This Week In Pop – 3 October 2023

Kylie Minogue
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

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This week, four-time 2023 ARIA Award nominee Kylie Minogue rushes straight to the top of the Albums Chart with 'Tension', marking her fourth consecutive #1 and her best run ever on the ARIA Charts.

Kylie’s previous #1 albums in Australia are 'Light Years' in 2000, 'Fever' in 2001, 'X' in 2007, 'Kiss Me Once' in 2014, 'Golden' in 2018, 'Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection' in 2019 and 'Disco' in 2020.

Continuing the Australian success, Holy Holy debut at #4 with 'Cellophane', the band’s fifth studio album and their third top 10 entry.

Doja Cat debuts at #5 with 'Scarlet', her second top 10 album here after 'Planet Her' hit #2 in 2021.

On the Singles Chart, Doja Cat scores another week at #1 with 'Paint The Town Red', its sixth consecutive week at the top. South African-born, UK-based singer Kenya Grace continues her charge up the chart, with 'Strangers' jumping from #6 to #2.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Tension' – Kylie Minogue
2. 'GUTS' – Olivia Rodrigo
3. 'The Highlights – The Weeknd
4. 'Cellophane' – Holy Holy
5. 'Scarlet' – Doja Cat
6. '1989' – Taylor Swift
7. 'Midnights' – Taylor Swift
8. 'One Thing At A Time' – Morgan Wallen
9. 'Lover' – Taylor Swift
10. 'Starboy' – The Weeknd

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Paint The Town Red' – Doja Cat
2. 'Strangers' – Kenya Grace
3. 'Greedy' – Tate McRae
4. 'Cruel Summer' – Taylor Swift
5. 'Prada' – Casso x Raye x D-Block Europe
6. 'Vampire' – Olivia Rodrigo
7. 'Last Night' – Morgan Wallen
8. 'Dance The Night' – Dua Lipa
9. 'Sprinter' – Dave, Central Cee
10. 'Fast Car' – Luke Combs

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