This Week In Pop – 9 September, 2019

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This week, Tool hit #1 with their new album while Tones And I makes it close to the top. Lana Del Rey, G Flip, and Post Malone put out new work.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Tool ‘Fear Inoculum’ – Releasing their first album in 13 years, American alternative metal band Tool score their third #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. 'Fear Inoculum' is Tool’s fifth studio album and the follow-up to '10,000 Days' (#1 May ’06). In the lead-up to the release of the new album, the band released their back catalogue onto digital services for the first time, leading to them scoring five entries on the Top 50 back in August. Tool first hit #1 with 'Lateralus' (#1 May ’01).
#3: Tones And I ‘The Kids Are Coming - EP’ – Singles Chart chart-topper Tones And I makes her Albums Chart debut with 'The Kids Are Coming'. The Byron Bay artist’s debut EP features the #1 single ‘Dance Monkey’, as well as ‘Johnny Run Away’ (#12 June ’19) and ‘Never Seen The Rain’ (#21 August ’19), plus three new tracks. The EP has also appeared in the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart at #5.
#4: Lana Del Rey ‘Norman F**King Rockwell!’ – Lana Del Rey picks up her fifth Top Five entry with sixth album, 'Norman F**King Rockwell!' The American singer-songwriter’s previous four albums all hit #1 on the ARIA Charts: 'Born To Die' (#1 February ’12), 'Ultraviolence' (#1 June ’14), 'Honeymoon' (#1 September ’15) and 'Lust For Life' (#1 July ’17).
#6: G Flip ‘About Us’ – Melbourne’s G Flip scores her Albums Chart debut with 'About Us'. It’s the debut album from singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Georgia Flipo and features all the singles she released during 2018 and 2019. She’ll be touring nationally in November in support of the album. 'About Us' is #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Tones And I ‘Dance Monkey’ – Tones And I holds #1 for a sixth consecutive week on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Dance Monkey’. The single moves into equal second for most weeks a #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart by an Australian female solo artist, joining Kylie Minogue’s ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ (#1 March ’88) and Merril Bainbridge’s ‘Mouth’ (#1 May ’95). If ‘Dance Monkey’ continues to top next week, it will equal Kylie Minogue’s ‘Locomotion’ (#1 August ’87), who holds the record with seven weeks.
#5: Post Malone ‘Circles’ – Post Malone takes out his ninth Top Ten entry on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Circles’. The track was released at the same time the American hip hop artist announced his third album, 'Hollywood’s Bleeding' (which was released on 6 September). It’s the fourth track from the album to chart after ‘Sunflower’ (#1 January ’19), ‘Wow.’ (#5 July ’19) and ‘Goodbyes’ (#5 July ’19).

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'Fear Inoculum' – Tool
 2.    'Lover' – Taylor Swift
 3.    'The Kids Are Coming – EP' – Tones And I
 4.    'Norman F**king Rockwell!' – Lana Del Rey
 5.    'No.6 Collaborations Project' – Ed Sheeran
 6.    'About Us' – G Flip
 7.    'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' – Billie Eilish
 8.    'Diamonds' – Elton John
 9.    'We Are Not Your Kind' – Slipknot
 10.  'A Star Is Born' – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Dance Monkey' – Tones And I
 2.    'Señorita' – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
 3.    'Old Town Road' – Lil Nas X
 4.    'Beautiful People' – Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid
 5.    'Circles' – Post Malone
 6.    'The Git Up' – Blanco Brown
 7.    'One Thing Right' – Marshmello featuring Kane Brown
 8.    'Lover' – Taylor Swift
 9.    'Ransom' – Lil Tecca
 10.  'Bad Guy' – Billie Eilish


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