Big Names Vie For This Week's #1 Album

18 August 2021 | 3:06 pm | Jessica Dale

Who will take out this week's ARIA Albums Chart #1?

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It's a race for the #1 this week on the ARIA Albums Chart this week with two big names in contention for the title. 

According to mid-week figures, US rock group The Killers are currently gunning for their third Australian #1 album in a row with their latest offering Pressure Machine. The group have previously landed in the top spot for 2020's Imploding The Mirage and 2017's Wonderful Wonderful, as well as for their 2004 debut album, Hot Fuss. 

It's tough competition though with 5 Seconds Of Summer's Luke Hemmings also vying for the top spot with his debut solo album, When Facing The Things We Turn Away From

The Australian group have hit #1 with all four of their albums - 2014's 5 Seconds Of Summer, 2015's Sounds Good Feels Good, 2018's Youngblood and 2020's Calm - so it's a strong possibility that Hemmings will take it out on his own as well. 

Looking at the wider chart, $uicideBoy$' Long Term Effects Of Suffering is in the running for Top 20 alongside Jungle's Loving In Stereo, while local groups The Ugly Kings and their album Strange, Strange Times, and Polish Club with Now We're Cookin' are both likely for Top 50. 

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Elton John's Diamonds is looking to move back into the Top 10. It's a strong week for John overall, with his new collab Cold Heart with Dua Lipa and PNAU expected to be this week's highest debut on the Singles Chart where it's likely to be in Top 15. 

Lizzo's long-awaited new single Rumors feat. Cardi B is expected to debut in the Top 20, while local act Jolyon Petch is expected to move even higher up the chart his take on Fleetwood Mac's classic, Dreams

Read the full story about the track's success so far here.