21 Savage Puts On Hold Taylor Swift’s Domination On Australia’s Albums Chart

The Australian albums chart saw Taylor Swift’s lengthy reign come to an end when 21 Savage’s “American Dream” (via Epic/Sony) took the top spot. The sixth studio album of the London-born, Atlanta-based rapper debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart on Friday, January 19, marking his first solo leader position.

“I Am > I Was,” Savage’s highest charting solo album to date, peaked at No. 30 in 2018, according to ARIA, but his collaborative albums easily made it into the top 10. “Her Loss,” featuring Drake, peaked at number two on the list in 2022, and Savage Mode II, featuring Metro Boomin, peaked at number four in 2020.

The ARIA Chart is impacted by a few tracks from American Dream, including as “Redrum” at No. 23 and “Née-Nah” (with Travis Scott and Metro Boomin) at No. 34. Swift’s reign with 1989 (Taylor’s Version) (via Universal) comes to an end after 11 consecutive weeks with Savage taking the throne.

Based on year-end data released by ARIA earlier this month, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), the fourth of Swift’s re-recording projects, was the best-seller for 2023. One of five Swift songs in the ARIA top 10 is 1989 (Taylor’s Version). This is her dominant position in the market, and it is unlikely to change anytime soon.

Swift fans will go into overdrive when her The Eras Tour returns to the market next month, performing seven stadium gigs around Sydney and Melbourne.

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