This Week In Pop – 25 February, 2020

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This week, Tame Impala hits #1 on the Albums Chart and Justin Bieber's 'Changes' also makes the top five. Meanwhile Billie Eilish's 'Bond' theme hits #4 on the Singles Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Tame Impala ‘The Slow Rush’ – Two-time ARIA Album Of The Year winners Tame Impala claim their second #1 on the Albums Chart with fourth album 'The Slow Rush'. It’s the first studio release from the Perth act fronted by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Kevin Parker since their first #1 'Currents' (July ’15). Between Tame Impala albums, Parker contributed to Lady Gaga’s 'Joanne' (#2 October ’16), Kanye West’s 'ye' (#1 June ’18) and Travis Scott’s 'Astroworld' (#1 August ’18), as well as co-producing Pond’s 'The Weather' (#33 May ’17) and 'Tasmania' (#15 March ’19).
#2: Justin Bieber ‘Changes’ – Returning with 'Changes', his first album in five years, Justin Bieber takes out his sixth Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart. The follow-up to 'Purpose' (#1 November ’15) includes collaborations with Quavo, Post Malone, Kehlani, Travis Scott and more. 'Changes' features the singles ‘Yummy’ (#4 January 20), ‘Intentions’ (#3 February ’20), and the newly-charted ‘Forever’ (#29 February ’20).
#7: Queen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack)’ – Queen experience a significant boost on this week’s chart on the back of their national tour and their appearance at the Fire Fight benefit concert. The 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack jumps back into the Top Ten at #7, while 'Greatest Hits' and 'The Platinum Collection' re-enter the chart at #18 and #35, respectively.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: The Weeknd ‘Blinding Lights’ – Canadian artist The Weeknd maintains his hold of the #1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fifth week with ‘Blinding Lights’. This week The Weeknd announced that his forthcoming fourth album ‘After Hours’ will be released on 20 March.
#3: Justin Bieber Feat. Quavo ‘Intentions’ – With the release of new album 'Changes', Justin Bieber also gets a boost on the Singles Chart. ‘Intentions’ has jumped ten spots to #3 in its second week on the chart. Previous single ‘Yummy’ has also moved back into the Top Ten at #8. A new single, ‘Forever’ has debuted at #29.
#4: Billie EiIish ‘No Time To Die’ – Billie Eilish picks up her ninth Top Ten single on the ARIA Charts with ‘No Time To Die’. It is the title theme to the upcoming 'James Bond' film, which will hit cinemas in April. It is the highest ever charting position for a James Bond theme song in ARIA history. ‘No Time To Die’ narrowly beats previous Bond hits ‘Skyfall’ by Adele (#5 October ’12), ‘Die Another Day’ by Madonna (#5 November ’02) and ‘A View To A Kill’ by Duran Duran (#6 July ‘85). She recently performed the song with composer Hans Zimmer and guitarist Johnny Marr at the Brit Awards.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'The Slow Rush' – Tame Impala
2. 'Changes' – Justin Bieber
3. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
4. 'Music To Be Murdered By' – Eminem
5. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
6. 'Lover' – Taylor Swift
7. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (The Original Soundtrack) – Queen
8. 'Hollywood's Bleeding' – Post Malone
9. 'No.6 Collaborations Project' – Ed Sheeran
10. 'Diamonds' – Elton John

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Blinding Lights' – The Weeknd
2. 'Don't Start Now' – Dua Lipa
3. 'Intentions' – Justin Bieber featuring Quavo
4. 'No Time To Die' – Billie Eilish
5. 'Dance Monkey' – Tones And I
6. 'The Box' – Roddy Ricch
7. 'You Should Be Sad' – Halsey
8. 'Yummy' – Justin Bieber
9. 'Before You Go' – Lewis Capaldi
10. 'Circles' – Post Malone

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