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Chart Analysis November 11, 2019

Tones And I ties Ed Sheeran’s ARIA Singles Chart all-time record

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Tones And I ties Ed Sheeran’s ARIA Singles Chart all-time record

Tones And I has equalled the record set by UK superstar Ed Sheeran for the most weeks spent in the #1 position on the ARIA Singles Chart.

‘Dance Monkey’ has now spent 15 weeks at the summit of the chart, matching Sheeran’s 2017 hit ‘Shape Of You’, and becoming the first Australian single to hold the longest-serving record since 1983 when ARIA launched the chart.

The Aussie singer-songwriter could take the record on her own if the track remains #1 for one more week, and who would bet against her.

At time of writing, ‘Dance Monkey’ remains atop the Spotify Global Chart, having first cracked the top position on October 16, as well as the #1 song on the Worldwide Apple Music Song Chart.

Tones And I is making her presence felt worldwide, this week racking up a sixth consecutive week atop the UK Singles Chart.

The single is also on the rise in the US, having admittedly taken a bit longer to find traction in America. The latest Billboard Hot 100 has ‘Dance Monkey’ at a new peak of #41, up 10 frames in its fourth charting week.

Tones And I is currently placed in fifth on the ARIA Albums Chart with her debut EP The Kids Are Coming.

She’s joined in the Top 10 by compatriot Archie Roach, who debuts at #7 with his latest album Tell Me Why. The companion piece to his memoir of the same title is an expansive double album of re-recordings, covers and new tracks.

Tell Me Why is Roach’s highest-charting album of his career, with his previous highest coming in 2016 with Let Love Rule (#24).

The Albums Chart is currently topped by Kanye West’s latest release Jesus Is King, which in its second week at #1 becomes his first to spend more than a single week in the position.

West’s album is also dominating Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs Chart, making him the first artist to occupy the entire Top 10 on the chart.


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