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Forum - ARIA Charts: Weekly ARIA Chartifacts - ARIA Chartifacts 13-March-2017

New Releases w/c Friday 10th March, 2017

Article containing the below information:
http://www.noise11.com/news/new-music-releases-for-10-march-2017-20170310

DLVSRTPhysTracksArtistsLabels
   CDSMind on YouGuy SebastianSony Australia
DL   Right NowBrooke LambertSony
DL   Bae (Remixes)Marcus & MartinusSony
DL   Hard to Love (The Remixes)Matthew KomaSony
DL   Each Moment a DiamondRoland TingsSony
DL   Release the Brakes (EP)Tom GrennanSony
DL   Vanishing PointAlexandra SaviorSony
DL   EvidenceAllison PierceSony
DL   Echo of a ScreamArt of AnarchySony
DL   StardustBob DylanSony
DL   The Ski Mask WayBody CountSony
DL   MagicChris MalinchakSony
DL   Malibu 1992CoinSony
DL   In the MorningJadedSony
DL   Lies (Robin Pace Remix)Jesper JensetSony
DL   Best BehaviourLouisa JohnsonSony
DL   ImaginePentatonixSony
DL   The Heavy Entertainment Show / Love My Life / Mixed Signals (Live at the BRIT's)Robbie WilliamsSony
DL   WaterfallStargate x Pink x SiaSony
DL   Behind the SmokeSteve HackettSony
DL   Back to YouTaylor HendersonSony
DL   KWThe Accidents feat Keller WilliamsSony
DL   Bridge Back to Your HeartThe HeartSony
DL   BloodstainWrabelSony
DL   I Still Wait for YouXyloSony
DL   So Good (The Wild Remix)Zara LarssonSony
DL   So Good (Goldhouse Remix)Zara Larsson feat Ty Dolla $ignSony
DL   Lady VillainDaye JackWarner
DL   Djon Maya Mai (Vintage Culture Remix)Synapson feat Victor DemeWarner
DL   Happy StreetPaul Shaffer feat Bill MurrayWarner
DL   Way Down We Go (Stripped)KaleoWarner
DL   Real ThingZac Brown BandWarner
DL   Malibu FeelsJohnny YukonWarner
DL   Water Flows (Remixes EP)KlyneWarner
DL   One of UsNew PoliticsWarner
DL   Starting from NowCatherine McGrathWarner
DL   Girl at Coachella Matoma & Magic! Feat D.R.A.M.Warner
DL   Settle the Score Niklas Ibach vs Cookin' on 3 Burners ft Kylie AuldistWarner
DL   Hey Ma (Spanish Version)Pitbull & J. Balvin feat Camila CabelloWarner
DL   Know Love (EP)Wild CultureWarner
DL   FogWear Your WoundsWarner
DL   SurfacePluto feat NevveWarner
DL   Sad for YouNjomzaWarner
DL   Keep it Moving (The Remixes)Alex NewellWarner
DL   Now and Later (James Hype Remix)Sage the GeminiWarner
DL   Taped Up Heart (Acoustic)Kream feat Clara MaeWarner
DL   Remix (EP)BetsyWarner
DL   The Heat (I Wanna Dance with Somebody) (Black Saint Remix)Ralph Felix & SDJMWarner
DL   The Milk & the HoneyCelesteWarner
DL   Last Night in the City (The Remixes)Duran Duran feat KieszaWarner
DL   Intro to HAMthology (!LLMIND)Cast of Broadway show HamiltonWarner
DL   WeekendsLinesWarner
DL   Trouble (Remixes)The Knocks feat AbsoFactoWarner
DL   Biggest FanWill Joseph CookWarner
DL   SweetLittle DragonWarner
DL   StacksYellow Claw feat Quavo, Tinie Tempah & CesqeauxWarner
 VS  GirlfriendIn StereoWarner
DL   Big Night OutButterfingersBewilderbeasts/MGM
DL   Keep Me CrazySheppardEmpire of Song/MGM
DL   Follow YouAlex VargasUniversal
DL   SpunAngieUniversal
DL   DaydreamsBettiUniversal
DL   Up DownBoy EpicUniversal
DL   Big City DreamBrother FiretribeUniversal
DL   Little ParadiseEliane EliasUniversal
DL   Hear You MeGreywindUniversal
DL   Air RaidHe is LegendUniversal
DL   Look UpKevin Ross feat LaecraeUniversal
DL RT No LookLunnaUniversal
DL   BelongSan FerminUniversal
DL   Commiserations (KDA Weapon Remix)SocietyUniversal
DL   Want itSoMoUniversal
DL   Gimme RespectTempaUniversal
DL   WallflowersThe Chain Gang of 1974Universal
DL   We'll Meet AgainVera Lynn feat Alfie BoeUniversal
DL   SparkYaron HermanUniversal
DL   Dumb FunPulled Apart by HorsesCaroline Int./UMA
DL   Hostage StampsAt the Drive-inCooking Vinyl/UMA
   7" VinylBig PictureLondon GrammarDew Process/UMA
DL   Talk 2 HerSam Coffey & the Iron LungsDine Alone/UMA
DL   IndoorsThe FlatlinersDine Alone/UMA
DL   Changes (Remixes EP)JNTHN STEINM.O.S./UMA
DL   SummerMOST feat Ruby ProphetM.O.S./UMA
DL   BlindsideSCNDL feat Rachel CostanzoM.O.S./UMA
DL   BlossomMilky ChanceNeon/UMA
DL   Sleep (Lost Freqiencies Remix)Lea Rue feat Lost FrequenciesPossum/UMA
DL   Damned (if You Do)The MavericksThirty Tigers/UMA
DL  11thWhen I Was a BoyA Great Big WorldSony
DL  11thMeditationGoldlink feat Jazmine Sullivan & KaytrandaSony
DL  11thMore Blues (Alternative Version)Pink FloydSony
DL  11thShe Lovin' itTrey SongzWarner
DL  11thWater (Drowning)A Boogie with Da Hoodie feat Kodak BlackWarner
DL     Universal
DL  12thTrap Trap TrapRick Ross feat Young Thug & WaleSony
DL     Universal
DL  13thUnworthyVancouver Sleep ClinicSony
DL     Universal
DL  14thWe are Your Receiver (Autograf Remix)KlangstofWarner
DL  14thOff White LimousineClient LiaisonWarner
       
