Sheeran's ÷ scores eighth week at #1
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Sheeran's ÷ scores eighth week at #1

April 29, 2017

Debuts for Amy Shark, Allday, Incubus and more!

Ed Sheeran’s ÷ notches up its eighth consecutive week at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

On the back of his promo tour to Australia this week – which included a performance at the Logies – James Blunt’s The Afterlove has jumped from #28 to #9. The album previously peaked at #7.

After two weeks out of the top 50, Tash Sultana’s Notion EP re-enters at #13. It comes as Sultana wraps up a national tour.

Following ANZAC Day, Remembrance picks up a new peak at #14.

With Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 debuting at #3, Awesome Mix Vol. 1 has moves up the chart ten spots to #15.

Debuts:

#2: Amy Shark ‘Night Thinker EP’ – Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark makes her debut on the ARIA Albums Chart with the Night Thinker EP.  The six track release features the single ‘Adore’ (#3 Feb. ’17), as well as am appearance by rapper Allday on ‘Worst Girl’.

#3: Soundtrack ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 2’ – The soundtrack to the second film in the Guardians Of The Galaxy series.  Awesome Mix Vol. 2 features tracks by the likes of Cheap Trick, Sweet, George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac, Electric Light Orchestra and more. The album is the follow-up to the first film’s soundtrack Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (#2 Aug. ’14).

#6: Allday ‘Speeding’ – The second studio album from Allday gives the Adelaide rapper his second top three debut on the ARIA Albums Chart. Speeding comes three years on from Startup Cult (#3 Jul.’14).

#20: Incubus ‘8’ – American rock band Incubus return with their aptly-titled eighth album, 8. It’s their first album since If Not Now, When? (#10 Jul. ’11) six years ago and sees them working with producer Skrillex on some tracks.

#22: Brad Paisley ‘Love And War’ – Brad Paisley hits the ARIA Albums Chart for the fourth time with Love And War. It’s the country singer-songwriter’s eleventh album and includes performances by Mick Jagger, John Fogerty, Timbaland and more. Paisley last charted with Moonshine In The Trunk (#14 Sept. ’14).

#23: Bad//Dreems ‘Gutful’ – Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems return with second album Gutful. It comes two years on from debut album Dogs At Bay (#33 Aug. ’15).

#24: Xavier Rudd ‘Live In The Netherlands’ – Singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd scores a second Albums Chart entry with a live album, debuting with Live In The Netherlands. The album was recorded on the last night of Rudd’s 2016 European tour in support of Nanna (#8 Mar. ’15). Rudd’s first live album to chart was Good Spirit (#29 Apr. ’05).

#26: While She Sleeps ‘You Are We’ – With their third studio album, British metalcore band While She Sleeps have picked up their debut appearance in the ARIA top 50. You Are We is the follow-up to 2015’s Brainwashed and features Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon on the track ‘Silence Speaks’.

#46: Steps ‘Tears On The Dancefloor’ – British dance-pop group Steps make their comeback with Tears On The Dancefloor. It’s the quintet’s second reformation, having regrouped in 2011-12 and released Light Up the World. Steps’ fifth album is their first to chart in the top 50 in Australia since Steptacular (#25 Nov. ’99).