This Week In Pop – 21 November, 2017

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This week, Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' hits #1, Evanescence return and Camila Cabello rises to the top of the Singles Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Taylor Swift ‘Reputation’ (debut) – 'Reputation', the sixth studio album by Taylor Swift, becomes the American singer-songwriter’s fourth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, coming three years on from '1989' (#1 November ’14).
#5: Kerser ‘Engraved In The Game’ (debut) – Kerser takes out his fifth top ten album with 'Engraved In The Game'. The follow-up to 'Tradition' (#4 November ’16) is the Sydney rapper’s seventh studio album.
#6: Evanescence ‘Synthesis’ (debut) – Six years on from their self-titled third album (#5 October ’11), Evanescence return with 'Synthesis'. The album includes reworked versions of some of the band's previous material with added orchestral arrangements.
#7: Michael Buble ‘Christmas’ – A jump of 17 spots returns Michael Buble’s perennially-popular Christmas album to the top ten for a 41st week. It’s the album’s second week in the top 50 for the 2017 festive season.
#9: Cold Chisel ‘The Live Tapes Vol 4: The Last Stand Of The Sydney Entertainment Centre, December 17 And 18, 2015’ (debut) – The latest edition in Cold Chisel’s 'Live Tapes' series features recordings made over two nights at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. The shows were the penultimate concerts at the now-demolished venue which also played host to the band’s final show before originally splitting in 1983. It’s the highest chart peak for an album in the series, taking over from 'The Live Tapes Vol. 3: Live At The Manly Vale Hotel, June 7, 1980' (#11 December ’16).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Camila Cabello Feat. Young Thug ‘Havana’ – In its twelfth week in the ARIA top 50, ‘Havana’ by Camila Cabello hits #1 for the first time. It’s the ex-Fifth Harmony member’s first #1 in Australia.
#3: Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’ – After slipping back to #4 last week, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ returns to #3 for a fourth week. It’s Sheeran’s fifth top three single from ÷ (#1 March ’17).
#4: Post Malone ‘I Fall Apart’ – He may have lost the #1 spot this week, but it isn’t all bad news for Post Malone; ‘I Fall Apart’ moves up two spots to crack the top five for the first time.
#9: Selena Gomez & Marshmello ‘Wolves’ – Jumping up four spots from #13, ‘Wolves’ gives mysterious DJ/producer Marshmello his second top ten entry on this week’s Singles Chart. His collaboration with Khalid, ‘Silence’, also grabs a new peak this week at #7. It becomes Selena Gomez’s second career top ten, following on from ‘Good For You’ (#10 August ’15).
#10: Eminem Feat Beyoncé ‘Walk On Water’ (debut) – Releasing the first single from his forthcoming ninth studio album, 'Revival', American rapper scores his thirteenth top ten single as a lead artist on the ARIA Singles Chart. ‘Walk On Water’ is Eminem’s first top ten single since ‘The Monster’ (#1 November ’13) and first top 50 since ‘Guts Over Fear’ (#22 September ’14).

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Reputation' – Taylor Swift
2. 'Beautiful Trauma' – P!nk
3. '÷' – Ed Sheeran'
4. 'The Thrill Of It All' – Sam Smith
5. 'Engraved In The Game' – Kerser
6. 'Synthesis' – Evanescence
7. 'Christmas' – Michael Buble
8. The Secret Daughter Season Two (Songs From The Original 7 Series) – Jessica Mauboy
9. 'The Live Tapes Vol 4: The Last Stand Of The Sydney Entertainment Centre, December 17 And 18, 2015’ – Cold Chisel
10. 'A Love So Beautiful' – Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Havana' – Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug
2. 'Rockstar' – Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
3. 'Perfect' – Ed Sheeran
4. 'I Fall Apart' – Post Malone
5. 'Young Dumb & Broke' – Khalid
6. 'Too Good At Goodbyes' – Sam Smith
7. 'Silence' – Marshmello featuring Khalid
8. 'What Lovers Do' – Maroon 5 featuring SZA
9. 'Wolves' – Selena Gomez & Marshmello
10. 'Walk On Water' – Eminem featuring Beyonce

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