This Week In Pop – 4 September, 2018

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Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, The Amity Affliction and Dean Lewis (both Australian acts!) sit up at #1. BTS debut new work as well.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: The Amity Affliction ‘Misery’ (Debut) – Queensland metalcore band The Amity Affliction (scenestr September cover story here) score their fourth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Misery'. The group’s sixth studio release is the follow-up to 'This Could Be Heartbreak' (#1 August ’16). They’ve previously topped the ARIA Charts with 'Let The Ocean Take Me' (#1 June ’14) and 'Chasing Ghosts' (#1 September ’12). The Amity Affliction become the first Australian band to have four consecutive releases hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
#9: BTS ‘Love Yourself 結 'Answer'’ (Debut) – K-pop group BTS take out a third Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Love Yourself 結Answer'. The compilation brings together tracks from 'Love Yourself: 承 Her' (#8 September ’17) and 'Love Yourself: 轉 Tear' (#6 May ’18), as well as seven newly record tracks. One of the new songs, ‘Idol’, has debuted at #35 on this week’s Singles Chart.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Dean Lewis ‘Be Alright’ – Dean Lewis notches up his third consecutive week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Be Alright’. The track has started to make inroads on a number of charts around the world, including in New Zealand, the UK and Ireland.
#6: George Ezra ‘Shotgun’ – A week on from cracking the Top Ten, George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ moves up a further three spots to claim a new peak at #6.  The single is one spot below Ezra’s all-time chart peak, achieved with ‘Budapest’ (#5 August ’14).

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Misery' – The Amity Affliction
 2.    'Sweetener' – Ariana Grande
 3.    'Scorpion' – Drake
 4.    'Romance Of The Jukebox' – Human Nature
 5.    '÷' – Ed Sheeran
 6.    'Beerbongs & Bentleys' – Post Malone
 7.    'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Soundtrack
 8.    'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
 9.    'Love Yourself 結 Answer' – BTS
 10. 'Astroworld' – Travis Scott

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Be Alright' – Dean Lewis
 2.    'Eastside' – Benny Blanco featuring Halsey & Khalid
 3.    'Youngblood' – 5 Seconds Of Summer
 4.    'Girls Like You' – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
 5.    'In My Feelings' – Drake
 6.    'Shotgun' – George Ezra
 7.    'No Brainer' – DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber and Quavo featuring Chance The Rapper
 8.    'High Hopes' – Panic! At The Disco
 9.    'Rise' – Jonas Blue
 10. 'God Is A Woman' – Ariana Grande


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