This Week In Pop – 23 October, 2017

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This week, P!nk's 'Beautiful Trauma' debuts at #1 on the Albums Chart as Post Malone chalks up a fourth week on top of the Singles Chart.

This week's album chartifacts:

#1: P!nk ‘Beautiful Trauma’ (debut) – Returning with Beautiful Trauma, her first album in five years, P!nk scores her fifth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The American artist’s seventh studio album includes the singles ‘What About Us’ (#1 August ’17), ‘Beautiful Trauma’ (#27 October ’17), ‘Whatever You Want’ (#44 October ‘17) and the Eminem-featured ‘Revenge’ (#21 October ’17).
#5: Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ (debut) – Singer-songwriters Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile team up for the collaborative album 'Lotta Sea Lice'. Recorded in Melbourne in eight days, spread over 15 months, the album also includes contributions from members of Warpaint and The Dirty Three, among others. It’s Melbournian Barnett’s first chart appearance since 'Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit' (#4 March ’15) and American Vile’s first since 'B'lieve I'm Goin' Down' (#27 October ’15).

This week's single chartifacts:

#1: Post Malone Feat. 21 Savage ‘Rockstar’ – Post Malone’s ‘Rockstar’ holds the #1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth consecutive week. After debuting at #26 last week, the American rapper’s ‘I Fall Apart’ has moved up three spots to #23. ‘Congratulations’ has moved back up four spots to #35.
#3: Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’ – Moving up one spot from last week, ‘Perfect’ becomes Ed Sheeran’s eighth top three single on the ARIA Charts. His first top three was with ‘The A Team’ (#2 November ’11).
#5: P!nk ‘What About Us’ – In the week that her seventh album 'Beautiful Trauma' becomes her fifth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, P!nk’s eighth #1 single jumps back up seven spots to notch up its seventh week in the top ten.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Beautiful Trauma' – P!nk
2. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
3. 'Triple J's Like A Version 13' – Various
4. 'The Secret Daughter Season Two (Songs From The Original 7 Series)' – Jessica Mauboy
5. 'Lotta Sea Lice' – Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile
6. 'Now' – Shania Twain
7. 'Gemini' – Macklemore
8. 'Concrete And Gold' – Foo Fighters
9. 'Greatest Hits... So Far!!!'
10. 'Stoney' – Post Malone

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Rockstar' – Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
2. 'Havana' – Camila Cabello
3. 'Perfect' – Ed Sheeran
4. 'Glorious' – Macklemore featuring Skylar Grey
5. 'What About Us' – P!nk
6. 'Feel It Still' – Portugal. The Man
7. 'Young Dumb & Broke' – Khalid
8. 'Dusk Till Dawn' – Zayn featuring Sia
9. 'Too Good At Goodbyes' – Sam Smith
10. 'New Rules' – Dua Lipa


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