Singles: Ed Sheeran holds at #1 and #2, Chainsmokers back in top 10
Albums: The xx debut at #12 with “I See You”, McClymonts debut at #3
Ed Sheeran holds firm with the top two singles as he continues to make chart history. As both Nova and the Hit Network revealed Sheeran promotions last week his new songs were never more than a few minutes away on either network – and others too of course.
The highest chart debut was The Chainsmokers with “Paris” which landed at #6 in its first week. It might be hard to unseat Ed Sheeran from #1, but if anyone could do it bet on The Chainsmokers whose “Closer” was the #1 single of 2016. This is their sixth top 10 after “All We Know” peaked at #8 in October last year.
New to the top 10 was Pnau with “Chameleon” which is now their biggest hit and first top 10 tune.
Two songs were new to the top 50 after spending time lower down the chart:
#27 Alessia Cara with “How Far I’ll Go” in its third week charting
#34 Migos with “Bad and Boujee” featuring Lil Uzi Vert in second week
British indie dance darlings The XX have scored their first ARIA #1 album with their third album “I See You”.
The McClymonts managed a top five debut with their fifth album “Endless” landing at #3. The album is their fourth to make the top 10 and it will need to climb one place to equal their best ever which was #2 for their album “Wrapped Up Good”.
Although the Trolls soundtrack is no longer #1, it still sits in the top five along with the soundtracks for Sing and Moana.
A fourth soundtrack is now in the top 10 – “La La Land” has moved from #13 to #7 in its third week.
Just two other albums were new in the top 50: “Migration” from British musician/producer Bonobo debuted at #12, and “Run The Jewels 3”.
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are touring Australia and played hometown Melbourne on the weekend. Their album album “Skeleton Tree” is back in the top 50 at #22 after the former #1 album has been charting for 19 weeks.