This Week In Pop – 22 January, 2020

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This week, Tones And I remains at #1 on the Singles Chart. Selena Gomez debuts 'Rare' at #1 and two live albums by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard make the top ten.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Selena Gomez ‘Rare’ – American artist Selena Gomez scores her first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart as 'Rare' debuts in the top spot. Gomez’s third solo is her first since 'Revival' (#3 October ’15) and features the singles ‘Lose You To Love Me’ (#2 November ’19) and ‘Look At Her Now’ (#29 November ’19). The album’s title track has debuted at #23 on this week’s Singles Chart.
#4: Elton John ‘Diamonds’ – As his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour rolls on, Elton John has jumped four spots to #4 with career-spanning hits collection 'Diamonds'. In its 61st week in the Top 50, it’s one spot below its previous peak.
#6: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard ‘Live In Adelaide ’19’ – Melbourne seven-piece King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard score an impressive three debuts in on this week’s Top 50, including two in the Top Ten. Recorded live during the band’s world tour last year, proceeds from the sale of 'Live In Adelaide ’19', 'Live In Paris ’19' (#9) and 'Live In Brussels ’19' (#34) go towards bushfire relief charities.
#10: Cold Chisel ‘Blood Moon’ – Continuing their massive summer tour, Cold Chisel jump back up seven spots to #10 with previous #1 'Blood Moon'. After a run of dates in Victoria, this week the tour heads to NSW. 'Blood Moon' also tops the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Tones And I ‘Dance Monkey’ – Tones And I’s record-smashing run at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Dance Monkey’ continues for a 24th week. German duo Milky Chance covered ‘Dance Monkey’ this week for Triple J’s Like A Version. Her follow up single ‘Never Seen The Rain’ lands at #11 this week, and her debut EP ‘The Kids Are Coming’ sits at #11 in the ARIA Albums Chart.
#2: The Weeknd ‘Blinding Lights’ – Moving up one spot, ‘Blinding Lights’ becomes The Weeknd’s third single to peak at #2 after ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ (#2 July ’15) and ‘Starboy’ (#2 November ’16).
#4: Justin Bieber ‘Yummy’ – A week on from debuting at #8, Justin Bieber’s ‘Yummy’ jumps up four to claim a new peak at #4. Bieber’s first solo single in three years becomes his tenth Top Five single in Australia as a lead artist.
#7: Roddy Ricch ‘The Box’ – American rapper Roddy Ricch climbs eleven spots to #7 with ‘The Box’. Gaining popularity thanks to its use in a series of viral TikTok videos, the song recently hit #1 on the Billboard 100 in the US.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Rare' – Selena Gomez
2. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
3. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
4. 'Diamonds' – Elton John
5. 'Frozen 2' Soundtrack
6. 'Live In Adelaide '19' – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
7. 'No.6 Collaborations Project' – Ed Sheeran
8. 'Hollywood's Bleeding' – Post Malone
9. 'Live In Paris '19' – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
10. 'Blood Moon' – Cold Chisel

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Dance Monkey' – Tones And I
2. 'Blinding Lights' – The Weeknd
3. 'Don't Start Now' – Dua Lipa
4. 'Yummy' – Justin Bieber
5. 'Circles' – Post Malone
6. 'Roxanne' – Arizona Zervas
7. 'The Box' – Roddy Ricch
8. 'Memories' – Maroon 5
9. 'Ride It' – Regard
10. 'Good As Hell' – Lizzo

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