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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Reaches #1 On Australian Singles Chart; BTS Scores #1 On Albums Listing

“Old Town Road” and “Map Of The Soul: Persona” reach #1 in Australia.

Lil Nas X’s phenomenon “Old Town Road” reaches #1 on this week’s ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles Chart.

Up one place from last week’s position, “Old Town Road” seizes the throne from Billie Eilish’s “bad guy.” That song falls to #2 this week.

Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” spends another week at #3, while Khalid’s “Talk” ticks up one spot to #4.

Dominic Fike’s “3 Nights” concurrently rises one place to #5.

BTS scores the top debut this week, as its “Boy With Luv (featuring Halsey)” launches at #10.

— BTS meanwhile takes #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart thanks to its new “Map Of The Soul: Persona.” Not simply the first #1 for BTS, “Persona” becomes the first Asian-language album to reach #1.

Billie Eilish’s “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” falls one place to #2, while Khalid’s “Free Spirit” slips one spot to #3. The Seekers’ “Farewell” starts at #4, as Queen’s “Greatest Hits” drops one spot to #5.

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