This Week In Pop – 16 August 2023

Travis Scott
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

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This week, Travis Scott’s 'Utopia' holds at #1 for a second week on the ARIA Albums chart, while Australian country singer Fanny Lumsden makes a top 10 debut.

The fourth studio album from Fanny Lumsden, 'Hey Dawn', debuts at #10, marking her third to chart after 'Real Class Act' peaked at #23 in 2017 and 'Fallow' reached #10 in 2020.

On the Singles Chart, 'What Was I Made For?' by Billie Eilish holds at #1 for a second week, continuing the cultural dominance of the Barbie soundtrack.

'Paint The Town Red' by Doja Cat debuts at #10, it is her sixth top 10 hit here, including one collaboration. Her biggest hit, 'Kiss Me More' featuring SZA, hit #2 in 2021.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Utopia' – Travis Scott
2. 'Barbie The Album' – Soundtrack
3. 'Speak Now (Taylor's Version)' – Taylor Swift
4. 'Midnights' – Taylor Swift
5. '1989' – Taylor Swift
6. 'Austin' – Post Malone
7. 'Lover' – Taylor Swift
8. 'Reputation' – Taylor Swift
9. 'One Thing At A Time' – Morgan Wallen
10. 'Hey Dawn' – Fanny Lumsden

Top 10 Singles

1. 'What Was I Made For? (From The Motion Picture Barbie)' – Billie Eilish
2. 'Sprinter' – Dave, Central Cee
3. 'Dance The Night' – Dua Lipa
4. 'Barbie World' – Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice & Aqua
5. 'Vampire' – Olivia Rodrigo
6. 'Cruel Summer' – Taylor Swift
7. 'Last Night' – Morgan Wallen
8. 'F*kumean' – Gunna
9. 'Fast Car' – Luke Combs
10. 'Paint The Town Red' – Doja Cat

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