This Week In Pop – 10 May, 2018

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This week, Post Malone debuts his second album with three songs in the Top Ten. Keith Urban, Missy Higgins, Kasey Chambers and DMA's also release new music.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Post Malone ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ (Debut) – Post Malone’s second album 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' gives the American rapper his first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The follow-up to 'Stoney' (#5 February ’18) includes the singles ’Rockstar’ (#1 November ’17) ‘Candy Paint’ (#19 January ’18) and ‘Psycho’ (#1 March ’18).
#2: Keith Urban ‘Graffiti U’ (Debut) – With his tenth studio album, Keith Urban scores a seventh entry in the Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart. 'Graffiti U' comes two years on from 'Ripcord' (#1 May ’16) and features the single ‘Parallel Line’ (#47 January ’18).
#3: Missy Higgins ‘Solastalgia’ (Debut) – Missy Higgins returns with 'Solastalgia'. It’s the singer-songwriter’s first album since 'Oz' (#3 September ’14) and the first to feature self-penned material since 'The Ol' Razzle Dazzle' (#1 June ’12). Recently, Higgins was a support on Ed Sheeran’s Australian tour and is currently playing shows on her own headline tour.
#6: Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples ‘Campfire’ (Debut) – Following on from 'Dragonfly' (#1 January ’17), Kasey Chambers releases 'Campfire'. Chambers’ twelfth studio album is co-credited to the group The Fireside Disciples, which consists of her father Bill Chambers, Brandon Dodd of Grizzly Train and Yawuru elder Alan Pigram. The album is the singer-songwriter’s ninth Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart.
#7: DMA's ‘For Now’ (Debut) – Sydney’s DMA's pick up a new peak on the ARIA Albums Chart with second album 'For Now'. Coming two years on from debut 'Hills End' (#8 March ’16), 'For Now' was produced by The Presets’ Kim Moyes.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Post Malone ‘Psycho’ – In the same week his second album 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' debuts at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, American rapper Post Malone scores his second chart-topper on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Psycho’. Malone first topped the chart with ‘Rockstar’ in November 2017.
#4: Post Malone ‘Better Now’ (Debut) – On top of having the #1 single and album on this week’s ARIA Charts, American rapper Post Malone has scored 13 debuts on this week’s Singles Chart.
#5: Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa ‘One Kiss’ – Moving up one spot in its fourth week in the Top 50, ‘One Kiss’ hits the Top Five for the first time. It’s Calvin Harris’ seventh Top Five entry and Dua Lipa’s third.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' – Post Malone
2. 'Graffiti U' – Keith Urban
3. 'Solastalgia' – Missy Higgins
4. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
5. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
6. 'Campfire' – Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples
7. 'For Now' – DMA's
8. 'Kod' – J. Cole
9. ‘Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow)’ – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
10. 'X' – Ed Sheeran

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Psycho' – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
2. 'Nice For What' – Drake
3. 'No Tears Left To Cry' – Ariana Grande
4. 'Better Now' – Post Malone
5. 'One Kiss' – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
6. 'Love Lies' – Khalid & Normani
7. 'Call Out My Name' – The Weeknd
8. 'Freaky Friday' – Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown
9. 'God's Plan' – Drake
10. 'Paranoid' – Post Malone


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