News 19 April 2024

The start of a new Swift season?

Four Australians debut in the top 100 albums

The start of a new Swift season?

Taylor Swift is back at the summit of the ARIA Albums Chart as Lover bounces back to #1 from #4 last week. It’s the album’s third non-consecutive week on top: it hit #1 for one week in 2019 and returned for one week last month. Her 11th studio album (excluding re-recorded ones), The Tortured Poets Department, landed today. 

Linkin Park are new at #7 with Papercuts, their fourth compilation album. They have scored #1 albums here with Hybrid Theory in 2000, Minutes To Midnight in 2007 and A Thousand Suns in 2010. 

One month after their collaboration We Don’t Trust You debuted at #2, Future and Metro Boomin are back with We Still Don’t Trust You, new at #15.

Aussie rock band Jebediah return with Oiks, new at #38. It’s their sixth studio album. Their first, Slightly Odway, peaked at #7 in 1997; the follow-up, Of Someday Shambles, gave them their best chart performance to date, climbing to #2 in 1999. 

Benjamin Stewart lands at #56 with Pushing Daylight: the debut solo album from the singer and songwriter from Melbourne band Slowly Slowly. The band has scored two top 10 albums: Race Car Blues hit #7 in 2020 and Daisy Chain peaked at #5 in 2022. 

Melbourne DJ SWIM’s In Circles debuts at #64, while Morgan Evans is new at #86 with Live At The Sydney Opera House. It’s the first live album from the Newcastle-born country star. He reached #20 in 2014 with his debut album, Morgan Evans, and #5 in 2018 with Things That We Drink To (it also reached #9 on the US country albums chart). 

Irish singer Hozier scores his first #1 single, as Too Sweet climbs into the top of the Singles Chart from #2 last week. It’s his second top 10 hit here: Take Me To Church got to #2 in 2013. Hozier is the fourth solo male singer to reach #1 this year following Jack Harlow (Lovin On Me), Noah Kahan (Stick Season) and Benson Boone (Beautiful Things). 

Sabrina Carpenter scores the highest debut of the week and her best result as Espresso arrives at #7. It’s the follow up to Feather, which peaked at #22 last year. 

The hits keep coming for Dua Lipa, as Illusion debuts at #21. It’s the third single from her upcoming album Radical Optimism: Houdini hit #7 last year and Training Session stopped at #12 earlier this year.