This Week In Pop – 6 November, 2018

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This week, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper dominate both charts for a second week with music from 'A Star Is Born'. P!nk debuts a cover from 'The Greatest Showman' while Gang Of Youths and Andrea Bocelli put out new work.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ‘A Star Is Born’ – The soundtrack to the hit film 'A Star Is Born' holds #1 for a second week on the ARIA Albums Chart. Three tracks from the album sit in the Top 20 on this week’s Singles Chart, including ‘Shallow’ at #1.
#2: Queen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – As Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' hits Australian cinemas, the film’s soundtrack jumps up three spots to #2 in its second week on the chart. Two other Queen albums have moved up the chart this week: 'Greatest Hits' is up 14 to #11 and 'The Platinum Collection' has climbed 11 to #18.
#4: Taylor Swift ‘Reputation’ – Hitting the midway point of her Australian tour, Taylor Swift jumps eight spots to land back into the Top Ten with former #1 'Reputation'. It’s the album’s 14th week in the Top Ten. Swift’s previous album '1989' has also moved up eight spots, this week it’s at #29.
#5: Gang Of Youths ‘MTV Unplugged (Live In Melbourne)’ (Debut) – 2017 ARIA Album Of The Year winners Gang Of Youths take out a fourth Top Five on the Albums Chart entry with the live release 'MTV Unplugged (Live In Melbourne)'. Recorded in July 2018, the set sees the Sydney group perform nine tracks from 'Go Farther In Lightness' (#1 August ’17) and one from the EP 'Let Me Be Clear' (#2 August ’16). Gang Of Youths first hit the Albums Chart with 'The Positions' (#5 April ’15).
#7: Andrea Bocelli ‘Si’ (Debut) – Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his 16th studio album, 'Si'. The follow-up to 'Cinema' (#7 November ’15) is Bocelli’s first album of original material since 'Andrea' (#12 November ’04) and includes collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Josh Groban and Bocelli’s son Matteo. Bocelli’s highest chart peak to date was with 'Romanza' (#2 September ‘98).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ‘Shallow’ – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper hold #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week with the track ‘Shallow’. Two other tracks from the soundtrack to 'A Star Is Born' have made a move up the chart this week: ‘Always Remember Us This Way’ is up six to #12 and ‘I’ll Never Love Again’ has jumped 17 to #15.
#5: Halsey ‘Without Me’ – American singer-songwriter Halsey continues her climb up the chart with current single ‘Without Me’. This week, it’s up three spots to #5.
#7: Post Malone & Swae Lee ‘Sunflower’ – In its second week on the chart, ‘Sunflower’ by American rappers Post Malone and Swae Lee jumps up six spots to crack the Top Ten for the first time at #7. It becomes Post Malone’s sixth Top Ten in Australia and Swae Lee’s first.

Top 10 Albums

 1.    'A Star Is Born' – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
 2.    'Bohemian Rhapsody' – Queen
 3.    'Kamikaze' – Eminem
 4.    'reputation' – Taylor Swift
 5.    'MTV Unplugged (Live In Melbourne)' – Gang Of Youths
 6.    'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack
 7.    'Si' – Andrea Bocelli
 8.    'Solace' – Rufus Du Sol
 9.    'Beerbongs & Bentleys' – Post Malone
 10. '÷' – Ed Sheeran

Top 10 Singles

 1.    'Shallow' – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
 2.    'Shotgun' – George Ezra
 3.    'Happier' – Marshmello & Bastille
 4.    'Eastside' – Benny Blanco featuring Halsey & Khalid
 5.    'Without Me' – Halsey
 6.    'Be Alright' – Dean Lewis
 7.    'Sunflower' – Post Malone & Swae Lee
 8.    'Body' – Loud Luxury
 9.    'Better' – Khalid
 10. 'Promises' – Calvin Harris & Sam Smith


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