This Week In Pop – 23 February 2021

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This week, The Rubens hit #1 on the Albums Chart, Olivia Rodrigo continues her reign of the Singles Chart, and Luca Brasi and The Amity Affliction lead the week's debuts.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: The Rubens ‘0202’ – The Rubens claim their first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart as they debut in the top spot with '0202'. The fourth studio album from the Menangle, NSW band features the single ‘Live In Life’ (#21 April ’20), which was nominated for the 2020 ARIA Award for Song Of The Year. The band have come close to topping the charts before, having had three Top Three albums that began with their self-titled debut (#3 September ’12) and has rolled on through 'Hoops' (#2 August. ’15) and 'Lo La Ru' (#3 July ’18).
#3: Dua Lipa ‘Future Nostalgia’ – Dua Lipa’s former #1 'Future Nostalgia' rockets back up the chart from #16 to #3. Its swift ascent comes on the back of the release of the deluxe edition of the British singer-songwriter’s second album, entitled 'Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition'. A track from 'The Moonlight Edition', ‘We’re Good’, has debuted at #27 on this week’s Singles Chart. 'Future Nostalgia' spent one week at #1 in April 2020, and Dua Lipa performed at the 2019 ARIA Awards.
#7: Luca Brasi ‘Everything Is Tenuous’ – Tasmanian band Luca Brasi score a new ARIA Albums Chart peak as they debut at #7 with 'Everything Is Tenuous'. The melodic punk act’s fifth studio album becomes their second Top Ten after previous album 'Stay' (#10 July ’18). 'Everything Is Tenuous' has debuted on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week at #2.
#10: The Amity Affliction ‘Chasing Ghosts’ – The Amity Affliction’s Chasing Ghosts returns to the Top 50 at #10 following its reissue on vinyl. It spent one week at #1 in September 2012 and earned them a nomination for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album at the 2013 ARIA Awards. It was the first of the Gympie band’s four #1 albums to date. 'Chasing Ghosts' is #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Olivia Rodrigo ‘Drivers License’ – For the sixth straight week, Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ holds #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Much like here in Australia, the track continues to dominate charts across the globe. It’s yet to leave the #1 spot in both the UK and US.
#3: Lil Tjay & 6lack ‘Calling My Phone’ – American rapper Lil Tjay makes his debut on the Singles Chart as a lead artist as he teams up with American singer 6lack on ‘Calling My Phone’. Lil Tjay has previously charted as the featured artist on Pop Smoke’s ‘Mood Swing’ (#5 September ’20). 6lack last charted when he collaborated with Khalid and Ty Dolla Sign on ‘OTW’ (#27 June ’18).
#9: Travis Scott & HVME ‘Goosebumps (Remix)’ – Moving up five places in its fifth week in the Top 50, ‘Goosebumps (Remix)’ cracks the Top Ten for the first time. It becomes the fifth Top Ten single from Travis Scott and his first since ‘The Scotts’ (#4 May ’20).

Top 10 Albums

1. '0202' – The Reubens
2. 'Medicine At Midnight' – Foo Fighters
3. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa
4. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' – The Kid Laroi
5. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd
6. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
7. 'Everything Is Tenuous' – Luca Brasi
8. 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' – Pop Smoke
9. 'Evermore' – Taylor Swift
10. 'Chasing Ghosts – The Amity Affliction

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Drivers License' – Olivia Rodrigo
2. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
3. 'Calling My Phone' – Lil Tjay & 6lack
4. 'Without You' – The Kid Laroi
5. 'The Business' – Tiesto
6. 'Save Your Tears' – The Weeknd
7. 'Mood' – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior
8. 'Levitating' – Dua Lipa
9. 'Goosebumps (Remix)' – Travis Scott & HVME
10. 'So Done' – The Kid Laroi

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