This Week In Pop – 4 January, 2021

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Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, Taylor Swift is on the top of the Albums Chart for a third week, while 24kGoldn returns to the top of the Singles Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Taylor Swift ‘evermore’ – For the third consecutive week, Taylor Swift’s 'evermore' is the #1 album on the ARIA Charts. It’s now spent only one less week in the top spot than Swift’s previous album, 'folklore', which jumps up from #10 to #4 this week.
#2: AC/DC ‘PWR/UP’ – AC/DC’s dominance continues in the seventh week of the chart run of 'PWR/UP'. After spending four straight weeks at #1, the album has managed to drop only as low as #3, spending its last two weeks at #2. 'PWR/UP' has now spent as many weeks in the Top Three as 'Black Ice' (#1 October ’08).
#3: Michael Bublé ‘Christmas’ – With the festive season over, most Christmas albums have dropped down the chart drastically. The only exception is Michael Bublé’s 'Christmas', which has moved up one spot to #3. It’s the former #1’s 80th week in the Top 50.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: 24kGoldn Feat. Iann Dior ‘Mood’ – After two weeks away from the top spot, 24kGoldn’s ‘Mood’ returns to #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. It’s the tenth week the single from the American rapper has spent at #1.
#2: The Kid Laroi ‘Without You’ – Moving up two spots to #2, ‘Without You’ by The Kid Laroi hits a new peak on the ARIA Singles Chart. The Sydney rapper has two tracks in this week’s Top Ten, with ‘So Done’ at #10. The deluxe edition of The Kid Laroi’s debut mixtape 'F*ck Love (Savage)' jumps up nine spots on this week’s Albums Chart to occupy #6.
#7: Ed Sheeran ‘Afterglow’ – After debuting at #47 last week, Ed Sheeran’s first new appearance on the Singles Chart since July 2019 races up 40 places in its second week in the chart. It becomes the English singer-songwriter’s 20th Top Ten single in Australia.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Evermore' – Taylor Swift
2. 'PWR/UP' – AC/DC
3. 'Christmas' – Michael Buble
4. 'Folklore' – Taylor Swift
5. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
6. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' – The Kid Laroi
7. 'T.R.U.T.H.' – Guy Sebastian
8. 'Plastic Hearts' – Miley Cyrus
9. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
10. 'What You See Ain't Always What You Get' – Luke Combs

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Mood' – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior
2. 'Without You' – The Kid Laroi
3. 'Head & Heart' – Joel Corry, MNEK
4. 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' – Mariah Carey
5. 'Levitating' – Dua Lipa
6. 'Positions' – Ariana Grande
7. 'Afterglow' – Ed Sheeran
8. 'Blinding Lights' – The Weeknd
9. 'Last Christmas' – Wham
10. 'So Done' – The Kid Laroi



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