ARIA 2017 Chart Champ confirmed – Ed Sheeran, take a bow

Ed Sheeran ends the year on a chart high

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• “Perfect” #1 single on last ARIA Singles Chart 2017
• “Divide” #1 album on last ARIA Albums Chart for 2017

Singles
After 43 weeks on the singles chart this year, Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” ends 2017 spending another week at #1.
Elsewhere on the chart Sheeran features at #3 as a guest vocalist on Eminem’s “River”.
In his own right, Sheeran is also hanging around this week at:
#29 “Shape Of You” 51 weeks on chart, peaked at #1
#50 “Galway Girl” 43 weeks on the chart, peaked at #2
#51 “Castle On The Hill” 51 weeks on the chart, peaked at #2
Two late Christmas movers in the past week were Mariah Carey who pushed “All I Want For Christmas Is You” higher from #11 to #6 while Wham! had a late seasonal surge with “Last Christmas” up from #37 to #11.

Albums
Completing his end-of-year chart takeover, Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” moves from #3 to spend another week at #1 after 43 weeks on the chart.
And get this – there is still plenty of live in his back catalogue too:
#19 “Multiply” after 184 weeks on the chart
#27 “Plus” after 291 weeks on the chart
Sheeran’s latest album continues to fill his coffers globally too with the album back at #1 in the UK for the seventh time, while in the US it has now sold more than 1m copies and hasn’t moved out of the Billboard Hot 100 top 20 since release.
Elsewhere, the soundtrack to the Hugh Jackman movie The Greatest Showman ploughed into the top 10 at #8 after sitting at #77 on its second week on the chart.
Special mention to a couple of Aussie chart champs too as we farewell 2017:
• “The Very Best Of INXS” ends the year at #18, after 279 weeks on the chart
• “The Best Of Cold Chisel” ends the year at #24, after 252 weeks on the chart

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