This Week In Pop – 2 July, 2018

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This week, Panic! At The Disco return and make it to #1 on the Albums Chart while 5 Seconds Of Summer keep their #1 spot on the Singles Chart. Luca Brasi and Nine Inch Nails debut new work.

This week's album chartifacts:

#1: Panic! At The Disco ‘Pray For The Wicked’ (Debut) – Returning with their sixth album, 'Pray For The Wicked', American rock band Panic! At The Disco takes out their second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The follow-up to 'Death Of A Bachelor' (#3 January ’16) includes the single ‘High Hopes’, which has debuted at #44 on this week’s Singles Chart. 'Pray For The Wicked'’s #1 debut comes ten years on from Panic! At The Disco’s first chart-topper, achieved with second album 'Pretty. Odd.' (#1 April ’08)
#2: XXXTentacion ‘?’ – After jumping back into the Top Ten last week at #5, XXXTentacion’s second album moves up a further three places to hit a new peak at #2.
#9: Nine Inch Nails ‘Bad Witch’ (Debut) – With 'Bad Witch', their ninth album and first in five years, Nine Inch Nails score a fifth Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart. After releasing 'Hesitation Marks' (#3 September ’13), the group had planned on releasing three EPs. After releasing two – 'Not The Actual Events' (2016) and 'Add Violence' (#44 July ’17) – the third developed into a full album, 'Bad Witch' being the result.
#10: Luca Brasi ‘Stay’ (Debut) – Tasmanian band Luca Brasi notch up a first Top Ten entry with 'Stay'. The group’s fourth album is their second to hit the Top 50 and takes over from previous release 'If This Is All We're Going to Be' (#18 May ’16) as their highest chart peak.

This week's single chartifacts:

#1: 5 Seconds Of Summer ‘Youngblood’ – After topping both charts last week, 5 Seconds Of Summer have managed to hold on to #1 on the Singles Chart for a sixth consecutive week with ‘Youngblood’.
#4: XXXTentacion ‘Sad!’ – The late XXXTentacion continues to have an impact on the chart after his passing last week. ‘Sad!’ moves up four to a new peak of #4, while ‘Jocelyn Flores’ has made its Top 50 debut at #8 and ‘Changes’ has moved up 19 to #15.
#5: Billie Eilish Feat. Khalid ‘Lovely’ – In its eighth week in the chart, ‘Lovely’ by American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish jumps up six spots to hit the Top Ten for the first time at #5.
#7: Clean Bandit Feat. Demi Lovato ‘Solo’ – Climbing up five spots to #7, ‘Solo’ becomes Clean Bandit’s fourth Top Ten single following ‘Rather Be’ (#2 April ’14), ‘Rockabye’ (#1 December ’16) and ‘Symphony’ (#4 May ’17).

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Pray For The Wicked' – Panic! At The Disco
 2.    '?' – XXXTentaction
 3.    'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
 4.    'Beerbongs & Bentleys' – Post Malone
 5.    '÷' – Ed Sheeran
 6.    'Youngblood' – 5 Seconds Of Summer
 7.    'Shawn Mendes' – Shawn Mendes
 8.    'Everything Is Love' – The Carters
 9.    'Bad Witch' – Nine Inch Nails
 10. 'Stay' – Luca Brasi

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Youngblood' – 5 Seconds Of Summer
 2.    'Girls Like You' – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
 3.    'Better Now' – Post Malone
 4.    'Sad!' – XXXTentacion
 5.    'Lovely' – Billie Eilish featuring Khaled
 6.    '2002' – Anne-Marie
 7.    'Solo' – Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato
 8.    'Jocelyn Flores' – XXXTentacion
 9.    'Back To You' – Selena Gomez
 10. 'One Kiss' – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

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