Ed Sheeran Secures Another Singles Chart Title in Australia
Ed Sheeran enters an eighth successive week at No. 1 on Australia’s singles chart with “Shape Of You” (Asylum/Warner) while homegrown roots act The Waifs enjoys a career-first albums chart leader with Ironbark (Jarrah Records/MGM).
Sheeran’s double-platinum hit holds off the fast-starting Chainsmokers and Coldplay collaboration, “Something Just Like This” (Columbia/Sony), which starts at No. 2 to give Chainsmokers their seventh top ten on the ARIA Singles Chart. "Something Just Like This" will feature on the EDM duo’s debut LP, Memories: Do Not Open, due April 7 and will appear on Coldplay’s Kaleidoscope EP, out June 2.
Sheeran, whose new album Divide should conquer the next national album’s chart, locks up third place on the current ARIA Singles Chart with "Castle on the Hill," while Kygo and Selena Gomez’s "It Ain’t Me" (Sony) climbs 9-4 to give both their highest-ever chart position Down Under. Zayn and Taylor Swift’s “I Don't Wanna Live Forever” (Republic/Universal) slips 4-5.
Scottish hitmaking electronic dance music producer and DJ Calvin Harris just misses another top 10 with "Slide" (Sony), featuring Frank Ocean and Migos. The track, the first of 10 which Harris plans to drop through the year, is new at No. 12.
Eight albums and 25 years into their career, the Waifs finally land their first ARIA No. 1 with Ironbark, which eclipses their previous best of No. 2 for 2007’s Sun Dirt Water.
The Waifs' latest leads three other Aussie debutants in the top 10: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s Flying Microtonal Banana at No. 2 (via Remote Control/Inertia), Horrorshow’s Bardo State (Elefant Traks) at No. 4, and Holy Holy’s Paint at No. 7 (via Sony).
As she makes her way around the country for her first tour of these parts, all three of Adele’s albums rise up the latest ARIA Albums Chart: 25 improves 4-3, 21 is up 17-10, and 19 soars 45-20 (all via XL/Inertia). Adele’s tour, produced by Live Nation, kicked off last Tuesday at Perth’s Domain Stadium.