Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Climbs to the Chart Summit in Australia

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Ed Sheeran performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on Dec. 1, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif.

After 20 weeks, Ed Sheeran “Perfect” (Atlantic/Warner) has finally ascended the chart throne in Australia. 

Sheeran’s triple-platinum certified single (210,000 units), which has been revamped and now features vocals from Beyonce, rises 4-1 to match its chart-climbing efforts in the U.K.

It’s Sheeran’s fourth No. 1 single in Australia and follows “Sing” (from 2014), “Thinking Out Loud” (also from 2014) and his 2017 Divide smash “Shape of You,” which stayed at the top spot for a record 15 weeks.

On the ARIA Singles Chart, Sheeran’s “Perfect” dethrones Camila Cabello’s No. 2-ranked “Havana” (Epic/Sony) feat. Young Thug, while Post Malone snags Nos. 3 and 4 with “Rockstar” (Republic/Universal) and “I Fall Apart” (Universal), respectively, as Marshmello x Khalid’s “Silence” (RCA/Sony) improves one place to No. 5. 

It’s another solid week for Post Malone who enjoys a top 40 berth with “Candy Paint” lifted from The Fate of the Furious. “Candy Paint” makes its debut at No. 24 for the highest new arrival of the week. 

On the ARIA Albums Chart, Pink’s Beautiful Trauma (RCA/Sony) holds top spot for a sixth non-consecutive week, ahead of Sheeran’s six-times platinum Divide in second place. 

There’s a festive feel to the current charts as Mariah Carey’sAll I Want For Christmas Is You” (Columbia/Sony) reenters at No. 18 (the single peaked at No. 2 after its release in 1994) on the singles survey while Michael Buble’s double-diamond (one million units) certified Christmas improves 4-3 on the ARIA Albums Chart, John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John Friends For Christmas (Sony) improves 8-6, Sia’s Everyday is Christmas (Atlantic/Warner) is up 14-10, Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra dips 10-11 and Carey’s six-times platinum Merry Christmas reenters at No. 13. Christmas-themed albums by Pentatonix, Human Nature, The Wiggles and Chris Isaak also impact the top 50.

This week’s highest debut belongs to U2’s Songs Of Experience (Island/Universal), which bows at No. 5 for the Irish rockers’ 17th Top 10 album in Australia. Songs Of Experience eclipses the No. 7 peak of its companion piece, 2014’s Songs of Innocence.


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