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Ed Sheeran, Drake Rule Australia's Charts
Ed Sheeran has Australia pretty much to himself right now. The English singer’s Divide (Warner) remains at No. 1 on the national albums chart for a 24th week as he winds his way around the country for a record-smashing stadium tour.
All three of Sheeran’s albums are in the ARIA Albums Chart top ten, with his latest, diamond-certified set (500,000 units) at the summit, Multiply (also diamond certified) is up 5-4 and Plus (6-times platinum) improves 8-7, while four of his tracks register top 50 gains on the ARIA Singles Chart. Sheeran’s trek Down Under, produced by Frontier Touring, has sold more than one million tickets and ballooned to 18 stadium dates, both records.
The highest new release this week comes from children's entertainers The Wiggles, whose Nursery Rhymes 2 (ABC/Universal) opens at No. 3, just one place below The Great Showman (Atlantic/Warner) soundtrack, while British singer Calum Scott makes his first albums chart appearance with Only Human (Capitol/EMI), new at No. 5.
As his own tour makes its way around the country, Bruno Mars sees all three of his albums impact the top 50, led by 24K Magic (Elektra /Warner) up 10-6, while U.S. hip-hop artist Logic snags his first top ten on the national albums survey with Bobby Tarantino II. The mixtape starts at No. 10, eclipsing the No. 25 peak of his 2017 album Everybody.
On the ARIA Singles Chart, Drake retains the crown for a seventh straight week with “God’s Plan” (Republic/Universal), which is now platinum certified (70,000 combined units).
Just two tracks debut inside the top 50: Logic and Marshmello’s “Everyday” (Universal) at No. 38 and Aussie pop star Jess Mauboy’s No. 47-ranked “We Got Love,” Australia’s official Eurovision song for 2018.