Olivia Newton-John has returned to the top five on the ARIA Top 50 Albums chart following the iconic singer and actor’s death last week. When chart details were posted last Friday (12th August), Newton-John’s greatest hits compilation, Hopelessly Devoted: The Hits, had taken the number five position on the overall albums chart.
On ARIA’s Australian albums chart, Hopelessly Devoted – which was released in 2018 and features the likes of ‘Physical’, ‘Xanadu’, ‘I Honestly Love You’ and ‘If Not for You’ – claimed the top spot. The soundtrack to Grease, meanwhile, made a return to the album chart as well, coming in at number eight on the Top 50 Albums chart.
Hopelessly Devoted: The Hits is ARIA’s #1 Australian Album
A tribute to Olivia Newton-John this week with ‘Hopelessy Devoted: The Hits’ landing a #1 position on the Australian Albums Chart and #5 on the ARIA Albums Chart 🤍#OliviaNewtonJohn #ARIA #HallofFame #ARIAChart pic.twitter.com/KutqMwLviT
— ARIA (@ARIA_Official) August 12, 2022
Newton-John – who was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2002 – passed away at her ranch in Southern California last Monday. Aged 73, news of her death prompted an outpouring of tributes from around the world. “You made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible,” her Grease co-star John Travolta wrote on Instagram.
Kylie Minogue wrote, “Since I was ten years old, I have loved and looked up to Olivia Newton-John. And, I always will. She was, and always will be, an inspiration to me in so many, many ways. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.”
Elsewhere on the ARIA Albums Chart, the self-titled debut album from Yolŋu surf-rockers King Stingray debuted at number six overall and number two on the Australian albums chart. Beyoncé‘s Renaissance is currently sitting at the top of the albums chart, with Eminem, Harry Styles and The Weeknd following.
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