This Week In Pop – 2 July, 2019

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This week, Billie Eilish's album returns to #1, while 'Old Town Road' spends its tenth week atop the Singles Chart. Lil Nas X, Mark Ronson, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello debut new work.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Billie Eilish ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ – American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish returns to claim a sixth week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with her debut LP, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'
#5: Lil Nas X ‘7 EP’ (Debut) – With his ‘Old Town Road’ riding high at the top of the Singles Chart for a tenth week, American rapper Lil Nas X makes his Albums Chart debut with the 'EP 7'. The release contains two versions of the aforementioned track, as well as new single ‘Panini’ (debuting at #17 this week), and the Cardi B collaboration ‘Rodeo’.
#7: Mark Ronson ‘Late Night Feelings’ (Debut) – Producer Mark Ronson returns with his first album in four years, 'Late Night Feelings'. The follow-up to 'Uptown Special' (#2 January ’15) is Ronson’s fifth album and includes the Miley Cyrus-featured single ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ (#6 December ’18). Other collaborators on the album include Camila Cabello, Angel Olsen, Alicia Keys, Lykke Li and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’ – ‘Old Town Road’ by American rapper Lil Nas X takes out its tenth week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The current record for most weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart is Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’, which spent 15 weeks there in 2017.
#2: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello ‘Señorita’ (Debut) – Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello team up for a second time, releasing ‘Señorita’. The track is Mendes’ second release to hit the Top 50 in 2019 after ‘If I Can’t Have You’ (#4 May ’19). Cabello last appeared on the chart with ‘Never Be The Same’ (#7 February ’18). The pair previously collaborated on the single ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ (#33 February ’16).
#7: Drake Feat. Rick Ross ‘Money In The Grave’ – Moving up five spots to #7, ‘Money In The Grave’ becomes Drake’s twelfth Top Ten on the ARIA Singles Chart.
#9: MeduZa Feat. Goodboys ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ – Italian trio MeduZa hit the Top Ten at #9 with ‘Piece Of Your Heart’. It’s the track’s sixth week on the chart.

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
 2.    'Western Stars' – Bruce Springsteen
 3.    'Diamonds' – Elton John
 4.    'Hurts 2B Human' – P!nk
 5.    '7 EP' – Lil Nas X
 6.    'My Criminal Record' – Jimmy Barnes
 7.    'Late Night Feelings' – Mark Ronson
 8.    'Madame X' – Madonna
 9.    'Free Spirit' – Khalid
 10. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Soundtrack

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Old Town Road' – Lil Nas X
 2.    ' Señorita' – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
 3.    'I Don't Care' – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
 4.    'Bad Guy' – Billie Eilish
 5.    'You Need To Calm Down' – Taylor Swift
 6.    'Someone You Loved' – Lewis Capaldi
 7.    'Money In The Grave' – Drake featuring Rick Ross
 8.    'Cross Me' – Ed Sheeran featuring Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock
 9.    'Piece Of Your Heart' – MeduZa featuring Goodboys
 10. 'Never Really Over' – Katy Perry


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