Welcome to This Week In Pop.
This week, Ed Sheeran's new album is #1 for a third week, while Angie McMahon, NF, and Chance The Rapper release new work.
This week's album chartifacts
#1: Ed Sheeran 'No.6 Collaborations Project' – For the third straight week, Ed Sheeran’s fourth album, 'No.6 Collaborations Project', holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
#3: NF ‘The Search’ (Debut) – NF makes his Albums Chart debut with 'The Search'. It’s the fourth studio album by the American rapper, whose real name is Nathan Feuerstein. NF’s last studio album was 2017’s 'Perception'. A single from 'The Search', ‘Time’, has debuted at #39 on this week’s Singles Chart.
#5: Angie McMahon ‘Salt’ (Debut) – Melbourne singer-songwriter Angie McMahon releases her debut album, 'Salt'. The album comes two years on from ‘Slow Mover’, McMahon’s debut single, which has been accredited Gold and earned her two APRA Award nominations. She is also #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
#7: Chance The Rapper ‘The Big Day’ (Debut) – Releasing his debut album, 'The Big Day', Chance The Rapper hits the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time. The American’s first proper album comes after a series of mixtapes including 'Coloring Book' (2016), 'Acid Rap' (2013) and '10 Day' (2012). Chance The Rapper was recently meant to headline Splendour In The Grass but cancelled at the last minute, citing illness.
This week's single chartifacts
#1: Tones And I ‘Dance Monkey’ – ‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones And I hits #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart in its eighth week. It has been a meteoric rise for Tones And I (aka Toni Watson), who has gone from busking in Byron Bay to the top of the charts in a matter of months. ‘Dance Monkey’ is the first Australian single to top the ARIA Singles Chart in 2019. It is the first Australian #1 single since Dean Lewis’ ‘Be Alright’ (#1 August ’18) and the first #1 single by an Australian female solo artist since Delta Goodrem's 'Wings' (#1 August ’15).
#10: Blanco Brown ‘The Git Up’ – As it hits its seventh week in the Top 50, ‘The Git Up’ by Blanco Brown moves up one spot to crack the Top Ten for the first time. It’s already made the Top Ten in Canada and New Zealand, as well as topping Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in the US.
Top 10 Albums
1. 'No.6 Collaborations Project' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
3. 'The Search' – NF
4. 'The Lion King' Soundtrack
5. 'Salt' – Angie McMahon
6. 'Diamonds' – Elton John
7. 'The Big Day' – Chance The Rapper
8. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
9. 'A Star Is Born' – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
10. 'Hurts 2B Human' – P!nk
Top 10 Singles
1. 'Dance Monkey' – Tones And I
2. 'Old Town Road' – Lil Nas X
3. 'Señorita' – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
4. 'Bad Guy' – Billie Eilish
5. 'Beautiful People' – Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid
6. 'Goodbyes' – Post Malone featuring Young Thug
7. 'I Don't Care' – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
8. 'Piece Of Your Heart' – MeduZa featuring Goodboys
9. 'Someone You Loved' – Lewis Capaldi
10. 'The Git Up' – Blanco Brown