DL  15th#104Alpha WolfCooking Vinyl/UMA
       
DL  16thFlameTinasheSony
 VS 16th100 Like MeStephanie RaineyWarner

xtraDLPhysOtherAlbumsArtistsLabels
 DLCD The Secret Daughter (The Secret Edition)Jessica MauboyColumbia/Sony
 DLCD Fierce MercyColin HaySony International
 DLCD WiredMallory KnowSony International
 DLCDVinylHeartwormsThe ShinsSony International
 DLCDCD+VinylConformicideHavokSony International
 DLCDCD+VinylHome is a HeartacheThe PictureBooksSony International
 DL2CD Best + LiveChickenfootEar Music/Sony
  BRCD+DvdSymphonic - Live in Bulgaria 2013AsiaFrontier/Sony
  CD A World of FoolsLionvilleFrontier/Sony
  CD Songs of CinemaMichael BoltonFrontier/Sony
  CD Can't Go HomeUnruly ChildFrontier/Sony
   CD+BRClose to the SunPlace VendomeFrontier/Sony
  BR+CDCD+DvdLive at the Royal Albert HallAdeleColumbia/Sony
 DL  Fail You AgainCan't SwimSony
 DL  The Best of EverythingMario LanzaSony
 DLCD Ripe Dreams, Pipe DreamsCameron AveryWarner Brothers
 DL5CD5xVinyl50 Song MemoirThe Magnetic FieldsNonesuch/Warner
Ltd Ed VDLCDVinylMillportGreg GraffinWarner Brothers
   CD+DvdLive from Austin, TXSteve EarleWarner Brothers
   2xVinylThe Madness of Many (Opaque or Transparent Vinyl)Animals as LeadersWarner Brothers
   VinylDevil is FineZeal & ArdorWarner Brothers
   DVDLive in San DiegoEric Clapton with J.J. CaleWarner Brothers
 DL  Number 1 AngelCharli XCXWarner Brothers
 DL  Her Greatest from Abbey RoadVera LynnWarner Brothers
 DL  The Electric ManFlagshipWarner Brothers
 DL  PhilanthropySquireWarner Brothers
 DL  Detroit Twelve String Blues & RagsTodd AlbrightWarner Brothers
 DL  Pink MotelPink SlipWarner Brothers
 DLCD Black and White RainbowsBushCaroline Int./UMA
 DLCDVinylThe Order of TimeValerie JuneCaroline Int./UMA
  CDVinylTime's UpBuzzcocksDomino/UMA
 DLCD Different CreaturesCirca WavesVirgin UK/UMA
  CD Off the GridBliss N' EsoLiberation/UMA
  CDVinylThe NavigatorHurray for the Riff RaffLiberation/UMA
  CD The French Press (EP)Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverLiberation/UMA
 DLCD Deep SouthJosh TurnerMCA Nashville/UMA
 DLCD Way Out WestMarty Stuart & His Fabulous SuperlativesCooking Vinyl/UMA
  CDVinylInto InfinityMindsnareResist/UMA
  CDVinylThe Holy Bull Rides FastMindsnareResist/UMA
  CD2xVinylGeisterfaustBohren & Der Club of GoreBalance/UMA
  CD2xVinylFJAAKFJAAKBalance/UMA
  CD I Go Back HomeJimmy ScottBalance/UMA
  CD The Final ExperimentShedBalance/UMA
  CDVinylForgetXiu XiuBalance/UMA
   VinylAfter a TimeHolly ThrosbySpunk/UMA
   VinylLifelinesI PrevailCaroline Int./UMA
   VinylLayersKungsUniversal Int.
 DL  Love Made a Way (Live in Nashville)Aaron ShustUniversal
 DL  AliveEdge of ParadiseUniversal
 DL  HindranceHigh HiUniversal
 DL  Folk Hop N' RollJudah & the LionUniversal
 DL DeluxeHits and Pieces - The Best ofMarc AlmondUniversal
 DL  ConstraintPlaitumCaroline Int./UMA
 DL  Front Porch SessionsReveremd Peyton's Big Damn BandThirty Tigers/UMA
 DL  I Keep it to Myself - The Best ofWilko JohnsonUniversal
 DLCD Back to the GardenThe Heart CollectorsSpins the Gold Records/MGM
 DL  RosesBeatrix PlayersBeatrix Players/MGM
 DL  Dance DanceThe WigglesABC Music/MGM
 DL  Chemical Lullabies (EP)Bad Moon BornBad Moon Born/MGM
 DL  Sober & GodlessThe RumjacksFour Four/ABC Music/UMA
 DL  Gangs of New HollandThe RumjacksFour Four/ABC Music/UMA
  CD Liam Gerner & the Sunset PushersLiam Gerner & the Sunset PushersIndependent/MGM
  CD2xVinylMusique De FranceAcid CrabProper/Crammed Discs/Planet
  CDVinylDread TimesDreadzoneEssential/Dubwiser/Planet
  CDVinylFunny TearsBooherRedeye/Old Flame/Planet
  2CD2xVinylEither/Or: ExpandedElliott SmithRedeye/Kill Rock Stars/Planet
  CDVinylYou TriedHaterRedeye/PNKSLM Records/Planet
  CDVinylHeath Green & the MakeshiftersHeath Green & the MakeshiftersRedeye/Alive Records/Planet
  CDVinylTaking the Long Way HomeRichard LavioletteRedeye/You've Changed/Planet
  CDVinylThe Man Who Made Himself a NameShelby EarlRedeye/Nine Mile/Planet
  CDVinylReturning CurrentSnowblinkRedeye/Outside Music/Planet
  CDPurp VinThelmaThelmaRedeye/Tiny Engines/Planet
   Lavend VWild PinkWild PinkRedeye/Tiny Engines/Planet
 DLCD Daily AffirmationsCohenBeatsStones Throw/Inertia
 DLCD Fink's Sunday Night Blues Club Vol.1FinkR'Coup'D/Inertia
 DLCD Feel InfiniteJacques GreeneLucky Me/Inertia
 DLCD ProvidenceNathan FakeNinja Tune/Inertia
 DLCD WatercolourPorter RaySub Pop/Inertia
 DLCD ElektracShoebaleader OneWarp/Inertia
 DLCD Digging a TunnelSir WasCity Slang/Inertia
 DLCD Ultramega OK (re-issue)SoundgardenSub Pop/Inertia

DLPhysCompilations Labels
DL4CDUltimate… AcousticVarious ArtistsColumbia/Sony
DL4CDUltimate… ChilloutVarious ArtistsColumbia/Sony
DL4CDUltimate… SoulVarious ArtistsColumbia/Sony
DL Ultra Music Festival 2017Various ArtistsSony
DL The ChamberSoundtrack by James Dean BradfieldSony
 CDBad GirlSoundtrack by Warren EllisWarner Brothers
DL Music from the film 'Jawbone'Soundtrack by Paul WellerWarner Brothers
 CDThe Original Blue & LonesomeVarious ArtistsRedeye/Black Night/Planet
2xVin2CDTransforming the Analogue SpaceVarious ArtistsIRL/Planet
DL The Music of Nashville: Season 5, Vol.1TV SoundtrackBig Machine/UMA
DL Beauty and the Beast (2017)SoundtrackDisney/UMA
DL The Brain Box - Cerebral Sounds of Brain Records 1972-79Various ArtistsUniversal

On Friday the 3rd of March Ed Sheeran released his third album "÷ (Divide)", which this week sees all sixteen tracks from the album enter the chart and land within the Top 40, but the lead singles from the album still occupying the top two spots on the ARIA Singles Chart again this week, with "Shape of You" now having stayed atop the chart for nine straight weeks now.

The nine weeks for "Shape of You" means it becomes the equal 28th longest running No.1 in Australia (1940 to 2017) alongside other former nine-week-hits "Blue (da be dee)" (1999), "MMMBop" (1997), "Macarena" (1996), "The Last Waltz" (1967), "You're the One That I Want" (1978), "...Baby, One More Time" (1999), "We are the World" (1985, the longest #1 for the 1980's), "Hips Don't Lie" (2006) and "Big Girls Don't Cry" (2007). For this decade it becomes now the equal third longest running No.1, alongside four previous nine-week running chart-toppers in "Sexy and I Know it" (2011), "Roar" (2013), "Que Sera" (2014) and last years "Closer" (2016). Plus Ed has now accumulated up fifteen weeks at No.1 this decade, placing him outright fifth on the list of "Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010's', one week behind Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' sixteen amassed weeks, whilst the top three exists of LMFAO (19 wks), Pharell Williams (21 wks) and Rihanna (23 wks). One last thing I just noticed too, this is now the longest running No.1 single for not only the Asylum or Atlantic labels, but for the Warner group (including Elektra, WEA, Warner {direct}, East West, Atlantic, Asylum and Sire).

So after two weeks at No.3, Ed's "Castle on the Hill" rises back up to it's former entry and peak position of No.2 for a seventh non-consecutive week, whilst last weeks No.2 debut for The Chainsmokers and Coldplay with "Something Just Like This" drops down a place to No.3. There are 18 new entries to the Top 100 this week, and the first and last of those newbies are NOT by Ed Sheeran. The highest new entry (and new NZ No.1 single) is the first track lifted from the June 16th second album for Lorde entitled "Melodrama", the single is called "Green Light", and it debuts at No.4 this week, becoming her second Top 10 single in Australia, as her EP "The Love Club" (feat "Royals") climbed to No.2 for two weeks in August of 2013.

Half of the Top 10 this week are Ed Sheeran songs from his third album "÷ (Divide)", with three songs from the set debuting within the ten. The highest of those is the ballad "Dive", which enters at No.5, followed at No.6 by "Perfect", whilst the new No.1 single in Ireland this week is the No.10 entry here, the Irish-infused "Galway Girl", which now gives Ed seventeen Top 10 singles in Australia, plus he beats the four within the Top 10 from June 2012 which was achieved by Karise Eden just after her Voice win, and four by Michael Jackson in mid-July 2009 (after his passing) by landing five singles within the Top 10.

Last week Kygo and Selena Gomez leapt to No.4 with their collaboration "It Ain't Me", which drops down three spots this week to No.7, whilst Julia Michaels' "Issues" also slump two places to land at No.8. Zedd and Alessia Cara jump up seven places to land at No.9 with "Stay", which becomes Alessia's second Top 10 single, and the third for Zedd, although this is the first time that Zedd has lead on a Top 10 single, as his two previous visits were as a guest artist, "Break Free" for Ariana Grande (HP-3, July 2014) and "Starving" by Hailee Steinfeld (HP-5, Oct 2016).

UP:
* Bruno Mars leaps twenty-six places to No.14 with "That's What I Like", becoming his sixteenth Top 20 single in Australia.
* Jax Jones is on hold this week at No.23 with the dance track "You Don't Know Me" featuring Raye.
* Current tourist here Adele is also on hold at her peak of No.30 with "Water Under the Bridge". This tour also helps her lower down the charts too, as climbing up are "Hello" (69 to 65), "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)" (74 to 69), "Someone Like You" (95 to 82), and she returns to the Top 100 with "Rolling in the Deep" (#90), and "When We Were Young" (#92), giving her six songs on the chart this week
* Justin Bieber just started his national tour here this past week, and climbs with "Sorry" (94 to 89) and re-enters the Top 100 at No.98 with "Love Yourself".

