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Pink Beats Niall Horan to Australia's Album Chart Crown

Pink, 2017
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Pink performs during the Festival D'ete De Quebec (Quebec City Summer Festival) on the Main Stage at the Plaines D' Abraham on July 8, 2017 in Quebec City, Canada. 

Pink and Post Malone are still on top Down Under. 

Beautiful Trauma (RCA/Sony), Pink’s seventh studio album, enters a second week at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It’s a lofty position for any artist, but Pink can take it all in her stride. Over her career, the American pop star has hit the top with five albums and spent a combined 36 weeks at No. 1 on Australia’s national chart, according to ARIA.

As news broke of Pink’s continued run atop the survey, Live Nation announced the addition of three more shows to her 2018 tour of Australia, for a total of 33 arena shows (the promoter insists these are the final dates on the Australian leg of the Beautiful Trauma World Tour). Pink’s five New Zealand concerts have sold out and her Greatest Hits compilation continues to impress, chalking up 134 weeks on Australia's albums chart and placing just outside the top 10 (it slips 9-12).

With Pink extending her reign, Niall Horan misses out on summiting with his solo debut Flicker (Capitol/EMI). The former One Direction singer’s first LP can’t match its No. 1 start in the U.S., but its No. 2 bow is the healthiest debut entry for any title this week in Australia. 

Ed Sheeran’s five-times platinum Divide (Warner) slips 2-3 while Florida metal exponents Trivium snag a fifth top 10 on the national album survey with The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner/Warner), their eighth album, which is new at No. 4. George Michael makes a posthumous return to the top 5 with Listen Without Prejudice (Sony). First time around, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, Michael’s second solo set, peaked at No. 2 in September 1990. It’s dropped in at No. 1 in the U.K. and No. 5 in Australia and is bundled with the former Wham singer's 1996 MTV Unplugged performance.

On the ARIA Singles Chart, Post Malone logs a fifth week at No. 1 with “Rockstar” (Republic/Universal) featuring 21 Savage as Camila Cabello makes do with another stint at No. 2 with “Havana” (Epic/Sony) featuring Young Thug.

The week’s highest new entry goes to Taylor Swift, whose “Gorgeous” (Big Machine/Universal) starts at No. 9. The track is lifted from her forthcoming album Reputation, due No. 10, and follows “Look What You Made Me Do,” which topped the chart in September, and “...Ready For It?,” which reached No. 3 in September and should get a boost from the release last Friday of its blockbuster new video


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