This Week In Pop – 16 July, 2019

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This week, Billie Eilish returns to number one on the Albums Chart, Lil Nas X's reign of the Singles Chart continues, and we get new music from Dreamville, and Post Malone featuring Young Thug.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Billie Eilish ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ – After a week at #2, Billie Eilish’s debut album, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' returns to #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a seventh week.
#2: Dreamville, J. Cole ‘Revenge Of The Dreamers III’ (Debut) – American hip hop label Dreamville releases the multi-artist album 'Revenge Of The Dreamers III'. The label is owned by J. Cole, who hit #1 on the Albums Chart last year with 'KOD' (#1 April ’18). The majority of the third album in the 'Revenge Of The Dreamers' series was recorded between 6 and 16 January 2019 at Atlanta’s Tree Sound Studios; the only exception being J. Cole’s ‘Middle Child’ (#15 February ’19). As well as Cole and other Dreamville artists – Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, Ari Lennox, EarthGang, and J.I.D. – guests on the album include Vince Staples, Ty Dolla Sign, T.I. and more.
#3: Elton John ‘Diamonds’ – With 'Rocketman' still holding strong in the Top Ten of the Australian box office, Elton John’s career-spanning 'Diamonds' compilation moves back up three spots to return to its previous peak.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’ – American rapper Lil Nas X continues his dominance of the ARIA Singles Chart, holding the #1 spot for a twelfth week with ‘Old Town Road’. Two other tracks have spent 12 weeks at #1: Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ (#1 December ’02) and Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ (#1 January ’14).
#5: Post Malone Feat. Young Thug ‘Goodbyes’ (Debut) – Post Malone picks up his eighth Top Ten on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Goodbyes’. The American rapper’s first new chart entry since ‘Wow.’ (#2 Apr. ’19) features Young Thug. To mark the release, Post Malone is selling ‘Goodbyes’-themed pool floats and blankets.
#7: Guy Sebastian ‘Choir’ – After hitting the Top Ten last week, Guy Sebastian’s ‘Choir’ moves up three spots this week to claim a new peak at #7. Its move comes on the back of Sebastian’s performance at Wednesday night’s 'State Of Origin'.
#10: Tones And I ‘Dance Monkey’ – Tones And I jumps up seven spots to #10 with ‘Dance Monkey’. The Melbourne artist’s second single is her first to appear in the Top Ten.

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
 2.    'Revenge Of The Dreamers III' – Dreamville, J. Cole
 3.    'Diamonds' – Elton John
 4.    'Hurts 2B Human' – P!nk
 5.    '7 EP' – Lil Nas X
 6.    'Indigo' – Chris Brown
 7.    'Western Stars' – Bruce Springsteen
 8.    '÷' – Ed Sheeran
 9.    'Bohemian Rhapsody' Soundtrack
 10. 'Free Spirit' – Khalid

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Old Town Road' – Lil Nas X
 2.    'Señorita' – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
 3.    'I Don't Care' – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
 4.    'Beautiful People' – Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid
 5.    'Goodbyes' – Post Malone featuring Young Thug
 6.    'Bad Guy' – Billie Eilish
 7.    'Choir' – Guy Sebastian
 8.    'Someone You Loved' – Lewis Capaldi
 9.    'Piece Of Your Heart' – MeduZa featuring Goodboys
 10. 'Dance Monkey' – Tones And I

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