This Week In Pop – 10 April, 2018

Published in Music News  
Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran

Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, Dua Lipa's self-titled album reaches a new peak, The Weeknd debuts new work and Drake and Ed are unmoved.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – With his massive Australia/NZ tour coming to a close this week, Ed Sheeran holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a 27th week with '÷'.
#3: The Weeknd ‘My Dear Melancholy,’ (Debut) – The Weeknd scores his third top three entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'My Dear Melancholy,'. The six-track release includes collaborations with Skrillex, French techno artist Gesaffelstein and Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, among others.
#8: Dua Lipa ‘Dua Lipa’ – Scoring its first appearance in the top ten two weeks ago, Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album dropped back four spots to #13 last week. This week, it’s up five spots to hit a new peak at #8. It’s the album’s 13th week in the chart.

This week's single chartifacts
#1: Drake 'God's Plan' – For the tenth consecutive week Drake sits at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with the track ‘God’s Plan’.
#3: The Weeknd ‘Call Out My Name’ (Debut) – The Weeknd scores six debuts in the top 50 of this week’s Singles Chart. The highest entry, ‘Call Out My Name’ becomes the Canadian artist’s fourth top three and sixth top ten single. It joins ‘The Hills’ (#3 October ’15) as The Weeknd’s second-highest peak.
#4: Lil Dicky Feat. Chris Brown ‘Freaky Friday’ – After hitting the top ten last week, ‘Freaky Friday’ has slid up one spot to claim a new peak at #4. It’s the track’s third week in the top 50.
#8: Khalid & Normani ‘Love Lies’ – Seven weeks into its chart run, Khalid & Normani’s ‘Love Lies’ moves up two spots to a new peak of #8.

Top 10 Albums

1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
3. 'My Dear Melancholy,' – The Weeknd
4. 'X' – Ed Sheeran
5. '24K Magic' – Bruno Mars
6. '?' – XXXTentacion
7. '+' – Ed Sheeran
8. 'Dua Lipa' – Dua Lipa
9. 'Black Panther: The Album' – Soundtrack
10. 'Stoney' – Post Malone

Top 10 Singles

1. 'God's Plan' – Drake
2. 'Psycho' – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
3. 'Call Out My Name' – The Weeknd
4. 'Freaky Friday' – Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown
5. 'Friends' – Marshmello & Anne Marie
6. 'IDGAF' – Dua Lipa
7. 'These Days' – Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen
8. 'Love Lies' – Khalid & Normani
9. 'The Middle' – Zedd & Grey featuring Maren Morris
10. 'All The Stars' – Kendrick Lamar & SZA


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