Week 19 at #1 for Sheeran's ÷
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Week 19 at #1 for Sheeran's ÷

August 12, 2017

Debuts for Boo Seeka, Travis Collins & Amber Lawrence, Wage War and more!

Returning to the #1 spot last week, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ retains its hold on pole position this week on the ARIA Albums Chart. It’s ÷‘s 19th week at #1.

After two weeks outside of the top ten, Lorde’s second album returns to the top ten for a fifth week, sitting at #2. It’s Melodrama’s third week at #2.

Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. moves up nine spots to #3, returning the album to the top ten for a 14th week.

The Moana soundtrack jumps up from #26 to sit at #4 this week.

The soundtrack to the hit film Baby Driver returns to its previous peak of #5 after two weeks at the bottom of the top ten.

In its seventh week in the top 50, Evolve moves back up 12 spots to #6. It’s Imagine Dragons’ third album’s fifth week in the top ten.

Debuts:

#8: Boo Seeka ‘Never Too Soon’ – Sydney duo Boo Seeka score their first appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart with debut album Never Too Soon. The electronic act, made up of Ben Gumbleton and Sam Croft released their first music in 2015. They received a J Award nomination for Unearthed Artist of the Year in the same year. The track ‘Deception Bay’ reached #50 in triple j's Hottest 100 of 2015.

#40: Travis Collins & Amber Lawrence ‘Our Backyard’ – Australian country stars Travis Collins and Amber Lawrence join forces for the seven-track EP Our Backyard. Both artists have previously charted individually, with Collins charting with Hard Light (#20 May ’16) and Lawrence charting with Happy Ever After (#44 Oct. ’16)

#41: Glen Campbell ‘Greatest Hits’ – Following the passing of country legend Glen Campbell, this compilation has made its top 50 debut. The album features all of best-loved songs by the famed singer-songwriter/guitarist including ‘Wichita Lineman’, ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’, ‘Galveston’, ‘Southern Nights’ and more. It’s Campbell’s only top 50 album in the ARIA era.

#45: Wage War ‘Deadweight’ – Florida metalcore band Wage War hit the ARIA Charts for the first time with Deadweight. The second album from the five-piece comes two years on from debut album Blueprints.

#49: Post Malone ‘Stoney’ – Following the Singles Chart success of ‘Congratulations’ (#30 Aug. ’17) American rapper Post Malone enters the top 50 on the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time with Stoney. Released in Australia in December 2016, the album has sat in the lower half of the top 50 since mid-May.