This Week In Pop – 9 May 2022

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Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, it's the first #1 for Future on the Albums Chart, while Harry Styles leads the Singles Chart for a third week.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Future ‘I Never Liked You’ – American rapper Future claims his first #1 on the ARIA Charts as he debuts at the top of the Albums Chart with 'I Never Liked You'. Future’s ninth album comes two years on from 'High Off Life' (#15 May ’20) and includes guest spots by Kanye West, Drake, Young Thug, Gunna and more. Future’s only other Top Ten entry was with the Drake collaboration 'What A Time To Be Alive' (#4 September ’15). The single ‘Wait For U’ has debuted at #15 on this week’s Singles Chart.
#3: Rammstein ‘Zeit’ – Rammstein score a new ARIA Albums Chart career peak as they debut at #3 with Zeit. The German industrial veterans’ eighth album follows on from their self-titled album (#5 May ’19) and becomes their fourth Top Ten entry.
#5: Adele ‘30’ – In the lead up to Mother’s Day, Adele’s catalogue has shot back up the chart. Most recent album '30' climbs 29 spots to #5, while 25 is up 22 to #25 and 21 re-enters at #35.
#8: The Weeknd ‘Dawn FM’ – The Weeknd’s previous #1, 'Dawn FM', races back up the chart 22 spots to #8. It comes on the back of the first release of the album on vinyl, resulting in it topping this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. 'Dawn FM' spent three non-consecutive weeks at #1 in January/February.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Harry Styles ‘As It Was’ – Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ hits its third week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The Brit’s previous #1 single ‘Sign Of The Times’ (#1 April ’17) spent only one week in the top spot.
#6: Latto x Mariah Carey x DJ Khaled ‘Big Energy’ – ‘Big Energy’ by American hip hop artist Latto continues its climb up the chart, this week moving four spots to #6. It’s the sixth week in the Top 50 for the song, which features Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled on a remix.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'I Never Liked You' – Future
2. 'SOUR' – Olivia Rodrigo
3. 'Zeit' – Rammstein
4. 'Fine Line' – Harry Styles
5. '30' – Adele
6. 'Planet Her' – Doja Cat
7. '=' – Ed Sheeran
8. 'Dawn FM' – The Weeknd 9. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd
10. 'Future Nostalgia' – Dua Lipa

Top 10 Singles

1. 'As It Was' – Harry Styles
2. 'First Class' – Jack Harlow
3. 'Heat Waves' – Glass Animals
4. 'Thousand Miles' – The Kid Laroi
5. 'Stay' – The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber
6. 'Big Energy' – Latto x Mariah Carey x DJ Khaled
7. 'Bad Habits' – Ed Sheeran
8. 'Where Are You Now' – Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott
9. 'Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)' – Elton John & Dua Lipa
10. 'Shivers' – Ed Sheeran



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