Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance’ rules in Australia

Queen Bey is crowned Australiaas Renaissance (Columbia/Sony) blasts to No. 1.

With her latest ARIA chart feat. Beyonce achieves his seventh Top 10 appearance and third solo leader following his self-titled debut effort in 2014 and 2016’s Lemonade.

Also new to the ARIA Albums Chart this week is Brisbane punk band Dune rats with Very rare whale (BMG/ADA), new at no. 6. It is the follow-up to Hurry up and wait (from 2020) and The kids will know it’s bullshit (2017), both of which debuted at No. 1.

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other Brisbanites Beddy Ray’s also impact the Top 10 as their self-titled debut lands at No. 8 on the ARIA chart. Beddy Ray’s (Ditto Music) is the market’s bestseller on wax this week.

As Beyonce marks her return to the album chart throne with her sixth studio album, several tracks from it splash onto the national singles chart, including “Cuff It” (No. 24), “Summer Renaissance” (No. 33), “I ‘m That Girl” (No. 38), “Energy” featuring Beam (No. 42), “Cozy” at No. 46 and “Church Girl” (No. 50), while “Break My Soul” lifts 20-6.

Top of Australia’s singles survey is Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” (via Warner), which continues its miracle comeback, fueled by Stranger Things.

Bush’s 1985 classic has now topped the ARIA Singles Chart for eight weeks, all since season four of Stranger Things dropped on Netflix earlier this year.

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