DOWN:
* The first of five songs leaving the Top 10 this week is the 'Fifty Shades Darker' lead single for Zayn and Taylor Swift on "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" (HP-3x3, WI10-12), which is down six places to No.11, followed by Katy Perry and Skip Marley with "Chained to the Rhythm" (HP-4, WI10-3, now Gold (●) in sales), falling five to No.12. "Paris" (HP-4, WI10-7) for The Chainsmokers is down seven to No.15 and after only entering the ten last week, the Jon Bellion track "All Time Low" (HP-9, WI10-1) drops eight to No.17, whilst the final Top 10 exit goes to Pnau and their "Chameleon" (HP-4, WI10-7), which descends twelve places to No.22 this week.
* The Calvin Harris and Frank Ocean entry from last week in "Slide" does just that, drop down six spots to No.18.
* The Snakehips and MØ collaboration "Don't Leave" drops eight places to No.21 this week.
* The second and final Gold (●) certification of the week goes to Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa with "Scared to Be Lonely", which is down eight spots to No.25.
* Three songs dropping out of the Top 20 with double digits are "Adore" by Amy Shark (15 to 26), "Touch" by Little Mix (14 to 27) and "Rockabye" for Clean Bandit (18 to 28).
* Starley drops thirteen places to No.33 with "Call on Me".
* Whilst Andy Grammer is down fifteen spots to No.34 with his not so "Fresh Eyes".
* The Weeknd and Daft Punk drops fourteen places to No.35 with "I Feel it Coming" and their other teaming in "Starboy" is down fifteen spots to No.43.
* Both falling sixteen places are "Love$ick" by Mura Masa and "Capsize" for Frenship, falling to No.40 and No.41 respetively.
* Last week "Cold" for Maroon 5 and Future peaked at No.27, now this week it falls fifteen spots to No.42.
* Sage the Gemini just released new remixes for "Now and Later", but nationally it falls eighteen spots to No.44.
* Down seventeen places to No.46 are "Bad Things" for Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello.
* Further tumbling tracks are "Stranger" for Peking Duk (31 to 50), "Play That Song" by Train (34 to 53), "Human" by Rag'N'Bone Man (42 to 59), "24k Magic" by Bruno Mars (47 to 60), "Just Hold on" by Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson (48 to 64), "Heavy" by Linkin Park and Kiiara (43 to 66) and "Love" by Lana Del Rey (49 to 85).
* Still holding onto the title for longest charted track is Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud", down three places to No.76 and racking up its 118th week within the Top 100.

NEW Ed Sheeran:
Back in 1984 it was amazing to see seven singles lifted from an album of only nine tracks, and that they also all made into the Top 100 chart. I am talking about the Michael Jackson "Thriller" album, which between November 1982 and April of 1984 saw seven singles make the chart (six hit the Top 50, "Human Nature" peaked at No.64). Then Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." did the same thing again between May 1984 and December 1985, this time all seven singles cracked the Top 50.
Most recently since the digital age of charts has been around, when a new album came out by a major artist, many of the tracks from the album will also chart, and then eventually become official charting singles later on down the albums life, like Lady Gaga, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Adele and even last years "Lemonade" for Beyonce, which saw seven of the twelve tracks from the album enter the chart (2nd May, 2016), and even Ed Sheeran's last album "+ (Positive)" saw a few tracks enter.
This week the entire sixteen tracks of Ed's third album "÷ (Divide)" land not only within the Top 100, but also within the Top 40. He is already charting at No.1 and No.2 with the albums first two entries "Shape of You" (TW-1) and "Castle on the Hill" (TW-2), and then three weeks ago we saw "How Would You Feel (Paean)" (TW-13) debut at No.2, and now the remaining thirteen tracks from the set have entered, with the aforementioned entries of "Dive" (#5), "Perfect" (#6) and "Galway Girl" (#10).
These are followed by "Happier" (#16), "Supermarket Flowers" (#19) and "New Man" (#20), meaning he has nine songs within the Top 20, also beating the eight entries Michael Jackson placed within the Top 20 in July of 2009 just after his passing. Further down we see "What Do I Know?" (#24), "Eraser" (#31), "Heart's Don't Break Around Here" (#32), "Barcelona" (#36), "Nancy Mulligan" (#37), "Save Myself" (#38) and finally "Bibia Be Ye Ye" (#39), which again beats the 15 Top 50 entries for MJ. And with Ed having two of his older songs down in the lower fifty in "Thinking Out Loud" (#76) and "Photograph" (#88), overall he has eighteen songs in the Top 100 this week. It doesn't beat the 30 entries that Michael Jackson had in the week after his passing in July 2009 though.

NEW ENTRY:
* #87 - Congratulations by Post Malone feat Quavo, is the first chart entry here for the US rapper born Autin Richard Post, and is taken from his December 2016 released debut album "Stoney".

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Ed Sheeran's third album "÷ (Divide)" debuts at No.1 this week, becoming also his third No.1 album in Australia, and his second to debut at the top of the Australian Albums Chart, plus the set sold enough in its first week to debut as 2x▲Platinum in sales.

"÷ (Divide)" also sets another milestone by becoming the 800th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2017), and the 651st for ARIA (1983 to 2017), plus the 444th Album to debut in the No.1 position. This album is on the Asylum (through Warner) label, which makes this new No.1 the fourth for that record label, in fact the labels last No.1 album was with the 100th set, "The Long Run" by The Eagles (22nd October, 1979 for 3 wks), with the labels two other No.1 albums being "Hotel California" by The Eagles (17th Jan, 1977 for 12 wks) and "Simple Dreams" by Linda Ronstadt (13th Feb, 1978 fo 5 wks).

This is Ed's third No.1 album as I mentioned at the top, and overall he has now amassed ten weeks at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, placing him equal 67th of the list of "Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2017)' alongside Coldplay, Silverchair and Kasey Chambers (from 5 #1's), Human Nature (4 #1's) Bruce Springsteen, Live, Missy Higgins (also with three #1 albums) with Dido and Paul McCartney (2 #1's apiece). And on the list for "Accumualted Weeks at No.1: Albums; 2010's' be moves from seventh to sixth behind the eleven weeks that Eminem has achieved from his two No.1's during this decade, and three weeks behind the 13 weeks achieved by Taylor Swift from her three No.1's.

This is the first time that the word (or even symbol) 'Divide' has appeared in a No.1 album title, the closest such title would be Pink Floyd's "The Division Bell" (3 wks from 17th April, 1994). This new No.1 also becomes the 150th No.1 album by an English act (solo, duo or group), and the 221st by a solo Male Artist (local or overseas) plus the first this year, and the first for an English solo singer since Passenger (3rd October, 2016). Plus on the list of 'Most Weeks at No.1: Albums: English Solo Males', Ed is now equal seventh, check out the list below:
WksArtists
38Rod Stewart
30Elton John
17John Lennon
13James Blunt
12Robbie Williams
11Joe Cocker
10Paul McCartney (and Wings)
10Ed Sheeran

Ed's new album is not alone near the top of the chart this week, as his last album "x (Multiply)" (8 wks at #1) is back up three places to land at No.3, whilst his debut set "+(Positive)" (1 wk at No.1) leaps up thirteen places to No.4, placing all three of Ed's albums within the Top 4 this week. Not to be outdone is Adele, who is touring Australia at the moment, which helps her third set "25" to rise to No.2 this week, whilst her second album "21" jumps up five places to No.5, and her debut set "19" is up eight spots to sit just outside of the Top 10 at No.12 this week. Her three albums have not been this high together since December 2015 when "25" first came out, and "21" was at No.7 and "19" was at No.13. This is the first time (that I could find) where two acts dominate the Top 5, we got close in July 2009 when Michael Jackson had the top 3 albums after his passing, and a fourth one within the Top 10, but not two acts and only two acts occupying the top five spots.

Outside of the Top 50 domination by Ed and Adele we see the "Trolls" soundtrack down a place to No.6, with the other Top 10 soundtrack this week being "Moana", stable at No.9 for a third week. Last weeks No.1 debut for The Waifs in "Ironbark" drops six places to No.7, and then we see two new entries from local artists. New at No.8 is the debut album for Sydney four piece folk act All Our Exes Live in Texas and "When We Fall", whilst two places lower at No.10 is the second album for Melbourne three-piece rock band Kingswood and "After House, Close to Dawn", which becomes also the bands second Top 10 entry, as their debut set "Microscopic Wars" entered and peaked at No.6 in September of 2014.

