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Taylor Swift Logs Another Chart Double In Australia

By Michael May 3, 2024

Taylor Swift notches a second successive chart double in Australia with The Tortured Poets Department and its lead single “Fortnight,” featuring Post Malone.

Swift’s record-breaking 11th studio album retains top spot on the ARIA Chart, published Friday, May, 3, ahead of SZA’s SOS, which is boosted by the U.S. R&B star’s Australian arena tour which wrapped earlier in the week.

Tortured Poets smashed a spread of chart marks in his first week, when it opened at No. 1 on the ARIA Chart for TayTay’s lucky 13th leader. With that feat, Swift has the most No. 1 albums for a solo female artist in ARIA chart history, moving ahead of Madonna to claim outright third place. At the same time, she became the first artist to hold the entire top 10 on the singles chart, led by “Fortnight,” which continues its reign.

Meanwhile, Pet Shop Boys return to the upper echelon of the Australian albums chart with Nonetheless, the British electro-pop duo’s 15h LP. It’s new at No. 3. The group’s best performing collection here was Very, ARIA reports, which peaked at No. 2 in 1993, while their last effort, 2020’s Hotspot, hit No. 8.

Close behind is 5 Seconds of Summer’s Luke Hemmings with Boy, his sophomore album. It’s new at No. 4. Hemmings’ first LP, 2021’s When Facing The Things We Turn Away From, reached the summit for one week.

Icelandic jazz musician Laufey enjoys a magical ride with Bewitched, which flies to No. 6 following the release of an expanded edition. Bewitched had previously peaked at No. 46 in 2023.

Also new to the national albums tally is the Dreggs’ Caught In A Reverie (at No. 29) and Justice with Hyperdrama (at No. 52).

While Swift holds the fort on ARIA Singles Chart with “Fortnight,” Sabrina Carpenter has a hot hit on her hands with “Espresso,” up 17-2. That’s easily her career best result in Australia, flying higher than “Feather” which reached No. 22 last year. “Espresso” led the midweek chart in the U.K., where it’s predicted to become her first No. 1.

Finally, American singer and producer Shaboozey completes Australia’s podium with “A Bar Song (Tipsy).” The country track, which interpolates J-Kwon’s “Tipsy,” bolts 34-3 on the ARIA Chart.

By Michael

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