This Week In Pop – 2 May, 2018

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This week, Ariana Grande and J. Cole debut a new single and album respectively, each reaching #1. A Perfect Circle, Samantha Jade and Pennywise all release new work.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: J. Cole ‘KOD’ (Debut) – American hip hop artist J. Cole scores his first ever #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'KOD'. Cole’s fifth album is the follow-up to '4 Your Eyez Only' (#6 December ’16).
#2: A Perfect Circle ‘Eat The Elephant’ (Debut) – A Perfect Circle return with their fourth studio album and first in 14 years, 'Eat The Elephant'.
#6: Samantha Jade ‘Best Of My Love’ (Debut) – Samantha Jade takes on disco classics on 'Best Of My Love'. It’s the former 'X-Factor' winner’s third album and comes three years on from Nine (#11 Nov. ’15). The new album features songs made famous by Donna Summer, Diana Ross, ABBA, Sister Sledge and more.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Drake ‘Nice For What’ – Drake takes over from himself at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Nice For What’. The track, which debuted at #7 last week, ends the run of ‘God’s Plan’, which held #1 for 11 consecutive weeks. It’s the Canadian rapper’s third #1 single in Australia, having previously topped the chart for seven weeks with ‘One Dance’ (#1 May ’16).
#9: Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa ‘One Kiss’ – After debuting at #17 last week, ‘One Kiss’ by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa moves up eight spots to crack the Top Ten in its second week on the chart. It becomes Harris’ 14th Top Ten as lead artist and Dua Lipa’s fourth Top Ten entry.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Kod' – J. Cole
2. 'Eat The Elephant' – A Perfect Circle
3. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
4. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
5. ‘Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow)’ – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
6. 'Best Of My Love' – Samantha Jade
7. 'Invasion Of Privacy' – Cardi B
8. 'X' – Ed Sheeran
9. 'Golden' – Kylie Minogue
10. 'Revamp: The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin' – Various

Top 10 Singles

1. 'No Tears Left To Cry' – Ariana Grande
2. 'Nice For What' – Drake
3. 'Psycho' – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
4. 'Love Lies' – Khalid & Normani
5. 'Call Out My Name' – The Weeknd
6. 'One Kiss' – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
7. 'Freaky Friday' – Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown
8. 'God's Plan' – Drake
9. 'Friends' – Marshmello & Anne Marie
10. 'The Middle' – Zedd & Grey featuring Maren Morris

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