This Week In Pop – 18 November, 2020

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This week, Kylie Minogue returns to #1 on the Albums Chart. Meanwhile, 24kGolden is atop the Singles Chart while Little Mix reach the top ten with 'Confetti'.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Kylie Minogue ‘DISCO’ – Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue scores her seventh #1 album on the ARIA Albums Chart as she debuts in the top spot with DISCO. The ARIA Hall Of Fame member’s fifteenth studio album comes two years on from 'Golden' (#1 April ’18). 'DISCO' was partially recorded by Minogue in her home studio during the UK’s first period of COVID-19 lockdown, resulting in her being credited as an engineer for the first time on one of her albums. 'DISCO' is the 15th Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2020.
#3: The Kid Laroi ‘F*ck Love (Savage)’ – Moving up from #29, The Kid Laroi’s ARIA-nominated mixtape 'F*ck Love' returns to its previous peak Top Ten at #3 on the back of the release of a deluxe edition, 'F*ck Love (Savage)'. The new edition features seven additional tracks including ‘So Done’ (#7 November ’20), which has hit the Top Ten for the first time this week. The Kid Laroi is nominated for Best Male Artist, Best Hip Hop Release and Breakthrough Artist at the 2020 ARIA Awards.
#7: Little Mix ‘Confetti’ – British girl group Little Mix return with sixth album, 'Confetti'. The follow-up to 'LM5' (#8 November ’18) becomes the quartet’s sixth Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart. They’ve previously peaked at #2 with both 'Get Weird' (#2 November ’15) and 'Glory Days' (#2 November ’16).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: 24kGoldn Feat. Iann Dior ‘Mood’ – After two weeks at #2, 24kGoldn’s ‘Mood’ returns to #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fifth week. The track was accredited 2x Platinum in Australia this week. To date, ‘Mood’ has spent a total of three weeks at #1 in the US, one week at #1 in the UK and four weeks at #1 in New Zealand.
#5: Pop Smoke ‘What You Know Bout Love’ – Moving up two spots to #5 in its sixth week in the Top 50, ‘What You Know Bout Love’ matches ‘Mood Swings’ (#5 September ’20) as Pop Smoke’s highest ARIA Singles Chart peak.
#7: The Kid Laroi ‘So Done’ – On the back of the release of F*ck Love (Savage), The Kid Laroi’s ‘So Done’ hits #7, becoming the Sydney hip hop artist’s first Top Ten entry. The lead single from the deluxe edition of F*ck Love (#3 August ’20) - titled 'F*ck Love (Savage)' - jumps up nine spots in its third week in the Top 50. Two more tracks from the reissue have hit the chart this week: ‘Always Do’ (#37) and ‘Tragic’ (#41).
#10: Dua Lipa ‘Levitating’ – In its fifth week in the Top 50, Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ cracks the Top Ten at #10. It becomes the fourth Top Ten single from the British artist’s second album 'Future Nostalgia' (#1 April ’20) after ‘Don’t Start Now’ (#2 February ’20), ‘Physical’ (#9 April ’20) and ‘Break Your Heart’ (#7 April ’20).

Top 10 Albums

1. 'DISCO' – Kylie Minogue
2. 'Positions' – Ariana Grande
3. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' – The Kid Laroi
4. 'T.R.U.T.H.' – Guy Sebastian
5. 'The Makarrata Project' – Midnight Oil
6. 'Letter To You' – Bruce Springsteen
7. 'Confetti' – Little Mix
8. 'Love Goes' – Sam Smith
9. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
10. 'What You See Ain't Always What You Get' – Luke Combs

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Mood' – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior
2. 'Positions' – Ariana Grande
3. 'Head & Heart' – Joel Corry, MNEK
4. 'Holy' – Justin Bieber featuring Chance The Rapper
5. 'What You Know Bout Love' – Pop Smoke
6. 'Lemonade' – Internet Money, Gunna featuring Don Toliver, NAV
7. 'So Done' – The Kid Laroi
8. 'You Broke Me First' – Tate McRae
9. 'WAP' – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
10. 'Levitating' – Dua Lipa

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