This Week In Pop – 7 March, 2019

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This week, Hilltop Hoods hit #1 on Albums Chart and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's 'Shallow' returns to #1 on the Singles Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Hilltop Hoods ‘The Great Expanse’ (Debut) – Adelaide’s Hilltop Hoods score their sixth #1 on the Albums Chart with 'The Great Expanse', becoming the ARIA record holder for most #1 albums by an Australian band or group. It’s the hip hop trio’s eighth studio album, the first since 'Walking Under Stars' (#1 August ’14) and includes the singles ‘Clark Griswold’ (#48 July ‘18) and ‘Leave Me Lonely’ (#11 March ‘19).
#8: Julia Jacklin ‘Crushing’ (Debut) – Sydney singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin makes her debut appearance in the ARIA Top Ten with 'Crushing'. Jacklin’s second album is the follow-up to her ARIA-nominated debut 'Don’t Let The Kids Win' (#42 October ’16). In 2018, Jacklin’s side project 'Phantastic Ferniture' released their self-titled debut album.
#9: Eminem ‘Kamikaze’ – Wrapping up his national stadium tour, Eminem lands four albums in this week's ARIA Top 50, with current studio album 'Kamikaze' the highest at #9. He’s also present on the chart with 'Curtain Call: The Hits' (#11), 'The Eminem Show' (#25) and 'Recovery' (#46).
#10: Dream Theater ‘Distance Over Time’ (Debut) – Prog metal band Dream Theater take out a second Top Ten album with 'Distance Over Time'. The American band’s 14th studio album comes three years on from 'The Astonishing' (#10 February ’16). It’s their sixth release to chart in the ARIA Top 50.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ‘Shallow’ – Following its Academy Award win for Best Original song, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ returns to #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth week. The track previously spent three straight weeks in the top spot in October/November 2018. In the 15 weeks between appearances at #1, ‘Shallow’ dropped as low as #11. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed the track from 'A Star Is Born' (#1 Oct. ’18) at the Oscars ceremony, held in Los Angeles on Sunday. It has also won a Golden Globe and two Grammys.
#6: Sam Smith & Normani ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ – In its sixth week in the Top Ten, Sam Smith and Normani’s duet ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ moves up two spots to claim a new peak at #6.

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'The Great Expanse' – Hilltop Hoods
 2.    'Thank U, Next' – Ariana Grande
 3.    'A Star Is Born' – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
 4.    'Bohemian Rhapsody' – Queen
 5.    'Greatest Hits' – Queen
 6.    'The Platinum Collection' – Queen
 7.    'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
 8.    'Crushing' – Julia Jacklin
 9.    'Kamikaze' – Eminem
 10. 'Distance Over Time' – Dream Theater

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Shallow' – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
 2.    '7 Rings' – Ariana Grande
 3.    'Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored' – Ariana Grande
 4.    'Sunflower' – Post Malone & Swae Lee
 5.    'WOW' – Post Malone
 6.    'Dancing With A Stranger' – Sam Smith & Normani
 7.    'Bury A Friend' – Billie Eilish
 8.    'Talk' – Khalid
 9.    'Sweet But Psycho' – Ava Max
 10. 'Without Me' – Halsey

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