This Week In Pop – 24 April, 2019

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This week, Korean pop group BTS debut at #1 on the Albums Chart, while Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' soars to the top of the Singles Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: BTS ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’ (Debut) – Korean pop juggernaut BTS land their first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Map Of The Soul: Persona'. The EP is the seven-member group’s fourth Top Ten on the chart after 'Love Yourself 承 Her' (#8 Sept. ’17), 'Love Yourself 轉 Tear' (#6 May ’18) and 'Love Yourself 結 'Answer' (#9 September ’18). 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' becomes the first release sung in an Asian language to hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
#4: The Seekers ‘Farewell’ (Debut) – 1995 ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees The Seekers release the live album, 'Farewell'. Recorded in Melbourne in 2013 during the quartet’s 'Golden Jubilee' tour, it’s their first chart entry since compilation album 'The Golden Jubilee Album' (#10 December ’12).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’ – ‘Old Town Road’ by American rapper Lil Nas X climbs to #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The track – which has spent two weeks at #1 in the US – hits the top spot in Australia in its fourth week in the Top 50. A remix of the song was recently released featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
#4: Khalid ‘Talk’ – In its tenth week in the Top 50, Khalid’s ‘Talk’ moves up one spot to claim a new peak at #4.
#10: BTS Feat. Halsey ‘Boy With Luv’ (Debut) – As well as debuting at #1 on this week’s Albums Chart, BTS hit the Singles Chart with ‘Boy With Luv’. Featuring American artist Halsey, the track is the fourth to appear in the Top 50 for the Korean pop stars and a new peak. Their previous best was with ‘Idol’ (#35 September ’18)
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Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Map Of The Soul: Persona' – BTS
 2.    'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
 3.    'Free Spirit' – Khalid
 4.    'Farewell' –The Seekers
 5.    'Greatest Hits' – Queen
 6.    'Bohemian Rhapsody' – Queen
 7.    'A Place We Knew' – Dean Lewis
 8.    'Thank U, Next' – Ariana Grande
 9.    'The Platinum Collection' – Queen
 10. 'A Star Is Born' – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Old Town Road' – Lil Nas X
 2.    'Bad Guy' – Billie Eilish
 3.    'Sucker' – Jonas Brothers
 4.    'Talk' – Khalid
 5.    '3 Nights' – Dominic Fike
 6.    'WOW' – Post Malone
 7.    'Sunflower' – Post Malone & Swae Lee
 8.    'Bury A Friend' – Billie Eilish
 9.    'Here With Me' – Marshmello featuring Chvrches
 10. 'Boy With Luv' – BTS featuring Halsey

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