This Week In Pop – 13 September 2021

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Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, Drake claims his fourth #1 album. Meanwhile it's the ninth week at #1 on the Singles Chart for The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Drake ‘Certified Lover Boy’ – Drake nabs his fourth #1 album on the ARIA Charts as he debuts in the top spot with 'Certified Lover Boy'. The Canadian hip hop star’s sixth album is his first since 'Scorpion' (#1 July ’18) and features contributions from Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, Future, Young Thug, Yebba, 21 Savage and more. Between albums, Drake charted with the compilation 'Care Package' (#7 August ’19) and the mixtape 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes' (#1 May ’20). He first hit #1 with 'Views' in May 2016.
#3: Iron Maiden ‘Senjutsu’ – Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden claim their third straight Top Five album as 'Senjutsu' debuts at #3. The British band’s 17th studio album comes six years on from 'The Book Of Souls' (#2 September ’15) and, like its predecessor, is a double album. Iron Maiden’s first Top Five album in Australia was with 'The Final Frontier' (#2 August ’10). 'Senjutsu' is this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart #1.
#10: Imagine Dragons ‘Mercury - Act 1’ – American band Imagine Dragons score their fifth ARIA Top Ten album as they hit #10 with 'Mercury - Act 1'. The follow-up to 'Origins' (#4 November ’18) was executive produced by Rick Rubin. All four of the previous four Imagine Dragons albums peaked at #4.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber ‘Stay’ – The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber hold on to the #1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for a ninth straight week with ‘Stay’. The second #1 single for Sydney rapper The Kid Laroi hits equal second spot on the list of most weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for track by an Australian artist, joining Justice Crew’s ‘Que Sera’ (#1 May ’14). Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ (#1 August ’19) is the current record holder with 24 weeks.
#2: Drake Feat. Lil Baby ‘Girls Want Girls’ – Debuting at #1 on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart with Certified Lover Boy, Drake hits the Singles Chart with 20 of the album’s tracks. The Canadian rapper has five tracks in this week’s Top Ten: ‘Girls Want Girls’ (#2), ‘Fair Trade’ (#3), ‘Champagne Poetry’ (#6), ‘Way 2 Sexy’ (#7) and ‘Papi’s Home’ (#8).

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Certified Lover Boy' – Drake
2. 'Donda' – Kanye West
3. 'Senjutsu' – Iron Maiden
4. 'SOUR' – Olivia Rodrigo
5. 'Planet Her' – Doja Cat
6. 'The Sun' – Bliss N Eso
7. 'Happier Than Ever' – Billie Eilish
8. 'F*ck Love (Over You)' – The Kid Laroi
9. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa
10. 'Mercury – Act 1' – Imagine Dragons

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Stay' – The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber
2. 'Girls Want Girls' Drake featuring Lil Baby
3. 'Fair Trade' – Drake featuring Travis Scott
4. 'Bad Habits' – Ed Sheeran
5. 'Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)' – Elton John & Dua Lipa
6. 'Champagne Poetry' – Drake
7. 'Way 2 Sexy' – Drake featuring Future & Young Thug
8. 'Papi's Home' – Drake
9. 'Hurricane – Version 2' – Kanye West
10. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals



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