UP:
* Keith Urban's "Ripcord" is back up six places to No.15 thanks to a new coloured vinyl edition (maybe).
* Justin Bieber kicked off his "Purpose" national tour here this past week, and his album zooms back up thirty-seven places to No.18.
* Kasey Chambers' "Dragonfly" is back up six places to No.22, thanks to a vinyl release last week.
* Jessica Mauboy's "The Secret Daughter" TV Soundtrack rises back up nine places to No.33, ahead of the albums re-packaging and re-issue as of Friday (10th March).
* Cold Chisel's "All for You-The Best of" jumps up thirteen places to No.34.
* Train rebounds twenty-five places to No.42 with "A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat".
* James Arthur is back up fourteen spots to No.55 with his "Back from the Edge" set.
* Currently Top 5 in New Zealand is the Daniel O'Donnell album "Back Home Again", which here is up eight places to a new peak of No.72.
* The "Frozen" soundtrack rebounds seventeen places to land at No.75 this week.
* This past week SBS announced their Eurovision contestant for Australia in 2017's competition as Isaiah Firebrand, whose debut self-titled X-Factor album returns at No.76 this week.
* Further returning albums occur for k.d. Lang's "Recollection" (#83) after her recent 25th Anniversary "Inguene" concert tour was announced, "Lifelines" by I Prevail (#84), "Pure Heroine" by Lorde (#86, thanks to her new singles chart entry), Coldplay's "4CD Catalogue Set" (#87), the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1" Set (#90), Leon Bridges' "Coming Home" (#93), the double pack for twenty one pilots in "Vessel"/"Blurryface" (#94), Michael Buble with "Nobody But Me" (#95), Fleetwood Mac and their "Greatest Hits" (#97), "Illuminate" by Shawn Mendes (#98) and Alison Krauss and her recent No.70 entry "Windy City" (#99).

DOWN:
* After only three weeks the second soundtrack from the series in "Fifty Shades Darker" (HP-1x1, WI10-3) leaves the Top 10, down three to No.11, whilst three of last weeks four Top 10 debuts fall out this week, "Flying Microtonal Banana" (HP-2, WI10-1) by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard falls nineteen places to No.21, "Bardo State" (HP-4, WI10-1) by Horrorshow plummets thirty-one spots to No.35 and tumbling thirty-six places to land at No.43 is "Paint" (HP-7, WI10-1) for Holy Holy.
* Stormzy who entered at No.11 with his debut album "Gang Signs & Prayer" falls thirteen places this week to No.24.
* The No.1 album from three weeks ago in "Postcards from the Shell House" by Busby Marou drops thirteen spots this week to No.27.
* After a surge and new peak at No.23 last week, the QSP album drops this week sixteen spots to No.39.
* Ryan Adams' "Prisoner" set descends twenty-one spots to land at No.40.
* Falling nineteen places to No.53 are Midnight Oil and their "Essential Oils", which will recoup once they start their national tour later in the year.
* The Guns N' Roses set "Appetite for Destruction" drops ninteen places also, down to No.59.
* The Human Nature album "Jukebox Vol.II" is down sixteen places to No.62.
* George Michael is down eighteen places to No.63 with his first compilation "Ladies and Gentleman", while his second comp "Twenty Five" is down nine to No.68.
* Last weeks entry for Little Big Town and "The Breaker" is down forty-one spots to No.67.
* The Trainspotting 2 soundtrack falls back down thirty-five places to No.69.
* After returning to the chart last week due to her promo tour, the Alessia Cara album "Know-it-All" drops down thirty-seven chart rungs to No.73 this week.
* Another return from last week which drops this week is the Hillsong Worship set "Let There Be Light", down twenty-three to No.80, whilst the Hillsong Young & Free debut from last week in "Youth Revival Acoustic" plummets fifty-two places to No.89.
* The biggest tumble of the week is a seventy-eight place drop to #100 for "Loaded" (HP-22) by Christie Lamb.

NEW ENTRIES:
* #16 (LP#2) - Everything is Forgotten by Methyl Ethel is the Perth bands second album, and first to chart within the Top 100, their first set "Oh Inhuman Spectacle" failed to chart.
* #26 (Comp) - Remembrance by Various Artists, is a compilation of poems, letters and music from World War 1, with contributions by Alan Jones, Eric Bogle, Damien Leith and Colin Buchanan amongst its tracks.
* #41 (L#1/LP#3) - Here I Am Send Me (Live) by Darlene Zschech is the first Live album by the Hillsong Church group member, plus her third overall release, but first to chart nationally.
* #65 (LP#4) - Take Me to the Alley by Gregory Porter is the jazz musican and singers fourth studio album and first to chart here in Australia.

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NEW ENTRIES:
Singles;
4 - Green Light - Lorde
https://youtu.be/dMK_npDG12Q
5 - Dive - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/Wv2rLZmbPMA
6 - Perfect - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/1UQzJfsT2eo
10 - Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/gL-WVjvzu34
16 - Happier - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/8TpcBDJZsJA
19 - Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/bIB8EWqCPrQ
20 - New Man - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/EwzD8U4u76k
24 - What Do I Know? - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/6B9J3lEyffA
31 - Eraser - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/OjGrcJ4lZCc
32 - Hearts Don't Break Around Here - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/20pAJPNaAyw
36 - Barcelona - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/OVO4LhrOFiY
37 - Nancy Mulligan - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/VFlZXlfda6Y
38 - Save Myself - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/qXM0JdAwabU
39 - Bibie Be Ye Ye - Ed Sheeran
https://youtu.be/eQlveAt9e88
87 - Congratualtions - Post Malone feat Quavo
https://youtu.be/SC4xMk98Pdc

Albums;
1 - ÷ (Divide) - Ed Sheeran
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%B7_(album)
8 - When We Fall - All Our Exes Live in Texas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Our_Exes_Live_in_Texas#Discography
10 - After Hours, Close to Dawn - Kingswood
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingswood_(band)#Discography
16 - Everything is Forgotten - Methyl Ethel
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/music/browse/alternative/everything-is-forgotten/336368/
26 - Remembrance - Various Artists
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/music/browse/easy-listening-nostalgia/remembrance/352303/
41 - Here I Am Send Me (Live) - Darlene Zschech
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darlene_Zschech#Discography
65 - Take Me to the Alley - Gregory Porter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Me_to_the_Alley

NEW CERTIFICATIONS:
Singles;
CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM Katy Perry Feat. Skip Marley ●
SCARED TO BE LONELY Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa ●

Album;
÷ Ed Sheeran ▲ 2

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

Visit ARIA’s website for full chart information: http://www.ariacharts.com.au/ (updated after 5pm on Saturday)
Produced with the co-operation of ARIA
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Last week I predicted Divide by Ed Sheeran would debut at number one. Fifteen minutes and I will know whether I was right.
My typing fingers are ready

(unless "Hello" re-enters, I'm not ready for that )
Is Ed Sheeran going to break the record for highest charting non-single? (or does the ARIA charts disallow that)?
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43v1528242The Weeknd (feat Daft Punk) - Starboy <P>4

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41v16252917Frenship (feat Emily Warren) - Capsize <P>2

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40v16242014Mura Masa (feat A$AP Rocky) - Love$ick <P>

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NEW ENTRY #139NE TO T100139Ed Sheeran - Bibia Be Ye Ye

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NEW ENTRY #238NE TO T100138Ed Sheeran - Save Myself

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NEW ENTRY #337NE TO T100137Ed Sheeran - Nancy Mulligan

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NEW ENTRY #436NE TO T100136Ed Sheeran - Barcelona

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35v1421167The Weeknd (feat Daft Punk) - I Feel It Coming <P>

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34v1519235Andy Grammer - Fresh Eyes <P>2

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33v1320188Starley - Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix) <P>

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NEW ENTRY #532NE TO T100132Ed Sheeran - Hearts Don't Break Around Here

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NEW ENTRY #631NE TO T100131Ed Sheeran - Eraser

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30PEAK HOLD301730Adele - Water Under The Bridge <G>

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29v7221015Alessia Cara - How Far I'll Go <G>

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28v1018191Clean Bandit (feat Sean Paul & Anne-Marie) - Rockabye <P>3

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27v1314913Little Mix - Touch <G>

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26v1115183Amy Shark - Adore <P>

75-57-68-63-59-67-63-69-56-40-42-13-03-03-08-10-15-26
So Adele has now legitimately gotten that #30 peak this week

(spoiler: they fixed That's What I Like )
25v817614Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa - Scared To Be Lonely <G>NEW CERT

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NEW ENTRY #724NE TO T100124Ed Sheeran - What Do I Know?

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23PEAK HOLD23923Jax Jones (feat RAYE) - You Don't Know Me

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22v1210154Pnau - Chameleon <P>

81-60-61-57-43-22-15-10-07-04-06-06-08-10-22


21v813911Snakehips & MØ - Don't Leave <G>

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It's a shame all the Ed has stopped You Don't Know Me in its tracks, now that deserves to be top 10
15v7884The Chainsmokers - Paris <P>

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ARIA Certifications 13th March, 2017

Singles:
CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM Katy Perry Feat. Skip Marley ●
SCARED TO BE LONELY Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa ●

Album;
÷ Ed Sheeran ▲ 2
I believe it does. It is looking a bit like Edstock on the charts this week with Adele in a supporting role

The top five albums are:

1. Divide - Ed Sheeran 1 (Debut)
2. 25 - Adele
3. X - Ed Sheeran (chartbuster)
4. + - Ed Sheeran (chartbuster)
5. 21 - Adele

No doubt Bulion will tell us more when he posts the detailed Chartifacts but there can't be many times when the top 5 albums have been split between two artists.

