Ed Sheeran Reigns Supreme on Australia's Charts
Ed Sheeran’s reign continues in Australia, where he locks-up top spot on both main charts for a second week and dominates the top 50 singles survey.
On the ARIA Singles Chart, Sheeran collects 14 spots in the top 50 and three inside the top 10, led by double-platinum certified “Shape Of You” (Asylum/Warner) which enters its 10th consecutive week at the top. It’s a streak not seen since LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” ran away with the title for 10 weeks in April-June 2011. The English singer and songwriter’s “Castle on the Hill” stands tall at No. 2 (also for a 10th) week, ahead of The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” (Columbia/Sony), Lorde’s “Green Light” (Universal) and Kygo & Selena Gomez’ “It Ain’t Me” (Sony).
The week’s best debut comes from Stargate, whose single "Waterfall" (RCA/Sony), with guests vocals from Pink and Sia, starts at No. 19. It’s the first time the Norwegian production team has appeared on the chart under their own name.
Meanwhile, Lorde scoops her sixths top 50 with “Liability” which opens at No. 42 just a week after the New Zealander’s comeback track “Green Light” bowed at No. 4.
On the ARIA Albums Chart, Sheeran’s latest set Divide (Warner) conquers for the second week, while his previous albums Multiply and Plus hold at No. 4 and No. 8, respectively.
As the sun sets on her tour Down Under, Adele enjoys another strong showing on the national albums chart as her nine-times platinum 25 (XL/Inertia) is unmoved from No. 2 and the 15-times platinum 21 improves 5-4. The Trolls (RCA/Sony) soundtrack also rises one position to No. 5, just ahead of the Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney/Universal) soundtrack, which has the week’s best debut at No. 6. The Shins’ fifth and latest studio set Heartworms starts at No. 16 to give the U.S. indie-pop outfit a third top 50 in Australia.