This week, Ed Sheeran returns to #1 and Arcade Fire, Judah Kelly, Alice Cooper and Dan Sultan debut their new albums in the top five.
This week's album chartifacts#1: Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ – After a week at #3, Ed Sheeran’s '÷' returns to the #1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for a 18th week.
#2: Arcade Fire ‘Everything Now’ (debut) – Four years on from 'Reflektor' (#3 November ’13), Canadian indie band Arcade Fire score their fourth appearance and their highest peak to date in the ARIA top ten with 'Everything Now'. The group’s fifth album sees them taking on production duties alongside Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Pulp bassist Steve Mackey. Arcade Fire also reached top ten with 'Neon Bible' (#7 March ’07) and 'The Suburbs' (#6 August ’10).
#3: Judah Kelly ‘Count On Me’ (debut) – 2017 winner of 'The Voice' Judah Kelly makes his ARIA Albums Chart debut with 'Count On Me'. Kelly’s first album features the title track ‘Count On Me’ (#19 July ’17), as well as tracks performed by Kelly during the series including ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ and ‘The Climb’.
#4: Alice Cooper ‘Paranormal’ (debut) – Shock rock king Alice Cooper returns with his 27th studio album, 'Paranormal'. It’s his first album since 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' (#16 October ’11) and includes several tracks written and recorded with members of the original Alice Cooper band. In between Alice Cooper albums, Cooper lead American rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires, who released a self-titled album (#34 September ’15).
#5: Dan Sultan ‘Killer’ (debut) – Melbourne’s Dan Sultan takes out his second top ten on the ARIA Albums Chart with 'Killer'. The singer-songwriter’s fourth album is the follow-up to 'Blackbird' (#4 April ’14). 'Blackbird' earned Sultan an ARIA award in 2014 for Best Rock Album.
This week's single chartifacts#1: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber ‘Despacito’ – It’s the 12th straight week that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have topped the ARIA Singles Chart with the Justin Bieber-featured single ‘Despacito’. The track has also notched up its twelfth week at #1 in the US and tenth week at #1 in the UK.
#7: Kesha ‘Praying’ – A move of nine spots up the chart has put Kesha’s comeback single ‘Praying’ into the top ten for the first time. In its fourth week in the top 50, it becomes the American singer-songwriter’s eighth top ten on the ARIA Singles Chart and the first since ‘Die Young’ (#3 November ‘12).
#10: Sam Hunt ‘Body Like A Back Road’ – The debut ARIA Singles Chart appearance for American country singer-songwriter Sam Hunt cracks the top ten for the first time thanks to a jump of five spots from last week. It’s the single’s seventh week in the top 50.
Top 10 Albums1. '÷' – Ed Sheeran
2. 'Everything Now' – Arcade Fire
3. 'Count On Me' – Judah Kelly
4. 'Paranormal' – Alice Cooper
5. 'Killer' – Dan Sultan
6. 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' – Passenger
7. 'Lust For Life' – Lana Del Rey
8. 'Beautiful – A Tribute To Carole King' – Various
9. 'One More Light' – Linkin Park
10. 'Baby Driver' Soundtrack
Top 10 Singles1. 'Despacito' – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
2. 'Thunder' – Imagine Dragons
3. 'Feels' – Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
4. 'Strip That Down' – Liam Payne
5. 'Glorious' – Macklemore featuring Skylar Grey
6. 'Wild Thoughts' – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller
7. 'Praying' – Kesha
8. 'Slow Hands' – Niall Horan
9. 'Mama' – Jonas Blue featuring William Singe
10. 'Body Like A Back Road' – Sam Hunt