Taylor Swift Extends Australian Chart Streak With ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’

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Taylor Swift makes it a full month at No. 1 in Australia with 1989 (Taylor’s Version) (via Universal), now the longest reigning of her four re-recorded albums.

Swift’s latest hit LP holds off Stray KidsRock-Star (Ing/Universal), unchanged at No. 2, while homegrown rapper Chillinit bags the highest score of the week with his mixtape 420DNA (Virgin Music Australia/Universal), new at No. 3. The Sydney artist (real name: Blake Turnell) adds to his collection of top 10 appearances on the ARIA Albums Chart, which includes The Octagon (No. 2 peak in 2020), Full Circle (No. 3 also in 2020) and Family Ties (No. 5 in 2021).

Drake’s For All The Dogs (Republic/Universal) vaults 21-4 on the latest ARIA Chart, published Friday, Nov. 24, following the release of the Scary Hours edition, featuring six additional tracks. The original release of For All The Dogs collected a single week at No. 1 in Australia last month, for his fifth leader.

Following two sold-out shows at Perth’s Optus Stadium, Coldplay enjoys a chart spike for Live In Buenos Aires (Parlophone/Warner), soaring 43-7, for a new peak. Released in 2018, the live album had a previous best of No. 18. Coldplay will return to Australia in 2024 for five shows across Australia and New Zealand, with dates confirmed at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium (Oct. 30 and 31), Sydney’s Accord Stadium (Nov. 6 and 7) and Auckland’s Eden Park (Nov.13), for their first tour here since 2016. Live Nation Australia is producing the swing Down Under, with PinkPantheress and Emmanuel Kelly in support.

Dolly Parton played a part in the 2023 ARIA Awards celebrations on Nov. 15, where the country icon virtually presented the best country album award to Fanny Lumsden. Parton has her own party on the ARIA Chart this week, as Rockstar (Big Machine/Universal) debuts at No. 16. The collaboration-stacked set becomes her 15th top 50 album in Australia, ARIA reports, a feat that stretches back to 1979 when Great Balls Of Fire peaked at No. 48. Parton has two top 10s, with a best of No. 7 for 2014’s Blue Smoke.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, Jack Harlow retains top spot for a second week with “Lovin On Me” (Atlantic/Warner), equaling the two-week stint at No. 1 for “First Class,” from 2022. “Lovin On Me” leads an unchanged top 3, ahead of Tate McRae’s “Greedy” (RCA/Sony) and Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” (RCA/Sony), respectively.

Tate McRae, the Canadian singer and songwriter, enjoys a third ARIA Chart hit with “Exes.” It’s new at No. 15, for the highest debut on the latest frame.

Further down the tally, Olivia Rodrigo lands another top 40 with “Can’t Catch Me Now” (Geffen/Universal), new at No. 29. “Can’t Catch Me Now” appears in the latest film in The Hunger Games franchise.

And finally, Ocean Alley’s 2018 single “Confidence” (The Orchard) returns to the top 40 after one-time Triple J Hottest 100 winner went viral on TikTok. “Confidence,” which won the national triple j countdown in January 2019, reenters at No. 40. “Confidence” has been used more than 51,000 times on TikTok, and got a bump when Ocean Alley jumped in on the trend themselves, posting a video that’s chalked up more than 7.6 million views. It’s one of six Australian-made cuts in the ARIA top 50.

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