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).
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).