Dope Lemon has capped off a huge few weeks with a massive Splendour set, as well as some great first-week ARIA Chart results.

The Sydney act released his newest record Smooth Big Cat, and with that release comes incredible debut results. The 10-track album has placed at No. 1 on the Australian Albums Chart. Meanwhile, on the Albums Chart, Dope Lemon has placed in at No. 2, only defeated by UK singer Ed Sheeran, whose No. 6 Collaborations Project has placed at No. 1.

Sheeran’s newest record has absolutely blitzed the charts this week, with 11 tracks from it placing in the top 50 of the Singles Chart. Meaning, he currently makes up 22%, or, more than one third of that chart.

Similarly, Thelma Plum’s latest full-length effort Better In Blak has had a very strong first week, debuting at No. 2 on the Australian Albums Chart, and No. 4 on the Albums Chart, just one place behind Billie Eilish.

Albums Chart

The strongest debut this week was none other than the UK’s favourite pop singer-songwriter – Ed Sheeran. Nothing could stop Sheeran, whose No. 6 Collaborations Project full-length record placed at No. 1 on the Albums Chart. Notably, his last two albums, ÷ [pronounced “divide”] and × [pronounced “multiply”] both placed this week too. The first placed at No. 8, while the latter placed at No. 36.