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Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Hits Number One In Australian Chart

By Chinelo Eze
23 May 2022   |   10:31 am
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar has made its debut on the Australian chart, soaring to No. 1 . The American rapper's fifth studio album is his second ARIA No. 1, after 'To Pimp A Butterfly', which also topped the Australian chart in March 2015. Mr. Morale is the follow-up to Damn.,…

Rapper Kendrick Lamar attends the ceremony honoring him with the Keys of the City of Compton, in Compton, California, on February 13, 2016.<br />/ AFP / VALERIE MACON

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar has made its debut on the Australian chart, soaring to No. 1 .

The American rapper’s fifth studio album is his second ARIA No. 1, after ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, which also topped the Australian chart in March 2015.

Mr. Morale is the follow-up to Damn., that debuted at No. 2 in April 2017 and gave birth to “HUMBLE.,” which won triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown in January 2018.

Despite Kendrick Lamar dominating the current ARIA Albums Chart for the week of May 23, Florence + The Machine’s ‘Dance Fever’ comes in at No. 2.

It’s the band’s seventh Top Three debut, and it follows up on 2018’s High As Hope, which also reached No. 2. ‘Dance Fever’ is currently No. 1 in the United Kingdom.

Mallrat’s ‘Butterfly Blue’ is also new to the ARIA Chart this week at No. 6, it flaps its wings. After her 2019 EP Driving Music, ‘Butterfly Blue’ marks the Brisbane indie artist’s second ARIA Top Ten and new career high.

The official compilation for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest almost missed out on a Top 10 spot. The album begins at No. 11 and includes all 40 competing songs, including Australia’s submission, “Stefania” by Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, and “Not the Same” by Australia’s representative, Sheldon Riley.

The Eurovision Song Contest soundtrack has charted in the Top 50 every year since 2012, according to ARIA, with Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Vienna topping the charts at No. 4.

Harry Styles’ “As It Was” (Columbia/Sony) spends a fifth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, Post Malone has a new Top 40 hit with “Cooped Up,” which features Roddy Ricch and debuts at No. 27. Following “One Right Now,” which reached No. 9 in November, “Cooped Up” (UMA) is the second single from Malone’s upcoming fourth album, Twelve Carat Toothache.