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ARIA Chart: Ed Sheeran nearly topples…Ed Sheeran

Mastodon and Jamiroquai debut top 10, but Mr Ed still #1

• Singles: Chart shock…Ed Sheeran nearly topples…Ed Sheeran!
• Albums: Mastodon and Jamiroquai debut top 10, but Mr Ed still #1

Singles

Holding at #1 for a 13th week is Ed Sheeran and “Shape Of You”. Sheeran nearly pushed himself from top spot as his “Galway Girl” climbed from #9 to #2 this week, its fifth on the chart, to a new peak. “Shape Of You” has now equalled the record previously set by Coolio‘s “Gangsta’s Paradise” in 1995 for the longest number of weeks at #1.

New to the top 10 this week is Kendrick Lamar with “Humble” landing at #6. It is not only his first time in the singles top 10, but his first time in the top 30.

Four other singles spent their first week on the chart in the top 50:
#24 Calvin Harris with “Heatstroke”
#36 The Chainsmokers with “The One”
#41 Bliss N Eno with “Moments”
#49 Cheat Codes with “No Promises”

After bubbling away outside the top 50 for five weeks, Jason Derulo makes it into the 50 at #34 with “Swalla” featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

Albums

Topping the album chart for a fifth consecutive week is “Divide” from Ed Sheeran.

Two newcomers managed to find a way into the top 10, which remains dominated with seven releases from Sheeran, Adele and movie soundtracks.

This week’s newcomers:
#3 Mastodon with “Emperor Of Sand” Seventh album and second to make the top 10
#7 Jamiroquai with “Automation” First album in seven years, fourth top 10 album after two previous #1 albums (1999 and 2001)
#12 Body Count with “Bloodlust” Metal band featuring Ice T back in chart first time since 1994
#16 Jon Stevens with “Starlight” 10th solo album and first to chart since 1993
#19 Polish Club with “Alright Already” Debut album from Sydney rock band
#20 Goldfrapp with “Silver Eye” Seventh album from British electronic duo
#23 Big Little Lies soundtrack
#34 Jimmy Barnes & The Wiggles with “Och Aye The G’Nu”
#36 Bob Dylan with “Triplicate” His 38th studio album and Dylan’s first triple album
#38 Aled Jones, Dame Joan Sutherland with “One Voice”

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