In the album categories, the top albums are:

Australia:. Ironbark - the Waifs
Urban: Gang Signs and Prayer - Stormzy
Country: Ripcord - Keith Urban
Compilation: Triple J's Hottest 100 Volume 24
Catalogue: X
Jazz and Blues: Ironbark
Classical: Kats Charnin Unsent Love Letters Meditations on Eril Satie
Dvds: Black and White Night = Roy Orbison
Classical Crossover: This Time Tomorrow - Mirusia
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NEW PEAK #29^71629Zedd (feat Alessia Cara) - Stay

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8v2675Julia Michaels - Issues <G>

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7v3434Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me

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NEW ENTRY #126NE TO T10016Ed Sheeran - Perfect

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19TH WEEK @ #1191Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You <P>2

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Impressive effort under the circumstances Tennis!
lol I only got the top 4 right I'm pleased to see I Don't Wanna Live Forever finally out of the top 10, let's hope it can stay out.
Top 50 dropouts:

LWArtist - Title
34Train - Play That Song
36Milky Chance - Cocoon
37NEIKED - Sexual
38Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
41Robin Schulz & David Guetta (feat Cheat Codes) - Shed A Light
42Rag'N'Bone Man - Human
43Linkin Park & Kiiara - Heavy
44Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
45Imagine Dragons - Believer
46The Vamps - All Night
47Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
48Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson - Just Hold On
49Lana Del Rey - Love
50Migos (feat Lil Uzi Vert) - Bad And Boujee
Jack Antonoff unlucky to miss out on having two tracks in the top 10 at once

Pretty sweet that Lorde still managed top debut, feels weird that it's only her 2nd ever top 10 hit!
It is Edstock on the singles charts as well:

Singles: Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Australian singles: Chameleon - Pnau
Streaming singles: Shape of You
Australian artist streaming: Chameleon
Urban Singles: Starboy - the Weeknd
Dance Singles: Stay - Zedd featuring Alessia Cara
Club tracks: Fallen - Lo 99 and Marshall F
Digital: Shape of You
Streaming Audio Visual: Shape of You
Ubu #17 on the Australian Singles Chart *.*
Pleasantly surprised all sixteen Ed songs made the top fifty, great to see! Looking forward to seeing the sales figures for the album.

I also love that Adele and Ed are the only artists in the albums top five! What a week!
perhaps the first ever top 5 that you can enter into a calculator
So Ed Sheeran goes from having 18 Top 40 hits to 31 in the space of a week?
Again another chart travesty! Well done ARIA
Bad and Boujee leaving the top 50 is DISGUSTING. Australia was blessed with a piece of art and didn't take care of it
I've added this week's ARIA Top 100 Singles chart entries to my site.

Hear them all here - http://top100singles.blogspot.com/2016/12/every-aria-top-100-single-in-2017.html
Beanie: It's not all bad news today. The election results are looking favourable.
After so many disappointments over the years, I finally got to get a democracy sausage after my vote today :')
Glad to see Lorde enter the Top 5. Nice that ARIA has finally fixed the Bruno Mars issue.

Great to have 25 and 21 in the Top 5
I struggled in 2016 to maintain interest in ARIA due to the inclusion of streaming. Seeing songs spend many weeks at the same position due to the same people listening to the same song over & over.
In 2017 I stopped purchasing music entirely, switched off the radio & stopped talking about the charts.
This week we have an artist with 16 tracks inside the top 40 an album chart made up of two artists & song that has 9 weeks at #01 due to playlists.
Today is the day I said it's okay it's that time, time to say goodbye to something I've loved & adored for twenty years & just enjoy what I know to date.
Farewell to all of you
Thank you for the fun, the discussions good or bad, for your input.
If I've got you on FB great - I will keep in touch.

Goodbye 🙂
In fairness I think if streaming wasn't a thing many ed sheeran songs still would have entered...

Anyways, I'm switching off as well now because I just feel like vinyl single sales are just not being represented fully. Seeing songs debut and chart just because someone with a fancy phone can download them? Terrible.

Trends change and the way people consume music changes, and I would hope that our charts reflect that. Right now Ed Sheeran and Adele is getting a lot of love. The positions simply reflect their streams & sales.

Anyways, to the chart itself; nice to see Lorde get a nice debut amongst the sheeran
It's interesting how they allowed an entire album to chart but it sucks for those who aren't a huge fan of Ed Sheeran. This week just makes the Winter 2012 charts tame in comparison (I still remember when The Loop stopped doing Top 20 iTunes countdowns because the songs were on a rival television network).

I'm just glad that it's not as bad as the Irish charts where every single Ed Sheeran Divide track was in the Top 16.
Totally emphasize with NateBoi and i'm on the same boat except i'm not saying goodbye to the site.
Let's face it, it hasn't been a 'singles chart' for some years now and it's not about not loving Ed Sheeran.
Every time a Beyonce or Katy Perry release an album, sure we're gonna see an influx of tracks on the chart. Same with when an iconic music talent leaves our world we see tracks from yesteryear populate what's popular today.
But this is now a whole new realm of chart saturation that looking back in 5 to 10 years time is gonna even infuriate me more, I just can't accept it!
As some have already probably noticed I dumped my personal back in August, I was trying to keep it going in the background but couldn't because of the way the chart is. There isn't enough variety or genuinely any wow factor in the music industry anymore and it really hurts accepting that.
I really thought my passion for music wouldn't survive what was a dreadful era in the mid two thousands but even then you would still get the odd gem that I still love today or that flash of excitement upon a new release from a big star, now it's just run of the mill over saturation generic crap.
I have grave fears that this current era will be my downfall if it doesn't improve, at least i've got the past.

P.S This is in no way directed at Ed Sheeran (as I think he's a talented guy) or any other member
I agree with pretty much everything you said Beanster. I gave up my personal chart at the end of 2016 for much the same reasons as you. When I was younger I never thought it would happen, but I've been progressively losing interest in popular music over the last few years and now I have almost none.

I really wish we still had a 'singles' chart and that all the extras weren't counted, but sadly that isn't ever going to happen again, so in this one instance I'm going to be happy about it because I think Divide is a great album.
Sad to see you go, Nate, as I remember you being here as far as I can remember coming here (almost 10 years now!). If you do choose to stick around, I'll be happy to see your name pop up here and there

Personally, I have no problems with the saturation, but I've long advocated for the main chart being called a Songs chart and not a Singles chart. Charts have always been subject to manipulation, in my opinion, whether it be from physical singles being deleted, singles being re-released, digital sales being denied, the power of airplay on sales (and the obvious potential for payola there), and now with the rising strength of playlists on streaming platforms (not just Spotify, Apple had success pushing Betty Who too).

What I feel we'll see moving forward will be saturation like this around major album releases for a couple of weeks, then support for favourites (or the play listed chosen few) while the rest of the album tracks fall away. To be honest, this actually lines up with how I usually experience albums unless they're exceptional, so I'm not too fussed. Yes, this means that long standing records will be broken but I do feel it's a more accurate representation of what has been listened to in the last week.

By the way, I do also love the amount of conversation this event has provoked. While there's varying views on it as a whole, it's clearly the biggest thing to happen in a long while!
Well, I'm an oldie who still loves current charting music despite strongly disagreeing with the inclusion of streaming and 'non-singles' to the ARIA chart. I still find that the chart is more-or-less a singles chart, it's usually only the flooding of album tracks into the chart that truly reminds me it's not technically a 'singles' chart anymore. I guess if it becomes a more frequent occurrence then it may test my patience.
I would have to agree with what's been said, the singles chart is more a songs chart for the last decade. My problem is when digital first came in and songs were hanging around for a year +. Then the rules changed and anything could enter the chart. For a couple of years you had 2 to 5 Glee songs enter on a weekly basis, not to mention a song from the movie Hairspray. Like in the old days, a new song should be released every few months from an album and not have random songs entering willy nilly. You buy the whole album or just the song(s) that's already a single.
In the case of Ed Sheeran's chart dominance this week, it could be worse. It also provides a clean out of the Top 50... for the 2nd time this year.
So much Ed.

I agree with Nate and Beanster on this one. Like BB and BZ I also quit my personal chart last year for pretty much the same reasons they did.

The ARIA Singles Chart is dead, it's been dead for most of this decade so far.
This is the ARIA Songs Chart now. Either get on board or quit following the charts, I chose to quit.
Chartifacts updated
Yeah, it's nice to see some genuine (and friendly!) discussion here with different perspectives. I've been reading a lot of it around the place and it's made me ponder what the charts really represent.

In general I've often felt that the charts have a problem in that their previous standings are used as a perpetual barometer of popularity simply because it worked once before. What I mean with this is that it's seen as an overview of the population's tastes, though in reality it's only a very small subset who are influencing the chart each week. With the lifespan of a popular single's relevance spanning months, it becomes an even smaller fraction of that single's fanbase that influence its weekly position. This was obviously fine for a long time because the charts ran like a well-oiled machine: songs would debut lowly, climb up, and then drop back down.

