This Week In Pop – 30 January, 2018

'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack stays at #1. 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack stays at #1.

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This week, Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' and 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack are at the top of the charts for another week, while Fall Out Boy and Drake debut new work.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Soundtrack ‘The Greatest Showman’ – The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman notches up its fourth consecutive week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
#3: Fall Out Boy ‘Mania’ (Debut) – Fall Out Boy score their fifth top ten debut on the Albums Chart with 'Mania'. The American band’s seventh studio release comes three years on from 'American Beauty/American Psycho' (#3 January ’15). They’ve also previously hit the top ten with 'Infinity On High' (#4 February ’07), 'Folie A Deux' (#9 December ’08) and 'Save Rock And Roll' (#2 April ’13).
#4: Sam Smith 'The Thrill Of It All' – Sam Smith's second album moves up six spots to #4 in its 12th week in the top 50. Its jump back up the chart coincides with tickets for Smith's November tour going on sale and high profile promotional visit.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’ – It's week eight at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for Ed Sheeran's ‘Perfect’.
#2: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line ‘Meant To Be’ – In its ninth week in the top 50, 'Meant To Be' jumps up three spots to hit #2.
#5: Drake ‘God’s Plan’ (Debut) – Drake returns to the Singles Chart with ‘God’s Plan’. It’s one of two new tracks released by the Canadian rapper this week; the other being ‘Diplomatic Immunity’. Both songs come from a mini EP called 'Scary Hours'.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
2. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
3. 'Mania' – Fall Out Boy
4. 'The Thrill Of It All' – Sam Smith
5. 'Beautiful Trauma' – P!nk
6. 'Revival' – Eminem
7. 'Stoney' – Post Malone
8. 'Camila' – Camila Cabello
9. 'Reputation' – Taylor Swift
10. 'Evolve' – Imagine Dragons

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Perfect' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Meant To Be' – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
3. 'I Fall Apart' – Post Malone
4. 'River' – Eminem featuring Ed Sheeran
5. 'God's Plan' – Drake
6. 'Havana' – Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug
7. 'Let You Down' – NF
8. 'Silence' – Marshmello featuring Khalid
9. 'Rockstar' – Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
10. 'This Is Me' – Keala Seattle and 'The Greatest Showman' Ensemble

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