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On The Charts: Ed Fends Off Flood of Debuts


On The Charts: Ed Fends Off Flood of Debuts

Current Rolling Stone cover-story star, Ed Sheeran, continues his dominance on the ARIA single and album charts this week, with "Shape Of You" holding on for its 13th straight week at #1 on the singles chart and new album, Divide staying firm at #1 for the fifth consecutive week.

Alongside 2017 regulars — Adele, Moana, Trolls and Sing soundtracks — this week saw a larger-than-usual influx of debut entries. Metal lords, Mastodon, were the highest first week peak, landing at #3 with Emperor of Sand, while Jamiroquai's new LP, Automation, came in at #7. Further back, reunited Ice-T-led heavy metal project, Body Count, debuted at #12 with Bloodlust, with Jon Stevens' tenth studio album, Starlight, at #16 and Sydney indie-rockers Polish Clubs' debut LP Alright Already debuting at #19, one spot ahead of Goldfrapp's Silver Eye.

Bucking the recent trend of big first weeks followed by a slow receding down the chart, Rag'N'Bone Man's Human climbed up from #18 to #11 this week off the back of news that the UK singer would be performing at Splendour In The Grass in July, alongside Sydney and Melbourne headline shows.

Watch Rag'N'Bone Man perform "Human", live at the Rolling Stone Australia office.


Topics: Ed Sheeran   Rag 'N' Bone Man   Mastodon   Polish Club   Jon Stevens   Goldfrapp   On the Charts


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