This Week In Pop – 15 May, 2019

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This week, P!nk and Lil Nas X maintain their top spots. Shawn Mendes, Logic, and Vampire Weekend debut new music.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: P!nk ‘Hurts 2B Human’ – After debuting at #1, P!nk’s 'Hurts 2B Human' holds the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for a second week. Of all the American singer-songwriter’s chart-topping albums, 'Greatest Hits...So Far!!!' has spent the most time at #1, notching up 13 weeks there in late-2010/early-2011.
#5: Post Malone ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ – Wrapping up his national tour in support of the album, Post Malone’s 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' jumps up seven spots to #5. It’s the album’s 34th week in the Top Ten. Malone’s previous album 'Stoney' is up four places to #17.
#8: Vampire Weekend ‘Father Of The Bride’ (Debut) – American band Vampire Weekend return with their fourth album, 'Father Of The Bride'. The follow-up to 'Modern Vampires Of The City' (#7 May ’13) is the group’s first release in six years and includes contributions by Haim’s Danielle Haim, producer Mark Ronson, The Internet’s Steve Lacy and more.
#10: Billie Eilish ‘Dont Smile At Me’ – Billie Eilish’s 2017 EP 'Dont Smile At Me' moves up five to return to the Top Ten for a third week as the American rounds out her Australian tour. Meanwhile, former #1 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' holds #2 for a third week.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’ – For the fourth consecutive week, American rapper Lil Nas X tops the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Old Town Road’.
#2: Billie Eilish ‘Bad Guy’ – As she rounds out her Australian tour in support of chart-topping album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?', Billie Eilish jumps back to #2 with former #1 single ‘Bad Guy’.
#4: Shawn Mendes ‘If I Can’t Have You’ (Debut) – Shawn Mendes picks up this week’s highest debut on the Singles Chart as he hits #4 with ‘If I Can’t Have You’. The first track released from the Canadian artist’s forthcoming fourth album becomes his fourth single to peak at #4 on the Singles Chart and fifth Top Ten entry. Mendes has previously peaked at #4 with ‘Stitches’ (#4 December ’15), ‘Treat You Better’ (#4 July ’16) and ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ (#4 June ’17).
#6: Logic Feat. Eminem ‘Homicide’ (Debut) – American rapper Logic makes his first Top Ten appearance since 2017 with ‘Homicide’. Featuring Eminem, the track comes from Logic’s fifth album, 'Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind', which was released on 10 May. He previously hit the Top Ten with ‘1-800-273-8255’ (#5 October ‘17).

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Hurts 2B Human' – P!nk
 2.    'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
 3.    'Farewell' – The Seekers
 4.    'Free Spirit' – Khalid
 5.    'Beerbongs & Bentleys' – Post Malone
 6.    'A Place We Knew' – Dean Lewis
 7.    'Chip Tooth Smile' – Rob Thomas
 8.    'Father Of The Bride' – Vampire Weekend
 9.    'Bohemian Rhapsody' Soundtrack
 10. 'Don't Smile At Me' – Billie Eilish

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Old Town Road' – Lil Nas X
 2.    'Bad Guy' – Billie Eilish
 3.    'Me!' – Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie
 4.    'If I Can't Have You' – Shawn Mendes
 5.    '3 Nights' – Dominic Fike
 6.    'Homicide' – Logic, Eminem
 7.    'Sucker' – Jonas Brothers
 8.    'Sunflower' – Post Malone & Swae Lee
 9.    'SOS' – Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc
 10. 'Talk' – Khalid


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