News 28 October 2022

Taylor takes over  

Midnights blacks out the charts, Arctic Monkeys debut and Kylie returns 

Taylor takes over  

Taylor Swift is back to doing what she does best: smashing records and dominating the charts with her first new album in two years, Midnights.   

Debuting at #1 on the Albums Chart, Swift’s passes Harry Styles for the biggest single week of any album so far in 2022. It is also the biggest single week for any album since the release of her 2017 album Reputation. 

Swift also sets a record on the Singles Chart, surpassing Harry Styles for the most singles in the top 10, blocking out the chart with Anti-Hero at #1 and another eight singles. Sam Smith and Kim Petras ruin her shot at a perfect score with last week’s #1, Unholy, at #7. Not content with stopping at the top 10, Swift also holds #11 through to #14. 

Swift has been nominated for Best International Artist at the ARIA Awards eight times, winning in 2019 and 2021, and nominated again this year. 

Arctic Monkeys are back on the Albums Chart at #2 with the debut of The Car. All of the band’s albums since 2006 have placed in the top 5, with three albums reaching #1. ARIA Hall Of Fame inductee and 16-time ARIA Award-winner Kylie Minogue is also back in the charts at #3 with the 25th anniversary reissue of 1987’s Impossible Princess.