“Local and international artists will be looking to us first to see whether they have secured that coveted #1 spot at the top of the charts."
ARIA has unveiled major changes to its charts, confirming that figures will now be released Fridays at 5pm AEST instead of Saturdays and that each week’s #1 album will be revealed first on TikTok.
The schedule change, which kicks off this week, will make ARIA the first official weekly music chart to be released around the world.
“Local and international artists will be looking to us first to see whether they have secured that coveted #1 spot at the top of the charts,” ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd said.
“I’m also excited about ARIA joining TikTok. We know that TikTok users are huge music fans and love to be loud about it. ARIA will be right there with them, shouting about the biggest songs and albums in Australia every week.”
Director of Music for TikTok Australia and New Zealand, Ollie Wards, added: "Every week people are discovering their next favourite artist on TikTok, and every week ARIA is celebrating the best of local and international artists in their charts.
“So we're stoked to be bringing the two together for the world's first official #1 record announce each Friday!"
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It’s been confirmed that the chart week will remain the same, running from the start of Friday until the end of Thursday.
The weekly TikTok reveal will take place via ARIA’s official account on the platform, before the charts are released on ARIA’s website.