This Week In Pop – 13 October, 2020

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This week, Queen + Adam Lambert top the Albums Chart. Meanwhile, BLACKPINK and Bon Jovi lead the week's debuts.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Queen, Adam Lambert ‘Live Around The World’ – Rock legends Queen and their current frontman Adam Lambert debut at #1 on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart with the live set 'Live Around The World'. Featuring a selection of performances by the band from across the globe between 2014 and 2020, the release includes their entire set from the Fire Fight concert, which first appeared on 'Artists Unite for Fire Fight' (#1 March ’20). It’s the second Queen album to hit #1 in as many years, having hit the top spot in early-2019 with 'Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack)' (#1 January ’19).
#2: BLACKPINK ‘The Album’ – At #2, K-pop stars BLACKPINK debut with 'The Album', their first Korean language album. The quartet’s first Albums Chart entry includes previous singles ‘How You Like That’ (#12 July ’20) and ‘Ice Cream’ (#16 September ’20), as well as the newly-charting ‘Lovesick Girls’ (#27) and ‘Bet You Wanna’ (#42), plus appearances by Cardi B and Selena Gomez. #3: Bon Jovi ‘2020’ – Veteran American rockers Bon Jovi return at #3 with their 15th studio album, 2020. The band’s first album since 'This House Is Not For Sale' (#1 November ’16) was originally meant to be released in May but got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It features tracks inspired by the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. Bon Jovi have nine ARIA #1 albums to their name over their long career.
#4: 21 Savage & Metro Boomin ‘Savage Mode II’ – American rapper 21 Savage and producer Metro Boomin join forces again and debut at #4 with 'Savage Mode II'. The album is the sequel to the duo’s 2016 EP 'Savage Mode' and features guest spots by Drake and Young Thug, among others. 21 Savage and Metro Boomin also charted when they collaborated with Offset on 'Without Warning' (#39 July ’17).
#8: Corey Taylor ‘CMFT’ – Slipknot and Stone Sour leader Corey Taylor releases his debut solo album 'CMFT' and debuts at #8. It’s Taylor’s first entry on the chart since Slipknot hit #1 with their sixth album, 'We Are Not Your Kind' (#1 August ’19). 'CMFT' is this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart #1.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: 24kGoldn Feat. Iann Dior ‘Mood’ – 24kGoldn’s ‘Mood’ holds #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a second straight week. To date it’s spent two weeks at #1 in the UK and has also topped the charts in New Zealand and Canada. #8: Tate McRae ‘You Broke Me First’ – After hitting the Top Ten last week, Tate McRae’s ‘You Broke Me First’ continues its climb this week, hitting #8. Since last week’s chart, the track has jumped to #9 in the UK.
#10: Jason Derulo ‘Take You Dancing’ – Jumping up four spots to #10, Jason Derulo scores his first solo top ten entry since ‘Want To Want Me’ (#4 April ’15). Derulo’s 15th Top Ten single is his second Top Ten this year after his collaboration with Jawsh 685, ‘Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)’ (#1 July ’20).

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Live Around The World' – Queen, Adam Lambert
2. 'The Album' – BLACKPINK
3. '2020' Bon Jovi
4. 'Savage Mode II' – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
5. 'Tickets To My Downfall' – Machine Gun Kelly
6. 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' – Pop Smoke
7. 'The Speed Of Now Part 1' – Keith Urban
8. 'CMFT' – Corey Taylor
9. 'folklore' – Taylor Swift
10. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Mood' – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior'
2. 'WAP' – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
3. 'Head & Heart' – Joel Corry, MNEK
4. 'Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)' – Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo
5. 'Holy' – Justin Bieber featuring Chance The Rapper
6. 'Lemonade' – Internet Money, Gunna featuring Don Toliver, NAV
7. 'Watermelon Sugar' – Harry Styles
8. 'You Broke Me First' – Tate McRae
9. 'Breaking Me' – Topic featuring A7S
10. 'Take You Dancing' – Jason Derulo

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