Ed Sheeran's "Autumn Variations" Debuts at No. 1 on Australian Albums Chart

 


Ed Sheeran continues his chart-topping streak in Australia with the debut of "Autumn Variations" (via Gingerbread Man) at No. 1.


Produced by Aaron Dessner of The National, "Autumn Variations" marks Sheeran's second chart-topping album on the ARIA Chart in 2023, and his seventh in total, all achieved consecutively. It follows the success of his previous albums "+ (plus)" from 2012, "X (multiply)" from 2014, "÷ (divide)" from 2017, "No. 6 Collaborations Project" in 2019, "= (equals)" also from 2019, and "- (subtract)" from 2023.


Ed Sheeran's popularity in Australia is undeniable, with the British artist having established a strong connection with local audiences. Earlier this year, Sheeran embarked on his Mathematics Tour, performing at stadiums across the country and setting new records along the way.


During his last tour in 2018, also with Frontier Touring, Sheeran made history by selling over 1 million tickets, surpassing Dire Straits' previous record for a single trek.


On the latest ARIA Albums Chart, Olivia Rodrigo’s "Guts" (at No. 2 via Geffen/Universal) and the Weeknd’s "The Highlights" (at No. 3 via Universal) maintain their positions from the previous week.


U.S. pop-rock group Lany enters the ARIA Top 50 for the first time with "A Beautiful Blur" (Virgin/Universal), debuting at No. 4. This achievement surpasses their previous best result, which was No. 53 for their 2017 self-titled debut LP.


Country musician James Johnston makes his mark on the charts with his debut album "Raised Like That" (Ditto Music), entering at No. 7 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The title track, released in 2021, became the fastest debut single by an Australian country singer to reach one million streams.


Angus Stone’s project "Dope Lemon" achieves a new milestone with their fourth studio album "Kimosab√®," debuting at No. 9. This follows the success of their previous albums "Rose Pink Cadillac" (No. 2 in 2022), "Smooth Big Cat" (No. 2 in 2019), and "Honey Bones" (No. 11 in 2016).


Last week's chart-topper, Kylie Minogue's 16th studio album "Tension" (Liberator Music/BMG), falls to No. 10.


On the ARIA Singles Chart, Doja Cat’s “Paint The Town Red” (RCA/Sony) maintains its No. 1 position for the seventh consecutive week. It joins the ranks of the longest-reigning No. 1 tracks this year, tying with Dave and Central Cee’s “Sprinter” for third place.


BTS’ Jung Kook makes a strong debut on Australia’s singles chart with “3D” (Warner/Universal) featuring Jack Harlow, entering at No. 7. Harlow now achieves his fourth top 10 in Australia, adding to his list of hits.