Meg Mac, K-pop cleans up Australia’s album chart

To Me Macit was really only one question of time before she was crowned on the Australian charts.

The Sydney-raised singer-songwriter bows at No.1 with Question about timeher third album and first lead.

That’s one better than the No. 2 best for her debut full-length album from 2017 Low blowwhich peaked at No. 2. Mac had a breakthrough with his 2014 platinum-certified debut EP MegMacwhich earned ARIA Award nominations for Best Female Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Question about time had a turbulent road to the top. Mac’s third album was in the can and ready for release in early 2020 when the artist had what she now describes as “a bit of a meltdown,” according to her label, EMI. A “creative” meltdown.

Only one recording survived the cull – the title track, written by Mac and co-writer Sam De Jong (Jacob Banks, Muse, Maisie Peters).

With his newly minted crown, Mac shouldn’t be losing sleep over his decision.

“It’s so exciting to see an incredible local artist like Meg Mac take out No.1,” comments ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd, “especially in a week as hotly contested as this one, it’s a real triumph. Congratulations to Meg and her team from everyone at ARIA. Two Australian No. 1 debuts in a row is serious cause for celebration.”

In the highly contested week, Mac reached Mac the finish line in front of a couple of K-pop heavyweights i Blackpink’s Born Pinknew at No. 2, and NCT 127‘s 2 Baddies – The fourth albumthe NCT sub’s latest effort, which arrives at No. 3.

Blackpink, who have an Australian connection through bandmate Rosé, too make a splash on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Shut Down” at No.5, for the highest debut of the week. Also, the first release from the album, previously No. 1 “Pink Venom”, returns to the top 20 at No. 18.

On top of national singles survey for another consecutive cycle is David Guetta and Bebe Rexhas “I’m good (blue).” Powered by TikTok, “I’m Good” leads an unchanged top 3 front with Nicki Minaj “Super Freaky Girl” and OneRepublic’s “I Ain’t Worried”, respectively.

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