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Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ Tops Australia’s ARIA Charts

Taylor Swift's Midnights has topped Australia's music charts, with the biggest volume week of any album in five years, and her tenth No. 1 album on the ARIA Chart.

Midnights has more combined sales than any title since Swift released Reputation, also No. 1 in 2017. According to Universal Music Australia, Midnights is the most-streamed album in a week in ARIA history, and the biggest-ever vinyl sales debut, shifting over 10,000 vinyl units in week one.

The acclaimed singer-songwriter also enjoys a record-setting haul on the national singles survey, capturing nine of the top 10 positions, led by "Anti-Hero" at No. 1, with "Lavender Haze" and "Snow On The Beach (ft. Lana Del Rey)", respectively completing the top 3.

With the exception of Sam Smith and Kim Petras' collaboration, "Unholy", Swift locks down every ARIA Singles Chart position from No. 1 — No. 14. Remarkably, she's in possession of the only debuts on the latest singles frame — 13 of them.

"Anti-Hero" is Swift's ninth No. 1 ARIA Single, and fourth in the past two years, most recently with "All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" in 2021.

Swift is shortlisted for the fan-voted best international artist category at the 2022 ARIA Awards, having won the pointed trophy in 2019 and 2021.

Midnights was released on October 21, 2022, via Republic Records. The album was inspired by "13 sleepless nights" throughout Swift's life. The 32-year-old pop star announced the album at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards in August. She told the audience at the Prudential Center: "I had sort of made up my mind that if you were going to be this generous and give us this, I thought it might be a fun moment to tell you that my brand-new album comes out October 21. And I will tell you more at midnight."

The LP marks her first body of new work since her 2020 albums Folklore and Evermore, and is a concept record about nocturnal contemplation, written and produced by Swift with Jack Antonoff as her main collaborator.

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