This Week In Pop – 19 December, 2017

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Ed Sheeran leads both charts this week. Ed Sheeran leads both charts this week.

Welcome to This Week In Pop.


This week, Ed Sheeran returns to #1 on the Albums Chart after 14 weeks and his single 'Perfect' is up on top of the Singles Chart too.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – Returning to #1 for the first time in 14 weeks, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ takes out a 21st week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart. Debuting at #1 in mid-March, it last sat at the top of the chart in mid-September. Previous albums 'X' and '+' are back up to #22 and #33, respectively.
#4: John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John ‘Friends For Christmas [Deluxe Edition]’ – In its fourth week back in the top ten this festive season, the former #1 moves up two spots to re-enter the top five.
#6: Luke Bryan ‘What Makes You Country’ (debut) – American country star Luke Bryan hits the Albums Chart for the first time since 2015 with 'What Makes You Country'. Bryan’s sixth studio album is his fourth release to hit the ARIA top 50.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’ – Ed Sheeran’s fourth #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart holds the top spot for a second week. In total, the British singer-songwriter has spent 23 weeks at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.
#6: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line ‘Meant To Be’ – After jumping up 18 spots last week, ‘Meant To Be’ climbs up two spots this week to #6.

Top 10 Albums

1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Beautiful Trauma' – P!nk
3. 'Christmas' – Michael Buble
4. 'Friends For Christmas' [Deluxe Edition] – John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John
5. 'Reputation' – Taylor Swift
6. 'What Makes You Country' – Luke Bryan
7. 'The Thrill Of It All' – Sam Smith
8. 'The Secret Daughter Season Two (Songs From The Original 7 Series)' – Jessica Mauboy
9. 'Songs Of Experience' – U2
10. ‘Days Go By: The Definitive Greatest Hits Collection’ – Daryl Braithwaite

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Perfect' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Havana' – Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug
3. 'Rockstar' – Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
4. 'I Fall Apart' – Post Malone
5. 'Silence' – Marshmello featuring Khalid
6. 'Meant To Be' – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
7. 'Let You Down' – NF
8. 'Wolves' – Selena Gomez & Marshmello
9. 'Young Dumb & Broke' – Khalid
10. 'Feel It Still' – Portugal. The Man

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