This Week In Pop – 7 December, 2020

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This week, AC/DC make it three weeks at #1 on the Albums Chart and 24kGoldn is in the same spot on the Singles Chart for an eighth week. Powderfinger and Miley Cyrus lead new releases.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: AC/DC ‘PWR/UP’ – AC/DC’s PWR/UP takes out its third consecutive week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It becomes the legendary Australian rock band’s longest run at #1, taking over from 'Live' (#1 November ’92).
#2: Powderfinger ‘Unreleased (1998 - 2010)’ – Releasing 'Unreleased (1998 - 2010)', Powderfinger score their ninth Top Ten album on the ARIA Charts. The compilation of tracks from the iconic Brisbane band’s archives is their first album of new music since 'Golden Rule' (#1 November ’09). Earlier this year, the band re-entered the chart at #2 with the 20th Anniversary Edition of 'Odyssey Number Five' (#1 September ’00). They also reformed for the livestreamed charity performance, 'One Night Lonely'. 'Unreleased (1998 - 2010)' is #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
#3: Miley Cyrus ‘Plastic Hearts’ – Miley Cyrus takes out her sixth Top Ten as she releases seventh studio album, 'Plastic Hearts'. Cyrus’ first album since 'Younger Now' (#2 October ’17) features the singles ‘Midnight Sky’ and ‘Prisoner’, as well as collaborations with Billy Idol, Joan Jett and Dua Lipa, among others.
#10: Andrea Bocelli ‘Believe’ – In its third week in the Top 50, Andrea Bocelli’s 'Believe' jumps up 14 spots to hit #10. It becomes the Italian tenor’s eighth Top Ten album on the ARIA Albums Chart. His first Top Ten was with 'Romanza' (#2 September ’98).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: 24kGoldn Feat. Iann Dior ‘Mood’ – For the eighth week, ‘Mood’ by 24kGoldn tops the ARIA Singles Chart. The American rapper’s first chart-topper in Australia has spent the second most weeks at #1 in 2020, sitting below The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ (#1 January ’20), which spent eleven weeks at the top.
#7: Miley Cyrus ‘Midnight Sky’ – With 'Plastic Hearts' debuting at #3 on this week’s Albums Chart, the album’s lead single ‘Midnight Sky’ jumps six spots to #7, hitting the Top Ten for the first time. It becomes Cyrus’ eighth Top Ten solo single and the first since ‘Malibu’ (#3 May ’17). 'Plastic Hearts'’ second single, ‘Prisoner’, hits a new peak this week at #13.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'PWR/UP' – AC/DC
2. 'Unreleased (1998-2010)' – Powderfinger
3. 'Plastic Hearts' – Miley Cyrus
4. 'BE' – BTS
5. 'Folklore' – Taylor Swift
6. 'T.R.U.T.H.' – Guy Sebastian
7. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
8. 'Positions' – Ariana Grande
9. 'F*ck Love (Savage)' – The Kid Laroi
10. 'Believe' – Andrea Bocelli

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Mood' – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior
2. 'Positions' – Ariana Grande
3. 'Head & Heart' – Joel Corry, MNEK
4. 'Therefore I Am' – Billie Eilish
5. 'Levitating' – Dua Lipa
6. 'So Done' – The Kid Laroi
7. 'Midnight Sky' – Miley Cyrus
8. 'You Broke Me First' – Tate McRae
9. 'Monster' – Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber
10. 'Holy' – Justin Bieber featuring Chance The Rapper

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