This Week In Pop – 20 June, 2018

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Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, Sheppard (click here to read our recent interview with Sheppard) score their first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart while Kids See Ghosts and Lily Allen release new albums too.

This week's album chartifacts:

#1: Sheppard ‘Watching The Sky’ (Debut) – Brisbane band Sheppard score their first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Watching The Sky'. The group’s second studio album comes four years on from debut 'Bombs Away' (#2 July ’14).
#4: Kids See Ghosts ‘Kids See Ghosts’ (Debut) – After topping the Albums Chart last week with 'ye', Kanye West picks up another Top Ten entry as a member of Kids See Ghost. The self-titled debut for the duo, which also features Kid Cudi, includes contributions from Pusha T, Ty Dolla Sign, Yasiin Bey, Andre 3000, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and more.
#8: Lily Allen ‘No Shame’ (Debut) – British singer-songwriter Lily Allen returns with her fourth album and first in four years, No Shame. The follow-up to 'Sheezus' (#4 May ’14) features collaborations with producers Mark Ronson and BloodPop®, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and rapper Giggs, among others.

This week's single chartifacts:

#1: 5 Seconds Of Summer ‘Youngblood’ – As they release their third studio album, Youngblood, 5 Seconds Of Summer hold the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth consecutive week with the album’s title track. The track has also been #1 in New Zealand for two weeks.
#3: Maroon 5 Feat. Cardi B ‘Girls Like You’ – After debuting at #5 last week, Maroon 5’s ‘Girls Like You’ has climbed up two spots in its second week on the Singles Chart. It becomes the American group’s fifth single to chart in the Top Three.
#4: Selena Gomez ‘Back To You’ – Moving to #4 in its fifth week on the chart, ‘Back To You’ equals Selena Gomez’s highest Singles Chart peak reached with the Kygo collaboration ‘It Ain’t Me’ (#4 March ’17).
#8: Anne-Marie ‘2002’ – Returning to the Top Ten after two weeks at #11, Anne-Marie’s ‘2002’ picks up a new peak at #8. It had previously peaked at #10.
#10: Kanye West ‘All Mine’ – Climbing up two spots from last week’s debut position, Kanye West’s ‘All Mine’ hits #10. It becomes the hip hop artist’s first appearance in the Top Ten as a lead artist since his collaboration with Rihanna and Paul McCartney, ‘FourFiveSeconds’ (#1 February ’15).

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Watching The Sky' – Sheppard
 2.    'Beerbongs & Bentleys' – Post Malone
 3.    'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
 4.    'Kids See Ghosts' – Kids See Ghosts
 5.    '÷' – Ed Sheeran
 6.    'ye' – Kanye West
 7.    'Shawn Mendes' – Shawn Mendes
 8.    'No Shame' – Lily Allen
 9.    'Hi Viz' – The Presets
 10. 'X' – Ed Sheeran

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Youngblood' – 5 Seconds Of Summer
 2.    'Better Now' – Post Malone
 3.    'Girls Like You' – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
 4.    'Back To You' – Selena Gomez
 5.    'One Kiss' – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
 6.    'I Said Hi' – Amy Shark
 7.    'No Tears Left To Cry' – Ariana Grande
 8.    '2002' – Anne-Marie
 9.    'Love Lies' – Khalid & Normani
 10. 'All Mine' – Kanye West


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