This Week In Pop – 27 July, 2017

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This week, Ed Sheeran is #1. Still. 17 weeks later. Meg Mac debuts at #2 on the Albums Chart and the soundtrack for 'Baby Driver' gets to #5.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – It’s week 17 at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for Ed Sheeran’s '÷'.
#2: Meg Mac ‘Low Blows’ (debut) – Melbourne singer-songwriter Meg Mac picks up her debut on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Low Blows'. Mac’s debut album comes three years on from her debut self-titled EP and two years on from the single ‘Never Be’ (#39 August ’15). 'Low Blows' was recorded in Fort Worth, Texas with production team Niles City Sound who produced and played on the Leon Bridges album 'Coming Home' (#8 June ’15).
#10: Various Artists ‘Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 7’ (debut) – The latest release in Fearless Records’ 'Punk Goes Pop' series. Volume 7 includes Gympie’s The Amity Affliction covering The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’, as well as other punk and hardcore bands presenting their takes on tracks made famous by the likes of James Bay, Bruno Mars, Adele and Justin Bieber. 'Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6' peaked at #26 in November 2014.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber ‘Despacito’ – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have racked up their tenth straight week at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with their Justin Bieber-featured single ‘Despacito’. The track has also held #1 for ten consecutive weeks in the US.
#2: Liam Payne Feat. Quavo ‘Strip That Down’ – After three weeks lower down the top five, ‘Strip That Down’ returns to its previous peak. It’s the single’s ninth week in the top 50.

Top 10 Albums

1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Low Blows' – Meg Mac
3. 'Melodrama' – Lorde
4. 'Witness' – Katy Perry
5. 'Baby Driver' Soundtrack
6. '4:44' – Jay-Z
7. 'Damn.' – Kendrick Lamar
8. 'Evolve' – Imagine Dragons
9. 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1' – Calvin Harris
10. 'Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 7' – Various

Top 10 Singles

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


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