Jimmy Barnes extends his record on the Australian Albums Chart with deep soul 30 (via Bloodlines/Universal), new at No. 1, while Japanese-Australian artist Joji lifts 3-1 in the singles survey with “Glimpse of Us” (Warner).
deep soul 30 is a 30th anniversary celebration of Barnes’ fifth studio album, deep soulwhich topped the ARIA charts in 1991 and ranked the Australian rock legend as the top male artist and best-selling album at the 1992 ARIA Awards.
With its first bestseller, deep soul 30 gives the former Cold Chisel frontman a record 14 Australian No. 1s.
Barnes, an icon of these regions who was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame with Cold Chisel in 1993 and again as a solo artist in 2005, dedicated his latest leader to Bloodlines General Manager Warren Costello, died on May 29 at the age of 64. .
“I would like to pay special tribute to Warren Costello from my record company who passed away recently,” he explains. “Waz has played an important role in my entire solo career alongside our great friend Michael Gudinski and deep soul 30 was our last collaboration. He’s always loved a #1 record, just like MG, so I really hope they both hear this news. I would also like to thank Matt, Dean and the rest of the Bloodlines team for all the hard work they put into this album and this tour.
Drake has to settle for second best with Honestly it doesn’t matter (Universal), which starts at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The new set arrives just nine months later Certified lover debuted at No. 1.
Further down the list, Living End frontman Chris Cheney drops to No. 8 with his solo debut, The storm before the calm (Release/Universal).
On the ARIA Singles Chart, Joji earns a first No. 1 with “Glimpse of Us” for an all-Australian double. Joji now completes his own chart: his second album Nectar as of 2020, it was ranked #1 in the National Albums Survey.
“In such a hotly contested field of incredible global releases and artists, I am thrilled to see an Australian legend like Barnesy and an exciting emerging artist like Joji receive top honors,” comments Annabelle Herd, CEO of ARIA. “It’s just another example of the breadth, depth and enormous potential of Australian music. From everyone at ARIA, a big congratulations to both artists.
The new highest entry belongs to Drake, as his Honestly it doesn’t matter the track “Jimmy Cooks” featuring 21 Savage enters at No. 4.