Lee Kernaghan Claims Top Three Debut With New Album ‘Backroad Nation’

18 May 2019 | 5:00 pm | Staff Writer

While Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s new track tops the Singles chart.

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Australian country legend Lee Kernaghan has soared into the ARIA Albums chart with his latest LP, Backroad Nation, scoring the week’s highest debut at #3.

Sitting just behind Pink and Billie Eilish, who hold onto #1 and #2 respectively, Backroad Nation is Kernaghan’s tenth top 10 entry on the Aussie chart.

Kernaghan’s first top 10 LP was 1995’s 1959, which peaked at #9, while one of his most successful albums was 2015’s Spirit Of The Anzacs, which spent four weeks at #1 upon its release.

Meanwhile, Logic’s Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind falls just short of the top 10, debuting at #12, as Mac DeMarco’s Here Comes The Cowboy enters the Album chart (#25), and Vinyl Albums chart (#2), the latter of which Dean Lewis tops this week as he prepares to wrap his A Place We Knew tour tomorrow night in Melbourne.

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With their respective solo releases easily topping charts across the globe, it’s no surprise that Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s collaborative track, I Don't Care, has shot to the top of the ARIA Singles chart this week.

The new hit, which has surpassed 40 million hits on YouTube just over a week since its release, has knocked Lil Nas X's Old Town Road from the top of the chart after four straight weeks, while Gold Coast DJ Fisher debuts at #41 with You Little Beauty, just ahead of Luke Combs Beer Never Broke My Heart at #51.