ARIA Chart: Sheeran overtaken in singles and albums

Sheeran overtaken by Bliss N Eso, DJ Khaled

• Singles: Sheeran overtaken by DJ Khaled + “Despacito” goes top 10
• Albums: Sheeran overtaken by Bliss N Eso + Gorillaz go top 5

Singles

Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape Of You” has lost top spot, again, this time dropping a place to #2 as DJ Khaled takes top spot with “I’m The One” featuring Justin Bieber and others. It was Khaled’s first week on the chart and Sheeran’s 17th – 15 of those weeks being spent at #1. This is DJ Khaled’s first ever top 50 appearance as a lead artist.

Is this the end for “Shape Of You” at #1, or has it got one more resurrection left? Sheeran’s “Galway Girl” dropped from #2 to #4 this week after nine weeks.

The only other significant movement in the top 10 was Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee jumping from #26 to #10 in their third week on the chart with “Despacito”, again featuring Justin Bieber.

Three other tracks found their way into the top 50 this week:

#29 “First Time” from Kygo & Ellie Goulding. The song sees the Norwegian DJ/producer partner with English singer-songwriter Goulding on a song from Kygo’s forthcoming second album.
#35 “Bon Appétit” from Katy Perry. The second single from Perry’s forthcoming fifth album.
#41 “Attention” from Charlie Puth. The title track from Puth’s forthcoming second album.

A big mover this week was “Moments” featuring Gavin James from Bliss N Eso, up from #37 to #25. This becomes the Sydney trio’s highest-charting single.

Albums

After a record eight weeks at the top of the album chart, Ed Sheeran has slipped to #2 with “Divide” now lingering (!) at #2. Pushing the all-conquering music superhero from top spot were Bliss N Eso with “Off The Grid” landing at #1 on debut. This is the sixth album from the Sydney hip hop trio and their third #1. Bliss N Eso are the sixth Australian act to top the album chart this year, which is an achievement given an Englishman has been #1 for two months.

Also new to the top 10:
#4 Gorillaz with “Humanz”. The virtual group’s fifth album features many guests including Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Danny Brown, De La Soul, Pusha T, Noel Gallagher and our very own Ben Mendelsohn. Gorillaz previously topped the albums chart with “Plastic Beach” in March 2010.

#6 Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole with “The Great Country Songbook” Volume 2. The original “Great Country Songbook” was released by Harvey with Troy Cassar-Daley and peaked at #2 in June 2013.

Eight other albums made the top 50 on debut:
#25 Lea Michele with “Places”. The Glee singer and actor’s second solo album.
#28 CBD with “Tailored For Now – 11 R&B Super Jams”. The excellent Melbourne R&B group CDB featuring Andrew De Silva release their first studio album in 20 years.
#30 Tim Rogers with “An Actor Repairs”
#31 Bee Gees with “Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits”
#36 New Found Glory with “Makes Me Sick”
#37 Various Artists – “Eurovision Song Contest 2017”
#38 Willie Nelson with “God’s Problem Child”
#45 Airling with “Hard To Sleep, Easy To Dream”

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