This Week In Pop – 4 December, 2018

'A Star Is Born' 'A Star Is Born'

Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are continuing to dominate at #1 on both charts. Missy Higgins debuts 'The Special Ones'.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ‘A Star Is Born’ – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s soundtrack to 'A Star Is Born' holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for a sixth straight week.
#7: Missy Higgins ‘The Special Ones’ (Debut) – Missy Higgins picks up a sixth Top Ten album with 'The Special Ones.' The career retrospective features tracks from across Higgins’ first five albums, including the #1 singles ‘Scar’ (#1 August ’04) and ‘Steer’ (#1 April ’07), as well as Top Ten hits ‘The Special Two’ (#2 April ’05) and ‘Where I Stood’ (#10 August ’07).
#9: Michael Bublé ‘Christmas’ – Michael Bublé’s perennially popular album 'Christmas' returns to the Top Ten for a 48th week. Since 2011, it has spent a total of eleven weeks at #1.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Ariana Grande ‘Thank U, Next’ – Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ notches up a third week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The track has also spent three weeks at the top the charts in the UK, US and Canada.
#3: George Ezra ‘Shotgun’ – After his performance at the 2018 ARIA Awards, British singer-songwriter George Ezra moves back up the chart one spot to #3 with former #1 ‘Shotgun’.
#8: Rita Ora ‘Let You Love Me’ – Also appearing at the ARIAs on Wednesday, Rita Ora moves up four spots to #8 with ‘Let You Love Me’. It’s her fourth Top Ten entry and the first since ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ (#5 Apr. ’14).

Top 10 Albums

1. 'A Star Is Born' – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
2. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' – Queen
3. 'Greatest Hits' – Queen
4. 'Love' – Michael Buble
5. 'The Platinum Collection' – Queen
6. 'The Greatest Showman: Reimagined' Soundtrack
7. 'The Special Ones' – Missy Higgins
8. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
9. 'Christmas' – Michael Buble
10. 'Delta' – Mumford & Sons

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Thank U, Next' – Ariana Grande
2. 'Shallow' – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
3. 'Shotgun' – George Ezra
4. 'Without Me' – Halsey
5. 'Happier' – Marshmello & Bastille
6. 'Sunflower' – Post Malone & Swae Lee
7. 'Eastside' – Benny Blanco featuring Halsey & Khalid
8. 'Let You Love Me' – Rita Ora
9. 'Be Alright' – Dean Lewis
10. 'Body' – Loud Luxury


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