Ed Sheeran returns to #1
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Ed Sheeran returns to #1

September 9, 2017

Debuts for The Script, LCD Soundsystem, Neil Finn and more!

Following three weeks out of the #1 spot, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ returns to the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for a twentieth week.

After two weeks out of the top 50, Vance Joy’s debut album Dream Your Life Away (#1 Sept. ’14) returns to the top 50. It’s the album’s third week in the top ten and 80th week in the top 50. The Melbourne singer-songwriter’s latest single, ‘Lay It On Me’, has picked up a new peak this week at #25.

In its fourth week of its current run in the top 50, Carole King’s Tapestry has jumped up from #46 to #13. It originally re-appeared at #11.

Currently touring Australia, Ariana Grande has jumped up 28 spots to #21 with Dangerous Woman.


#5: The Script ‘Freedom Child’ – Irish band The Script score their fifth top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart with their fifth studio release Freedom Child. The band’s first album in three years comes following a hiatus undertaken after the release of No Sound Without Silence (#5 Sept. ’14). The Script have also previously hit the top ten with The Script (#9 Jun. ’09), Science & Faith (#2 Oct. ’10), #3 (#9 Sept. ’12).

#10: LCD Soundsystem ‘American Dream’ – Reunited American dance-rock band LCD Soundsystem hit the top ten for the first time with comeback album American Dream. The group’s fourth album is their second to chart in the top 50, following This Is Happening (#11 May ’10). LCD Soundsystem split in 2011 and made their return to the live stage in 2016.

#12: Neil Finn ‘Out Of Silence’ – Neil Finn’s fourth solo studio album, Out Of Silence was recorded in one session on Friday, August 25, 2017. The session and rehearsals were live-streamed around the world every Friday during August and included contributions from various Finn family members, including brother Tim, horn and string players, a choir and more. Neil Finn has previously charted with solo albums Try Whistling This (#1 Jun. ’98), One Nil (#9 Mar. ’01) and Dizzy Heights (#6 Feb. ’14).

#20: Dixie Chicks ‘DCX MMXVI Live’ – American country group the Dixie Chicks pick up their second top 50 entry for 2017 with DCX MMXVI Live. Bringing together highlights from their recent live tour, it’s the trio’s second live album to hit the chart, following Top Of The World Live Tour (#30 Dec. ’03). Dixie Chicks charted earlier this year with The Classic Albums Collection (#35 Apr. ’17).

#40: King Social ‘In Colour’ – Townsville hip hop/soul band King Social take out their first entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with In Colour. Forming in 2013, the band have previously released two EPs and appeared as contestants on Australia’s Got Talent.

#44: Jake Bugg ‘Hearts That Strain’ – British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg returns with fourth album Hearts That Strain. It gives the British singer-songwriter a fourth top 50 entry, following Jake Bugg (#19 Aug. ’13), Shangri La (#38 Nov. ’13) and On My One (#16 Jun. ’16).