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Ahead of ‘The Eras Tour’ of Australia, Taylor Swift Sweeps Top 5

Taylor Swift blocks-out the entire top 5 on Australia’s albums chart, as Swifties fire-up her catalog just days out from the start of her tour Down Under.

The U.S. pop superstar leads the ARIA Chart, published Friday, Feb. 9, with 1989 (Taylor’s Version) (via Universal), which clocks its 14th non-consecutive week at No. 1, tying with Midnights as her longest-running leader.

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It’s all TayTay from there, as Midnights (Universal) holds at No. 2, Lover (Universal) lifts 8-3, Reputation (Big Machine/Universal) holds at No. 4, and Folklore (Republic/Universal) fires 8-5.

It’s not the first Swift Sweep of the ARIA Chart. The “Wildest Dreams” singer completed what was then an unprecedented lock-up of the top 5 last July, led by Midnights, followed by Lover, 1989, Reputation, and Folklore, respectively.

On that occasion, Swift-mania was triggered by the general ticket on sale for her The Eras Tour of Australia in 2024, produced by Frontier Touring.

The time has come. Swift will play her hits across seven concerts at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sydney’s Accord Stadium, starting from next Friday (Feb. 16) at the MCG.

No other artist has come close to commanding the ARIA top 5. The late Michael Jackson was the standard-bearer before Swift, once landing the top three albums on the chart a week following his death in 2009.

The top new release on the latest ARIA Albums Chart is Prelude To Ecstasy (Island/Universal), the debut LP from the critically-lauded British group The Last Dinner Party. It’s new at No. 35.

Prelude To Ecstasy zoomed ahead on the midweek U.K. chart, and should give the London five-piece group a No. 1 there, adding to their growing collection of trophies which includes the BRITS Rising Star Award and the BBC Sound of… 2024 poll.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, Noah Kahan sticks a second week at No. 1 with “Stick Season” (Universal), ahead of Jack Harlow’s former leader “Lovin On Me” (Atlantic/Warner), holding at No. 2.

U.S. viral star Benson Boone has a new career high with “Beautiful Things” (Warner), which improves 9-3. Until “Beautiful Things,” his ARIA Chart best was No. 34 for 2022’s “Into The Stars.”

Finally, Dom Dolla marches into the top 10 for the first time with “Saving Up” (Sony). A standout on the triple j Hottest 100 poll, where it dropped in at No. 3, “Saving Up” lifts 11-10 on the ARIA Chart.

“Saving Up” is one of 11 homegrown recordings in the top 100, ARIA reports, including cuts by Royel Otis, Troye Sivan, Vance Joy, Ocean Alley, FISHER with Kita Alexander and Flume with Kai.

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