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This week, Dua Lipa's 'Future Nostalgia' returns to #1 on the Albums Chart while Glass Animals hold #1 on the Singles Chart for a fourth week.
This week's album chartifacts
1: Dua Lipa ‘Future Nostalgia’ – In its 51st week in the Top 50, Dua Lipa’s 'Future Nostalgia' returns to #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The second studio album from the English singer-songwriter debuted at #2 on the chart in April 2020 and hit #1 for the first time in its third week in the Top 50. It’s remained on the chart since release, spending 21 weeks in the Top Ten and dropping only as low as #31 during its run. Its return to the Top Ten came after the release of a deluxe reissue, known as 'The Moonlight Edition', in mid-February.
#7: Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ – Both of Taylor Swift’s 2020 albums re-enter the Top Ten this week, with 'folklore' climbing 13 spots to #7 and evermore moving six places to #8. The surge for the both albums come on the back of 'folklore' winning Album Of The Year at the 63rd Grammy Awards. It was the third time Swift has won the prestigious prize, having previously taken it out in 2010 for 'Fearless' and 2016 for '1989'. 'folklore' has also climbed back up the Vinyl Albums Chart to #4.
#10: Rob Zombie ‘The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy’ – Rob Zombie takes out his second straight Albums Chart Top Ten entry with 'The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy'. The American metal veteran’s seventh solo album comes five years on from previous release, 'The Electric Warlock Acid With Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser' (#8 May ’16). Between albums, Zombie directed the horror film '3 From Hell'.
This week's single chartifacts
#1: Glass Animals ‘Heat Waves’ – Glass Animals hold #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth straight week with ‘Heat Waves’. This week, the track hit #1 on the Billboard Alternative Airplay Chart in the US; making it their first chart-topper in that country.
#8: Masked Wolf ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’ – Sydney rapper Masked Wolf hits #8 on this week’s chart with ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’. The single’s debut in the Top Ten comes five weeks into its run in the Top 50. ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’ has cracked the Top 40 in both the US and UK.
#10: Silk Sonic ‘Leave The Door Open’ – Moving up three spots, Silk Sonic’s ‘Leave The Door Open’ cracks the Top Ten as week after making its debut. The duo – Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak – made their live debut when they performed the song as part of the Grammy Awards ceremony this week.
Top 10 Albums
1. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa
2. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' – The Kid Laroi
3. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd
4. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
5. 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' – Pop Smoke
6. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
7. 'Folklore' – Taylor Swift
8. 'Evermore' – Taylor Swift
9. 'Diamonds' – Elton John
10. ' The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy' – Rob Zombie
Top 10 Singles
1. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
2. 'Without You' – The Kid Laroi
3. 'Drivers License' – Olivia Rodrigo
4. 'The Business' – Tiesto
5. 'Goosebumps (Remix)' – Travis Scott & HVME
6. 'Cover Me In Sunshine' – P!nk + Willow Sage Hart
7. 'Calling My Phone' – Lil Tjay & 6lack
8. 'Astronaut In The Ocean' – Masked Wolf
9. 'Save Your Tears' – The Weeknd
10. 'Leave The Door Open' – Silk Sonic