This Week In Pop – 15 August, 2018

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This week, Drake holds up a #1 while Travis Scott debuts his album 'Astroworld' which also shoots to the top.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Travis Scott ‘Astroworld’ (Debut) – American rapper Travis Scott picks up his first #1 on the ARIA Charts with 'Astroworld'. Scott’s third studio album – the follow-up to 'Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight' (#10 September ’16) – includes collaborations with Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, Pharrell Williams, Frank Ocean, Drake, James Blake and more.
#8: Trophy Eyes ‘The American Dream’ (Debut) – Newcastle’s Trophy Eyes equal their peak on the Albums Chart with 'The American Dream'. The punk band’s third studio album joins previous release 'Chemical Miracle' (#8 October ’16) as their highest-charting release. Trophy Eyes will be touring nationally in support of the album.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Drake ‘In My Feelings’ – For a fourth consecutive week, Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’ is #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The Canadian rapper has been #1 on the chart for 17 weeks in 2018.
#2: Dean Lewis ‘Be Alright’ – Dean Lewis’ ‘Be Alright’ holds #2 on the Singles Chart for a second straight week. The single has spent five weeks in the Top Ten.
#7: Travis Scott & Drake ‘Sicko Mode’ (Debut) – As well as debuting at #1 on the Albums Chart with 'Astroworld', American rapper Travis Scott takes out the highest debut on this week’s Singles Chart. ‘Sicko Mode’ features additional vocals from Drake, who is also one of the track’s co-writers.
#8: Conrad Sewell ‘Healing Hands’ – After dropping back to #10 last week, Conrad Sewell’s ‘Healing Hands’ jumps back to #8, one spot below its previous peak. It’s the track’s third week in the Top Ten.
#9: Jonas Blue ‘Rise’ – Moving up two spots, Jonas Blue hits #9 with ‘Rise’. The track becomes the English DJ/producer’s fourth Top Ten on the ARIA Singles Chart. He scored his first Top Ten with ‘Fast Car’ (#1 February ’16).

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Astroworld' – Travis Scott
 2.    'Scorpion' – Drake
 3.    'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Soundtrack
 4.    'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
 5.    'The Best So Far... 2018 Tour Edition' – Celine Dion
 6.    'Beerbongs & Bentleys' – Post Malone
 7.    '÷' – Ed Sheeran
 8.    'The American Dream' – Trophy Eyes
 9.    'Love Monster' – Amy Shark
 10. '?' – XXXTentacion

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'In My Feelings' – Drake
 2.    'Be Alright' – Dean Lewis
 3.    'Youngblood' – 5 Seconds Of Summer
 4.    'Girls Like You' – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
 5.    'Eastside' – Benny Blanco featuring Halsey & Khalid
 6.    'No Brainer' – DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber and Quavo featuring Chance The Rapper
 7.    'Sicko Mode' – Travis Scott & Drake
 8.    'Healing Hands' – Conrad Sewell
 9.    'Rise' – Jonas Blue
 10. 'Stargazing' – Travis Scott


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