This Week In Pop – 13 March, 2018

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This week, Drake chalks up six weeks on the top as Ed Sheeran tours the country with his most recent album which is currently at #1.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – With a week of his Australian tour over, Ed Sheeran returns to the top of the ARIA Albums Chart with '÷'. It’s the 23rd week in the top spot for Sheeran’s third studio album.
#6: Camp Cope ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ (debut) – Melbourne’s Camp Cope take out their first top ten appearance on the ARIA Charts with 'How To Socialise & Make Friends'. The trio’s second album comes two years on from their self-titled debut (#36 May ’16). Track ‘The Opener’ was #58 in the recent Triple J Hottest 100.
#10: Bruno Mars ‘24K Magic’ – As his tour continues around Australia, Bruno Mars re-enters the top ten with '24K Magic'. It’s the album’s tenth week in the top ten.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Drake ‘God’s Plan’ – It’s week six at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for rapper Drake and his track ‘God’s Plan’.
#6: Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’ – In the week he kicked off his huge Australian tour and regained the #1 spot on the Albums Chart with '÷', Ed Sheeran has surged back up the Singles Chart.
#8: Zedd & Grey Feat. Maren Morris ‘The Middle’ – Moving up four spots in its fifth week in the top 50, ‘The Middle’ hits the top ten for the first time. The track becomes Zedd’s second top ten as a lead artist, following on from the Alessia Cara collaboration ‘Stay’ (#3 April ’17).
#9: Marshmello & Anne-Marie ‘Friends’ – Marshmello and Anne-Marie jump up four spots to hit the top ten with ‘Friends’. It’s American producer Marshmello’s third top ten, following the Khalid collaboration ‘Silence’ (#5 January ’18) and the Selena Gomez collaboration ‘Wolves’ (#5 December ’17).

Top 10 Albums

1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
3. 'Nation Of Two' – Vance Joy
4. 'Black Panther: The Album' – Soundtrack
5. 'X' – Ed Sheeran
6. 'How To Socialise & Make Friends' – Camp Cope
7. 'Stoney' – Post Malone
8. '+' – Ed Sheeran
9. 'Fifty Shades Freed' – Soundtrack
10. '24K Magic' – Bruno Mars

Top 10 Singles

1. 'God's Plan' – Drake
2. 'Psycho' – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
3. 'All The Stars' – Kendrick Lamar & SZA
4. 'These Days' – Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen
5. 'Meant To Be' – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
6. 'Perfect' – Ed Sheeran
7. 'IDGAF' – Dua Lipa
8. 'The Middle' – Zedd & Grey featuring Maren Morris
9. 'Friends' – Marshmello & Anne Marie
10. 'I Fall Apart' – Post Malone

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