This Week In Pop – 8 May, 2019

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This week, P!nk's new album blasts to #1 as Rob Thomas, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Hillsong, Catfish And The Bottlemen, and Taylor Swift all release Top Ten charting music.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: P!nk ‘Hurts 2B Human’ (Debut) – American star P!nk scores her sixth #1 album on the ARIA Charts as she debuts in the top spot with 'Hurts 2B Human'. It’s P!nk’s eighth studio album and includes the single ‘Walk Me Home’ (#11 April ’19) and the album’s title track, which has debuted at #48 this week.
#3: Rob Thomas ‘Chip Tooth Smile’ (Debut) – Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas returns with his fourth solo album, 'Chip Tooth Smile'. The follow-up to 'The Great Unknown' (#4 August ’15) becomes Thomas’ fourth solo Top Ten entry on the Albums Chart. He topped the chart in May 2005 with debut solo album, 'Something To Be'.
#4: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard ‘Fishing For Fishies’ (Debut) – Melbourne’s prolific King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release 'Fishing For Fishies', their 14th studio album. It’s the band’s first release of new material since 'Gumboot Soup' (#6 January ’18) and becomes their sixth Top Ten.
#6: Hillsong United ‘People’ (Debut) – Worship band Hillsong United return to the chart with the live album 'People'. Recorded in Sydney, it becomes the group’s eighth Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart. They last charted with Wonder (#4 June ’17).
#9: Catfish And The Bottlemen ‘The Balance’ (Debut) – Catfish And The Bottlemen release their third album, 'The Balance'. It becomes the Welsh indie rock band’s second Top Ten entry after 'The Ride' (#6 June ’16), which was their first UK #1.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’ – American rapper Lil Nas X holds #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a third straight week with ‘Old Town Road’.
#2: Taylor Swift Feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco ‘Me!’ (Debut) – Taylor Swift hits the Singles Chart for the first time in a year with ‘Me!’. Featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, the track is the first to be released from Swift’s seventh studio album and becomes her first Top Ten since ‘Gorgeous’ (#9 October ’17).

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Hurts 2B Human' – P!nk
 2.    'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
 3.    'Chip Tooth Smile' – Rob Thomas
 4.    'Fishing For Fishies' – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
 5.    'Farewell' – The Seekers
 6.    'People' – Hillsong United
 7.    'Free Spirit' – Khalid
 8.    'A Place We Knew' – Dean Lewis
 9.    'The Balance' – Catfish And The Bottlemen
 10. 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' – BTS

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Old Town Road' – Lil Nas X
 2.    'Me!' – Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie
 3.    'Bad Guy' – Billie Eilish
 4.    '3 Nights' – Dominic Fike
 5.    'Talk' – Khalid
 6.    'Sunflower' – Post Malone & Swae Lee
 7.    'WOW' – Post Malone
 8.    'Sucker' – Jonas Brothers
 9.    'SOS' – Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc
 10. 'Someone You Loved' – Lewis Capaldi



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