This Week In Pop – 7 April 2021

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This week, Skegss score their first #1 album, while Glass Animals continue their #1 single reign with 'Heat Waves'.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Skegss ‘Rehearsal’ – Byron Bay surf rock band Skegss score their first #1 album on the ARIA Charts as they debut in the top spot with 'Rehearsal'. The trio’s second album is the follow-up to 'My Own Mess' (#2 September ’18), which was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2019 ARIA Awards. During 2020, Skegss re-released some of their early work on vinyl, including the EP '50 Push Ups For A Dollar' (#4 October ’20) and the double EP set 'Holiday Food / Everyone Is Good At Something' (#17 November ’20). 'Rehearsal' is also #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. 'Rehearsal' is the sixth Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2021.
#3: Evanescence ‘The Bitter Truth’ – Releasing 'The Bitter Truth', Evanescence take out their fifth ARIA Top Ten entry at #3. The American gothic rock band’s fifth studio album is their first since 'Synthesis' (#6 November ’17). Evanescence have topped the chart with 'Fallen' (#1 February ’04) and 'The Open Door' (#1 October ’06).
#5: NF ‘Clouds (The Mixtape)’ – NF takes out his second Top Five entry as he debuts at #5 with 'Clouds (The Mixtape)'. The new release comes a little under two years after the American rapper first hit the chart with fourth album 'The Search' (#3 August ’19) and include collaborations with Hopsin and Tech N9ne.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Glass Animals ‘Heat Waves’ – British band Glass Animals notch up their sixth week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with their hit ‘Heat Waves’. The last British group to top the Singles Chart, Clean Bandit, also spent six straight weeks in the top spot with ‘Rockabye’ in December 2016/January 2017.
#5: Masked Wolf ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’ – Moving up two spots, Sydney rapper Masked Wolf cracks the ARIA Top 5 for the first time with ‘Astronaut In The Ocean’. It’s also hit the Top 5 in Germany, Switzerland, Finland and Hungary.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Rehearsal' – Skegss
2. 'Justice' – Justin Bieber
3. 'The Bitter Truth' – Evanescence
4. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa
5. 'Clouds (The Mixtape)' – NF
6. 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club' – Lana Del Rey
7. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' – The Kid Laroi
8. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd
9. 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon' – Pop Smoke
10. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
2. 'Peaches' – Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar, Giveon
3. 'Without You' – The Kid Laroi
4. 'The Business' – Tiesto
5. 'Astronaut In The Ocean' – Masked Wolf
6. 'Drivers License' – Olivia Rodrigo
7. 'Cover Me In Sunshine' – P!nk + Willow Sage Hart
8. 'Hold On' – Justin Bieber
9. 'Goosebumps (Remix)' – Travis Scott & HVME
10. 'Levitating' – Dua Lipa



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