin

Something For Kate



King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Hilltop Hoods

Tired Lion