Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Rules Again In Australia
Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” (Atlantic/Warner) notches week eight atop Australia’s singles chart as the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) enters a fourth successive frame at No. 1 on the national albums survey.
It’s a three-way rap battle as Post Malone’s platinum-certified “I Fall Apart” (Universal) dips 2-3, Eminem’s “River” (Interscope/Universal) featuring Ed Sheeran slips 3-4 and Drake’s international hit “God’s Plan” (Republic/Universal) opens at No. 5. The Canadian rapper’s new single debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. and U.K. and becomes Drizzy’s seventh top 10 single as a lead artist on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Just six new tracks enter this week’s ARIA Singles Chart, including homegrown pop star Kylie Minogue’s comeback track “Dancing” (Liberation), at No. 46, one place ahead of Aussie country star Keith Urban’s “Parallel Line” (Capitol/EMI).
On the ARIA Albums Chart, The Greatest Showman holds off Ed Sheeran’s six-times platinum Divide (Warner), which stays at No. 2 in its 47th week on the survey. All three of the British singer’s albums are inside the top 20.
Veteran alternative rock outfit Fall Out Boy score the week’s highest debut with Mania (Island/Universal), their seventh studio album. It's new at No. 3 for their fifth top 10 debut on the survey. Meanwhile, Sam Smith’s The Thrill Of It All (Capitol/EMI) soars 10-4 as fans rush to buy tickets to his expanding November tour of these parts. Pink’s former chart-leader, the four-times platinum Beautiful Trauma (RCA/Sony), holds at No. 5.
As the Foo Fighters worked their way across the country for another stadium tour, the rockers’ Greatest Hits (RCA/Sony) retrospective leaps 30-11 in its 90th week on the chart. The Foos wrap their Australasian tour in Auckland this Saturday in support of Concrete and Gold, which lifts 18-15.