This Week In Pop – 10 April, 2017

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This week, Ed Sheeran achieves another chart milestone as ‘Shape Of You’ reaches 13 consecutive weeks at #1, and ‘÷’ dominates the albums chart for a fifth week.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – It’s week five at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for Ed Sheeran’s ÷. Previous album 'X' returns to the top ten at #9.
#3: Mastodon ‘Emperor Of Sand’ (debut) – With their seventh studio album, American metal band Mastodon have picked up their highest peak on the ARIA Albums Chart. 'Emperor Of Sand' is the follow-up to 'Once More 'Round The Sun' (#7 June ’14) and becomes the band’s second album to hit the top ten.
#7: Jamiroquai ‘Automaton’ (debut) – British funk band Jamiroquai return with their first album in seven years, 'Automaton'. The follow-up to 'Rock Dust Light Star' (#13 November ’10) gives the group their fourth top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart, which includes #1s with 'Synkronized' (#1 Jun. ’99) and 'A Funk Odyssey' (#1 Sept. ’01).

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘Shape Of You’ – Notching up its 13th consecutive week in the top spot, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ this week equals the record for most weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. It joins Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ (#1 October ’95) at the top of the list. If the track holds the top spot for one more week, it will be the outright record holder.
#2: Ed Sheeran ‘Galway Girl’ – In its fifth week in the top 50, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’ scores a new peak at #2. The track is up seven spots from last week and is the third single from #1 album '÷'.
#6: Kendrick Lamar ‘Humble.’ (debut) – American rapper Kendrick Lamar takes out his first top ten on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Humble.’. The track is the second to chart from Lamar’s forthcoming fourth album, following on from last week’s debut by ‘The Heart Part 4’ (#35 April ’17). Lamar’s previous chart peak was with ‘King Kunta’ (#32 February ’16).

Top 10 Albums

1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Moana' Soundtrack
3. 'Emperor Of Sand' – Mastodon
4. '25' – Adele
5. 'Beauty and the Beast' Soundtrack
6. 'Sing' Soundtrack
7. 'Automation' – Jamiroquai
8. 'Trolls' Soundtrack
9. 'X' – Ed Sheeran
10. 'The 25th Anniversary Album' – Lee Kernaghan

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Shape Of You' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Galway Girl' – Ed Sheeran
3. 'Something Just Like This' – The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay
4. 'Stay' – Zedd featuring Alessia Cara
5. 'Passionfruit' – Drake
6. 'Humble.' – Kendrick Lamar
7. 'That's What I Like' – Bruno Mars
8. 'Green Light' – Lorde
9. 'It Ain't Me' – Kygo featuring Selena Gomez
10. 'Castle On The Hill' – Ed Sheeran

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