ARIA Chart: Ed Sheeran makes chart history

Trolls soundtrack #1 album with Sing and Moana soundtracks close behind

• Ed Sheeran creates chart history as he debuts at #1 and #2 on singles chart
• Trolls soundtrack #1 album with Sing and Moana soundtracks close behind


Music artists don’t come any bigger than Ed Sheeran. In 2014 and 2015 his album “X” was the #1 album of the year, and it then managed to land in the top 20 for 2016 too!

At the risk of going off too early, it is already looking like 2017 could be another year dominated by Sheeran.

The release of his latest new music in the form of the songs “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” has proven audiences are still gagging for his new material. With the tunes sitting at #1 and #2 he becomes the first artist to have simultaneous debuts at #1 and #2 on the ARIA singles chart. Both numbers are from Sheeran’s forthcoming third album “÷”, set for release on March 3.

New to the top 10 this week too was “Play That Song” from Train which jumps from #23 to #8, its best chart position after seven weeks on the chart.

Also new to the top 50 on debut are:

#41 “Move Your Body” from Sia
#45 “Don’t Leave” from Snakehips &


The top of the chart continues to be dominated by soundtracks with “Trolls” spending a second week at #1 while the soundtracks for Sing and Moana sit at #2 and #3. Another soundtrack is also moving up the chart after its Golden Globes success – “La La Land” moves from #31 to #13 in its second week.

The top of the chart is also home again to a few veterans – some older than others!

“25” from Adele is at #4 after 60 weeks, “Ripcord” from Keith Urban is at #6 after 36 weeks while Ed Sheeran is again top 10 with “X” after 134 weeks. Sheeran’s debut album “+” is also charting in the top 50 again, back at #32 in its 241st week on the chart.

And somebody called The Rolling Stones are still top 10 with “Blue & Lonesome”.

New entries into the top 50 on debut are:

#15 “11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory” from Dropkick Murphys
#20 “Night People” from You Me At Six
#30 “Reanimate 3.0: The Covers” EP from Halestorm

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