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Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman

Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman

Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran No 6 Collaboration Projects Spends 4th Week at No 1

by Gavin Ryan on August 11, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

Ed Sheeran holds for a fourth week at the summit of the ARIA Albums Chart with his fourth No.1 set “No.6 Collaborations Project”, the set also logging a fourth week at the top in both England and New Zealand, and a third week in Canada.

Ed Sheeran’s tally of weeks at No.1 now climbs to 40 weeks in total, which means he has now logged as many weeks at the top in Australia as Adele has so far achieved (from her two No.1 albums), placing them equal sixth on the list for ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2019)’, plus they are also equal first now on the list for this decade (2010 to 2019), with Ed’s next target on the overall tally list being Pink with her 43 weeks (from 5 #1’s).

Ed won’t have much threat to his No.1 slot until early September, as Taylor Swift is set to issue her seventh album “Lover” on the 23rd of August, which means it will be charting by the 2nd of September at the earliest, so he might gain two more weeks at the top (forecasted not confirmed). But for now “No.6 Collaborations Project” and its four weeks at No.1 is now the equal third longest running chart topping album of 2019, tying with the Queen biopic soundtrack “Bohemian Rhapsody” (4 weeks from 7th of Jan, 2019), followed by Ariana Grande with “thank u, next” (5 broken weeks from 18-Feb, 2019) and current front runner by Billie Eilish with “When We All Fall Asleep…” at seven broken weeks (from 8th of April, 2019), which is down two places this week to No.4, it’s lowest chart position so far.

There are two debuts in between Ed and Billie this week, the highest of which is the second album for local band The Teskey Brothers and “Run Home Slow”, becoming the blues/rock acts second chart entry and now first Top 10 placing, as their debut album “Half Mile Harvest” peaked at No.18 in early June of 2017, and that set returns to the chart this week at No.27. After which another local band debuts at No.3, Sydney metalcore act Northlane with their fifth studio album “A1IEN” (Alien), which becomes their fifth chart entry and now fourth Top 10/Top 5 placing, with #3 being their most popular position having previously peaked at No.3 with their sets “Singularity” (LP#2, early April 2013) and their last entry “Mesmer” (LP#4, early April 2017), while four years and one week ago they took out the No.1 slot with their third album “Node” (LP#3, HP-1×1, 3-August, 2015) plus they first charted with “Discoveries” (LP#1, HP-85, 21-Nov., 2011).

Apart from the six entries to the Top 10 this week, there are also two soundtracks laying within the Top 10 again, with ‘The Lion King (2019)’ down one place to No.5 and ‘A Star is Born’ set is also down one spot, landing at No.10.

The band Tool is due to drop their fifth studio album called “Fear Inoculum” on August 30th, and last week their previous releases were all added to streaming services for the first time, which means that this week the rock band has five entries within the Top 50 (and Top 100), starting with their second album returning at it’s original peak of No.6 and “Ænima” (LP#2, peaked mid-Oct 1996, 6th week in the Top 10, now 3x▲Platinum), followed by their former No.1 sets “Lateralus” (LP#3, HP-1×1, mid-May 2001, 4th week in Top 10, now 2x▲Platinum) back in at No.8 and coming in at No.9 is “10,000 Days” (LP#4, HP-1×1, early May 2006, 6th week within the Top 10), plus they have two more sets returning and debuting outside of the Top 10.

Drake debuts at No.7 with a new collection of previously unreleased track he recorded between 2010 and 2016 called “Care Package”, which becomes his seventh Top 10 album in Australia (6 as lead, one a collaboration with Future), and features guest artists like Beyoncé, Rick Ross, PartyNextDoor, J. Cole and Sampha.

* The soundtrack for “The Greatest Showman” rebounds five places to No.15 this week as Hugh Jackman starts his national arena tour in Australia, which runs until early September before he heads to New Zealand.
* The Teskey Brothers first album “Half Mile Harvest” spent a total of four weeks in the Top 100 in mid-2017 and again in late 2018 peaking at No.18 upon debut in early June of 2017, and with their new album entering at No.2 this week it helps to pull their first set back into the chart at No.27.
* The fourth and self-titled Shawn Mendes album rebounds twenty-nine spots to No.29 this week.
* Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener” album will clock over the one-year mark next week and this week it is back up five places to No.72.
* Jonas Brothers’ “Happiness Begins” rebounds eleven spots to No.74.
* With a recent tour and a new Top 50 entry this week the Bazzi set “Cosmic” is up four to No.82.
* The Coldplay live set “Live in Buenos Aires” is up eight spots this week to No.90.
* After looking like it was set to leave this week the Imagine Dragons older album “Evolve” (111 weeks) rises back up eight places to No.91, while their newer entry “Origins” drops out from No.83 after 38 weeks within the chart.
* The two returning albums this week are “Death Race for Love” by Juice WRLD (#97) and The Seekers collection “Farwell” (#99).

