This Week In Pop – 19 September, 2018

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This week, Dean Lewis and Eminem continue their reign at each #1 spot. while $uicideboy$, Skegss, Paul McCartney and Lil Pump & Kanye West debut new music.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Eminem ‘Kamikaze’ – Eminem’s 'Kamikaze' holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a second straight week. Of the rapper’s nine #1 album, three others have spent two weeks at the peak: 'Curtain Call: The Hits' (#1 December ’05), 'Relapse' (#1 May ’09) and 'The Marshall Mathers LP2' (#1 November ‘13). Eminem spent his most weeks at #1 when 'Recovery' (#1 June ’10) spent nine weeks in the top spot.
#2: Skegss ‘My Own Mess’ (Debut) – Byron Bay garage rock trio Skegss take out their first chart appearance with debut album, 'My Own Mess'. Formed in 2013, the band released four EPs between 2015 and 2017, as well as a handful of singles. Skegss will be touring Australia in October/November in support of the album.
#4: Paul McCartney ‘Egypt Station’ (Debut) – The legendary Paul McCartney hits the Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time since 1997 with 'Egypt Station'. The former Beatle’s 18th solo album is his first since 'New' (#22 October ’13). He last hit the Top Ten with 'Flaming Pie' (#9 June ’97) and last hit the Top Five in Australia when 'Tug Of War' peaked at #2 in 1982. Between studio albums McCartney released the career-spanning compilation 'Pure McCartney' (#26 June ’16).
#7: Mac Miller ‘Swimming’ – Following his passing earlier this month at the age of 26, American rapper Mac Miller returns to the Albums Chart at #7 with 'Swimming'. The album, released on 3 August this year, originally debuted and peaked at #21. Its reappearance on the chart gives Miller his first Top Ten and takes over from 'The Divine Feminine' (#13 September ’16) as his highest peak.
#10: $uicideboy$ ‘I Want To Die In New Orleans’ (Debut) – New Orleans hip hop act $uicideboy$ make their Albums Charts debut with 'I Want To Die In New Orleans'. It’s the debut album from the duo (Aristos “Ruby da Cherry” Petrou and Scott “Slick Sloth” Arcenaux Jr.) who are first cousins. Since forming in 2014, they have released more than 40 EPs and mixtapes.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Dean Lewis ‘Be Alright’ – Sydney singer-songwriter Dean Lewis sits at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fifth consecutive week with the track ‘Be Alright’.
#4: Calvin Harris & Sam Smith ‘Promises’ – Jumping up eight spots, Calvin Harris and Sam Smith’s ‘Promises’ hits the Top Ten for the first time in its fourth week in the chart. It becomes Harris’ 14th Top Ten as lead artist and Smith’s fourth.
#7: Lil Pump & Kanye West ‘I Love It’ (Debut) – Hip hop stars Lil Pump and Kanye West team up for ‘I Love It’. The single is Lil Pump’s second Top 50 appearance after ‘Gucci Gang’ (#18 December ’17). In June, all seven tracks from West’s album 'ye' (#1 Jun. ’18) charted in the Top 50, with ‘All Mine’ being the highest placed at #10.

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Kamikaze' – Eminem
 2.    'My Own Mess' – Skegss
 3.    'Sweetener' – Ariana Grande
 4.    'Egypt Station' – Paul McCartney
 5.    'Scorpion' – Drake
 6.    '÷' – Ed Sheeran
 7.    'Swimming' – Mac Miller
 8.    'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
 9.    'Beerbongs & Bentleys' – Post Malone
 10. 'I Want To Die In New Orleans' – $uicideboy$

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Be Alright' – Dean Lewis
 2.    'Eastside' – Benny Blanco featuring Halsey & Khalid
 3.    'Shotgun' – George Ezra
 4.    'Promises' – Calvin Harris & Sam Smith
 5.    'Girls Like You' – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
 6.    'Youngblood' – 5 Seconds Of Summer
 7.    'I Love It' – Lil Pump & Kanye West
 8.    'High Hopes' – Panic! At The Disco
 9.    'Rise' – Jonas Blue
 10. 'In My Feelings' – Drake


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