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ARIA Chart: Ed Sheeran fever remains

14 songs top 50, “Shape Of You” 10 weeks #1

Ed Sheeran with Smallzy

• Singles: Ed Sheeran fever – 14 songs top 50, “Shape Of You” 10 weeks #1
• Albums: Beauty And The Beast soundtrack finds a spot in superstar top 10

Singles

Chart history continues to be rewritten by Ed Sheeran as “Shape Of You” has logged its 10th week on top, something ARIA notes was last achieved by LMFAO with “Party Rock Anthem” between April and June in 2011. Sheeran has 14 songs in total in the top 40 with another two just missing out at #53 and #54. His “Galway Girl” has climbed higher in the top 10 – from #10 to #7.

The only change in the top five is Kygo and Selena Gomez moving up from #7 to #5 in its fourth week, but it is still short of its chart peak at #4.

New to the top 10 this week is Bruno Mars with “That’s What I Like” up from #14 to #8 in its seventh week.

The chart’s highest new entry on debut is “Waterfall” from Stargate featuring P!nk and Sia at #19.

Other newcomers to the top 50 this week:

#42 Lorde with “Liability”
#43 Sheppard with “Keep Me Crazy”

Albums

The British superstars tightened their grip on the top 10 with Ed Sheeran and Adele both having all their three albums secure near the top of the chart. Sheeran’s new “Divide” spends a second week at #1 while “X” is at #4 and “+” is at #8.

Adele was is #2 (“25″), #4 (#21”) and #9 (“19”).

The only chart debut to break up their cozy chart monopoly is the soundtrack for the new Beauty And The Beast movie, which landed at #6.

Justin Bieber is top 10 again again with his former #1 album “Purpose” off the back of his tour.

Three new albums found their way into the top 50 on debut:

#16 The Shins with “Heartworms”
#19 Laura Marling with “Semper Femina”
#44 Colin Hay with “Fierce Mercy”

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