This Week In Pop – 29 June 2022

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This week, Jimmy Barnes beats Drake to #1, and Joji tops the Singles Charts, make it an Aussie #1 double-header.

Aussie success stories lead the pack this week, as Jimmy Barnes – the artist with the most #1 albums in ARIA Chart history – hits the top spot again with 'Soul Deep 30'. Meanwhile, Japanese-Australian artist Joji reaches a new career peak, getting to #1 on the Singles Chart with 'Glimpse Of Us'.

'Soul Deep 30' is a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Jimmy's fifth studio album 'Soul Deep', which originally debuted at #1 in 1991.

“I love singing all these classic songs and I’m grateful that they’re now being discovered by a big new audience,” Jimmy Barnes says. “Thanks to everyone who’s supported this project; it’s always held a special place for me ever since we cut the original version for fun over our Christmas holidays more than 30 years ago. I’d like to pay particular tribute to Warren Costello from my record company who passed away recently. Waz was a huge part of my entire solo career alongside our great friend Michael Gudinski and 'Soul Deep 30' was our final collaboration. He always loved a #1 record, as did MG, so I really hope they both get to hear this news. I’d also like to thank Matt, Dean and the rest of the Bloodlines team for all the heartfelt work they’ve put into this album and tour.”

Regular ARIA #1 artist, Drake, debuts in the #2 spot with his surprise release 'HONESTLY, NEVERMIND', released just nine months after 'Certified Lover Boy', which debuted at #1 on the Albums Chart. The Living End front man Chris Cheney also debuted at #8 in the Albums Chart with 'The Storm Before The Calm'.

After making its debut last week at #4 on the Singles Chart, Joji’s Glimpse of Us jumps to #1.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Soul Deep 30' – Jimmy Barnes
2. 'HONESTLY, NEVERMIND' – Drake
3. 'Harry's House' – Harry Styles
4. 'Proof' – BTS
5. 'SOUR' – Olivia Rodrigo
6. '=' – Ed Sheeran
7. 'Twelve Carat Toothache' – Post Malone
8. 'The Storm Before The Calm' – Chris Cheney
9. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd
10. 'Planet Her' – Doja Cat

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Glimpse Of Us' – Joji
2. 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' – Kate Bush
3. 'As It Was' – Harry Styles
4. 'Jimmy Cooks' – Drake featuring 21 Savage
5. 'About Damn Time' – Lizzo
6. 'First Class' – Jack Harlow
7. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
8. 'Vegas' – Doja Cat
9. 'Thousand Miles' – The Kid Laroi
10. 'Stay' – The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber

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