Kate Bush has done it again, as ‘Running Up That Hill’ (via Warner) reigns over the Australian Singles Chart for a sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1, while Harry Styles retains the top spot on the survey national on albums with Harry’s house (Colombia/Sony).
Styles’ third studio album does enough to keep Lizzo from claiming a first ARIA Chart crown, as the American pop artist Special (Atlantic/Warner) debuts at No. 2
Still, it’s a special effort from Lizzo’s fourth studio album, which easily improves on the best No. 19 from her previous release, 2019. Because I love you.
Meanwhile, new recordings by Steve Lacy (Gemini Rights at No. 13 via Sony) and Beabadoobee (Beatopia at No. 19 via ING/RKT) charted in the Top 20 on the ARIA Albums Chart, while J-Hope’s solo LP jack in the box (ING/UMA) landed in the Top 40, at No. 27.
jack in the box is the first full-length release by a member of BTS since the K-pop phenomenon went on indefinite hiatus last month. BTS career retrospective Evidence debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA rankings in June, for their third leader.
In a cycle that sees no new singles impacting the Top 50, Lacy can boast the biggest earner with “Bad Habit,” the American alternative pop artist Gemini Rights Track. “Bad Habit” steals 36-9 in its second week on the survey.