News 22 August 2020

Fourth week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for Taylor Swift's folklore

Plus debuts for Emma Swift, Biffy Clyro and more!

Fourth week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for Taylor Swift's folklore

Taylor Swift’s folklore holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a fourth consecutive week. It becomes the American singer-songwriter’s second longest stay in the top spot. Only 1989 (nine weeks) has spent more time at #1.

The soundtrack to super-hit musical Hamilton jumps up four spots to return to the Top Ten for a fifth week. The move up the chart comes following news in the last week that the pre-sale for Hamilton’s premiere Australian season in Sydney - set to begin in March 2021 - will open next week.

Dua Lipa’s former #1 album climbs back up the chart six places in its 21st week to #8. The move comes a week ahead of the release of a full remix of the album next week called Club Future Nostalgia which features Madonna, Missy Elliott, Blackpink, Gwen Stefani and more.

American country artist Luke Combs has moved up four spots to #11 with What You See Is What You Get and seven spots to #13 with This One’s For You.

Following the film’s release onto streaming service Disney+, The Greatest Showman’s soundtrack has climbed 24 spots to #25.

American rapper Polo G has moved 19 spots to #29 with his second album The Goat.


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Blonde on the Tracks

Emma Swift
Emma Swift makes her Albums Chart debut with Blonde On The Tracks. The Bob Dylan covers collection is the first full-length album from the Nashville-based Australian singer-songwriter, coming six years on from her debut self-titled EP. It sees her paying tribute to Dylan across the decades from 1965’s ‘Queen Jane Approximately’ to ‘I Contain Multitudes’ from Dylan’s recently-released Rough And Rowdy Ways (#2 Jun. ’20). Swift’s debut EP earned her an ARIA Award nomination for Best Country Album in 2014. Blonde On The Tracks tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
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A Celebration Of Endings

Biffy Clyro
Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro return with ninth studio album A Celebration Of Endings. The follow-up to 2019’s Balance, Not Symmetry is the trio’s first album to appear in the ARIA Top 50 since Ellipsis (#15 Jul. ’16).
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Platinum Hits

Jason Derulo
On the back of the Singles Chart success of ‘Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)’ (#1 Jul. ’20), Jason Derulo hits the chart with Platinum Hits. Originally released in 2016, the album becomes Derulo’s first entry into the Top 50 since Everything Is 4 (#12 Jun. ’15). It features the #1 singles ‘In My Head’ (#1 Feb. ’10), ‘Talk Dirty’ (#1 Aug. ’13) and ‘Trumpets’ (#1 Dec. ’13), plus seven of Derulo’s other Top Ten hits.