This Week In Pop – 26 March, 2018

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This week, Drake and Ed sit at #1 for another week. XXXTentacion debuts his new album and Dua Lipa's self-titled album reaches a new peak.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – Following a triumphant tour around Australia, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ remains in the top spot for a 25th week. The album has now been at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for as long as John Farnham’s ‘Whispering Jack’ (#1 1986).
#3: XXXTentacion – ‘?’ (Debut) – American rapper XXXTentacion scores a new ARIA Albums Chart peak with ‘?’. His second studio album comes about seven months on from his debut album ‘17’ (#29 Sept. ’17).
#9: Dua Lipa – ‘Dua Lipa’ – As English singer Dua Lipa tours the country, her debut self-titled album reaches a new peak on the ARIA Albums Chart.

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.
#9: XXXTentacion ‘Sad!’ – ‘Sad!’ by XXXTentacion continues its climb up the chart moving thirteen spots to a new peak at #9. XXXTentacion also features in this week’s top 50 at #48 with ‘Changes’, the second single off the American Rapper’s second studio album ‘?’.

Top 10 Albums

1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
3. '?' – XXXTentacion
4. 'X' – Ed Sheeran
5. '24K Magic' – Bruno Mars
6. '+' – Ed Sheeran
7. 'Black Panther: The Album' – Soundtrack
8. 'Nation Of Two' – Vance Joy
9. 'Dua Lipa' – Dua Lipa
10. 'Stoney' – Post Malone

Top 10 Singles

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

2018 AIR Awards Nominees Playlist

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