Ed Sheeran’s Divide (Warner) logs an eleventh non-consecutive week atop Australia’s albums chart while Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” (Republic/Universal) featuring Justin Bieber, manages a third week at No. 1 on the national singles survey.
As fans clamoured to buy tickets to Sheeran’s upcoming stadium tour of these parts, it turns out they were also still reaching for his third album in significant numbers. Divide is quadruple platinum certified Down Under (280,000 units) and it holds at No. 1 in its 13th week on the chart, as former Powderfingerfrontman Bernard Fanning opens at No. 2 with Brutal Dawn (Dew Process/Universal), his latest solo set. Brutal Dawn is Fanning’s fourth solo album, and fourth to crack the top two of the ARIA Albums Chart.