Ed Sheeran Reigns Supreme on Australia's Singles Chart

Ed Sheeran performs during The 59th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Ed Sheeran performs during The 59th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

Ed Sheeran enters a fifth week at Nos. 1 and 2 on Australia’s singles chart with his comeback tracks “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” (both Asylum/Warner) while homegrown slacker-rock trio Dune Rats snatch their first albums chart title. 

Sheeran extends his chart reign after quietly dropping into the country last week for a round of promotional activities, which included an open air gig at the iconic Hanging Rock and a performance at the Sydney Opera House

Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark lurks just behind Sheeran with “Adore” (Wonderlick/Sony), which is unchanged at No. 3. “Adore” is now platinum certified (70,000 units) after nabbing No. 2 on last month’s Triple J Hottest 100 countdown, behind Flume’s winner “Never Be Like You” (Future Classic). 

Coming in at No. 4 on this week's ARIA Singles Chart is Zayn & Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (Republic/Universal) and The Chainsmokers “Paris” (Columbia/Sony) completes the top 5. 

Dune Rats celebrate a first national No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with their second full length studio record, The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit (Warner), which features the Hottest 100-placing tracks “Bullshit” (at No. 33) and “Scott Green” (No. 34). 


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