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Chart Analysis July 29, 2020

The Kid LAROI battles Taylor Swift for Australia’s #1 album this week

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The Kid LAROI battles Taylor Swift for Australia’s #1 album this week
The Kid Laroi / Facebook, Taylor Swift / Beth Garrabrant

The Kid LAROI’s much anticipate new mixtape F*ck Love looks set for a high debut on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, an impressive return for the rising star.

The 16-year-old Aussie has recently surpassed 100 million streams in the US, and has potential to burn, Now, mid-week data suggests F*ck Love could land in the ARIA Albums Chart Top 3 songs.

It won’t be easy though, with just the small matter of Taylor Swift’s surprise alternative album standing in the way. After breaking multiple first-day streaming records and swarming Aussie streaming services, folklore is tipped to put up a strong fight for the podium positions on the chart.

Whether The Kid LAROI is able to defeat the pop powerhouse that is Swift or not, a Top 3 debut is a hugely impressive feat for him and label Sony Music Entertainment

Meanwhile camp Swift will be be hoping, if not expecting yet another Aussie #1. She has previously topped the chart on five occasions, with Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014), Reputation (2017) and Lover (2019) all hitting the top position.

She looks set to sweep the ARIA Singles Chart as well, with all 16 tracks from folklore on track for the chart’s Top 50, and five of those set to land in the Top 10.

The Kid LAROI’s single ‘GO’ featuring the late JuiceWRLD currently sites at #76 on the TMN Hot 100 powered by Radio Monitor, after reaching a peak of #53 recently.


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