But I remember the first time I saw actual sales figures for the chart, it was in 2009 around the time of "Right Round" and "Love Story" battling out. I read that the #1 single in the country was selling around 15,000 copies and it just seemed so pitiful to think that less than 0.1% of the nation had bought the most popular song of the week.

Sure enough, that low figure would prove the standards of the chart to be challenged since you'd get things like Short Stack, Glee, The Voice etc disrupting the standard proceedings of the chart with their high peaking, short shelf-life, and as such we have tracks that peaked at #1 that have sold less copies than songs that have never been among the top 100 sellers of the week. While a peak position is the most readily used measure of a song's success, it becomes increasingly separate from the big picture and not entirely useful information on its own.

This is all ok because cumulative chart stats are just for fun anyway, the charts work better as a week-by-week snapshot of the bigger picture. In a way, what's happened this week is for me, the most ideal way that the chart should be. Not because it's ridiculous, but because it is so thoroughly unfiltered and represents the public making their own choice. My perspective is that of following music and the charts for roughly a decade. I've always felt like a bit of an outsider to the charts, partly because it started as a curiosity outside of my general music listening habits, and anyone who's tried to comment on my charts over the years will know that's never changed

I think a major thing that's made me an outsider compared to everyone else is that I've never really had a grasp at the mythology of 'the single'. This isn't a knock to anyone who thinks otherwise to me, more just an observation that we've come into music with different backgrounds. Such was this disparity that I pretty much have no recollection of knowing of any significance of 'the single' until I came to this site and it was a much bigger part of the discourse than I'd encountered prior, as just someone who had no internet connection and got all of that from the radio. Perhaps it's netted from growing up with triple j who play by their own rules with regards to album cuts, but the sort of staggered acknowledgement of songs that had been available to listen and download for months or even years prior always struck me as odd. Certainly it made sense pre-digital, but after that it just felt archaic. Though in a sense I did get it because I wasn't immune to it myself; having owned "The Black Parade" and "Sam's Town" since around when they were released, it wasn't still until they got music videos that "Teenagers" and "For Reasons Unknown" became huge favourites that I'd just been ignoring for no reason before.

It seems to me though that more younger music listeners are in a similar boat to me. Ever since the advent of streaming, we've seen less and less of the chart be filled with 3rd and 4th singles because ironically nothing kills an album era faster than releasing an album. Once the whole album has been released, it's harder along the line to convince listeners that the 'new' single is actually 'new', except with the workaround of releasing remix/rent-a-rapper versions of the singles to inject some conversation into the track. Because that's what it all boils down to. Once the album comes out, the internet is absolutely abuzz with discussion in all corners, from off-the-dome reactions on reddit or Twitter, and music reviews and their associated comment sections if they're unfortunate enough to have one.

So this Sheeran domination, to me, represents this discourse most accurately. For the main demographic that consume popular music, he is practically the biggest pop star in the world right now, so it's not bizarre to tally up the numbers and find that even his deluxe album tracks are bigger this week than the songs that were #1 on the chart 6 months ago. When you think about it, "÷" is possibly the most listened to album in the space of a week, EVER. So many people are listening to it as I speak, I'm not even a fan and I've pretty much heard it 3 times now. I can acutely discuss why "Eraser" works and "New Man" does not, and if ever was there a time to discuss it, it would be now, not 2 calendar years and half a million album sales later...looking at you "Water Under The Bridge"

But I won't pretend this is all rosy because it isn't, and if anything, this chart domination sheds light to the biggest problem with the charts, especially in recent times. That is that the metaphorical gatekeepers of the chart do their best to prevent left-field oddities. Ironically enough, Ed sits on both sides of this because of the album tracks business. What I mean by this is that we all know that most of these album tracks will tumble, because they're not being played on the radio, they're not being promoted on iTunes and they're not on Spotify-curated playlists. All of these are essentially gatekeepers because they help to maintain the status quo which benefits only those who have broken through. But outside of these album tracks, Ed is a huge beneficiary of this system because radio will play his songs, iTunes will promote his songs, and Spotify will give him all the prime playlist promotion he needs to make his songs hits even if everyone hated them. Spotify is most relevant here because they're the least forgiving gatekeeper. Unless you're already super popular, or you're some random producer from Europe who's cobbled together an inoffensive dance track with indistinct vocals/lyrics and a Fisher-Price breakdown, it's incredibly difficult to break through. Ed's popularity is so far ahead of everyone else that he can sit with no close competition at the top of the chart for 2 months and counting. There's not a strong enough counter-culture to allow for any dissonance which is why so many of the songs that are able/allowed(?!) to break through to the charts are so similar. When a true oddity does get some traction, it feels like Spotify is doing its darndest to keep it in its place, see Disturbed having an iTunes #1 single that barely cracked the Spotify top 100 because it was dogged so hard.

So what I can get from all this is that I'm at least partially happy for this outcome. Not out any schadenfreude or spite to anyone (best wishes if you're reading this Nate!) but because it did at the very least manage to give an energetic kick to the charts. Look how much discussion it's brought to this chart section that is normally just a barren wasteland outside of bulion and myself's data dumps. I don't blame anyone for not commenting much when there isn't anything much to say about the same handful of songs moving a few places a week up and down the charts, and an increasing disappearance of those niche moments that divide people between utter delight and terror. For the first time in ages, something exciting has happened on the charts.

(I award myself 0 points and may god have mercy on my soul)
If we are going down this path of every track on an album making the singles chart (granted there are only 3-4 artists that could do this), it would be nice to see ARIA publish its Hitseeker chart freely each week and make it larger instead of hiding it in their "report".

It's all well and good for ARIA to say the current chart formula accurately portrays current music consumption, but it does nothing to help newer/unique artists to break through, in particular Australian ones.
TWLWWIHPTitles - Artistsinfo
51361710COCOON Milky Chance ▲ouch
5237204SEXUAL Neiked ●ouch
5334158PLAY THAT SONG Train ▲ouch
5438188SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL Alessia Cara ▲ 2ouch
5544443CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! Justin Timberlake ▲ 5 
56411523SHED A LIGHT Robin Schulz & David Guetta Feat. Cheat Codes 
57461441ALL NIGHT The Vamps ● 
5845533BELIEVER Imagine Dragons 
59421917HUMAN Rag'N'Bone Man ▲ 
604722324K MAGIC Bruno Mars ▲ 2 
6151629NEVER GIVE UP Siafrom 'Lion'
6257655DOWN Marian Hill 
6350934BAD AND BOUJEE Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert 
64481320JUST HOLD ON Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson ● 
6569651HELLO Adele ▲ 7tour rise
6643333HEAVY Linkin Park & Kiiaraouch
6752952BOUNCE BACK Big Sean 
68531630REDBONE Childish Gambino ● 
69744013SEND MY LOVE (TO YOUR NEW LOVER) Adele ▲tour rise
7054601NEVER BE LIKE YOU Flume Feat. Kai ▲ 5 
7164949HOW FAR I’LL GO Auli'i Cravalho 
7261934MOVE YOUR BODY Sia 
7358219THE MACK Nevada Feat. Mark Morrison & Fetty Wap ▲ 
74592016FAKE LOVE Drake ▲ 
7567312LET ME LOVE YOU DJ Snake Feat. Justin Bieber ▲ 4 
76731181THINKING OUT LOUD Ed Sheeran ▲ 9OLDEST CHARTED
77561716I WOULD LIKE Zara Larsson ▲ouch
7862331COLD WATER Major Lazer Feat. Justin Bieber & MØ ▲ 4 
7960216DON'T WANNA KNOW Maroon 5 Feat. Kendrick Lamar ▲ 
8055255SWALLA Jason Derulo Feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ignouch
8166302DANCING ON MY OWN Calum Scott ▲ 3ouch
8295751SOMEONE LIKE YOU Adele ▲ 7tour rise
8370335STARVING Hailee Steinfeld ▲ 2 
8468491ONE DANCE Drake Feat. Wizkid & Kyla ▲ 6 
8549341LOVE Lana Del Reyouch
8665926IT'S GOTTA BE YOU Isaiahouch
87NEW187CONGRATULATIONS Post MaloneLW-112
8889769PHOTOGRAPH Ed Sheeran ▲ 3 
8994722SORRY Justin Bieber ▲ 7tour rise
90R/E833ROLLING IN THE DEEP Adele ▲ 7tour return, LW-118
9176214SHOUT OUT TO MY EX Little Mix ▲ 2ouch
92R/E2613WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Adele ▲tour return, LW-113
93802238SHOOTING STARS Bag Raiders ▲ 
9486626CHEAP THRILLS Sia ▲ 4 
9575303SIDE TO SIDE Ariana Grande Feat. Nicki Minaj ▲ 3ouch
9678465SAY IT Flume Feat. Tove Lo ▲ 3 
9772352PAPERCUTS Illy Feat. Vera Blue ▲ 3ouch
98R/E641LOVE YOURSELF Justin Bieber ▲ 6tour return, LW-108
9981272THE GREATEST Sia Feat. Kendrick Lamar ▲ 2ouch
100835721955 Hilltop Hoods Feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum ▲ 3 

