This Week In Pop – 12 September, 2018

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This week, Dean Lewis enjoys a fourth week at the top while Eminem returns with 'Kamikaze'.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Eminem ‘Kamikaze’ (Debut) – Following the surprise release of his tenth studio album last Friday, Eminem takes out his ninth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. 'Kamikaze' comes less than a year on from Revival (#1 December ’17) and includes guest appearances by Joyner Lucas, Royce da 5'9", Jessie Reyez, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.
#2: Tash Sultana ‘Flow State’ (Debut) – Tash Sultana releases her debut album, 'Flow State'. The Melbourne singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist wrote, performed, produced and arranged all of the album’s 15 tracks. 'Flow State' is Sultana’s second release to appear on the chart, following on from the EP 'Notion' (#8 February ’17).
#3: Troye Sivan ‘Bloom’ (Debut) – Returning with 'Bloom', his second studio album, Troye Sivan takes out a third Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart. The follow-up to debut album 'Blue Neighbourhood' (#6 December ’15) features the singles ‘My My My!’ (#14 January ’18), ‘Bloom’ (#34 May ’18) and the Ariana Grande collaboration ‘Dance To This’ (#39 June ’18).
#7: Passenger ‘Runaway’ (Debut) – British singer-songwriter Passenger scores a fifth Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with Runaway. It’s the ninth studio album from the solo artist also known as Mike Rosenberg and was recorded in Australia and the UK.
#10: Why Don't We ‘8 Letters’ (Debut) – American boy band Why Don't We make their first chart appearance with debut album, '8 Letters'. The quintet formed in 2016 and released five EPs in their first two years. In the week prior to the release of '8 Letters', the group played their first Australian shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Dean Lewis ‘Be Alright’ – ‘Be Alright’ by Dean Lewis holds #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth consecutive week.
#3: George Ezra ‘Shotgun’ – British singer-songwriter George Ezra scores a new peak on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Shotgun’. The single’s jump of three spots takes it past ‘Budapest’ (#5 August ’14) as Ezra’s highest-charting track.
#4: Eminem ‘Lucky You’ (Debut) – Scoring a ninth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with tenth album, 'Kamikaze', Eminem snares eleven entries in the Top 50 of this week’s ARIA Singles Chart. Debuting at #4 and #5 with ‘Lucky You’ and ‘The Ringer’, respectively, the American rapper brings his tally of Top Tens as lead artist to 20.

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Kamikaze' – Eminem
 2.    'Flow State' – Tash Sultana
 3.    'Bloom' – Troye Sivan
 4.    'Sweetener' – Ariana Grande
 5.    'Scorpion' – Drake
 6.    '÷' – Ed Sheeran
 7.    'Runaway' – Passenger
 8.    'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
 9.    'Beerbongs & Bentleys' – Post Malone
 10. '8 Letters' – Why Don't We

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Be Alright' – Dean Lewis
 2.    'Eastside' – Benny Blanco featuring Halsey & Khalid
 3.    'Shotgun' – George Ezra
 4.    'Lucky You' – Eminem featuring Joyner Lucas
 5.    'The Ringer' – Eminem
 6.    'Youngblood' – 5 Seconds Of Summer
 7.    'Girls Like You' – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
 8.    'High Hopes' – Panic! At The Disco
 9.    'In My Feelings' – Drake
 10. 'No Brainer' – DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber and Quavo featuring Chance The Rapper

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