Rock band The Rubens have once ruled Triple J’s Hottest 100 but they have never topped Australia, their homeland’s charts in the salient history of their career. The alternative rock band debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with 0202.
It marks the fourth studio album by the band from Menangle, New South Wales. It is also the fourth Australian No 1. album on the ARIA Charts for the year 2021.
0202 marks a milestone in the band’s career and its features the ARIA Award-nominated single ‘Live In Life’. The album is followed by the band’s self-titled debut album (No. 3 in 2012), Hoops (No. 2 in 2015), and Lo La Ru (No. 3 in 2018) in the countdown.
ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd commented that it is an incredible feat for the band that is at the game for over 10 years now. She also shared that she looks forward to seeing the band continue to knock down more milestones into the next ten years and beyond. She extended her congratulations and best wishes to everyone associated with the band, the Ivy League Records, and Mushroom.
The Rubens took the top prize in the Triple J Hottest 100 poll in 2016 with “Hoops”. The band said in a statement following their ARIA chart title that the band uploaded their first track on Triple J that was unearthed 10 years ago. However, they are still doing and accomplishing what they truly love and through their music is getting to connect with fans from all over the world. This growing popularity means the world to them especially after a year of extreme crisis for everyone associated with creative work, art, and music.
Other music on the chart includes Foo Fighters’ latest chart leader Medicine At Midnight dipping at 1-2. Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia soars 16-3 off the back of the release of a deluxe ‘Moonlight Edition.’ Future Nostalgia logged one week at No. 1 in April 2020, and the British pop singer performed at the 2019 ARIA Awards.
The Top Five for the running week is closed out by two former chart-toppers, The Kid Laroi’s F*ck (Savage) and The Weekend’s The Highlights, respectively.
Going down the list are other artists such as Luca Brasi whose fifth studio album, Everything is Tenuous stands at No. 7. It also marks the new ARIA Albums Chart for the Tasmanian rock band.
On the UK front, the charts belong to Slowthai’s Tyron. The British rapper missed out on the Top 10 charts in Australia as his sophomore album starts at No. 11 for the rapper’s ARIA Top 50 debut.
One spot behind is Sia with the soundtrack of her latest directorial debut and feature film, Music. The name of the record is Music – Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture.
Olivia Rodrigo occupies her spot for the sixth consecutive week with ‘Drivers License’. Lil Tjay& 6lack’s ‘Calling My Phone’ is at No. 3.