out631442DRINKEE Sofi Tukker ●TW-109
out711833BY YOUR SIDE Jonas Blue Feat. RayeTW-128
out7769JUNGLE Tash SultanaTW-103
out791668LOVE ON ME Galantis & Hook N SlingTW-117
out82173BLACK BEATLES Rae Sremmurd ▲TW-105
out84533DON'T LET ME DOWN The Chainsmokers Feat. Daya ▲ 6TW-101
out85185STILL FEEL LIKE YOUR MAN John MayerTW-268
out87249MY WAY Calvin Harris ▲ 2TW-110
out882011CATCH 22 Illy Feat. Anne-Marie ▲TW-114
out90336PERFECT STRANGERS Jonas Blue ▲ 2TW-104
out91228ALL WE KNOW The Chainsmokers Feat. Phoebe Ryan ▲ 2TW-111
out92318IN THE NAME OF LOVE Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha ▲ 2TW-107
out93441THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna ▲ 6TW-106
out96196EVERYDAY Ariana Grande Feat. FutureTW-102
out971166FROZEN Pon Cho Feat. Paige IVTW-118
out982125LOVE ME NOW John Legend ▲TW-127
out99373HEATHENS Twenty One Pilots ▲ 2TW-108
out100677YOU'RE WELCOME Dwayne JohnsonTW-112

Next 20 Tracks (not mentioned above)
113 * Hypnotised - Coldplay
115 - Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
116 * UBU - Methyl Ethel
119 - Mercy - Shawn Mendes
120 r What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber (tour rise)
122 * You Say When - Illy feat Marko Penn
126 r Beauty & the Beast - Ariana Grande & John Legend
130 r The A Team - Ed Sheeran
151 r Don't - Ed Sheeran
160 * Some Way - NAV feat The Weeknd
163 r Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
185 * Go Off - Travis Scott, Quavo & Lil Uzi Vert
191 r Hurt - Johnny Cash (Logan rise)
220 r The Feeling - Justin Bieber (tour rise)
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TWLWWIHPTitles - Artistsinfo
1NEW11÷ Ed Sheeran ▲ 23rd LP, 3rd #1, NEW CERT
2368125 Adele ▲ 9tour rise
361421X Ed Sheeran ♦new LP rise
4172491+ Ed Sheeran ▲ 6new LP rise
510277121 Adele ▲ 15tour rise
65161TROLLS Soundtrack ▲ 
7121IRONBARK The Waifs 
8NEW18WHEN WE FALL All Our Exes Live in TexasDebut LP
99123MOANA Soundtrack 
10NEW110AFTER HOURS, CLOSE TO DAWN Kingswood2nd LP & T10
11841FIFTY SHADES DARKER SoundtrackWI10-3
1220122319 Adele ▲ 2tour rise
131243HUMAN Rag'N'Bone Man 
141616324K MAGIC Bruno Mars ● 
1521441RIPCORD Keith Urban ▲vinyl rise
16NEW116EVERYTHING IS FORGOTTEN Methyl Ethel2nd LP, 1st entry
17133575GREATEST HITS Guns N' Roses ▲ 9 
1855691PURPOSE Justin Bieber ▲ 3tour rebound
1915107LA LA LAND Soundtrack 
2018132SING Soundtrack 
21222FLYING MICROTONAL BANANA King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizardouch, WI10-1
222871DRAGONFLY Kasey Chambersvinyl rise
2325168NOTION Tash SultanaEP
2411211GANG SIGNS & PRAYER Stormzyouch
2529151STARBOY The Weeknd 
26NEW126REMEMBRANCE VariousWW1 Poems
271431POSTCARDS FROM THE SHELL HOUSE Busby Marououch
2824311SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM Soundtrack ● 
2932162GLORY DAYS Little Mix 
3031141BLUE & LONESOME The Rolling Stones ● 
3127315THE WIGGLES NURSERY RHYMES The Wiggles 
3230451LEMONADE Beyonce ▲ 
3342211THE SECRET DAUGHTER (SONGS FROM THE TV SERIES) Jessica Mauboy ▲new ed. rise
34472132THE BEST OF COLD CHISEL - ALL FOR YOU Cold Chisel ▲ 2rebound
35424BARDO STATE Horrorshowouch, WI10-1
36431685THE VERY VERY BEST OF CROWDED HOUSE Crowded House ▲ 2 
3741161HARDWIRED...TO SELF-DESTRUCT Metallica ● 
38394116THE BEST OF The Wiggles 
3923723QSP Quatro Scott & Powellouch
401933PRISONER Ryan Adamsouch
41NEW141HERE I AM SEND ME (LIVE) Darlene Zschech3rd LP, 1st Live, 1st entry
426765A GIRL, A BOTTLE, A BOAT Trainrebound
43727PAINT Holy Holyouch, WI10-1
4450203THE WONDER OF YOU Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ● 
4552781IMMORTALIZED Disturbed ● 
4638221TRIPLE J'S LIKE A VERSION 12 Various ● 
4749381750 BEST SONGS Play School 
483551THE KIDS WILL KNOW IT'S BULLSHIT Dune Ratsouch
494883ENDLESS The McClymonts 
5054581THIS IS ACTING Sia ● 

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TWLWWIHPTitles - Artistsinfo
515142EVERYONE WE KNOW Thundamentals 
5233147ESSENTIAL OILS Midnight Oil ●ouch
5344391SKIN Flume ● 
54612242GREATEST HITS Queen ▲ 15 
5569198BACK FROM THE EDGE James Arthurrebound
566812411989 Taylor Swift ♦ 
57601064 YOUR EYEZ ONLY J. Cole 
586547GET ON YOUR FEET Adam Brand 
59401627APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION Guns N' Roses ▲ 7ouch
60662371THE VERY BEST INXS ▲ 6 
6163747BLURRYFACE Twenty One Pilots ● 
6246331GIMME SOME LOVIN': JUKEBOX VOL. II Human Nature ●ouch
6345862LADIES & GENTLEMEN... THE BEST OF... George Michael ▲ 7ouch
64641912THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION Roy Orbison 
65NEW165TAKE ME TO THE ALLEY Gregory Porter4th LP, 1st entry
6674662A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS Coldplay ▲new track rise
6726226THE BREAKER Little Big Townouch
6859309TWENTY FIVE George Michael ▲ 2 
6934334T2 TRAINSPOTTING Soundtrackouch
705681I SEE YOU The XX 
7175202JOANNE Lady Gaga 
7280372BACK HOME AGAIN Daniel O'DonnellNEW PEAK
7336916KNOW-IT-ALL Alessia Carapost-promo drop
7472511DRINKING FROM THE SUN, WALKING UNDER STARS RESTRUNG Hilltop Hoods ● 
75921591FROZEN: THE SONGS Soundtrack ▲ 5rebound
76R/E912ISAIAH IsaiahEurovision act 2017, LW-137
7762242CHAPTER AND VERSE Bruce Springsteen 
78841731LEGACY David Bowie 
7970171TWO DEGREES Illy 
8057202LET THERE BE LIGHT Hillsong Worshipouch
8190186THE SINGLES Phil Collins 
827157AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Brian & Jenn Johnson 
83R/E831RECOLLECTION k.d. lang ▲ 2Inguene tour ann, LW-353
84R/E148LIFELINES I PrevailLW-104
85761516GUNSLINGER Garth Brooks 
86R/E791PURE HEROINE Lorde ▲ 3new rtack return, LW-248
87R/E33274 CD CATALOGUE SET ColdplayLW-110
888514010ROCKET MAN: THE DEFINITIVE HITS Elton John ▲ 3 
8937237YOUTH REVIVAL ACOUSTIC Hillsong Young & Freeouch
90R/E1052GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 Soundtrack ▲ 2LW-103
91772821ESSENTIAL MICHAEL JACKSON Michael Jackson ▲ 8 
9282149AWAKEN, MY LOVE! Childish Gambino 
93R/E168COMING HOME Leon BridgesLW-101
94R/E1039VESSEL / BLURRYFACE Twenty One PilotsLW-129
95R/E182NOBODY BUT ME Michael Buble ●LW-128
969441811THE VERY BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC Fleetwood Mac ▲ 8LONGEST CHARTED
97R/E2083GREATEST HITS Fleetwood Mac ▲ 9LW-109
98R/E203ILLUMINATE Shawn MendesLW-142
99R/E270WINDY CITY Alison KraussLW-121
10022222LOADED Christie Lambbiggest ouch

out53153HNDRXX Futureouch, TW-112
out58158DRUNK Thundercatouch, TW-172
out731131USE YOUR ILLUSION II Guns N' Roses ▲ 5TW-126
out78178SUICIDE SILENCE Suicide SilenceTW-303
out79243ALL AUSTRALIAN GIRL Tania KernaghanTW-gone
out81115THINGS I CARRY AROUND Troy Cassar-DaleyTW-318
out83441BLACKSTAR David Bowie ▲TW-109
out861092USE YOUR ILLUSION I Guns N' Roses ▲ 4TW-130
out871111BORN IN THE U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen ▲ 13TW-133
out88478STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON N.W.A.TW-193
out892612GREATEST HITS Red Hot Chili Peppers ▲ 6TW-132
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out96349DEEP DARK SAVAGE HEART Melody PoolTW-253
out97492THE VERY BEST OF Prince ▲ 2TW-120
out98181THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK The Amity AfflictionTW-102
out99841PURPLE RAIN Prince & The Revolution ▲ 3TW-131
out100511BLOOM Rüfüs ●TW-113

