Olivia Rodrigo And Glass Animals Crowned On Australia’s Year-End Charts

Glass Animals dominated the landscape thanks to their hit single, ‘Heat Wave.’

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Olivia Rodrigo - Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for Teen Vogue
Olivia Rodrigo - Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for Teen Vogue

Billboard has issued a report stating that Olivia Rodrigo was the queen of Australia’s charts, while Glass Animals also experienced their best year yet.

Rodrigo enjoyed a massive breakthrough last year with a string of hit singles and her debut full-length album, Sour.

Based on new data published by charts compiler ARIA, Sour was 2021’s most popular album in Australia, and two songs from it landed in the top 10 of the year-end top singles chart.

Over the course of the year, Sour logged eight weeks at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, more than any other album in 2021, to rule the ARIA End Of Year Albums Chart.

The pop singer’s debut LP album also launched two Australian No.1 singles in “Drivers License” (6 weeks) and “Good 4 U,” both appearing in the top tier of the ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart, at No.3 and No.6, respectively.

The biggest song of the music year in Australia belonged to Glass Animals with “Heat Waves,” a seven-times platinum track that never slowed down since its topped triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown in January 2021.

In 2021, “Heat Waves” stayed at No.1 for six weeks on the ARIA Chart and logged 48 weeks in the Top 10, giving the Oxford, England outfit the record for most weeks in the Top 10 since the ARIA Singles Chart was first published in July 1983.

The band’s breakthrough hit was also a massive success in the United States, where it reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its 42nd week on the chart, completing the longest trip to the Top 10 in the list’s 63-year history.
“Heat Waves” also climbed to No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, doing so in its 60th week for the longest trip in its 12-year history of the tally.

ARIA’s charts are based on data collected from a combination of physical and digital retailers, and music-streaming services.

Visit ARIA’s official website for more information.

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