Welcome to This Week In Pop.
This week, Ed Sheeran's new album is #1 for a fourth week, while Ariana Grande & Social House debut 'Boyfriend'.
This week's album chartifacts
#1: Slipknot ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ (Debut) – Slipknot score their third #1 on the Albums Chart with 'We Are Not Your Kind'. The masked American metal band’s sixth album is their first since '.5: The Gray Chapter' (#1 October ’14) five years ago. They also previously topped the ARIA Albums Chart with 'All Hope Is Gone' (#1 September ’08).
#3 The Teskey Brothers ‘Run Home Slow’ – Melbourne band The Teskey Brothers lands another top three placing with the second album 'Run Home Slow'. The album also holds #2 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. Their debut album 'Half Mile Harvest' also remains in the chart, placing at #44.
#7 Fleetwood Mac ‘50 Years – Don’t Stop’ – Fleetwood Mac return to Australia this week with a new line-up featuring Neil Finn and Mike Campbell. The huge arena tour has pushed their latest collection, '50 Years – Don’t Stop', a 3CD or 5LP box set, into the top ten.
#8: Bon Iver ‘i,i’ (Debut) – American indie folk act Bon Iver scores a third Top Ten album with 'i,i'. Their fourth album, 'i,i', was released digitally three weeks ahead of the planned release on 30 August. Bon Iver have also charted with their self-titled second album (#2 June ’11) and '22, A Million' (#22 October ’16).
This week's single chartifacts
#1: Tones And I ‘Dance Monkey’ – Tones And I continues to reign at the top with a third week at #1. It has been over a decade since an Australian female solo artist has spent at least three weeks at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart – that was Gabriella Cilmi with ‘Sweet About Me’ (four weeks at #1, May-June ’08). Tones And I also has two other singles in the chart – ‘Johnny Run Away’ at #18 and ‘Never Seen The Rain’ at #22.
#8 Blanco Brown ‘The Git Up’ – After nine weeks in the chart, Blanco Brown’s ‘The Git Up’ moves up to a new peak position of #8. The country-crossover hit seeks to follow the success of Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’.
Top 10 Albums
1. 'We Are Not Your Kind' – Slipknot
2. 'No.6 Collaborations Project' – Ed Sheeran
3. 'Run Home Slow' – The Teskey Brothers
4. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
5. 'A Star Is Born' – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
6. 'The Lion King' Soundtrack
7. '50 Years – Don't Stop' – Fleetwood Mac
8. 'i,i' – Bon Iver
9. 'Diamonds' – Elton John
10. 'Life' – Conrad Sewell
Top 10 Singles
1. 'Dance Monkey' – Tones And I
2. 'Señorita' – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
3. 'Old Town Road' – Lil Nas X
4. 'Beautiful People' – Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid
5. 'Bad Guy' – Billie Eilish
6. Goodbyes' – Post Malone featuring Young Thug
7. 'Boyfriend' – Ariana Grande & Social House
8. 'The Git Up' – Blanco Brown
9. 'Piece Of Your Heart' – MeduZa featuring Goodboys
10. 'Someone You Loved' – Lewis Capaldi