Taylor Swift is the absolute graphic champion of Australia this week as well folklore (Republic / Universal) bends to No.1 in the national album survey and its headline “Cardigan” rules for numbers.
“Cardigan” opens at ARIA’s Singles Chart Summit, giving Swift its sixth and first leader since “Look What You Made Me Do” hit the top spot in September 2017.
Swift track only Rihanna (7), Delta Goodrem (9), P! Nk (9), Kylie Minogue (10) and Madonna (10) on the list of women solo artists with the biggest cannon balls, according to ARIA, and she is the only artist among them to land five No.1 in last decade.
folklore opens the floods on the singles chart as all 16 titles from it debut within the Top 50, a new record.
Swift breaks the mark for most debuts in a week, previously held together by Ed Sheeran and Post Malone at 13. Posty and Michael Jackson together hold the record for most titles in the Top 50 in a week, with 17.
Swift fans include five in the Top 10. The last artist to have five or more songs in the first tier was Billie Eilish, who had the top six in April 2019, reports ARIA.
All major commercial radio networks including NOVA, HIT, KIIS and Triple J have played single from folklore since its surprise release on July 24th.
The data does not stop here. with folklore becoming Swift’s top six chart, the pop star has the No. 1 album in Australia by every artist between 2010 and 2020.
Entry to No. 2 in the current ARIA Album Chart is Cub Sport Si Nirvana (Cub Sport Records / Believe), the fourth Brisbane pop dress album. Appearances is the first appearance of Cub Sport in the Top ten of ARIA.
Teenage rapper Aussie The Kid Laroi sees his debut album F * ck Love (Columbia / Sony) start at Nr. 3. LP, which contains a collaboration with the late WRLD Fluid, opens in Nr. 12 in the United Kingdom
Finally, veteran Irish singer Ronan Keating sneres the eighth of Top Ten as Twenty Twenty (Decca / Universal) starts at No. 9, while Aussie country artist Jasmine Rae marks a new career peak with Ana e Luanit (ABC / Universal), her fifth album. New news in Nr. 11.