Ed Sheeran’s “÷ (Divide)” stays atop the ARIA Albums Chart for a thirteenth non-consecutive week.
Ed has amassed twenty-two overall weeks in the No.1 spot from his three albums, now placing him equal 21st on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965-2017) alongside Cat Stevens (from two No.1 albums), plus the album “÷ (Divide)” becomes one of five albums that have racked up thirteen weeks at the top in Australia, matching the same amount of time at No.1 as the Soundtracks for “Grease” (from three runs at the top, 1978, 1991 and 1998), “Saturday Night Fever” (1978) and “A Man and a Woman” (1968), plus the Pink collection “Greatest Hits… So Far” (2010/11).
The fifth studio album for Katy Perry debuts at No.2 this week, becoming her third Top 10 album in Australia, and her first in three not to enter in the top spot, as “Prism” (4-Nov-13, 1 week) and “Teenage Dream” (6-Sept-10, 2 weeks) both entered the charts at No.1. This current album has three Top 100 entries this week in “Bon Appetit” (HP-35, TW-48), “Swish Swish” (HP-37, TW-52) and “Chained to the Rhythm” (HP-4, TW-78).
The new UK No.1 album this week is the second studio album for London Grammar entitled “Truth is a Beautiful Thing”, which here debuts at No.3, entering one place lower than their debut set “If You Wait” achieved back in September of 2013, that album returning to the chart this week at No.99. The fifth studio album and tenth entry under the banner Hillsong United debuts at No.4 entitled “Wonder”, becoming the seventh overall Top 10 for the Church group.
Two more new entries occur next, and coming in at No.5 in the eighth studio album for Rise Against entitled “Wolves”, and it becomes the bands fourth Top 10 album in Australia, their last set “The Black Market” debuted and peaked at No.3 in late July of 2014. Finally coming in at No.6 is the seventh studio album for US country trio Lady Antebellum called “Heart Break”, and by debuting within the ten it becomes their fifth Top 10 album here, their last being “747” which has so far been their highest charted, coming in at No.4 in October 2014.
Ed Sheeran is back up three places to No.7 with his second album “x (Multiply)” spending its 102nd week within the Top 10, whilst his “+ (Positive)” set is back up one spot to No.11, and then on hold are the self-titled Harry Styles album and “Damn.” for Kendrick Lamar at No.8 and No.9 respectively. Returning to the Top 10, up one spot to No.10, is the soundtrack for “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2”, racking up a seventh week inside the ten now.
* Keith Urban’s appearance on the Graham Norton Show last Friday here (9th June) not only helps his single back into the chart, but his album “Ripcord” jumps back up sixteen spots to No.22.
* Taylor Swift’s “1979” leaps back up fifty-three spots this week to No.26, possibly due to its recent addition to the streaming services which are now part of the album chart overall sales figures.
* Three weeks ago the Elvis Presley and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra double set of “The Wonder of You” and “If I Can Dream” debuted at No.27, then last week it fell to No.63, whilst this week it rebounds back up thirty-four places to No.29.
* Kaleo’s album also benefits from a recent Voice performance of their song, their set “A/B” is back up twenty-one spots to No.37.
* The “Suicide Squad” Soundtrack rises back up sixteen places to No.38 this week.
* The Weeknd sees his “Starboy” album break back over the Top 50 horizon, up seventeen to No.42, and his “Beauty Behind the Madness” set returns at No.91.
* With the recent announcement of a Queen and Adam Lambert tour later in the year, the bands “Greatest Hits” rises six spots this week to No.56.
* The Bee Gees collection “Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits” is back up thirteen to No.64.
* Khalid sees his “American Teen” album rise one place to a new peak of No.74.
* Lorde’s new album came out on Friday (16th June), which helps her first album “Pure Heroine” to rise this week twenty-three places to No.75.
* The new entry for Lindsay and Christine from Fleetwood Mac not only helps their “Greatest Hits” set to rise back up five places to No.44, but their “Very Best of” returns at No.81 also.
* Also re-entering the chart this week are “Nursery Rhymes” for The Wiggles at No.88, “Two Degrees” by Illy at No.89, Ellie Goulding with “Delirium” at No.90 and “Blurryface” for 21 Pilots at No.94.
* The five albums that all debuted within the Top 10 last week leave after a single week, first of which is last weeks highest debut “hopeless fountain kingdom” (HP-2, WI10-1) for Halsey which drops ten places to No.12, followed by second entry “Camacho” (HP-3) for Pete Murray, dropping eleven places to No.14, “Relaxer” (HP-4) by Alt-J falls thirteen to No.17, the Roger Waters set “Is This the Life We Really Want?” (HP-7) is down thirteen also, to No.20, and the biggest drop goes to “Last Young Renegade” (HP-5) for All Time Low, falling fifty-eight places this week to No.63. The sixth and final fall-out from last weeks ten is the 50th Anniversary edition of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (HP-1×29, WI10-88) for The Beatles, which after two weeks back within the Top 10 is down five to No.13.
* Bliss N’ Eso leave the Top 20 for the first time with “Off the Grid”, down five to No.23.
* Ariana Grande’s two post 1LoveManchster album surges drop back this week, with “Dangerous Woman” down nine to No.30 and “My Everything” dropping eighteen places to No.45.
* Bernard Fanning falls twenty-two places this week to No.39 with his recent No.2 set “Brutal Dawn”.
* Gorillaz and their “Human” album are down eighteen spots to No.49.
* Linkin Park leave the Top 50 after three weeks with “One More Light”, down fifteen to No.54.
* Tash Sultana’s EP “Notion” drops fifteen spots this week to No.55, whilst the Amy Shark EP “Night Thinker” is down twenty-one places to No.57.
* Dropping eighteen to No.66 is the Lee Kernaghan “25th Anniversary Album”.
* In Hearts Wake descend a massive forty-six spots to No.71 with their “Ark” album.
* There’s a thirty-one place drop to No.72 for the Paramore album “After Laughter”.
* The recent DVD/BR rise for the “50 Shades Darker” album is over, as it drops back down thirty spots this week to No.73.
* The self-titled Dua Lipa album debuted at No.16 last week, and this week it falls sixty places to land at No.76.
* Bryson Tiller debuted at No.12 three weeks ago, last week his album “True to Self” fell to No.45, this week it is down a further forty places to No.85.
* Two albums leave the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50, “Punchbuzz” by Husky (#32) and The Teskey Brothers’ “Half Mile Harvest” (#37).
* #21 (Coll#1)- Lindsay Buckingham & Christine McVie is the first collaboration between the two Fleetwood Mac stars, and becomes the second albums chart entry for both artists, Lindsay’s first solo album “Law & Order” (HP-10) charted in early 1982 and a self-titled second album for Christine charted in early 1984 reaching No.67.
* #36 (LP#6) – Ti Amo by Phoenix is the fourth album to chart here for the French rock band, with their last set “Bankrupt!” (April 2013) being their highest charted so far, debuting and peaking at No.5.
* #40 (LP#1) – CTRL by SZA is the debut album for the US neo-soul singer and songwriter who was born Solana Imani Rowe, and the album features her current US R&B hit “Love Galore” with Travis Scott.
* #41 (LP#9) – Trouble Maker by Rancid becomes the seventh Top 100 and sixth Top 50 album for the punk band who last charted in November of 2014 with “…Honor is All We Know” (HP-34).
* #93 (V/A) – Anastasia by Various Artists.
* #96 (LP#1) – Cigarettes After Sex by Cigarettes After Sex is the self-titled debut album for the four piece Texas ambient pop band, having previously released the EP “I” in 2012.
avin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com