News 3 June 2017

Sheeran's ÷ hits 11 weeks at #1

Debuts for Bernard Fanning, In Hearts Wake, Frenzal Rhomb and more!

Sheeran's ÷ hits 11 weeks at #1

Debuts for Bernard Fanning, In Hearts Wake, Frenzal Rhomb and more!

Following its return to the top spot last week, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ remains at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week. It’s ÷’s eleventh week at #1.

The week’s highest re-entry comes from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Fab Four’s 1967 psychedelic masterpiece receives the deluxe reissue treatment to mark the 50th anniversary of its release. On release in Australia in July 1967, the album spent 30 weeks at #1 between August 1967 and March 1968. It hit #4 in June 1987 when it was first released on CD to mark its 20th anniversary and peaked at #16 when the Beatles’ entire remastered catalogue was released in September 2009.

The soundtrack to Fifty Shades Darker has moved back up 20 spots to #21.

Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole’s The Great Country Songbook Vol. II has jumped up eight spots to #37.

As her tour in support of the album pauses, Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman moves up eleven places to #34.


#2: Bernard Fanning ‘Brutal Dawn’ – Less than a year on from Civil Dusk (#2 Aug. ’16), Bernard Fanning returns with Brutal Dawn. It’s the former Powderfinger front man’s fourth solo album and fourth to chart in the top two. Civil Dusk and Brutal Dawn make up a two album series. The former returns to the chart this week at #35.

#3: In Hearts Wake ‘Ark’ – Byron Bay’s In Hearts Wake score a third top five on the ARIA Albums Chart with Ark. The band’s fourth album equals their Albums Chart peak reached with previous release Skydancer (#2 May ’15).

#9: Frenzal Rhomb ‘Hi-Vis High Tea’ – Sydney punks Frenzal Rhomb score their first top ten on the ARIA Charts with their ninth studio album, Hi-Vis High Tea. It’s the quartet’s first album since Smoko At The Pet Food Factory (#14 Aug. ’11). It takes over from A Man's Not A Camel (#11 Apr. ’99) as their highest chart peak.

#12: Bryson Tiller ‘True To Self’ – American R&B artist Bryson Tiller makes his ARIA Albums Chart debut with True To Self. The album is Tiller’s second studio album, following on from 2015’s Trapsoul.

#18: The Teskey Brothers ‘Half Mile Harvest’ – The debut album from Melbourne band The Teskey Brothers. Half Mile Harvest was released in January but is only now hitting the chart. The band will be touring national through June and July.

#26: Caitlyn Shadbolt ‘Songs On My Sleeve’ – Gympie country artist Caitlyn Shadbolt picks up a second entry in the ARIA top 50 with Songs On My Sleeve. The singer-songwriter’s debut album comes two years on from her debut self-titled EP (#50 Aug. ’15).

#27: Elvis Presley ‘The Wonder Of You & If I Can Dream’ – This double pack brings together both albums posthumous Elvis Presley albums recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Both have previously charted individually: If I Can Dream (#1 Nov. ’15) The Wonder Of You (#3 Nov. ’16).