This Week In Pop – 27 March, 2017

Published in Music News  
Introducing a new weekly feature bringing you pop music goodness.

We'll break down the top ten albums and singles at the beginning of each week, brought to you by ARIA.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – Week three at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for Ed Sheeran’s third album, '÷'. Sheeran continues to hold three spots in the top ten this week, with 'X' and '+' sitting at #5 and #10, respectively.
#2: Drake ‘More Life’ (debut) – Canadian rapper Drake scores his fourth appearance in the top three of the ARIA Albums Chart with More Life. The release, which is being described as a playlist, is the follow-up to last year’s album 'Views' (#1 May ’16).
#7: Zara Larsson ‘So Good’ (debut) – The second album from Zara Larsson gives the Swedish artist her first appearance in the ARIA top 50.
#8: Milky Chance ‘Blossom’ (debut) – German act Milky Chance score their second top ten entry with 'Blossom'.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘Shape Of You’ – This week, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ holds the #1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for an 11th straight week. The last single to spend 11 consecutive weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart was the Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ in 1996/97.
#2: The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay ‘Something Just Like This’ – After two weeks at #3, ‘Something Just Like This’ returns to its debut position.
#4: Zedd featuring Alessia Cara ‘Stay’ – It’s the German DJ’s first top five appearance.

Top 10 Albums

1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'More Life' – Drake
3. '25' – Adele
4. 'Trolls' Soundtrack
5. 'X' – Ed Sheeran
6. '21' – Adele
7. 'So Good' – Zara Larsson
8. 'Blossom' – Milky Chance
9. 'Beauty And The Beast' Soundtrack
10. '+' – Ed Sheeran

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Shape Of You' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Something Just Like This' – The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay
3. 'Castle On The Hill' – Ed Sheeran
4. 'Stay' – Zedd featuring Alessia Cara
5. 'It Ain't Me' – Kygo featuring Selena Gomez
6. 'That's What I Like' – Bruno Mars
7. 'Green Light' – Lorde
8. 'Galway Girl' – Ed Sheeran
9. 'Issues' – Julia Michaels
10. 'All Time Low' – Jon Bellion

2018 AIR Awards Nominees Playlist


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