This Week In Pop – 28 September, 2020

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Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, Keith Urban is atop the Albums Chart for the fourth time in his career, while Ava Max debuts in the top ten and 'WAP' extends a chart record.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Keith Urban ‘Future Of Now Pt 1’ – Country superstar Keith Urban scores his fourth #1 on the Albums Chart with the follow-up to 2018’s 'Graffiti U' (#2 April ‘18). The five-time ARIA Award winner and one-time ARIA Awards host previously hit the top spot with 'The Story So Far' in May 2012, 'Fuse' in September 2013, and 'Ripcord' in May 2016.
#7: Ava Max ‘Heaven & Hell’ – Ava Max’s debut single ‘Sweet But Psycho’ was everywhere in 2018, topping the charts in 22 countries and reaching #2 in Australia. The American pop-star includes that hit as the last of 15 tracks on her debut album, 'Heaven & Hell'.
#8: Mildlife ‘Automatic’ – Melbourne psych-jazz group Mildlife make their first appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart with their second album, 'Automatic', which was completed in lockdown. The four-piece’s debut LP 'Phase' won Best Album at the 2018 Worldwide FM Awards and Best Electronic Act at The Age Music Victoria Awards in the same year.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion ‘WAP’ – Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ extends the record for the most weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart by a female-led hip hop song, notching up a sixth week in the top spot as she navigates her just-announced divorce from rapper Offset.
#4: Justin Bieber Feat. Chance The Rapper ‘Holy’ – Justin Bieber’s list of hits is growing ever more impressive, with ‘Holy’ his fourth Top 10 single in 2020 alone, following ‘Stuck With U’ Feat. Ariana Grande (#1), ‘Intentions’ (#4) and ‘Yummy’ (#3).
#6: Keith Urban with P!nk ‘One Too Many’ – Keith Urban is no stranger to the ARIA Charts, but ‘One Too Many’ is his first single to break into the Top 10 and his first to appear in the Top 50 since ‘The Fighter’ reached #19 in 2017. Meanwhile this is P!nk’s 26th Top 10 hit on the Singles Chart, her last being ‘Just Like Fire’, which peaked at #10 in 2016.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'The Speed Of Now Part 1' – Keith Urban
2. 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' – Pop Smoke
3. 'folklore' – Taylor Swift
4. 'Legends Never Die' – Juice WRLD
5. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
6. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
7. 'Heaven & Hell' – Ava Max
8. 'Automatic' – Mildlife
9. 'Smile' – Katy Perry
10. 'What You See Is What You Get' – Luke Combs

Top 10 Singles

1. 'WAP' – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
2. 'Mood' – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior'
3. 'Head & Heart' – Joel Corry, MNEK
4. 'Holy' – Justin Bieber featuring Chance The Rapper
5. 'Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)' – Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo
6. 'One Too Many' – Keith Urban, P!nk
7. 'Lemonade' – Internet Money, Gunna featuring Don Toliver, NAV
8. 'Watermelon Sugar' – Harry Styles
9. 'Breaking Me' – Topic featuring A7S
10. 'Rockstar' – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch



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