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Ed Sheeran Divide

Ed Sheeran Divide

Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ Spends 16th Week At No 1

by Gavin Ryan on July 17, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

There’s no stopping the Ed Sheeran album “÷ (Divide)” from leaving the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, notching up its sixteenth overall week at the top.

“÷ (Divide)” has now notched up as many weeks at No.1 as four previous albums from the 60’s and 70’s, “The Beatles (White Album)” for The Beatles (1968/69), “Bridge Over Troubled Water” for Simon & Garfunkel (1970), “Living in the 70’s” by Skyhooks (1975) and “The Best of ABBA” for ABBA (1976). Ed has now amassed twenty-five weeks at No.1 in Australia from his three chart-topping LP’s, and that moves him from equal 18th to now equal 15th on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: albums, 1965-2017′ alongside U2 (11 #1’s), The Rolling Stones (7 #1’s) and Savage Garden (2 #1’s). If he stays again next week, he will be outright 18th, as no one has so far notched up just 26 weeks at No.1.

Lorde moves back up one spot to No.2 with her second album “Melodrama”, after which we have this weeks two Top 10 debuts, the highest of which at No.3 is the fourteenth studio album for Jay-Z entitled “4:44”, and it becomes his fifth Top 10 album here in Australia, although he has had two sets enter at No.2 here “Watch the Throne” with Kayne West (August 2011) and “Magna Carta… Holy Grail” (July 2013). The No.4 debut is the second album for sister group HAIM entitled “Something to Tell You”, which like JZ, debuts a little lower than their previous album, as the HAIM girls’ first album “Days are Gone” debuted and peaked at No.2 in early October of 2013, and this new album has so far seen the single “Want You Back” (HP-54, TW-95) chart.

Holding at No.5 and matching his current singles chart peak is Calvin Harris with “Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1”, whilst Hillsong United are back up three spots to No.6 with their latest album “Wonder”. After her promo-visit-boost last week, the Katy Perry album “Witness” is back down three spots to No.7, with Imagine Dragons dropping two spots to No.8 with “Evolve”. Kendrick Lamar is down one place to No.9 with “Damn”, and falling three to No.10 are Nickelback with “Feed the Machine”.

* With the physical release of the album occuring last week, the DJ Khaled set “Grateful” (HP-7, US #1 for a second week) is back up fifteen places to No.22.
* Justin Bieber’s long run at the top of the singles chart helps his last studio album “Purpose” to climb back up seven spots to No.26 (plus he’s in Sydney this past week too).
* Rag’N’Bone Man jumps up nine places to No.27 with his debut album “Human”.
* The INXS collection “The Very Best” is back up eleven to No.35, with a ten place jump to No.51 for the Crowded House “Very Very Best of” set. Roy Orbison’s “Ultimate Collection” is also up ten to No.59, and the Fleetwood Mac “GH” is up twenty-four to No.76, whilst the “Best of-All for You” by Cold Chisel rises eight to No.84.
* Lorde’s debut set “Pure Heroine” rebounds nine spots to No.39 this week.
* The “Frozen” soundtrack is back up ten places to No.56, helped by a recent school holidays ice-spectacular in several cities.
* The 2016 Hillsong Worship album “Let There Be Light” leaps up thirty-six places to No.58.
* After falling the past four weeks, the just released vinyl edition of “Wolves” for Rise Against helps it to climb back up sixteen spots to No.60.
* The first return this week is “The Eminem Show” for Eminem at No.71, followed by the self-titled debut album for Dua Lipa at No.75. “Blue & Lonesome” for The Rolling Stones re-enters at No.86, the “50 Shades Darker” soundtrack is back in at No.92, Bruno Mars’ “Doo-Wops” returns at No.93, The Wiggles’ “Nursery Rhymes” set is back in at No.94, the Flume album “Skin” re-emerges at No.95, the Queen “Platinum Collection” returns at No.97, “CTRL” for SZA is back at No.99 and returning at #100 is the Coldplay “4CD Catalogue Set”.

* Last weeks No.2 debut of “Hydrograd” (HP-2, WI10-1) for Stone Sour drops ten places to No.12 and the other album leaving the Top 10 this week is “Truth is a Beautiful Thing” (HP-3, WI10-4) for London Grammar, dropping seven to No.17.
* The Harry Styles self-titled debut album falls seven spots this week to No.20.
* Shawn Mendes is down seven also with his “Illuminate” album, to No.31.
* Royal Blood leave the Top 20 and drop seventeen places to No.36 with “How Did We Get So Dark?”.
* After scoring their highest charted album last week with “You Don’t Know Lonely”, this week the Tex, Don & Charlie set falls thirty-six spots to No.50.
* Leaving the Top 50 for the first time this year is the second Adele album “21”, which returned to the fifty back in early December of 2016, and climbed back up to No.4 in late March during her first tour here, this week it is down thirteen places to No.53.
* Lady Antebellum leave the Top 50 after only four weeks, down eigtheen to No.61 with “Heart Break”.
* The re-packaged “Purple Rain” album for Prince plummets forty-one spots this week to No.68.
* Pete Murray drops thirteen spots to No.69 with his “Camacho” set.
* The Tina Arena “Greatest Hits & Interpretations” album falls twenty-five spots to No.72.
* The Radiohead re-issued “OK Computer” this week drops twenty-nine places to No.73.
* Falling nineteen to No.79 is the latest Alt-J set “Relaxer”.
* Final big drop within the Top 100 is the Vince Staples set “Big Fish Theory”, down forty-one places to No.98.
* Leaving the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 is the Superfruit album “Future Friends-Part One” from No.31.

* #3 (LP#14) – 4: 44 by Jay-Z
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* #4 (LP#2) – Something to Tell You by HAIM
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* #11 (LP#3) – Quiet Ferocity by The Jungle Giants is the Australian four-piece group from Brisbane’s third studio album and now highest charted, beating the No.12 peak of their debut set “Learn to Exist” (Sept 2013), whilst their second album “Speakerzoid” debuted and peaked at No.25 in August of 2015.
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* #42 (LP#1) – Issa Album by 21 Savage is the debut album for the US rapper who has previously released two EP’s and two mixtapes, with this album debuting within the Top 30 in New Zealand The Netherlands so far.
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* #47 (S’tk) – Baby Driver Soundtrack features songs from the new Edgar Wright film (he also did ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ and ‘The Worlds End’), and this car chase/driving film was written around the music first, some of which is performed by The Beach Boys, The Damned, T.Rex, Beck, Sam & Dave, Blur, Golden Earring, Barry White, Young MC, Queen and Simon & Garfunkel amongst its 30 tracks.
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* #54 (LP#3) – Day in, Day Out by In Stereo is the third album for the X-Factor 2015 contestants, the three boys having previously charted with “She’s Rock N’ Roll” (HP-11, April 2015) and last years “The Speed of Sound” (HP-3, July 2016).
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* #91 (LLP#5) – Live, Alive Oh by Split Enz is the fifth Live album released by the 70’s & 80’s New Zealand act, this 2CD set containing the previously released 1993 20th Anniversary tour, and the farewell tour of NZ in 2008 (previously unreleased), and becomes their second live set to chart here after their first “The Living Enz” made it to No.88 in late December of 1985.

SLIDE Calvin Harris Feat. Frank Ocean & Migos ▲2

No Albums this week.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to



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