News 17 March 2018

Sheeran's ÷ notches up 24th week at #1

Debuts for The Wiggles, Calum Scott, Logic and more!

Sheeran's ÷ notches up 24th week at #1

Debuts for The Wiggles, Calum Scott, Logic and more!

After returning to #1 last week, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ remains in the top spot this week. It’s the album’s 24th week at #1. Sheeran’s X is at #4 and + is at #7.

Still on tour around Australia, Bruno Mars moves up four spots to #6 with 24K Magic. Both of Mars’ previous albums have re-entered the top 50 this week: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (#34) and Unorthodox Jukebox (#39).


#3: The Wiggles ‘Nursery Rhymes 2’ – With their 50th studio album, ARIA Hall Of Fame members The Wiggles score their first ever appearance in the top ten of the ARIA Albums Chart. Nursery Rhymes 2 takes over from Nursery Rhymes (#15 Feb. ’17) as the group’s highest chart peak. The group also charted in 2017 with Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas! (#29 Dec. ’17).

#5: Calum Scott ‘Only Human’ – British singer-songwriter Calum Scott makes his Albums Chart debut with Only Human. Scott’s first album features the singles ‘Dancing On My Own’ (#2 Oct. ’16) and ‘You Are The Reason’ (#27 Dec. ’17).

#10: Logic ‘Bobby Tarantino II’ – Logic takes out his first top ten entry on the Albums Chart peak with mixtape Bobby Tarantino II. It’s the first time the American rapper has charted with a mixtape; he’s previously hit the chart with the studio albums The Incredible True Story (#43 Nov. ’15) and Everybody (#25 May ’17). ‘Everyday’, which features on Bobby Tarantino II, has debuted at #38 on this week’s Singles Chart.

#11: Ian Moss ‘Ian Moss’ – Ian Moss returns to the Albums Chart for the first time in nine years with his self-titled seventh album. The release is Moss’ first solo album since Soul On West 53rd (#40 Oct. ’09) and the first of all original material since 1996’s Petrolhead. It becomes the Cold Chisel member’s second highest solo peak behind Matchbook (#1 Aug. ’89).

#12: Judas Priest ‘Firepower’ – British metal veterans Judas Priest return with 18th studio album Firepower. The follow-up to Redeemer Of Souls (#31 Jul. ’14) becomes the group’s highest chart peak, taking over from Nostradamus (#17 Jun. ’08).

#14: What So Not ‘Not All The Beautiful Things’Not All The Beautiful Things, the debut album from What So Not, gives the producer a second Albums Chart entry. The album, which features contributions from Daniel Johns, Slumberjack, Skrillex and more, takes over from Divide & Conquer (#19 Sept. ’16) as What So Not’s highest peak.

#15: Ocean Alley ‘Chiaroscuro’ – Sydney’s Ocean Alley makes their top 50 debut with Chiaroscuro. The Northern Beaches outfit’s second album comes two years on from their debut, Lost Tropics.

#20: Jimi Hendrix ‘Both Sides Of The Sky’ – Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix charts with Both Sides Of The Sky. It’s the third release in a trilogy of posthumously released archival albums featuring recordings made as Hendrix worked to follow-up 1968’s Electric Ladyland. The two other albums in the trilogy were Valleys Of Neptune (#8 Mar. ‘10) and People, Hell and Angels (#29 Mar. ‘13).

#36: Lil Yachty ‘Lil Boat 2’ – Lil Yachty scores his debut entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with Lil Boat 2. It’s the American rapper’s second studio album, coming a year on from debut Teenage Emotions. Lil Boat 2 features guest appearances by Quavo, 2 Chainz, Lil Pump and more.

#47: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats ‘Tearing At The Seams’ – American soul/R&B band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats take out a second top 50 appearance with Tearing At The Seams. They first charted with their self-titled debut album (#19 Apr. ’16). Between studio albums, the group released an EP and a live album.

#49: Three Days Grace ‘Outsider’ – Canadian rockers Three Days Grace crack the top 50 for the first time since 2004 with Outsider. The band’s sixth album is the follow-up to 2015’s Human. Their only other chart appearance was with their self-titled debut (#47 May ’04).