Next 20 Albums (not mentioned above)
101 * American Teen - Khalid
103 * Temples - Volacno
104 - Ultimate Collection - Creedence
105 r Matilda - Cast Recording
106 r Classic House - Pete Tong (CD came out last week)
107 * Look at Yourself - Emmure
108 - Heavy Entertainment Show - Robbie Williams
110 - Young as the Morning... - Passenger
111 - Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
114 * Death of a Bachelor - Panic! at the Disco
115 - Revolution Radio - Green Day
116 - Abbey Road - The Beatles
117 r This Time Tomorrow - Mirusia
118 - My Dear Companion - Dolly, Linda & Emmylou
119 - Vessel - 21 Pilots
121 - Hamitlon - Cast Recording
138 * Calvary Road - Colin Buchanan
174 * Kats-Chernin: Unsent Love Letters - Tamara-Anna Cislowska
192 r Kinky Boots - Cast Recording
208 * These are the Songs - Mick Thomas
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Figures (* = debut)

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072260+990+
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10*1390+450+
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5*14450+5840+8610+
6*14130+5790+8340+
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97,000 wow! And almost a 50/50 split for digital and physical. Wonder how low we have to go down the chart until everyone else combined outsold Divide?
I know that in the UK, he outsold the next 770 albums combined
Any sign of 'Diamonds' by Jessica Mauboy charting?
I saw that stat for the UK which is what made me wonder how we compared.
Coming late to the discussion but I believe that the singles chart should be called a songs chart. In some ways, the situation in the past ten years has returned where songs (not albums) were the main focus. There were occasions where Elvis and the Beatles would not put hit singles on their albums. You also had the singles charts dominated by newer acts ie rock and roll while pre-Beatles the albums charts was dominated by Broadway soundtracks, folk artists and trad pop artists.

Having the charts consisting of songs is a more honest representation whereas before there used to be a lot of jiggery pokery with singles with hit singles being withdrawn from sales to help promote the album.

A bit surprised there seems to be no Set Fire To The Rain, Make You Feel My Love, Skyfall or Rumour Has It in the Top 500.
I'm interested to know what the nomenclature question ("singles chart" vs. "songs chart") means here. Is it just a dislike for the conceptual drift required to call some chart entrants (including most of Sheeran's this week) "singles"? Or would a "songs chart" mean something different (with, say, album purchases bolstering constituent tracks)? It's a trite observation to say that the line between what is and isn't an official single has become so blurred as to be almost meaningless, but does that invalidate the notion of a chart that specifically chronicles the success of individually available songs, such that it could be fairly called a "singles chart"?

It is somewhat disappointing that one artist can dominate the charts so thoroughly, but no more disappointing that the increasing stagnation of recent years and the underlying causes of that, or indeed other industry practices that have shaped the charts for a long time. Indeed, in as much as this counters chart stagnation, I'm glad to see it: there's something a lot more "immediate" about Sheeran's success, and immediacy has been in short supply. On the whole, I'm rather ambivalent about it...
I think defining a single to me is a snap shot in time, unfortunately now it's compulsive overload because it's 'now' and whatever the future holds is irrelevant.
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Due to the high costs of physical releases, singles used to be carefully chosen tracks that were (usually) from albums and were specially promoted and marketed by their record companies. In many cases the album tracks would be remixed/reworked or often edited for their release as singles to be more appealing for airplay. To make the releases more marketable, other tracks would be included such as acoustic/live/instrumental/a cappella/karaoke versions, remixes and/or other tracks that were recorded for the album which may or may not have made the final cut (i.e. B-sides).

Singles used to be more important, particularly in artist awareness and promoting album sales. Whereas these days, songs for the most part are simply downloaded/streamed tracks from albums that record companies allow to chart on the singles charts. I don't know if I'm making much sense - I'm better at compiling music lists than talking about them. lol
Wonder how long Shape Of You is going to hold on. It's still #1 on iTunes and Spotify.
Meglos, no Diamonds for Jess within T500 as yet.

Lower than Top 200 Adele entries:
209 - Set Fire to the Rain
281 - Remedy
322 - All I Ask
380 * I Miss You
446 - Rumour Has it
493 - Turning Tables
Thanks bulion
Thanks Bulion for Adele's entries. Poor Skyfall not being allowed for some reason.
1. Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
2. Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
3. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
4. Waterfall - Stargate featuring P!nk & Sia
5. Green Light - Lorde
6. It Ain't Me - Kygo & Selena Gomez
7. Perfect - Ed Sheeran
8. Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara
9. Dive - Ed Sheeran
10. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
11. Issues - Julia Michaels
12. Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley
13. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Taylor Swift & Zayn
14. Paris - The Chainsmokers
15. Don't Leave - Snakehips & MØ
16. Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
17. You Don't Know Me - Jax Jones featuring Raye
18. All Time Low - Jon Bellion
19. Water Under The Bridge - Adele
20. Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran
1. Shape Of You
2. Something Just Like This
3. Castle On The Hill
4. Green Light
5. It Ain't Me
6. Stay
7. Galway Girl
8. Chameleon
9. Issues
10. That's What I Like
11. All Time Low
12. Chained To The Rhythm
13. I Don't Wanna Live Forever
14. You Don't Know Me
15. Perfect
16. Dive
17. Paris
18. Scared To Be Lonely
19. Slide
20. Waterfall
This week's Top 50 is so horrific that it still hasn't been added to the site's database. lol
Now it has. Look at all that blue shit.
I'm glad they all have unique artwork 👌👌👌👌
I'm rather late to the discussion, but I just can't find any mention, or if anyone else is confused how the "singles" and album sales are split in cases such as Ed's. Is it the case that I could buy 5 Ed songs separately to see if I like them, then the next day complete my album, with that entire purchase equally 5 singles sales AND 1 album sale? As opposed to me just buying the album, and it counting as 1 album sale.

There has to be some sort of "complete my album" thing going on. Given that the only way to buy each song from "➗" HAS to be done via the album (bar the remix/acoustic versions), who buys a lesser number of the 16 songs separately, to justify ALL 16 songs reaching the Top 40? If the current accreditations show anything, current singles sales are very high compared to the 90's, so even a song reaching #40 is selling a pretty decent amount of units considering. If you're buying the absolute worst performing Ed Sheeran song from the album, then you HAVE to be buying the complete album eventually.

If you buy even 1 song FROM the album, and it counts towards the singles chart, when you complete the album, it shouldn't count for one or the other. You can't double dip the sales into both charts. Sure you can't reverse the single sale, but the chart is already set for the previous week. I guess what I'm trying to say is why have the other 13 tracks or so eligible for the singles chart, when they will (most probably) be converted to a "complete my album" anyway. It's kinda cheating.

It's a complex issue, that I'm not sure if I'm missing something that combats this, or I just have it wrong.

Yeah it's always been a messy thing to implement in the chart, and they've tried tackling it in the past. Around 2012, there was a system in the chart where if you use the 'Complete My Album' function, it actually subtracts the sales from those singles for that week. Anyone who remembers watching the charts back then will recall some oddities, like P!nk's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" dropping sharply the week the album came out. And the record for the biggest drop from #1 is partly because of this as well (I'd say that "Stay With Me Baby" probably should have been #20ish in its 2nd week if not for this rule). I even have a recollection on the Billboard Charts of Britney's "Hold It Against Me" having negative sales on album week!

It's hard to make up my mind on this because it's difficult to judge buyer habits just from the raw data. What we see is a list of all the album tracks in order of how much they're selling, but we can't really determine what individual buyers are doing to contribute to it. If I were to take a guess though, I do think it's generally just cherry picking of favourites (especially since Ed's YouTube channel has posted every single track), where people might only be buying a few themselves, but this is the time in the album's life where it will be getting the most concentrated attention, so the numbers it pulls, even for this cherry picking, is so overwhelming that it can take over the chart. But then there could be people buying for other reasons; maybe they accidentally bought the standard without seeing the deluxe and are quickly buying those deluxe tracks? I myself am guilty of similar tomfoolery: Beyonce's "Lemonade" album was released last year with such a set up that if you didn't want the visual album, and you'd already got a copy of "Formation" which was released for free on TIDAL months prior, it actually worked out to be about the same price to buy every individual track, and that's exactly what I did.

I suppose overall we (maybe just me ) can enjoy seeing a chart marvel with the knowledge that it hasn't disrupted the chart in the same way it has over in the UK

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