SZA, Taylor Swift Rule Australia’s Charts

SZA cleaning up Australian Singles Chart with “Kill Bill” (via RCA/Sony), while Taylor Swift enter a 10Th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on national album survey with Midnights (Universal).

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Swift’s 10Th and latest album becomes her longest reigning No. 1 on ARIA Chart that eclipses the nine-week run of 1989’s 2014. On the latest chart, published on Friday, Jan. 13, 1989 dive 19-20.

“Congratulations Taylor! Ten weeks at No.1 is a huge achievement and 10 top albums in just 12 years is incredible,” comments ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd. “Australia’s love affair with Taylor and her music is not slowing down.”

Midnights manages to keep SZAs away SEA from a first run at the album chart throne as it sits at No. 2 – although the American R&B star goes one better on the ARIA Singles Chart.

In a week where SZA dropped one damn music video for “Kill Bill”, the number rises 2-1 on the ARIA Chart for her first leader in Australia.

Until now, SZA’s best was a No. 2 spot for “All The Stars” featuring Kendrick Lamar, lifted from Black Panther soundtrack in 2018. She also featured on Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” which peaked at No. 2 in 2021.

“Kill Bill” changes places with Sam Smith & Kim Petras‘ “Unholy” (Capitol/Universal), which slips 1-2, just days after Smith performed an exclusive, intimate concert at the d’Arenberg Cube winery in McLaren Vale, Adelaide.

Ray‘Escapism’ (Orchard) featuring US rapper 070 Shake reaches a new high, rising 7-4. The British singer and songwriter nibbled UK No.1 this week with “Escapism,” released independently following her public split with Polydor, part of Universal Music Group.

In the meantime Dean Lewis“How Do I Say Goodbye” (Island/Universal) is the highest-placed homegrown track on Australia’s Official Singles Chart, rising 26-16, just two places removed from its top spot.

Also of note is Stephen Sanchez and Em Beihold’s dark horse “Until I Found You” (Universal), which runs 30-12, six months after first hitting the top 100, while Skrillex, Fred Again and Flowdan claim the week’s highest debut, which ” Rumbleā€ (Atlantic/Warner) starts at No. 35.

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