Sheeran's ÷ notches up 25th week at #1
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Sheeran's ÷ notches up 25th week at #1

March 24, 2018

Debuts for XXXTentacion, Luke Combs, Billy Ray Cyrus, Stone Temple Pilots and more!

As his tour continues around Australia, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ remains in the top spot for a 25th week. The album has now been at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for as long as John Farnham’s ‘Whispering Jack’ (#1 ‘1986). The only other albums that have appeared for longer at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart are Delta Goodrem’s Innocent Eyes (#1 Sept. ‘03) which spent twenty nine weeks at #1 back in 2003/2004, Adele’s ‘21’ (#1 May ’11), which spent thirty two weeks at #1 back in 2011/2012 & Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms (#1 ‘1985) which spent 34 weeks in 1985/1986.

As English singer Dua Lipa tours the country, her debut self-titled album receives a new peak on the ARIA Albums Chart at #9.

The soundtrack to the third and final film in the Fifty Shades series jumps four spots to number twelve.

Taylor Swift’s #1 album ‘Reputation’ jumps four spots back up to #13. P!NK’s #1 ‘Beautiful Trauma’ also jumps back up the chart to #14.

As his tour finishes around the country, American country singer-songwriter & American Idol Judge Luke Bryan’s sixth studio album ‘What Makes You Country’ makes its way back up the chart, jumping twenty seven spots to #11. The album originally peaked at #6 back in December 2017. He also re-appears on the chart at #39 with his fourth studio album ‘Crash My Party’ which re-enters the top 50 this week  after originally peaking at #19 back in August of 2013 and at #48 with ‘Kill The Lights’ (#4 Aug. ’15).

The soundtrack to the second Guardians Of The Galaxy film also jumps back up the chart to #33, jumping eleven spots.

Debuts:

#3: XXXTentacion – ‘?’ (Debut) –American rapper XXXTentacion scores a new ARIA Albums Chart peak with ‘?’. His second studio album comes about seven months on from his debut album 17 (#29 Sept. ’17).

#16: Luke Combs ‘The One’s For You’ – Also touring the country is American country music singer and songwriter, Luke Combs. His debut studio album ‘This One’s For You’ which was released back in June 2017, makes its way into the ARIA Top 50 ARIA Albums Chart for the very first time.

#20: Billy Ray Cyrus ‘Thin Line’  - As his tour continues around Australia, Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus’  fourteenth studio album ‘Thin Line’ hits the ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart. This is his third appearance in the top 50 following ‘It Won’t Be The Last’ (#20 Aug. ’93) and ‘Some Gave All’ (#1 Oct. ‘1992).

#21: Luke Combs ‘The One’s For You’ – Also touring the country is American country music singer and songwriter Luke Combs. His debut studio album ‘This One’s For You’ which was released back in June 2017 makes its way into the ARIA Top 50 ARIA Albums Chart for the very first time.

#34 Dustin Lynch ‘Current Mood’  – American country music singer and songwriter Dustin Lynch makes his Top 50 ARIA Albums Chart debut with his third studio album ‘Current Mood’.

#38: Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Stone Temple Pilots'  - American rock band Stone Temple Pilots score their seventh Top 50 entry on the ARIA Albums Chart with their self-titled seventh studio album. The album is the first to feature lead singer Jeff Gutt and the first without original singer Scott Weiland, who passed in 2015.