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Can Jarryd James Beat Bring Me The Horizon & Slayer To #1?

16 September 2015 | 11:56 am | Staff Writer

The ARIA midweeks race is on.

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After an incredible week where we've seen internet sensation Troye Sivan beat out Iron Maiden for a #1 album debut, we have yet another case of Aussie artist versus international heavyweights on this week's ARIA Album Charts. 

Brisbane songwriter Jarryd James is poised for a top three finish in the Album Charts this week with his debut album, Thirty One, but to reach top spot he'll have to topple UK rockers Bring Me The Horizon and veteran US thrash act, Slayer who are also aiming for a top spot finish.

While James' record earned our pick for Album Of The Week, there's no denying that Bring Me The Horizon, who last week were announced as the latest act for Soundwave next year, will put up a fight with their fifth studio album, That's The Spirit, as will Slayer with their eleventh offering, Repentless.

Meanwhile James and BMTH both recently spoke to theMusic about their new albums — click here for our chat with James and for BMTH, click here

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Rounding out the album debuts this week include The Voice winner Ellie Drennan's Close Your Eyes, veteran Brit group Duran Duran's fourteenth album, Paper GodsHollywood Vampires' self-titled album and Aussie singer Natalie Imbruglia's Male.

After crushing TV ratings this past weekend, the new Peter Allen miniseries Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, has seen the iconic late singer's music surge back into the charts with 2006 compilation album, The Ultimate Peter Allen and it is expected to land in the top 20 this week.

On the Singles Chart, expect to hear new songs from Australia's own Jessica Mauboy with This Ain't Love, as well as US pop singer Pink's Today's The Day and Selena Gomez with Same Old Love.