ARIA Charts: BTS’ Jung Kook arrives Golden at #2 on the Albums Chart, beaten only by Taylor

ARIA Charts

The Beatles arrive at #6 on the Singles Chart

Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) holds at #1 for a second week on the ARIA Albums Chart as GOLDEN, the debut solo album from BTS member Jung Kook – comes in at #2, matching the record for the highest solo album debut from a Korean artist in Australia.

At #2, Jung Kook shares the record for highest solo album debut from a Korean artist with fellow BTS member Suga, aka Agust D, who reached the same position with his D-2 mixtape in 2020.

As a member of BTS, Jung Kook has topped the ARIA Albums Chart three times, with Map Of The Soul: Persona in 2019, Map Of The Soul: 7 in 2020 and Proof in 2022. 

Ill At Ease by Australian band The Mark Of Cain re-enters at #40. It is the deluxe edition of their third studio album, which was released in 1995 and peaked at #73.

On the singles chart, Taylor’s Swift’s Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) holds at #1 for a second week, lifting her total number of weeks in the top spot to 24 weeks with 10 songs, starting with Love Story in 2008. 

The Beatles received their first top 50 single in Australia since 1996, with the release of their ‘last’ ever track Now And Then, reuniting John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The track debuts at #6.

With 26 chart-toppers, The Beatles have had more #1 singles in Australia than any other act (Elvis Presley is second with 14). Between 1966 and 1970, they had 14 consecutive #1 hits, their most recent #1 was Let It Be in 1970. They have also spent more weeks at #1 than any other act: 130 weeks, which they racked up between 1962 and 1970.

2023 ARIA Chart Toppers

January 2 Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You
January 9 Sam Smith & Kim Petras Unholy
January 16 SZA Kill Bill
January 23 Miley Cyrus Flowers
January 30 Miley Cyrus Flowers
February 6 Miley Cyrus Flowers
February 13 Miley Cyrus Flowers
February 20 Miley Cyrus Flowers
February 27 Miley Cyrus Flowers
March 6 Miley Cyrus Flowers
March 13 Miley Cyrus Flowers
March 20 Miley Cyrus Flowers
March 27 Miley Cyrus Flowers
April 3 Miley Cyrus Flowers
April 10 Miley Cyrus Flowers
April 17 Morgan Wallen Last Night
April 24 Morgan Wallen Last Night
May 1 Morgan Wallen Last Night
May 8 Morgan Wallen Last Night
May 15 Morgan Wallen Last Night
May 29 Morgan Wallen Last Night
June 5 Morgan Wallen Last Night
June 12 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
June 19 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
June 26 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
July 3 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
July 10 Olivia Rodrigo Vampire
July 17 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
July 24 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
July 31 Central Cee & Dave Sprinter
August 7 Billie Eilish What Was I Made For?
August 14 Billie Eilish What Was I Made For?
August 21 Billie Eilish What Was I Made For?
August 28 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
September 4 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
September 11 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
September 18 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
September 25 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
October 2 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
October 30 Doja Cat Paint The Town Red
November 6 Taylor Swift Is It Over Now?(Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
November 13 Taylor Swift Is It Over Now?(Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)

January 2 Taylor Swift Midnights
January 9 Taylor Swift Midnights
January 16 Taylor Swift Midnights
January 23 Taylor Swift Midnights
January 30 SZA SOS
February 6 Sam Smith Gloria
February 13 Taylor Swift Midnights
February 20 Paramore This Is Why
February 27 P!nk Trustfall
March 6 Harry Styles Harry’s House
March 13 Harry Styles Harry’s House
March 20 Miley Cyrus Endless Summer Vacation
March 27 Morgan Wallen One Day At A Time
April 3 Lana Del Ray Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
April 10 Melanie Martinez Portals
April 17 Cub Sport Jesus At The Gay Bar
April 24 Metallica 72 Reasons
May 1 Morgan Wallen One Thing At A Time
May 8 Peach PRC Manic Dream Pixie
May 15 Ed Sheeran –
May 29 Lewis Capaldi Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent
June 5 Taylor Swift Midnights
June 12 Foo Fighters But Here We Are 
June 19 Niall Horan The Show
June 26 The Teskey Brothers The Winding Way
July 3 Kerser A Gift & A Kers
July 10 Taylor Swift Midnights
July 17 Taylor Swift Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
July 24 Taylor Swift Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
July 31 Barbie The Album
August 7 Travis Scott Utopia
August 14 Travis Scott Utopia
August 21 G Flip Drummer
August 28 Barbie The Album
September 4 Powderfinger Vulture Street (20th Anniversary)
September 11 Polaris Fatalism
September 18 Olivia Rodrigo GUTS
September 25 Olivia Rodrigo GUTS
October 2 Kylie Minogue Tension
October 30 The Rolling Stones Hackney Diamonds
November 6 Taylor Swift 1989 (Taylor’s Version)
November 13 Taylor Swift 1989 (Taylor’s Version)

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