This Week In Pop – 22 September 2021

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Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, Drake is at #1 on the Albums Chart for a second week, and The Kid Laroi reaches an ARIA Singles Chart landmark.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Drake ‘Certified Lover Boy’ – Drake holds the ARIA #1 album for a second week with his fourth chart-topper 'Certified Lover Boy'. Of the Canadian rapper’s previous #1s, 'Scorpion' spent the most time at the top, racking up three weeks.
#2: Amyl and the Sniffers ‘Comfort To Me’ – Amyl and the Sniffers score their first ARIA Top Ten album as 'Comfort To Me' debuts at #2. The second album from the Melbourne rock band comes just over two years on from their self-titled debut (#22 June ’19), which won Best Rock Album at the 2019 ARIA Awards. 'Comfort To Me' has debuted at #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
#9: Kacey Musgraves ‘Star-Crossed’ – Kacey Musgraves takes out her first ARIA Albums Chart Top Ten entry as she debuts at #9 with 'Star-Crossed'. The fifth album from the American country-pop artist is the follow-up to 'Golden Hour' (#25 April ’18), which won four Grammy Awards in 2018 including Album Of The Year and Best Country Album.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber ‘Stay’ – Notching up its tenth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s ‘Stay’ takes outright second on the list of most weeks at #1 by an Australian artist on the ARIA Singles Chart. It now sits only behind current record-holder, Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ (#1 August ’19), which spent 24 weeks at #1.
#5: Ed Sheeran ‘Shivers’ – Ahead of the release of his fifth album, '=', Ed Sheeran claims a third Top Ten single from it in as many months with ‘Shivers’. The follow-up to ‘Bad Habits’ (#1 July ’21) and the promo single ‘Visiting Hours’ (#3 August ’21) becomes Sheeran’s 23rd Top Ten single on the ARIA Charts. '=' is released on 29 October.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Certified Lover Boy' – Drake
2. 'Comfort To Me' – Amyl And The Sniffers
3. 'SOUR' – Olivia Rodrigo
4. 'Planet Her' – Doja Cat
5. 'Donda' – Kanye West
6. 'Senjutsu' – Iron Maiden
7. 'F*ck Love (Over You)' – The Kid Laroi
8. 'Happier Than Ever' – Billie Eilish
9. 'Star Crossed' – Kacey Musgraves
10. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Stay' – The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber
2. 'Bad Habits' – Ed Sheeran
3. 'Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)' – Elton John & Dua Lipa
4. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
5. 'Shivers' – Ed Sheeran
6. 'Industry Baby' – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
7. 'Girls Want Girls' Drake featuring Lil Baby
8. 'Good 4 U' – Olivia Rodrigo
9. 'Fair Trade' – Drake featuring Travis Scott
10. 'Beggin' – Maneskin



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