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Drake, Ed Sheeran Rule Australia’s Charts

Drake’s “God’s Plan” (Republic/Universal) racks-up a sixth week atop Australia’s singles chart while Ed Sheeran returns to the zenith of the national albums survey with Divide (Warner). 

Sheeran, who is in the early phases of a record-breaking stadium tour of Australia, sees his third album climb 3-1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, for its 23rd week at the summit. Divide is now diamond certified (500,000 units). As Sheeran completes the first week of a million-ticket-selling trek, the English singer’s second album Multiply improves 8-5, and his debut Plus rises 12-8, while on the singles survey, Perfect lifts 10-6 and "Shape of You" is up 34-25.


Meanwhile, Melbourne act Camp Cope grabs the highest new entry with How To Socialise & Make Friends, which opens at No. 6. The trio’s second album easily eclipses the chart effort of their self-titled debut from May 2016, which peaked at No. 36.

As his arena tour laps the country, Bruno Mars sees his third album 24K Magic (Elektra /Warner) soar 24-10, while K-pop star j-hope lands his first solo chart entry with Hope World, new at No. 13. As a member of BTS, the pop singer has a top 10 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Love Yourself:  Her, which peaked at No. 8 last September.

With "God's Plan," Drake leads an unchanged singles chart top 5, ahead of Post Malone’s “Psycho” (Republic/Universal) featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Kendrick Lamar & SZA’s “All The Stars” (Interscope/Universal), Rudimental’s “These Days” (EastWest/Warner) and Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be” (Warner).


Five homegrown tracks impact the top 50, led by Vance Joy’s “We’re Going Down” (Liberation/Universal), down 16-20, while XXXTentacion has the only new entry on the singles tally with “Sad!” (Caroline/Universal), which starts at No. 33.