For the third week in a row, Taylor Swift dominating Australia’s main charts with Midnights (Universal) and its hit single, “Anti-Hero.”
Swift’s 10Th and latest studio album gets the best of four new releases which Drake and 21 Savage’s collaborative album Her loss (Republic/Universal), debuts at No. 2. The new LP is making a notable impact on the ARIA Singles Chart, with four songs from it splashing in the top 10 – “Rich Flex” (at No. 3), “P* **y & Millions” (No. 5) ), “Circo Loco” (No. 9) and “Major Distribution” (No. 10).
A trio of homemade recordings completes the top 5.
Japanese-Australian singer and songwriter Joji arrives at No. 3 with his second set Smithereens (88R/Warner), his second No. 1 album since the 2020s Nectar.
Smithereens includes ARIA Song of the Year– nominated track “Glimpse of Us”, which peaked at No. 1 on the National Singles Survey.
Dean Lewis lands at No. 4 with The toughest love (Ø/Universal), the follow-up to 2019’s A place we knewwhich hit No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The toughest love features the heartbreaking song “How Do I Say Goodbye”, which is climbing the charts in Lewis’ home country and in the UK. It’s up 31-29 in Australia’s current singles survey.
Homegrown indie act Slowly Slowly bows out at No. 5 with Daisy Chain (UNFD/Orchard). It’s a career best for the Victorian act, who best No. 7 peaks for their third album, the 2020s Racing car bluep.
Finally, Glass animals‘ hit “Heat Waves” (Polydor/Universal) gathers steam as it passes a chart milestone. The slow burner lifts 26-23 in his 101stSt week on the chart. “Heat Waves” broke early in Australia where it won triple j’s Hottest 100 Countdown in January 2021 and led the ARIA chart for several months earlier this year.