This Week In Pop – 5 September, 2017

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This week, Taylor Swift and Queens Of The Stone Age return to the charts with chart-topping debuts.

This week's album chartifacts:

#1: Queens Of The Stone Age ‘Villains’ (debut) – With their seventh studio album, American rockers Queens Of The Stone Age score their second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. 'Villains' comes four years on from '...Like Clockwork' (#1 June ’13) and finds the band working with producer Mark Ronson. It’s the band’s fifth appearance in the ARIA top ten, the first came with 'Songs For The Deaf' (#7 September ’02).
#5: The War On Drugs ‘A Deeper Understanding’ (debut) – After picking up their first top 50 appearance with 'Lost In The Dream' (#28 March ’14), The War On Drugs hit the top ten for the first time with follow-up 'A Deeper Understanding'. It’s the Philadelphia band’s fourth studio album and was recorded predominately in studios in Los Angeles.
#6: Kim Churchill ‘Weight_Falls’ (debut) – Canberra-born folk singer-songwriter Kim Churchill hits the ARIA top ten for the first time with 'Weight_Falls'. Churchill’s fifth album is the follow-up to 'Silence/Win' (#32 June ’14) and becomes his second top 50 entry.
#9: Fifth Harmony ‘Fifth Harmony’ (debut) – American girl group Fifth Harmony return with their self-titled third album. The group’s first album as a quartet is their second to chart in the top ten on the ARIA Charts, following '7/27' (#8 June ’16). It includes collaborations with Gucci Mane, Skrillex and more.

This week's single chartifacts:

#1: Taylor Swift ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ (debut) – With the first single from her forthcoming sixth album Reputation, Taylor Swift scores her fifth #1 single on the ARIA Charts. ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ is the American singer-songwriter’s first solo chart appearance since ‘New Romantics’ (#35 March ’16), the final single from 1989 (#1 November ’14).
#6: Dua Lipa ‘New Rules’ – Having hit the top ten for the first time last week, ‘New Rules’ climbs a further four spots this week to equal ‘Be The One’ (#6 May ’16) as Dua Lipa’s highest peak on the ARIA Singles Chart.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Villains' – Queens Of The Stone Age
2. 'Life Is Fine' – Paul Kelly
3. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
4. 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2' Soundtrack
5. 'A Deeper Understanding' – The War On Drugs
6. 'Weight_Falls' – Kim Churchill
7. 'Go Farther In Lightness' – Gang Of Youths
8. 'Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1' Soundtrack
9. 'Fifth Harmony' – Fifth Harmony
10. 'Moana' Soundtrack

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Look What You Made Me Do' – Taylor Swift
2. 'What About Us' – P!nk
3. 'Glorious' – Macklemore featuring Skylar Grey
4. 'Friends' – Justin Bieber & BloodPop®
5. 'Thunder' – Imagine Dragons
6. 'New Rules' – Dua Lipa
7. 'Unforgettable' – French Montana featuring Swae Lee
8. 'Feels' – Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
9. 'Despacito' – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
10. 'Praying' – Kesha


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