ARIA Chart: Kasey Chambers returns with #1

Meanwhile in singles, Ed Sheeran is at #1 and #2 for a third week

Kasey Chambers

• Singles: Ed Sheeran #1/#2 for third week, Shark attack with “Adore” higher
• Albums: Kasey Chambers scores another #1 with new album “Dragonfly”

Singles

Ed Sheeran remains in total control of the chart with his songs “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” again sitting at #1 and #2.

There is just one song making a significant move in the top 10 this week with “Chameleon” from Pnau moving from #10 to #7 after nine weeks.

One of the chart’s biggest movers is “Adore” from Gold Coaster Amy Shark which lifts from #42 to #13 after 12 weeks on the chart, getting a big push after ranking #2 on triple j’s Hottest 100 released on Australia Day.

The only chart debut to land inside the top 50 is “Issues” from songwriter-turned-singer Julia Michaels at #31.

New to the top 50 from lower down the chart are:

#56 to #29 Snakehips and MØ with “Don’t Leave”
#86 to #32 Little Mix with “Touch”
#60 to #34 Sia with “Move Your Body”
#76 to #44 Jax Jones with “You Don’t Know Me” featuring Raye
#53 to #50 Sofi Tukker with “Drinkee”

Albums


Album #11 for Kasey Chambers sees her land her fifth #1 album. “Dragonfly” has gone straight to the top, unseating The xx and keeping the soundtracks in chart spots #2, #3 and #4 from Trolls, Sing and Moana from the top.

Production duties on the “Dragonfly” are shared by Paul Kelly and Nash Chambers and guest artists popping up include Ed Sheeran, Vika and Linda Bull, Keith Urban and Foy Vance.

Chambers is the only newcomer to the top 10, with AFI’s “AFI (The Blood Album)” new at #12. The US punk outfit has released 10 albums with a peak of #3 for “December Underground” in mid-2003 and they were last in the top 10 at #10 with “Burials” in October 2013.

Three other albums made it into the top 50 on debut:

#38 Aversions Crown with “Xenocide” #Brisbane #deathcore
#40 The Lachy Doley Group with “Lovelight” #Aussie #rock
#49 Jacob Sartorious with “The Last Text” EP #Onlinestar #14-year-old

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