Miley Cyrus burst onto the Australian singles chart with “Flowers” (Columbia/Sony), which peaked at the no. 1 position. “Flowers” surprisingly, down under in the U.S. The first leader of the pop star.
Her previous best on the ARIA Singles Chart was 2013’s “Wrecking Ball” at no. 2, although she led the national albums chart with two titles, Bangerz in 2013 and Breakout in 2008. Cyrus has a deep connection with Australia that extends far beyond.
Music. She and Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth dated for several years after meeting on the set of the 2010 film The Last Song. The couple married in December 2018 but split the following year. Later, Cyrus briefly dated another Aussie singer, Cody Simpson.
Ray is enjoying the best possible start to 2023. First, she made her official U.K. debut with “Escapism” (via RCA/Sony), the British singer’s first No. 1 in her home country. Crashed the singles chart. Now, the single has hit a new high in Australia.
U.S. on the ARIA Singles Chart published on Friday (January 20). “Escapism” featuring rapper 070 Sheik went 4-3. BIGBANG member Taeyang and BTS member Jimin’s new collaboration “Vibe” (Interscope/Universal) is also bringing fresh vibes to the ARIA chart. It is no. New in 48.
“Vibe” should get a new live performance of the song with a full backing band since its release this week. On the ARIA Albums Chart, published on January 20, Taylor Swift locks down another No. 1 with Midnights (Universal).
Swift’s tenth and latest studio album have topped the Australian survey for 11 consecutive weeks, her longest-running leader in the parts. Meanwhile, SZA’s SOS (RCA/Sony) spent its third week at no. 2, while British acts Arctic Monkeys and Elton John are enjoying sales spikes following their recent, respective live runs.
Arctic Monkeys’ The Car (Domino/EMI) Freewheels 46-3, and Elton’s Diamonds (Universal) no. 5 shined. The only new title to enter the ARIA Albums chart this week is Duncan Toombs’ Steal On Steal (Compass Brothers Records) /Universal), the Australian country artist’s solo debut. It is no. New in 30