Ed Sheeran has managed to yet again continue his stranglehold on the Aussie charts, keeping Aussies almost completely at bay as his dominance reigns.
As we reported last week, Ed Sheeran was almost in complete control of the Aussie charts last week with his new album ÷ (Divide) sitting atop the album charts, while a total of 16 of his singles were within the top 50 positions on the charts. This dominance has continued for yet another week, with very little changes occuring at the top end of both the singles and albums charts.
The albums charts sees Sheeran’s Divide take top spot for the second week in a row, while his previous albums X and +, sit at numbers three and eight, respectively. Meanwhile Adele’s Australian tour has continued to pay off, with her records 25 and 21 reaching the number two and four positions for this week. Aussie talent isn’t completely out of contention though, with The Waifs’ previous chart-topper Ironbark holding its own at number seven for the second week in a row.
Likewise, Tash Sultana’s Notion EP is back to #14 from its position at #23 last week, while Keith Urban and Kingswood sit at #17, and #21, respectively.
Back in the singles charts though, Ed Sheeran finds himself dominating, with the current chart-topper, his track ‘Shape Of You’, staying at the top for the tenth week in a row, the first track to do so since LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ in 2011. While the charts aren’t quite as filled with Sheeran as they were last week (with only 14 in the top 50 instead of 16), the top ten does see a further two of his songs feature, with ‘Castle On The Hill’, and ‘Galway Girl’ reaching the second and seventh positions, respectively.
Aussie talent is a little harder to find though, with our highest reaching Aussie artist being Sia, who reaches #19 as part of her appearance alongside Pink in Stargate’s ‘Waterfall’. Pnau’s ‘Chameleon’ continues to sit at #22 for another week, while Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ is only one position lower than last week, ranking at #27 for this week.
The Aussie talent on the charts is rounded out by the Ryan Riback remix of Starley’s ‘Call On Me’ at #28, Sheppard’s ‘Keep Me Crazy’ entering the charts at #42, and Peking Duk’s ‘Stranger’ still charting with a position of #46, for its 21st week in the charts.
With plenty of good Aussie albums set to be released in the coming weeks and months, we can be certain that Sheeran’s dominance won’t continue for too much longer, and we’ll be getting homegrown talent back on top once more.