* There are six albums leaving the Top 10 this week…
– “Diamonds” by Elton John (HP-3×3, WI10-10, 6 to No.11)
– “÷ (Divide)” by Ed Sheeran (HP-1×27, WI10-104 {that’s two whole years in the T10}, 8 to No.12)
– “The Search” by NF (U.S.A. #1 album this week, HP-3, WI10-1, 3 to No.13)
– “Hurts 2B Human” by Pink (HP-1×3, WI10-14, 10 to No.18, first week out of the T10)
– “Salt” by Angie McMahon (HP-5, WI10-1, 5 to No.35)
– “The Big Day” by Chance the Rapper (HP-7, WI10-1, 7 to No.37).
* Post Malone is down with both of his entries in “Beerbongs & Bentleys” (12 to 17) and “Stoney” (33 to 39).
* Dean Lewis falls five spots to No.20, in his 20th week, with his debut set “A Place We Knew”.
* The Queen soundtrack for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ drops down six spots to No.22, with other sliding soundtracks being for ‘Aladdin’ (35 to 48), ‘Yesterday’ (36 to 61), ‘BTS World’ (55 to 67), the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ (57 to 75), ‘Moana’ (67 to 76) and ‘Guardians Vol.1′ (66 to 89).
* Chris Brown might have jumped back up with his single “No Guidance” (TW-14), but his latest album “Indigo” falls down seven spots to No.24.
* Conrad Sewell falls back down eleven spots with his “LIFE” set to No.25.
* The Lil’ Nas X EP “7” drops again this week, falling six places to No.30.
* The “Greatest Hits” collection for Queen also falls this week, down fourteen spots to No.40, with other dropping collections being for INXS (40 to 44), Eminem (34 to 47), Maroon 5 (50 to 60), The Wiggles (65 to 78), Green Day (69 to 80), The Beatles (75 to 86), Foo Fighters (81 to 88), Bon Jovi (79 to 92), Jason DeRulo (92 to 94) and leaving after five weeks is Kylie Minogue (#90).
* The Hilltop Hoods drop down ten places to No.41 with “The Great Expanse”, plus their “Drinking… Walking… Restrung” set falls seven to No.71.
* Pink is also down with her older entry “Beautiful Trauma”, falling eight places to No.46.
* Thelma Plum falls thirteen chart rungs this week to No.50 with “Better in Blak”.
* After a surge last week the third Adele album “25” falls back down twenty-five places to No.54.
* Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars” and “Revenge of the Dreamers III” for J. Cole and Dreamville both slide down twelve spots apiece to No.55 and No.56 respectively.
* The only non-Top 10 debuting album from last week to score a second week within the Top 100 is for rapper YBN Cordae with “The Lost Boy” which falls thirty-one spots to No.58, while albums leaving the entire Top 100 from within last weeks Top 50 are “Human Target” for Thy Art is Murder (#11) and “Fever Dream” for Of Monsters and Men” (#21).
* Ziggy Alberts’ post Splendour drop sees his album “Laps Around the Sun” fall sixteen places this week to No.62.
* Amy Shark swims down eleven places to No.63 with her “Love Monster” set.
* Angus Stone’s side-project called Dope Lemon sees their second album “Smooth Big Cat” descend thirty-two places to No.64 this week.
* Jimmy Barnes’ “My Criminal Record” drops twelve places to No.65.
* Lee Kernaghan’s “Backroad Nation” album drops seventeen spots this week to No.79, while this coming week he will start a two month national tour (August 15th).
* The Beyoncé album “The Lion King: The Gift” plummets thirty-six spots this week to No.83.
* Morgan Evans staggers down twenty-two places to No.85 with “Things That We Drink to”.
* BTS also fall down with their most recent EP “Map of the Soul: Persona” (74 to 87).
* Local rapper AllDay and his four week old set “Starry Night Over the Phone” falls thirty spots this week to No.98.
* The Guns N’ Roses 1988 set “Appetite for Destruction” tumbles down twenty-seven places to #100.

* #14 (LP#3) – My Own Pool of Light by Holy Holy is the third issued and now charted album for the local indie rock band, who previously entered with “When the Storms Would Come” (HP-11, early August 2015) and their now only Top 10 entry “Paint” (HP-7, early March 2017).

* #21 (LP#1) – Undertow by Tool (HP-89, NEW PEAK and new cert of ▲Platinum)
* #43 (EP#2) – Opiate by Tool (first entry, new cert of ▲Platinum) are returning to the chart due to the bands forthcoming fifth album and all of their material being added to streaming services last week. Their first album “Undertow” originally peaked at No.89 in October of 1994, so that scores a new peak this week and a first time within the Top 50, while their second issued EP called “Opiate” makes it first ever chart appearance this week at No.43.

* #31 (LP#10) – Victorious by Skillet is now the third Top 100 entry for the Christian rock band from Memphis, Tennessee, whose last entry “Unleashed” (LP#9) debuted and peaked at No.7 in mid-August of 2016, while they first charted here with “Rise” (HP-84, early July, 2013).

* #36 (S/tk) – Descendants 3 Soundtrack is from the third installment of the Disney Channel film series, which was first screened last week (August 2nd), and features 13 tracks from the new film, while this is the first of the three films’ soundtracks to land within the Top 50, as the “Descendants(1)” peaked at No.57 in August 2015 and “Descendants 2” made it to No.64 in late July of 2017.

* #70 (LP#1) – High Expectations by Mabel is the debut release for Mabel Alabama Pearl McVey, daughter of Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey and singer Neneh Cherry, who this week 30 years ago was also charting with her debut album “Raw Like Sushi” (HP-30 for two weeks, peaking on the 21st of August, 1989, entered the charts on 19th of June, 1989). The Mabel album contains her current hit “Don’t Call Me Up” (HP-16, TW-56) and also “Mad Love” (HP-67).

* #73 (LP#1) – Immunity by Clario is the first released album for the artist born Clario Cottrill from Carlisle, Massachusetts in America, with this album featuring two tracks with HAIM member Danielle Haim.

* #77 (LP#2) – The Sailor by Rich Brian is the second album and chart entry for the Indonesian rapper born Brian Imanuel, whose debut set “Amen” debuted and peaked at No.27 in mid-February of 2018, and this new set features guest artists Joji and RZA, with this album entering the digital albums chart last week at No.31.

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