This Week In Pop – 14 August, 2017

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This week, 'Despacito' and Ed Sheeran hold steady up the top of each chart and Boo Seeka release their debut album, landing at #8.

This week's album chartifacts:

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – Returning to the #1 spot last week, Ed Sheeran’s '÷' retains its hold on pole position this week on the ARIA Albums Chart. It’s '÷'‘s 19th week at #1.
#2: Lorde ‘Melodrama’ – After two weeks outside of the top ten, Lorde’s second album returns to the top ten for a fifth week. It’s 'Melodrama'’s third week at #2.
#5: Soundtrack ‘Baby Driver’ – The soundtrack to the hit film 'Baby Driver' returns to its previous peak after two weeks at the bottom of the top ten.
#6: Imagine Dragons ‘Evolve’ – In its seventh week in the top 50, 'Evolve' moves back up 12 spots. It’s Imagine Dragons’ third album’s fifth week in the top ten.
#8: Boo Seeka ‘Never Too Soon’ (debut) – Sydney duo Boo Seeka score their first appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart with debut album 'Never Too Soon'. The electronic act, made up of Ben Gumbleton and Sam Croft released their first music in 2015. They received a J Award nomination for Unearthed Artist of the Year in the same year. The track ‘Deception Bay’ reached #50 in triple j's Hottest 100 of 2015.

This week's single chartifacts:

#1: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber ‘Despacito’ – For the 13th week in a row, ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee tops the ARIA Singles Chart. The Justin Bieber-featured track is also spending its 13th straight week at #1 in the US.
#3: Macklemore Feat. Skylar Grey ‘Glorious’ – Moving up two spots from last week, ‘Glorious’ becomes Macklemore’s fifth top three on the ARIA Singles Chart and first as a solo artist.
#7: French Montana Feat. Swae Lee ‘Unforgettable’ – In its ninth week in the ARIA top 50, French Montana’s debut chart entry has landed in the top ten for the first time. ‘Unforgettable’ has peaked at #3 in both the UK and US charts.

Top 10 Albums

1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Melodrama' – Lorde
3. 'Damn.' – Kendrick Lamar
4. 'Moana' Soundtrack
5. 'Baby Driver' Soundtrack
6. 'Evolve' – Imagine Dragons
7. 'Lust For Life' – Lana Del Rey
8. 'Never Too Soon' – Boo Seeka
9. 'One More Light' – Linkin Park
10. 'Everything Now' – Arcade Fire

Top 10 Singles

1.'Despacito' – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
2. 'Thunder' – Imagine Dragons
3. 'Glorious' – Macklemore featuring Skylar Grey
4. 'Feels' – Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
5. 'Strip That Down' – Liam Payne
6. 'Wild Thoughts' – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller
7. 'Unforgettable' – French Montana featuring Swae Lee
8. 'Praying' – Kesha
9. 'Body Like A Back Road' – Sam Hunt
10. 'Slow Hands' – Niall Horan

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