This Week In Pop – 1 May, 2017

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This week, Ed Sheeran holds his number one positions in both the Albums and Singles charts, denying Amy Shark of the top spot with her debut EP. Lady Gaga gets the eleventh ARIA top ten single of her career, and first top ten single since 2011.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – Ed Sheeran’s '÷' notches up its eighth consecutive week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
#2: Amy Shark ‘Night Thinker EP’ (debut) – Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark makes her debut on the ARIA Albums Chart with the 'Night Thinker EP'. The six-track release features the single ‘Adore’ (#3 February ’17), as well as an appearance by rapper Allday on ‘Worst Girl’.
#3: Soundtrack ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 2’ (debut) – The soundtrack to the second film in the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' series. 'Awesome Mix Vol. 2' features tracks by the likes of Cheap Trick, Sweet, George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac, Electric Light Orchestra and more. The album is the follow-up to the first film’s soundtrack 'Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1' (#2 August ’14).
#6: Allday ‘Speeding’ (debut) – The second studio album from Allday gives the Adelaide rapper his second top 10 debut on the ARIA Albums Chart. 'Speeding' comes three years on from 'Startup Cult' (#3 July ’14).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘Shape Of You’ – Solidifying its hold on the record for most weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ occupies the #1 spot for a fifteenth week.
#4: Clean Bandit Feat. Zara Larsson ‘Symphony’ – Moving up two spots from last week, ‘Symphony’ becomes Clean Bandit’s third top five single, following ‘Rather Be’ (#2 March ’14) and ‘Rockabye’ (#1 December ’16).
#8: Shawn Mendes ‘There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back’ (debut) – Canadian artist Shawn Mendes scores his third top ten on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back’. The track comes from the deluxe edition of Mendes’ second album Illuminate (#3 October ’16). He’s previously charted in the top ten with ‘Stitches’ (#4 December ’15) and ‘Treat You Better’ (#4 July ’16).
#10: Lady Gaga ‘The Cure’ – Jumping up seven spots, ‘The Cure’ becomes Lady Gaga’s eleventh top ten as a lead artist. It’s also her first top ten appearance since ‘The Edge Of Glory’ (#2 July ’11).

Top 10 Albums

1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Night Thinker EP' – Amy Shark
3. 'Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 2' Soundtrack
4. 'A Tribute To Mario Lanza' – Mark Vincent
5. 'Damn.' – Kendrick Lamar
6. 'Speeding' – Allday
7. 'Tina Arena (Greatest Hits & Interpretations)' – Tina Arena
8. '25' – Adele
9. 'The Afterlove' – James Blunt
10. 'X' – Ed Sheeran

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Shape Of You' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Galway Girl' – Ed Sheeran'
3. 'Humble.' – Kendrick Lamar
4. 'Symphony' – Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson
5. 'Something Just Like This' – The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay
6. 'Sign Of The Times' – Harry Styles
7. 'Stay' – Zedd featuring Alessia Cara
8. 'There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back' – Shawn Mendes
9. 'Green Light' – Lorde
10. 'The Cure' – Lady Gaga

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