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Ed Sheeran Scores Rare Trifecta on Australia's Singles Chart
For the successive frame, Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” (Asylum/Warner Music) is No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, and it's now joined in the runner-up spot by his new entry “How Would You Feel (Paean),” while “Castle On The Hill” drops 2-3.
The last act to lock-up the top three positions on the chart was Karise Eden, the then freshly-crowned The Voice Australia winner who achieved the feat in December 2012 (she also had four of the top five). And before Eden, you’d have to trace back to 1964 when The Beatles held all five best-selling singles in the market.
The best placed song not recorded by Ed Sheeran on this week’s survey is “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” by Zayn & Taylor Swift (Republic/Universal), which slips 3-4 and Julia Michaels’ “Issues” (Universal) rises 7-5.
With a No. 9 bow for their collaboration “It Ain’t Me” (Sony), DJ and producer Kygo and Selena Gomez both enjoy their highest chart peaks to date Down Under. Further down the chart, Maroon 5 featuring Future’s Valentine’s Day release “Cold” (Interscope/Universal) starts at No. 32, just one place higher than the entry for Linkin Park’s “Heavy” (Warner), featuring Kiiara, the American rockers’ first single from their upcoming seventh studio album One More Light.
On the new ARIA Albums Chart, Busby Marou (aka Thomas Busby & Jeremy Marou) enjoy the top spot for the first time with Postcards From The Shell House (Warner), the APRA Award-winning duo’s third album. Postcards From The Shell House is Bubsy Marou’s first appearance on the survey since Farewell Fitzroy debuted at No. 5 in October 2013, while their debut self-titled album was certified gold in July 2014.
Last week’s No. 1 album, the The Fifty Shades Darker (Universal) soundtrack, slips one place while Ryan Adams 16th studio album Prisoner (Capitol/EMI) opens at No. 3 for the U.S. singer-songwriter’s third top 10.
In the week she begins her first four of Australia, all three of Adele’s albums sit inside the top 50: 25 holds at No. 4, 21 improves 28-17 and 19 rises 50-45 (all via XL/Inertia). The Trolls (RCA/Sonyl) soundtrack completes the top 5.
Future can’t repeat the U.S. chart success of his self-titled album. Future (Epic/Sony) bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, but starts at No. 42 in Australia, to become just his second set to debut inside the top 50, after EVOL which dropped at No. 20 in February 2016.