This Week In Pop – 24 May 2021

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This week, Delta Goodrem lands her fifth #1 album, while You Am I hit the top three for the first time since 2001.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Delta Goodrem ‘Bridge Over Troubled Dreams’ – Delta Goodrem takes out her fifth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Bridge Over Troubled Dreams'. The singer-songwriter’s seventh studio album comes six months on from her festive release 'Only Santa Knows' (#2 December ’20) and features the single ‘Paralyzed’ (#36 August ’20). At the same time as the album was released, Goodrem issued a book under the same title featuring the stories behind each song on 'Bridge Over Troubled Dreams'.
#2: You Am I ‘The Lives Of Others’ – Australian indie rock icons You Am I score their first Top Ten entry on the ARIA Albums Chart in 20 years with 'The Lives Of Others'. The follow-up to 'Porridge & Hotsauce' (#20 November ‘15) is the quartet’s eleventh studio album. It was recorded by the band in various studios across Australia during 2020, sometimes individually, sometimes with other members. You Am I last appeared in the Top Ten with their fifth album 'Dress Me Slowly' (#3 May ’01).
#3: J. Cole ‘The Off-Season’ – Three years on from KOD (#1 April ’18), American rapper J. Cole releases 'The Off-Season'. Cole’s sixth studio album features contributions by 21 Savage, Lil Baby, 6lack and more. All 12 of the album’s tracks sit in the Top 50 on this week’s ARIA Singles Chart.
#4: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard ‘L.W.’ – Melbourne’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard take out their twelfth Albums Chart Top Ten as they re-enter at #4 with 'L.W.' The band’s 17th studio album first hit the chart at #39 in March and grabs its new peak after its release on vinyl. 'L.W.' gives the band their fifth #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. Their next album, 'Butterfly 3000', is set for release on 11 June.
#8: The Black Keys ‘Delta Kream’ – Rock duo The Black Keys take out their fifth Top Ten album as they release tenth album, 'Delta Kream'. The album was recorded by the pair over two afternoons at the end of the tour in support of 'Let’s Rock' (#4 July ’19) and features them performing covers of hill country blues songs that influenced them by the likes of R. L. Burnside, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Big Joe Williams. The Black Keys topped the Albums Chart with 'Turn Blue' (#1 May ’14).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Russ Millions & Tion Wayne ‘Body’ – British rappers Russ Millions and Tion Wayne hold #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week with ‘Body’. Last week, the track notched up its second week at the top of the UK charts and hit #1 for the first time in New Zealand.
#2: Olivia Rodrigo ‘Good 4 U’ – Olivia Rodrigo scores a third Top Ten single with ‘Good 4 U’. The follow-up to ‘Déjà Vu’ (#6 April ’21) becomes the American artist’s second-highest chart peak after ‘Drivers License’ (#1 January ’21). Look out for 'Sour' on next week’s Albums Chart.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Bridge Over Troubled Dreams' – Delta Goodrem
2. 'The Lives Of Others' – You Am I
3. 'The Off-Season' – J. Cole
4. 'L.W.' – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
5. 'Justice' – Justin Bieber
6. 'Cry Forever' – Amy Shark
7. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa
8. 'Delta Kream' – The Black Keys
9. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
10. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Body' – Russ Millions & Tion Wayne
2. 'Good 4 U' – Olivia Rodrigo
3. 'Kiss Me More' – Doja Cat featuring SZA
4. 'Without You' – The Kid Laroi
5. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
6. Astronaut In The Ocean' – Masked Wolf
7. 'Levitating' – Dua Lipa
8. 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' – Lil Nas X'
9. 'Peaches' – Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar, Giveon
10. 'Save Your Tears' – The Weeknd

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