It’s the best-selling album the year in the United States, and the week’s No. 1 in the U.K., and now Taylor Swift’s Reputation (Big Machine/Universal) is crowned champion Australia’s chart.
Reputation, the U.S. pop singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album, becomes Swift’s fourth No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, following 1989 (November 2014), Red (October 2012) and Speak Now (November 2010).
Swift’s latest unseats Pink’s triple-platinum LP Beautiful Trauma (RCA/Sony), which dips 2-1, while Ed Sheeran’s six-times platinum Divide (Warner) holds at No. 3, Sam Smith’s sophomore set The Thrill It All (Capitol/EMI) falls 2-4 and Sydney rapper Kerser lands a fifth top ten album with Engraved In The Game (ABK/Warner), new at No. 5.
Just missing a spot in the top 5 this week is Evanescence’s Synthesis (Sony), the alternative rock outfit’s first album in six years. Synthesis opens at No. 6. And just days after Michael Buble announced his return to the stage, the Canadian crooner’s perennial holiday favorite Christmas (Reprise/Warner) climbs 24-7 in its 54th week. The album has been certified double diamond in Australia, in recognition sales in excess one million units and, according to Warner Music, has been No. 1 on the Australian iTunes album chart every Christmas Day since 2011.
It took three, long months, but Camila Cabello’s “Havana” (Epic/Sony) has finally shimmied its way to No. 1 on Australia’s singles chart.
The Cuba-born, U.S.-raised pop singer’s international hit finally deposes Post Malone’s "Rockstar" (Republic/Universal) featuring 21 Savage from the summit the ARIA Singles Chart.
“‘Havana,” featuring Young Thug, recently crossed the 300 million plays milestone on Spotify and is certified platinum in Canada, Sweden, Ireland and Australia, where it’s clocked up double-platinum certification in its 12 weeks on the national singles survey.
It’s the ex-Fifth Harmony member’s first No. 1 in Australia (the track is also the leader on the Official U.K. Singles Chart).
While “Rockstar” loses its crown, it’s not such a bad week for Post Malone whose "I Fall Apart" is up 6-4 for the track’s first stint in the top 5.
The highest new entry belongs to Eminem, whose “Walk On Water” (Interscope/Universal) featuring Beyoncé is new at No. 10. The track, lifted from Em’s forthcoming ninth studio album, Revival, is the Detroit rapper’s 13th top ten single as a lead artist on the ARIA Singles Chart and his first top 10 release since “The Monster” led the survey in November 2013.