Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' Enjoys Sweet 16th Week at No. 1 in Australia
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” (Republic/Universal) extends its streak atop Australia’s singles chart to nine weeks while Ed Sheeran rules the national albums chart yet again with Divide (Warner).
Sheeran’s quadruple-platinum certified (280,000 combined units) third album scores its sweet 16th week at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and leads a top 5 which features two new releases. New Zealand artist Lorde’s former chart-topping sophomore album Melodrama (Universal) improves 3-2 this week, ahead of JAY-Z’s 4:44 (Def Jam/Universal) and Haim’s Something To Tell You (Polydor/Universal), which open at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.
Hov's 14th album becomes his fourth top 10 Down Under, though it doesn’t manage to eclipse the chart feat of its predecessor Magna Carta Holy Grail, which reached No. 2 in July 2013.
Haim crack the top 5 with their sophomore album, a little under four years since its predecessor Days Are Gone peaked at No. 2, while Calvin Harris’ latest, collab-stuffed set Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 is unchanged at No. 5.
The strongest homegrown debut this week comes from Jungle Giants, who stomp in at No. 11 with Quiet Ferocity (Amplifire). It’s the Brisbane four-piece indie band’s third album, and their best-performer to date, beating the No. 12 peak of their 2013 album Learn To Exist.
On the ARIA Singles Chart, “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, banks a ninth successive stint at the top and is now double platinum (140,000 units) from 12 full weeks on the tally. Also making a big impression on the singles survey is Calvin Harris’ “Feels” (Columbia/Sony) featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean, which rebounds 9-5 for the Scottish DJ and producer’s sixth top 5, as Kesha’s “Praying” (RCA/Sony) enters at No. 19 for the week’s highest debut.