News 23 September 2022

Meg Mac makes #1

K-pop comes through strong with BLACKPINK and NCT 127

Meg Mac makes #1

Meg Mac debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week, beating out pop supernovas BLACKPINK for the #1 spot and an ARIA chart peak.  

Matter of Time, Meg Mac’s third studio album, represents the Australian singer-songwriter’s best performance on the ARIA Charts after 2017’s Low Blows peaked at #2. She has previously been nominated for Best Female Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the year at the 2015 ARIA Awards. 

On her incredible success, Meg said: “Thank you to everyone who has gotten behind me and supported this album, it truly means the world. I couldn’t be happier to hear the #1 news today.” 

ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “It’s so exciting to see an incredible local artist like Meg Mac take out #1, particularly in a week as hotly contested as this one, it’s a real triumph. Congratulations to Meg and her team from everyone at ARIA. Two Australian #1 debuts in a row is serious reason to celebrate.” 

After making ARIA chart history with their #1 single Pink Venom, K-pop megastars BLACKPINK debut at #2 on the Albums Chart with their second studio album, BORN PINK. The act, featuring Australian-raised main singer Rosé, also debut at #5 on the Singles Chart with Shut Down. Pink Venom returns to the top 20 at #18. 

Continuing the K-pop trend, NCT 127 debut at #3 on the Albums Chart with 2 Baddies – The 4th Album, the NCT sub unit’s latest release.  

For the second week in a row, David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s I’m Good (Blue) takes #1 on the Singles Chart.