ARIA Chart: Drake makes a mark with highest new debut album and single

Drake reshapes top 10 albums with help from Zara Larsson & Milky Chance

• Singles: 11 weeks at #1 for Sheeran, top 10 unchanged, Drake highest debut
• Albums: Drake reshapes top 10 with help from Zara Larsson & Milky Chance

Singles

Ed Sheeran lingers in the top 10 with “Shape Of You” #1 for an 11th week plus he holds two other tunes in top 10. ARIA notes the last single to spend 11 consecutive weeks at #1 on the ARIA singles chart was the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” way back in 1996/97. The last single to spend more than 11 weeks at #1 was Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” 2002/03.

No new arrivals in the top 10, but musical chairs see four of the top 10 swapping chart spots.

The highest new entry and one of only two top 50 chart debuts was Drake with “Passionfruit” at #16.

The other newcomer was “Symphony” from Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson.

Martin Jensen slips into the chart at #45 after spending his first week on the chart outside the top 50.

Albums

Ed Sheeran keeps “Divide” on top while his other two albums hold positions inside the top 10.

Adele keeps “25” at #3 while “21” is also top 10.

Helping break up the superstar monopoly at the top of the chart are three chart debuts:

#2 Drake with “More Life”, the Canadian rapper’s fourth time in the top 10 and his follow-up to his #1 ARIA album “Views” from 2016.
#7 Zara Larsson with “So Good”, her second album and first time in the top 50 albums.
#8 Milky Chance with “Blossom”, the German act’s second album after “Sadnecessary’ peaked at #8 in 2014.

Plenty of chart action outside the top 10 with seven newcomers debuting in the top 50:

#14 Depeche Mode with “Spirit”, Electro veterans’ 14th album and eighth to crack the top 50.
#21 Spoon with “Hot Thoughts”, Austin indie rock veterans who toured here this month
#29 Vera Lynn with “Vera Lynn 100”
#32 Gary Clark Jr with “Live North America 2016”
#33 Elevation Worship with “There Is A Cloud”
#35 2 Cellos with “Score”
#48 Chuck Berry with “The Definitive Collection”

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