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This Week In Pop – 23 August, 2017

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This week, P!nk and Paul Kelly take over the #1 spots of both charts and Kesha's return to music debuts at #3.

This week's album chartifacts:

#1: Paul Kelly ‘Life Is Fine’ (debut) – Legendary Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly scores his first ever #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Life Is Fine', in a career spanning 40 years. Kelly’s 23rd studio album comes following a busy 2016 that saw him release two albums: 'Seven Sonnets And A Song' (#9 May ’16) and 'Death's Dateless Night' (#16 Oct. ’16). 'Life Is Fine' takes over from 'Songs From The South' (#2 June ’97) as Kelly’s highest-charting album and from '... Nothing But A Dream' (#7 August ’01) as his highest-charting studio album. Paul Kelly was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 1997.
#3: Kesha ‘Rainbow’ (debut) – The third album from Kesha gives the American artist the highest peak of her career on the ARIA Albums Chart. 'Rainbow' is Kesha’s first album since 'Warrior' (#12 December ’12) and the first to hit the top five since debut Animal (#4 January ’10). The album includes the single ‘Praying’ (#6 August ’17).
#5: Jen Cloher ‘Jen Cloher’ (debut) – With her self-titled fourth album, Melbourne singer-songwriter Jen Cloher makes her top 50 debut on the ARIA Albums Chart. The album is the follow-up to 2013’s 'In Blood Memory' and features guest appearances from Dan Luscombe of The Drones and American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile.

This week's single chartifacts:

#1: P!nk ‘What About Us’ (debut) – With the first single from her forthcoming seventh album 'Beautiful Trauma', American star P!nk scores her ninth #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. ‘What About Us’ draws P!nk level with Delta Goodrem for the second most #1 singles in ARIA Charts history.
#2: Macklemore Feat. Skylar Grey ‘Glorious’ – A further jump of one spot for ‘Glorious’ in its eighth week in the top 50 gives it a new peak.
#6: Kesha ‘Praying’ – In the week that her comeback album 'Rainbow' debuts at #3, its lead single has moved up two spots to claim a new peak. It previously peaked at #7.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Life Is Fine' – Paul Kelly
2. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
3. 'Rainbow' – Kesha
4. 'Moana' Soundtrack
5. 'Jen Cloher' – Jen Cloher
6. 'Damn.' – Kendrick Lamar
7. 'Melodrama' – Lorde
8. 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2' Soundtrack
9. 'Evolve' – Imagine Dragons
10. 'X' – Ed Sheeran

Top 10 Singles

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

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