This Week In Pop – 16 April, 2018

Kylie Minogue gets to #1 with new album 'Golden'. Kylie Minogue gets to #1 with new album 'Golden'.

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This week, pop princess Kylie Minogue triumphantly returns to #1 with new album 'Golden' while Cardi B, Drake, Alison Wonderland and more debut new work.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Kylie Minogue ‘Golden’ (debut) – Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue scores her fifth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Golden'. The ARIA Hall Of Fame member’s 14th studio album was recorded primarily in Nashville and features the single ‘Dancing’ (#46 January ’18). It’s Minogue’s first album since 'Impossible Princess' (#4 January ‘98) where she has a writing credit on every track. 'Golden' is the first Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2018.
#2: Hillsong Worship ‘There Is More’ (debut) – Hillsong Worship take out a third top three debut with 'There Is More'. The live album is the follow-up to 'The Peace Project' (#18 October ’17).
#5: Various ‘Revamp: The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin’ (debut) – One of music’s greatest songwriting partnerships are paid tribute on 'Revamp: The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin'. The album features the likes of Coldplay, P!nk, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, The Killers, Queens Of The Stone Age and more reworking tracks originally released by John between 1970 and 1983.
#6: Cardi B ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ (debut) – Cardi B makes her first Albums Chart appearance with 'Invasion Of Privacy'. The American rapper’s debut album features the single ‘Bodak Yellow’ (#33 November ’17), as well as collaborations with SZA, Migos, Chance The Rapper, Kehlani, 21 Savage and more.
#7: Alison Wonderland ‘Awake’ (debut) – Sydney’s Alison Wonderland scores a second top ten entry with 'Awake'. The DJ/producer’s second album is the follow-up to 'Run' (#6 March ’15) and includes contributions from rappers Chief Keef, Buddy and Trippie Reid.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Drake ‘God’s Plan’ – ‘God’s Plan’ by Drake maintains its place at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for an eleventh straight week.
#3: Khalid & Normani ‘Love Lies’ – Another jump for Khalid & Normani’s ‘Love Lies’ this week. The track is up five spots this week, claiming a new peak at #3.
#7: Drake ‘Nice For What’ (debut) – While he holds #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for an eleventh consecutive week, Drake picks up a new entry with ‘Nice For What’. The track becomes the Canadian rapper’s eighth top ten single. He first hit the top ten with ‘Take Care’ (#9 February ’12).

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Golden' – Kylie Minogue
2. 'There Is More' – Hillsong Worship
3. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
4. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
5. 'Revamp: The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin' – Various
6. 'Invasion Of Privacy' – Cardi B
7. 'Awake' – Alison Wonderland
8. 'My Dear Melancholy' – The Weeknd
9. 'X' – Ed Sheeran
10. 'America' – 30 Seconds To Mars

Top 10 Singles

1. 'God's Plan' – Drake
2. 'Psycho' – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
3. 'Love Lies' – Khalid & Normani
4. 'Freaky Friday' – Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown
5. 'Friends' – Marshmello & Anne Marie
6. 'Call Out My Name' – The Weeknd
7. 'Nice For What' – Drake
8. 'IDGAF' – Dua Lipa
9. 'The Middle' – Zedd & Grey featuring Maren Morris
10. 'These Days' – Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen

2018 AIR Awards Nominees Playlist

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