ARIA Charts: Lorde unseats Sheeran from top spot, Nickelback debuts at #3

Singles: No change at top, but DJ Khaled, Macklemore & Calvin Harris return

• Singles: No change at top, but DJ Khaled, Macklemore & Calvin Harris return
• Albums: Lorde dislodges Ed from top spot, Nickelback & Royal Blood top 5

Singles

“Despacito” spends its sixth week at the top for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber.

Bieber slightly loosens his grip on the top 10 with two other tunes featuring him dropping a little inside the top 10.

However One Direction members Liam Payne with “Strip That Down” and Niall Horan with “Slow Hands” edge higher to sit at #2 and #3 respectively.

Just one tune was new to the top 10 and that was a chart debut for DJ Khaled with “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. The song comes from DJ Khaled’s 10th album “Grateful”.

Three big names return to the chart with new entries outside the top 10:

#34 Macklemore with “Glorious” featuring Skylar Grey – his first solo recording after the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis partnership takes a break
#35 Calvin Harris with “Feels” featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
#41 Jennifer Hudson with “Remember Me”

Lorde‘s “Perfect Places” has crept up the charts from #57 to #44 in its third week.

Sam Hunt also makes the top 50 with “Body Like A Back Road” up from #64 to #50 in its third week.

Albums

Five new releases entered the top 50 on debut and four of them cracked the top 10.

Considerable excitement at the top with a new #1 with Lorde‘s “Melodrama” unseating Ed Sheeran as “Divide” moving out of the top spot again. The immediate success of Lorde’s second album means she has now had both albums debut at #1.

This week’s other chart debuts:

#3 Nickelback with “Feed The Machine” – Ninth album and eight top 10 spots
#4 Royal Blood with “How Did We Get So Dark?” – Second album from Brighton (UK) rock duo
#10 Fleet Foxes with “Crack-Up” – The third album from Seattle folkies is their first in six years
#30 Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit with “The Nashville Sound” – The second album from the band led by the former guitarist with Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell

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