News 3 February 2023

Gloria gets the glory

Flume and MAY-A reach a new chart peak

Gloria gets the glory

After holding the #1 single spot with Unholy for six non-consecutive weeks from October to January, Sam Smith starts the new year with a bang, debuting at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Gloria. Off the back of their triple J Hottest 100 win this week, Flume and MAY-A also hit a new chart peak.

Gloria is Sam Smith’s fourth studio album and boasts collaborators that include Kim Petras, Koffee and Jessie Reyez, as well as writing credits from the likes of Max Martin and Calvin Harris. It is also their fourth ARIA top 10 and second #1 after In The Lonely Hour claimed the top spot in 2014. Smith will tour Australia in November, with dates added to Melbourne and Sydney after their first shows sold out in just one day.

On the Singles Chart, Miley Cyrus’ Flowers continues its incredible run at #1, after breaking the Australian record for most streams in a track’s first week of release. Flume and MAY-A come in at #4 after Saturday’s Hottest 100, the track’s first time back in the top 50 since May 2022 (it peaked at #16 in February last year). The Kid LAROI also makes a debut at #14 with Love Again.

After achieving an incredible six places in the Hottest 100, with three tracks in the top 10, Perth favourites Spacey Jane also climb 33 places from last week to #5 with the album Here Comes Everybody.