This Week In Pop – 6 October, 2021

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This week, Ruby Fields lands at #1 for her debut album. Meanwhile, The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber hit their twelfth week atop the Singles Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Ruby Fields ‘Been Doin' It For A Bit’ – Releasing debut album 'Been Doin' It For A Bit', Ruby Fields takes out her first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The Sydney singer-songwriter’s first album comes two years after she made her first chart appearance with the combined release of her first two EPs, 'Permanent Hermit' / 'Your Dad's Opinion For Dinner' (#26 May ’19). 'Been Doin' It For A Bit' becomes the 13th Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2021. It’s also the 24th Australian #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Chart this year. Ruby Fields says: “We wanna say a huge thanks to everyone that’s supported us in love or streams or buying we’re beyond stoked to be #1. . . From a little band I started with my friends to this.”
#9: Darlinghurst ‘Darlinghurst’ – Melbourne country band Darlinghurst make their chart debut with their self-titled first album. Formed in 2019, the quartet were nominated for New Talent Of The Year at the 2021 Golden Guitars. Shannon Noll makes an appearance on the track ‘You Stopped Making Sense’.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber ‘Stay’ – The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber hit their twelfth week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Stay’. Both Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ (#1 December ’02) and Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ (#1 March ’14) have also spent twelve weeks in the top spot. Only five singles have spent more time at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
#2: Elton John & Dua Lipa ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’ – In its seventh week in the chart, the Elton John and Dua Lipa collaboration ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’ moves up one spot to hit a new peak at #2. The new position equals Dua Lipa’s career Singles Chart peak, previously set with both ‘New Rules’ (#2 Sept. ’17) and ‘Don’t Start Now’ (#2 February ’20). It becomes Elton John’s outright second-highest charting single in the ARIA era (July ’83-present), sitting only behind ‘Candle In The Wind 1997’ / ‘Something About the Way You Look Tonight’ (#1 September ’97).
#7: Coldplay & BTS ‘My Universe’ – Debuting at #7, British band Coldplay and K-pop superstars BTS join forces for ‘My Universe’. The collaboration is set to appear on Coldplay's ninth studio album 'Music Of The Spheres', scheduled for release on 15 October. It becomes Coldplay’s second chart entry for 2021 after ‘Higher Power’ (#44 May ’21) and their first Top Ten since their collaboration with The Chainsmokers, ‘Something Just Like This’ (#2 March ’17). For BTS, it’s their fifth career Top Ten and the third in 2021 after ‘Butter’ (#6 May ’21) and ‘Permission To Dance’ (#6 July ’21).

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Been Doin' It For A Bit' – Ruby Fields
2. 'Certified Lover Boy' – Drake
3. 'SOUR' – Olivia Rodrigo
4. 'MONTERO' – Lil Nas X
5. 'Planet Her' – Doja Cat
6. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa
7. 'F*ck Love (Over You)' – The Kid Laroi
8. 'Donda' – Kanye West
9. 'Darlinghurst' – Darlinghurst
10. 'Happier Than Ever' – Billie Eilish

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Stay' – The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber
2. 'Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)' – Elton John & Dua Lipa
3. 'Bad Habits' – Ed Sheeran
4. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
5. 'Industry Baby' – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
6. 'Shivers' – Ed Sheeran
7. 'My Universe' – Coldplay & BTS
8. 'That's What I Want' – Lil Nas X
9. 'Good 4 U' – Olivia Rodrigo
10. 'Beggin' – Maneskin

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