Welcome to This Week In Pop.
This week, AC/DC break a record with their new album, Billie Eilish returns with her eighth top five single, and Delta Goodrem drops a Christmas album.
This week's album chartifacts
#1: AC/DC ‘PWR/UP’ – Legendary Aussie rockers AC/DC take out their sixth #1 album in Australia as they return with 'PWR/UP', their first album in six years. The follow-up to 'Rock Or Bust' (#1 December ’14) is the first album released by the ARIA Hall Of Fame members since the passing of founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in 2017. The tracks on the album stem from unreleased riffs, hooks and choruses Malcolm and brother Angus wrote together in the years prior to the former’s departure from the band. AC/DC achieve a chart record by being the only Australian group to have #1 albums at least once over five decades.
#5: Delta Goodrem ‘Only Santa Knows’ – 2020 ARIA Awards host Delta Goodrem releases her first studio album in four years, 'Only Santa Knows'. The festive album – which features two originals and 11 covers – was released on 12 November without any prior announcement. It's Goodrem’s first studio album since 'Wings Of The Wild' (#1 July ’16). #7: Onefour ‘Against All Odds’ – After scoring four Singles Chart Top 50 entries so far this year, Sydney’s Onefour make their Albums Chart debut with 'Against All Odds'. The EP includes the singles ‘Home and Away’ (#48 August ’20) and ‘My City’ (#35 November ’20).
#8: Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald ‘Push The Blues Away’ – Australian blues aficionados Josh Teskey and Ash Grunwald release their collaboration 'Push The Blues Away'. The album is the second this year for Teskey, who as a part of The Teskey Brothers topped the chart with 'Live At The Forum' (#1 May ’20), which has earned the ARIA Awards nominations for Best Group and Best Blues & Roots Album. It’s Grunwald’s first Top 50 entry since 'Mojo' (#40 September ’19). 'Push The Blues Away' is #3 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
#10: Andre Rieu ‘Jolly Holiday’ – Waltz King Andre Rieu returns to the Top 50 for the first time since 2018 with 'Jolly Holiday'. The tracks on the album come from a series of Christmas concerts in Rieu’s hometown Maastricht in 2018. It’s his first Top Ten entry since 'Andre Rieu Celebrates ABBA / Music Of The Night' (#10 November ’13).
This week's single chartifacts
#1: 24kGoldn Feat. Iann Dior ‘Mood’ – 24kGoldn’s ‘Mood’ hits its sixth week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. A remix of the track was released recently featuring Canadian star Justin Bieber and Colombian artist J Balvin.
#3: Billie Eilish ‘Therefore I Am’ – Just announced as a performer for this year’s ARIA Awards, Billie Eilish hits the chart with ‘Therefore I Am’. The track is the American’s third Top Ten single for 2020, following on from the James Bond theme ‘No Time To Die’ (#3 February ’20) and ‘My Future’ (#3 August ’20). It’s her eighth career Top 5 single in Australia. Eilish will perform ‘Therefore I Am’ from Los Angeles for the ARIA Awards on 25 November.
#6: The Kid Laroi ‘So Done’ – The Kid Laroi’s ‘So Done’ moves up to hit a new peak at #6 in its fourth week in the Top 50. After debuting last week, the Sydney hip hop artists’ ‘Always Do’ moves up three spots to hit a new peak this week at #34. The mixtape 'F*ck Love (Savage)' sits at #4 on this week’s Albums Chart. The Kid Laroi is nominated for Best Male Artist, Best Hip Hop Release and Breakthrough Artist at the 2020 ARIA Awards.
Top 10 Albums
1. 'PWR/UP' – AC/DC
2. 'DISCO' – Kylie Minogue
3. 'Positions' – Ariana Grande
4. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' – The Kid Laroi
5. 'Only Santa Knows' – Delta Goodrem
6. 'T.R.U.T.H.' – Guy Sebastian
7. 'Against All Odds' – Onegour
8. 'Push The Blues Away' – Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald
9. 'Letter To You' – Bruce Springsteen
10. 'Jolly Holiday' – Andre Rieu
Top 10 Singles
1. 'Mood' – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior
2. 'Positions' – Ariana Grande
3. 'Therefore I Am' – Billie Eilish
4. 'Head & Heart' – Joel Corry, MNEK
5. 'Holy' – Justin Bieber featuring Chance The Rapper
6. 'So Done' – The Kid Laroi
7. 'You Broke Me First' – Tate McRae
8. 'Levitating' – Dua Lipa
9. 'What You Know Bout Love' – Pop Smoke
10. 'Lemonade' – Internet Money, Gunna featuring Don Toliver, NAV