With showcase gigs happening in Sydney and Hanging Rock for Hit Network, Nova and Sunrise, Ed Sheeran keeps his vicelike grip on the top of the charts with “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” spending a fourth week at #1. With his new album “Divide” just a few weeks away, it will be fascinating to track how many weeks that can claim top spot too.
Two newcomers to the top 10 this week. Amy Shark continues her climb up the chart with “Adore” zooming to #3 from #13 in its third week on the chart to become Sheeran’s biggest chart threat.
Meanwhile German duo Milky Chance with “Cocoon” has made it to #10 from #25 last week after 12 weeks on the chart. Like Amy Shark, Milky Chance were also a strong performer of triple j’s Hot 100.
New to the top 50 this week are:
#27 “Run Up” from Major Lezer featuring PartyNextDoor and Nicki Minaj
#35 “Scared To Be Lonely” from Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa
#39 “Jungle” from Tash Sultana
#45 “All Time Low” from Jon Bellion
#48 “All Night” from The Vamps
The Trolls soundtrack has achieved what very few albums manage – returning to #1 after a couple of weeks away. The computer-animated musical adventure romantic comedy kids film has now been charting for 11 weeks. The movie slipped out of the box office chart last month after taking around $18m.
Kasey Chambers‘ new album “Dragonfly” drops to #2 in its second week while the soundtracks to Moana and Sing sit at #3 and #4.
The chart’s highest new entry is the 10th album from Train with “A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat” putting them back on the chart for the first time in five years.
Also making the top 10 on debut at #7 is American religious duo Brian & Jenn Johnson from the Bethel Church. Their album “After All These Years” is from Bethel Music which has been on tour this month and they held a sold-out worship night in Sydney at Hillsong Church on Saturday night. Brian and Jenn will also be back in Australia for the Hillsong Conference mid-year so look for another spike in album sales.
Melbourne’s Tash Sultana has bounced around the chart for 11 weeks now and her EP “Notion” has jumped from #74 to #8 for a new peak. Sultana’s “Jungle” was at #3 on the triple j Hottest 100 while “Notion” was at #32.
Five other new albums crashed the top 50 on debut:
#25 Tamworth singer/songwriter Aleyce Simmonds with “More Than Meets The Eye”
#26 US hip hop trio Migos with “Culture”
#30 German thrash metal exponents Kreator with “Gods Of Violence”
#32 US RNB singer/songwriter Kehlani with “SweetSexySavage”
#34 US country performer Brantley Gilbert with “The Devil Don’t Sleep”