This Week In Pop – 17 July, 2017

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This week, Ed Sheeran is still at #1 and Jay-Z and Haim debut in the top ten of the Albums Chart.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – Ed Sheeran’s '÷' notches up its 16th week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
#3: Jay-Z ‘4:44’ (debut) – Hip hop mogul Jay-Z scores his fourth top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart as a solo artist with his fourteenth studio album, '4:44'. The rapper’s first album in four years is the follow-up to 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' (#2 July ’13) and features guest appearances by his wife, Beyoncé, as well as Frank Ocean and Damian Marley.
#4: Haim ‘Something To Tell You’ (debut) – Californian sisters Haim return with 'Something To Tell You'. It’s the trio’s second studio album, coming four years on from 'Days Are Gone' (#2 October ’13). In the studio, Haim worked with a number of artists including former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij and Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes.
#6: Hillsong United ‘Wonder’ – After returning to the top ten last week at #9, ‘Wonder’ jumps up a further three spots on this week’s chart following the religious organisation’s annual conference.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber ‘Despacito’ – It’s the ninth consecutive week Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have held #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with the Justin Bieber-featured single ‘Despacito’.
#5: Calvin Harris Feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean ‘Feels’ – A jump of four spots for ‘Feels’ in its fourth week in the top 50 gives Calvin Harris a sixth top five on the Singles Chart. He first hit the top five with ‘Sweet Nothing’ (#2 October ’12) and was most recently there with ‘This Is What You Came For’ (#1 June ’15). first since ‘My Way’ (#9 October ’16).

Top 10 Albums

1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Melodrama' – Lorde
3. '4:44' – Jay-Z
4. 'Something To Tell You' – Haim
5. 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1' – Calvin Harris
6. 'Wonder' – Hillsong United
7. 'Witness' – Katy Perry
8. 'Evolve' – Imagine Dragons
9. 'Damn.' – Kendrick Lamar
10. 'Feed The Machine' – Nickelback

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Despacito' – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
2. 'Slow Hands' – Niall Horan'
3. Wild Thoughts' – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller
4. 'Strip That Down' – Liam Payne
5. 'Feels' – Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
6. 'Thunder' – Imagine Dragons
7. 'I'm The One' – DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne'
8. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back' – Shawn Mendes
9. 'Mama' – Jonas Blue featuring William Singe
10. '2U' – David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber


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