This Week In Pop – 30 October, 2017

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P!nk sits at #1 of the Albums Chart. P!nk sits at #1 of the Albums Chart.
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This week, Post Malone's 'Rockstar' sits atop the Singles Chart for another week and P!nk's atop the Albums Chart, while Niall Horan debuts 'Flicker'.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: P!nk ‘Beautiful Trauma’ – P!nk’s seventh studio album holds #1 for a second week on the ARIA Albums Chart. It’s the American artist’s 36th week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
#2: Niall Horan ‘Flicker’ (debut) – Former One Direction member Niall Horan scores his first solo appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Flicker'. Horan’s debut album features the singles ‘This Town’ (#5 October ’16), ‘Slow Hands’ (#2 July ’17) and ‘Too Much To Ask’ (#19 October ’17).
#4: Trivium ‘The Sin And The Sentence’ (debut) – Florida metal band Trivium take out a fifth top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart with eighth album 'The Sin And The Sentence'. The follow-up to 'Silence In The Snow' (#7 October ’15) matches the band’s previous peak reached with 'Shogun' (#4 October ’08).
#5: George Michael ‘Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged’ – A return to the top 50 for George Michael’s second studio album following a reissue that bundles it with his 1996 MTV 'Unplugged' performance. 'Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1' originally peaked at #2 in September 1990.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Post Malone Feat. 21 Savage ‘Rockstar’ – It’s week five at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for Post Malone’s ‘Rockstar’. In its third week in the chart, the American rapper’s ‘I Fall Apart’ has jumped up nine spots to #14.
#4: Khalid ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ – A move of three spots to #4 puts Khalid’s ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ into the top five for the first time. It’s the single’s tenth week in the top 50 and fourth week in the top ten.
#5: Portugal. The Man ‘Feel It Still’ – Nine weeks into its run in the top 50, ‘Feel It Still’ cracks the top five for the first time. The track currently sits at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
#9: Taylor Swift ‘Gorgeous’ (debut) – Ahead of the release of 'Reputation' on 10 November, Taylor Swift scores a third Singles Chart entry from the album with 'Gorgeous'. The track follows on from ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ (#1 September ’17) and ‘...Ready For It?’ (#3 September ’17).

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Beautiful Trauma' – P!nk
2. 'Flicker' – Niall Horan
3. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
4. 'The Sin And The Sentence' – Trivium
5. 'Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged' – George Michael
6. 'Triple J's Like A Version 13' – Various
7. 'The Secret Daughter Season Two (Songs From The Original 7 Series)' – Jessica Mauboy
8. 'Essential Oils: The Great Circle Tour Edition' – Midnight Oil
9. 'Stoney' – Post Malone
10. 'Gemini' – Macklemore

Top 10 Singles

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

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