Tash Sultana Lands First Australian No. 1 With ‘Terra Firma’
Tash Sultana is flying high with land , her first No. 1 in Australia.
Terra Firma, which features assists from Matt Corby, Dann Hume and Jerome Farah, also tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
“I’ve had the foremost incredible, emotional and overwhelming week after releasing land and I’m just really lost for words that it’s No. 1. Like i actually am lost for words.” comments Sultana, the Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. “I was really unsatisfied with the work I’ve wiped out the past before land and my mission for this record was to undertake to be better than i used to be the day before, the month before, the year before,” they continue.
“I produced, arranged, composed, co-engineered and played everything on this record and did it beat my very own studio. This was my mission, my entire soul, the air in my lungs and to possess it received this manner is such a lot quite I ever expected.”
Further down the national albums chart, Ariana Grande’s Positions spikes 32-3 following the discharge of a deluxe edition, while BTS’ BE reenters the chart following the discharge of special, “Essential Edition”. It vaults 197-9.
Homegrown country singer and songwriter Adam Harvey bags his sixth career Top 10 as Songs From Highway One bows at No. 10. Harvey last impacted the chart with The Nashville Tapes, which peaked No. 9 in August 2018.
Following the announcement of their split after 28 years, Daft Punk’s multiple Grammy-winning 2013 set Random Access Memories returns to the chart at No. 24.
Random Access Memories, the French duo’s final studio LP, was their first No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, logging one week at the highest , and its hit “Get Lucky” was their only No. 1 single.
Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, Glass Animals complete a 12-week climb to the summit with “Heat Waves,” winner of the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown of 2020.
“Can’t believe this. This was never the intention once we started this album,” comments Dave Bayley, co-founder of British psychedelic pop outfit. “The goal was to write down some songs that perhaps made someone feel less alone for a flash once they needed it.”
Bayley adds, “Australia – you’ve got been home to several firsts for us – and this is often another one. Thank you, we miss you, and that we are going to be there asap. I even have the dates penciled in my calendar.”
ARIA and APRA Award winner Amy Shark snags her first chart entry for 2021 as “Love Songs Ain’t For Us” featuring Keith Urban starts at No. 22.
Co-written with Ed Sheeran, “Love Songs” is that the fourth track released from the Gold Coast singer and songwriter’s sophomore album Cry Forever, set for release in April.
Glass Animals remove Triple J’s Hottest 100 Countdown
Finally, Sydney rapper Masked Wolf leaps up the chart together with his viral hit “Astronaut within the Ocean.” The track dropped in mid-2019 before being re-released in January of this year. This week, it’s up 47-25.
The rising artist (real name Harry Michael) recently struck a world deal Warner Music’s Elektra Records, and pounced on a partnership with Teamwrk Records and ADA/Warner Music Australia for Australia and New Zealand