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On The Charts: King Kendrick Can't Take Down Sheeran


On The Charts: King Kendrick Can't Take Down Sheeran

Despite being toppled from the top spot on the singles chart last week, Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" returned to the helm for it's fourteenth week at #1 — finally beating the previous record for longest-running chart-topper, "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio, which has held the honour since 1995.

It was a similar story (again) on the album chart with Sheeran's Divide holding strong at #1 for it's seventh straight week, despite a big first week from Kendrick Lamar, with his new album, Damn., debuting at #2, one spot short of the peak of 2015's To Pimp A Butterfly. Damn. album tracks also spread across the singles chart — lead, "Humble", rising to #2, "DNA" debuting at #16 and "Loyalty" and "Love" landed at #20 and #29 respectively.

Other notable album debuts this week were from Sydney tenor Mark Vincent who starts at #3, one spot ahead of John Mayer's new LP The Search for Everything. Further back, Sydney hip-hop duo Spit Syndicate cracked the top twenty for the second time with their fourth full-length One Good Shirt Had Us All Fly debuting at #19, while Rhiannon Giddens — riding high off the back of her recent appearance at Bluesfest — made her first ever appearance on the album chart with her second LP, Freedom Highway, coming in at #49.

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Topics: Ed Sheeran   Kendrick Lamar   Spit Syndicate   On the Charts


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