This Week In Pop – 4 October, 2018

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This week, George Ezra and Eminem stay up at #1 on each chart while Slash, Brockhampton, Thundamentals, Dead Letter Circus and Lil Peep/XXXTentacion debut new work.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Eminem ‘Kamikaze’ – Kamikaze, Eminem’s ninth #1 in the ARIA Albums Chart, holds the top spot for a fourth consecutive week.
#4: Slash ‘Living The Dream’ (Debut) – Guitar hero Slash releases his third collaboration with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, 'Living The Dream'. The album becomes the third consecutive Top Ten debut for the Guns N’ Roses guitarist and the group, having previously charted with Apocalyptic Love (#2 May ’12) and World On Fire (#2 September ’14).
#6: Brockhampton ‘Iridescence’ (Debut) – American hip hop collective Brockhampton make their Top 50 debut with Iridescence. It’s their fourth studio album, having released the first three – 'Saturation', 'Saturation II' and 'Saturation III' – all in 2017. The group played a number of shows in Australia this week.
#9: Thundamentals ‘I Love Songs’ (Debut) – Blue Mountains trio Thundamentals take out a third Top Ten with fifth album 'I Love Songs'. The hip hop group previously hit the Top Ten with 'So We Can Remember' (#3 May ’14) and 'Everyone We Know' (#2 February ’17).
#10: Dead Letter Circus ‘Dead Letter Circus’ (Debut) – Brisbane’s Dead Letter Circus score a sixth Top 50 entry with their self-titled fourth album. The album is the group’s fourth Top Ten and comes three years on from 'Aesthesis' (#2 August ’15). Between studio albums, Dead Letter Circus released the acoustic album 'The Endless Mile' (#17 May ’17).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: George Ezra ‘Shotgun’ – George Ezra holds #1 for a second week on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Shotgun’.
#6: Marshmello & Bastille ‘Happier’ – A new peak for Marshmello and Bastille’s ‘Happier’, moving up two spots to #6 in its sixth week in the Top 50.
#7: Lil Peep & XXXTentacion ‘Falling Down’ (Debut) – Late rappers Lil Peep and XXXTentacion hit the chart with posthumous single ‘Falling Down’.

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Kamikaze' – Eminem
 2.    'Scorpion' – Drake
 3.    '÷' – Ed Sheeran
 4.    'Living The Dream' – Slash
 5.    'Sweetener' – Ariana Grande
 6.    'Iridescence' – Brockhampton
 7.    'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
 8.    'Beerbongs & Bentleys' – Post Malone
 9.    'I Love Songs' – Thundamentals
 10. 'Dead Letter Circus' – Dead Letter Circus

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Shotgun' – George Ezra
 2.    'Eastside' – Benny Blanco featuring Halsey & Khalid
 3.    'Be Alright' – Dean Lewis
 4.    'I Love It' – Lil Pump & Kanye West
 5.    'Promises' – Calvin Harris & Sam Smith
 6.    'Happier' – Marshmello & Bastille
 7.    'Falling Down' – Lil Peep & XXXTentacion
 8.    'High Hopes' – Panic! At The Disco
 9.    'Rise' – Jonas Blue
 10. 'Girls Like You' – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B


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