This Week In Pop – 21 March, 2018

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Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, Drake and Ed lead the charts for another week while Logic and Calum Scott debut new work in the top ten.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – After returning to #1 last week, Ed Sheeran’s '÷' remains in the top spot this week. It’s the album’s 24th week at #1. Sheeran’s 'X' is at #4 and '+' is at #7.
#3: The Wiggles ‘Nursery Rhymes 2’ (debut) – With their 50th studio album, ARIA Hall Of Fame members The Wiggles score their first ever appearance in the top ten of the ARIA Albums Chart. 'Nursery Rhymes 2' takes over from 'Nursery Rhymes' (#15 February ’17) as the group’s highest chart peak. The group also charted in 2017 with 'Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas!' (#29 December ’17).
#5: Calum Scott ‘Only Human’ (debut) – British singer-songwriter Calum Scott makes his Albums Chart debut with 'Only Human'. Scott’s first album features the singles ‘Dancing On My Own’ (#2 October ’16) and ‘You Are The Reason’ (#27 December ’17).
#6: Bruno Mars ‘24K Magic’ – Still on tour around Australia, Bruno Mars moves up four spots to #6 with '24K Magic'. Both of Mars’ previous albums have re-entered the top 50 this week: 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' (#34) and 'Unorthodox Jukebox' (#39).
#10: Logic ‘Bobby Tarantino II’ (debut) – Logic takes out his first top ten entry on the Albums Chart peak with mixtape 'Bobby Tarantino II'. It’s the first time the American rapper has charted with a mixtape; he’s previously hit the chart with the studio albums 'The Incredible True Story' (#43 November ’15) and 'Everybody' (#25 May ’17).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Drake ‘God’s Plan’ – Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ maintains its grip on the #1 position on the ARIA Singles Chart for a seventh straight week.
#3: Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’ – Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ moves back up the chart for a second week in a row, up a further three spots this week. He is also up five places to #20 with ‘Shape Of You’ and has re-entered the top 50 at #41 with ‘Castle On The Hill’ and at #49 with ‘Galway Girl’.

Top 10 Albums

1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
3. 'Nursery Rhymes 2' – The Wiggles
4. 'X' – Ed Sheeran
5. 'Only Human' – Calum Scott
6. '24K Magic' – Bruno Mars
7. '+' – Ed Sheeran
8. 'Black Panther: The Album' – Soundtrack
9. 'Nation Of Two' – Vance Joy
10. 'Bobby Tarantino II' – Logic

Top 10 Singles

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


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