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Ed Sheeran Divide

Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Album Is Back On Top

by Gavin Ryan on March 10, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Ed Sheeran’s current national tour of Australia helps his third album “÷ (Divide)” to regain the top spot on the ARIA Albums chart for a 23rd non-consecutive week as the top selling album here.

The return to the top for “÷ (Divide)” also sees it become Ed’s second ♦ Diamond certified album after “x (Multiply)” (WI10-107) which is up three spots to No.5 and his debut set “+ (Positive)” rises back up four spots to No.8 to land its 39th week inside the ARIA Top 10 Albums. This week last year we saw the current No.1 album debut at the top of the charts, and now it has racked up 23 weeks at the top here, holding the position of 9th longest running No.1 album ever in Australia (1965 to 2018).

On the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2018)’ Ed is now equal tenth alongside Delta Goodrem (4 #1’s) and Michael Buble (5 #1’s), while if he stays for another week he will equal Jimmy Barnes 33 weeks from his eleven No.1 albums. On the similar list for this decade Ed is still locked in at No.2 behind the 40 weeks notched up by Adele from her two No.1 sets. In the list for ‘English Solo Male Singers’ Ed is now second behind Rod Stewart’s 38 weeks at No.1 (7 #1 albums) and is two ahead of Elton John’s 30 weeks (from 7 #1’s also). Finally this is the second week during 2018 that ‘Divide’ has been at the top, it was last at the summit on the 1st of January chart.

“The Greatest Showman” soundtrack is again at No.2, while it holds in England (9th wk) and New Zealand (4th wk), with two further soundtracks within the Top 10 are current Canadian No.1 set “Black Panther” on hold at No.4 and the”Fifty Shades Freed” set which is down three to No.9.

Last weeks No.1 entry for Vance Joy and his second album “Nation of Two” is down two spots to No.3, while “Stoney” for Post Malone is on hold at No.7 and another huge national tour at the moment is for Bruno Mars who is up fourteen places to No.24 with “24k Magic” (HP-3) for its tenth week within the Top 10. The highest new entry this week comes in at No.6 and is the second album and first Top 10 for local Melbourne alt-rock trio Camp Cope and “How to Socialise & Make Friends”, which lands thirty places higher than their self-titled debut album did in May of 2016.

* The soundtrack for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1″ is back up ten places to No.16, while the second set is up three to No.33. The ‘Suicide Squad” soundtrack is back up thirteen spots to No.41, the ‘Molly’ set is up six to No.61 and the Frozen soundtrack returns at No.83.
* Dua Lipa and her self-titled album (HP-16) rise eleven spots to No.19 thanks to her current support on the Bruno Mars tour.
* Both Queen entries this week rise thanks to their tour here with Adam Lambert as vocalist, with their “Greatest Hits” up four to No.25 and the “Platinum Collection” rises eight to No.52.
* Fall Out Boy rise again this week with “M A N I A”, up four to No.28.
* Adele’s “25” set is back up five to No.32, while her older album “21” rises twelve to No.66.
* The Wiggles land a new entry and a return this week, while their “The Best of” set is back up six to No.36, while further rising collections being for Guns N’ Roses (69 to 54), The Killers (64 to 59), Elton John (“Diamonds” 75 to 63 and “Rocket Man” returns at No.81), ABBA (85 to 78), Creedence Clearwater Revival (93 to 87) and “The King” for Elvis Presley (returns at No.97).
* Luke Bryan will be touring here from March 20th, and his album “What Makes You Country” is back up three spots to No.50.
* The highest returning album is at No.53 for Roy Orbison and “A Love So Beautiful”, with further returns from Zara Larsson (#79), Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” (#93) and “Ripcord” by Keith Urban (#99).
* Bruno Mars’ first album “Doo Wops & Hooligans” leaps up thirty-four spots to No.62.
* Triple J’s “Like a Version Vol.13” is back up eight to No.72 as their “2017 Hottest 100 Album” came out last week.

* All three Top 10 exiting albums leave the ten for the first time, with the Pink set “Beautiful Trauma” (HP-1×6, WI10-20) down three to No.12, Eminem with “Revival” (HP-1×1, WI10-11) drops five places to No.15 and last week entry in “Depth of Field” for Sarah Blasko (HP-5, WI10-1) plummets twenty-four spots to No.29.
* After rebounding last week the Gang of Youths set “Go Farther in Lightness” is back down ten places to No.24.
* Justin Timberlake doesn’t fall as hard or as far this week with his “Man of the Woods” set, down only four spots to No.26.
* Vance Joy’s debut album “Dream Your Life Away” is back down twelve to No.30.
* There’s a ten place drop to No.37 for The Wombats latest album “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life”.
* Falling collections of hits are by The Foo Fighters (31 to 39), Fleetwood Mac (Very Best of 65 to 61 and GH 65 to 88), Robbie Williams (51 to 67), Green Day (70 to 77), Michael Jackson (68 to 86) and Cat Stevens (84 to 94).
* The Carole King 1971 set “Tapestry” is back down seven spots to No.46.
* Last weeks No.11 entry for the mixtape “Day69” by 6ix9ine plummets thirty-six spots to No.47.
* Macklemore drops twelve places to No.71 with his “Gemini” album.
* Hockey Dad and their “Blend Inn” set are down ten spots to No.73.
* “Flicker” by Niall Horan drops down eighteen places to No.84.
* Ball Park Music drop fifty-seven spots to No.95 with their three week old No.5 set “Good Mood”, while last weeks two returning albums for the band drop out again this week.
* Also debuting within the Top 10 three weeks ago was the Marlon Williams album “Make Way for Love”, which this week is down forty-seven places to No.96.

* #13 (LP#1) – Hope World by j-hope is the debut release for the BTS member born Jung Ho-seok in South Korea, with the rapper, dancer, songwriter and producer releasing this mixtape around the world at the start of March, hitting No.14 in Norway and No.23 in New Zealand (so far).

* #44 (LP#5) – All Nerve by The Breeders is the US alt-rock bands first new album since April 2008’s fourth album “Mountain Battles” (didn’t chart here) and becomes their third albums chart entry after “Last Splash” (LP#2, HP-22, Sept 1993) and “Title TK” (LP#3, HP-42, May 2002)

* #56 (LP#1) – self-titled by Superorganism is an eight piece international group made up on members from New Zealand, Australia, America and Japan, and this is the bands debut album, which has also debuted within the Top 30 in both Scotland (#19) and England (#25).

* #64 (LP#2) – Call Out for the Cavalry by Andrew Swift is the local country singers second album and first to make out charts, with this set seeing two songs released already in “Reckless Desires” and “Runaway Train”, and the album also contains a duet with Australian singer Catherine Britt.

* #68 (LP#60) – Nursery Rhymes 2 by The Wiggles is the four-piece bands 21st albums chart entry and third this week, as their collection “The Best of” is up six to No.36 and the predecessor to this album “Nursery Rhymes” (HP-15, peaked March 2017) is back in at No.89.

* #70 (LP#13) – Celtic Thunder X by Celtic Thunder celebrates the vocal groups tenth year together and follows on from last years entry “Inspirational” (HP-61) from late September 2017 and this is their ninth Top 100 albums chart entry also

* #85 (EP#2) – Six (EP) by Joy. is the second EP and first albums chart entry for the 20 year old singer songwriter, which features the triple J favourite “Smoke Too Much”.

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