Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Rule Australia's Charts
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” (Republic/Universal) extends its run atop Australia’s singles chart for a seventh week while Ed Sheeran’s Divide (Warner) logs a 14th week at the summit of the national albums survey.
”Despacito,” which features Justin Bieber, leads the ARIA Streaming Singles tally and is double platinum certified Down Under (140,000 units), does enough to beat DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” (Epic/Sony), featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, which rises from No. 4 to a new peak of No. 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The Miami rapper and producer’s collab-crammed former No. 1 “I’m The One” (Universal/Sony) improves 5-4 and is braced by a pair of One Direction solo projects, Liam Payne featuring Quavo’s “Strip That Down” (Capitol/EMI), down 2-3, and Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” (Capitol/EMI), down 3-5.
Also making an impression in this week’s chart: Jonas Blue featuring William Singe’s “Mama” (Virgin/EMI), which rises 11-7 for the British producer’s third top 10, while Charlie Puth grabs a fourth top 10 with “Attention” (Warner), up 12-10. Popular Aussie singer Jessica Mauboy has the week’s highest new entry (and the best-placed locally-sourced release) with “Fallin'” (Sony) which starts at No. 20.
“Fallin’” was penned for the second season of the free-to-air Seven Network TV series The Secret Daughter, in which Mauboy stars, and it’s her 23rd appearance in the top 50 as a lead artist.
Meanwhile, Sheeran’s quadruple-platinum Divide improves 2-1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, switching places with Lorde’s Melodrama (Universal), which dips 1-2. Homegrown psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Flightless Records/Inertia) start at No. 3 with Murder Of The Universe, their 10th album. King Gizzard are riding a freakish creative purple patch right now with Murder Of The Universe the second of their five planned album releases this year. Just behind it is Imagine Dragons’ Evolve (Interscope/Universal), which opens at No. 4, the same peak position for each of the U.S. alternative rock band’s previous two albums, while Canadian rockers Nickelback complete the top 5 with Feed The Machine (BMG/Warner).
Just outside the top 5 is Radiohead’s deluxe 20th anniversary reissue of OK Computer (XL/Inertia), which re-enters at No. 6 to eclipse the classic LP’s previous peak of No. 7. DJ Khaled’s U.S. chart-topper Grateful (Epic/Sony) can only manage No. 7 on debut for his second top 10 entry on the ARIA Albums Chart (Major Key peaked at No. 6 last August).