Ed Sheeran scores a #1 debut
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Ed Sheeran scores a #1 debut

March 11, 2017

Debuts from All Our Exes Live in Texas, Kingswood, Methyl Ethel and more.

English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran tops the ARIA Albums Chart this week with his third studio album ‘÷’ (pronounced "divide"). It is his third album to reach #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.  In addition, Ed Sheeran’s previous albums also make their way back up the chart – ‘X’ moves up 3 spots to #3 and ‘+’ jumps 13 places to #4.

With Adele currently touring the country, each of her three album releases continue to make their way back up the album chart – ‘25’ is up one spot from last week to #2, ‘21’ jumps five spots from last week to #5 and ‘19’ jumps eight to #12.

With Justin Bieber’s Australian tour also up and running, his #1 charting album ‘Purpose’ (#1 Nov. ’15) jumps back into the Top 50 ARIA Albums Chart for a 49th week.

The soundtrack to The Secret Daughter by Jessica Mauboy jumps eleven spots to #33.

Cold Chisel’s Best Of Collection ‘All For You’ continues its climb back up the chart to #34.

Also re-entering the top 50 is Train’s ‘A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat’, Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ and James Arthur’s ‘Back From The Edge’


Debuts:

#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’  – ÷ (pronounced "divide") is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and the third to reach #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. He previously topped the chart with ‘+’ (#1 Aug. ’12) and ‘x’ (#1 Jun. ’14). The album includes singles ‘Shape Of You’ (#1 Jan. ’17), ‘Castle On The Hill’ (#2 Jan. ’17) and ‘How Would You Feel (Paean)’ (#2 Feb. ’17). 

#8: All Our Exes Live in Texas ‘When We Fall’ – Australian folk group All Our Exes Live in Texas make their first appearance on ARIA Album Chart with their debut album ‘When We Fall’.

#10: Kingswood ‘After Hours, Close To Dawn’ – Album number two for Melbournian rock band Kingswood. The band have previously charted with ‘Microscopic Wars’ (#6 Sept. ’14)

#16: Methyl Ethel ‘Everything Is Forgotten’ – Perth trio Methyl Ethel make their top 50 ARIA Album Chart debut with their second album ‘Everything Is Forgotten’.

#26: Various Artists ‘Remembrance’ – Poems narrated by Alan Jones and performances by Various Artists, including brilliant newcomer, Nathan Lay (Baritone). Album produced by James Kempster. The 'Remembrance' album features all new recordings.