This Week In Pop – 24 May 2023

Ed Sheeran
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

Welcome to This Week In Pop.

This week, Ed Sheeran’s '-' holds at #1 for a second week on the ARIA Albums Chart, giving him 44 weeks at #1 on the albums chart across six albums.

Local metalcore outfit, The Amity Affliction, score a #2 debut with 'Not Without My Ghosts'. The Amity Affliction are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year, as 'Not Without My Ghosts' marks the eighth studio album and seventh top 10 album from the band.

In other news on the home front, 'My Life Is A Symphony' by Kate Ceberano with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra debuts at #6. It is her 17th ARIA top 50 album.

ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Midnight Oil are new at #7 with 'Live At The Old Lion, Adelaide'. The band have released 13 studio albums, two EPs, five video albums, six live albums and six compilations. They have sold 20 million records worldwide and had 17 ARIA top 10s as well as seven #1s.

Top 10 Albums

1. '-' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Not Without My Ghosts' – The Amity Affliction
3. 'Midnights' – Taylor Swift
4. 'One Thing At A Time' – Morgan Wallen
5. 'The Highlights' – The Weeknd
6. 'My Life Is A Symphony' – Kate Ceberano
7. 'Live At The Old Lion, Adelaide' – Midnight Oil
8. 'Harry's House' – Harry Styles
9. 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3: Awesome Mix Vol. 3' – Soundtrack
10. 'SOS' – SZA

Top 10 Singles

1. 'Last Night' – Morgan Wallen
2. 'The Beginning: Cupid' – Fifty
3. 'Flowers' – Miley Cyrus
4. 'Daylight' – David Kushner
5. 'Boy's A Liar' – PinkPantheress
6. 'Kill Bill' – SZA
7. 'Fast Car' – Luke Combs
8. 'Die For You' – The Weeknd
9. 'Anti-Hero' – Taylor Swift
10. 'Until I Found You' – Stephen Sanchez & Em Beihold

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