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This Week In Pop – 9 May, 2017

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This week, Ed Sheeran is kicked off the Singles Chart after getting 15 weeks under his belt, and '÷' falls to #2 after eight consecutive weeks. Bliss N Eso's new album is the fifth Australian album to top the ARIA Charts in 2017.

Also this week, it's been announced that the ARIA Albums Charts will now count streaming in their weekly calculations, after figures showed that streaming now accounts for a great deal of music consumption in Australia. It will now take into account figures from streaming services such as Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Spotify and more. The stream figures will be applied to the Chart from 15 May.

This week's album chartifacts

#1: Bliss N Eso ‘Off The Grid’ (debut) – With their sixth studio album, Sydney hip hop trio Bliss N Eso have scored their third #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. 'Off The Grid' is the follow-up to 'Circus In The Sky' (#1 Jul. ’13) and includes the singles ‘Dopamine’ (#38 Oct. ’16) and ‘Moments’ (#25 May ’17). Bliss N Eso first topped the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Running On Air' (#1 August ’10).
#4: Gorillaz ‘Humanz’ (debut) – Virtual band Gorillaz re-emerge for the first time since 2011 with 'Humanz'. The group’s fifth album features a host of guests including Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Danny Brown, De La Soul, Pusha T, Noel Gallagher and Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn. Gorillaz last charted with 'The Fall' (#41 April ’11) and previously topped the Albums Chart with 'Plastic Beach' (#1 March ’10).
#6: Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole ‘The Great Country Songbook Vol. II’ (debut) – Australian country stars Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole team up for duets album 'The Great Country Songbook Vol. II'. The duo covers country favourites including ‘Jackson’. ‘If I Were A Carpenter’ and ‘Islands In The Stream’. The original 'Great Country Songbook' was released by Harvey and Troy Cassar-Daley. It peaked at #2 in June 2013.

This week's single chartifacts

#1: DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne ‘I'm The One’ (debut) – With the second single from his forthcoming tenth album 'Grateful', American producer DJ Khaled claims his first #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Not only is it his first #1, it’s also DJ Khaled’s first ever top 50 appearance as a lead artist. The track features appearances by Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne.
#10: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber ‘Despacito’ – In its second week in the top 50, ‘Despacito’ jumps up 16 spots to crack the top ten for the first time.

Top 10 Albums

1. 'Off The Grid' – Bliss N Eso
2. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
3. 'Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 2' Soundtrack
4. 'Humanz' – Gorillaz
5. 'Damn.' – Kendrick Lamar
6. 'The Great Country Songbook Vol. II' – Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole
7. 'A Tribute To Mario Lanza' – Mark Vincent
8. 'Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 1' Soundtrack
9. '25' – Adele
10. '24K Magic' – Bruno Mars

Top 10 Singles

1. 'I'm The One' – DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne
2. 'Shape Of You' – Ed Sheeran
3. 'Humble.' – Kendrick Lamar
4. 'Galway Girl' – Ed Sheeran
5. 'Symphony' – Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson
6. 'There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back' – Shawn Mendes
7. 'Something Just Like This' – The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay
8. 'Stay' – Zedd featuring Alessia Cara
9. 'Sign Of The Times' – Harry Styles
10. 'Despacito' – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

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