This Week In Pop – 21 May, 2018

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This week, Childish Gambino is up at #1 on the Singles Chart for 'This Is America' while Arctic Monkeys, Delta Goodrem, Charlie Puth and Bad Wolves debut new music in the Top 10.

This week's album chartifacts:

#1: Arctic Monkeys ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ (Debut) – Returning with their sixth album, British indie band Arctic Monkeys take out their third #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' is the quartet’s first album since AM (#1 September ’13). They first topped the Albums Chart with debut 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' (#1 February ’06).
#4: Delta Goodrem ‘I Honestly Love You’ (Debut) – Delta Goodrem takes on the Olivia Newton-John songbook on 'I Honestly Love You'. The album is the soundtrack to the miniseries 'Olivia: Hopelessly Devoted To You' in which Goodrem portrays Newton-John. Goodrem last charted with 'Wings Of The Wild' (#1 July ’16).
#7: Charlie Puth ‘Voicenotes’ (Debut) – American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth picks up a second Top Ten album with 'Voicenotes'. Puth’s second studio album comes two years on from 'Nine Track Mind' (#8 February ’16).
#9: Bad Wolves ‘Disobey’ (Debut) – After success on the Singles Chart earlier in the year with their cover of The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ (#26 April ’18), metal supergroup Bad Wolves make their Albums Chart debut with 'Disobey'. Prior to the album’s release, the five-piece released the EPs 'False Flags, Volume 1' and 'False Flags, Volume 2' in March and April, respectively.

This week's single chartifacts:

#1: Childish Gambino ‘This Is America’ – A week on from debuting at #7, ‘This Is America’ jumps up six spots to become Childish Gambino’s first #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The track recently hit #1 in the US, Canada and New Zealand; also his first #1 in those territories.
#3: 5 Seconds Of Summer ‘Youngblood’ – Cracking the Top Ten for the first time last week, 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Youngblood’ moves up a further six spots to #3. It becomes the group’s second-highest chart peak along with ‘Don’t Stop’ (#3 June ’14).
#9: Amy Shark ‘I Said Hi’ – Moving up four spots, ‘I Said Hi’ becomes Amy Shark’s second Top Ten on the ARIA Singles Chart. It’s the track’s fifth week in the Top 50.

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' – Arctic Monkeys
 2.    'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
 3.    'Graffiti U' – Keith Urban
 4.    'I Honestly Love You' – Delta Goodrem
 5.    'Beerbongs & Bentleys' – Post Malone
 6.    '÷' – Ed Sheeran
 7.    'Voicenotes' – Charlie Puth
 8.    'Reverence' – Parkway Drive
 9.    'Disobey' – Bad Wolves
 10. 'Solastalgia' – Missy Higgins

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'This Is America' – Childish Gambino
 2.    'Better Now' – Post Malone
 3.    'Youngblood' – 5 Seconds Of Summer
 4.    'Nice For What' – Drake
 5.    'One Kiss' – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
 6.    'No Tears Left To Cry' – Ariana Grande
 7.    'Psycho' – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
 8.    'Love Lies' – Khalid & Normani
 9.    'I Said Hi' – Amy Shark
 10. 'Call Out My Name' – The Weeknd


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