Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber Fly to No. 1 in Australia With ‘I Don’t Care’


Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber breeze to the top of Australia’s singles chart with “I Don’t Care” (Universal/Warner) while Pink’s Hurts 2B Human (RCA/Sony) rules the national albums chart for a third successive week. 

Sheeran and Bieber’s pop power-collaboration went in at No. 1 on the U.K. chart last Friday and it repeats the feat Down Under, where it debuts at the summit of the ARIA Singles Chart

The track becomes Sheeran’s fifth No. 1 single in Australia, following “Sing” (May 2014), “Thinking Out Loud” (October 2014), “Shape Of You” (January 2017) and “Perfect” (December 2017), and it’s Bieber’s third, after “What Do You Mean?” (September 2015) and “Love Yourself” (December 2015).

With “I Don’t Care” enjoying a hot start, Lil Nas X’ “Old Town Road” (Columbia/Sony) finishes its four-week reign as it dips 1-2. Also, Billie Eilish’s former chart-leader “Bad Guy” (Interscope/Universal) slips 2-3, Shawn Mendes “If I Can’t Have You” (Island/Universal) is unchanged at No. 4 and Florida-born artist Dominic Fike’s “3 Nights” (Columbia/Sony) remains at No. 5. 

U.K. chart king Lewis Capaldi enjoys a new high for “Someone You Loved” (Universal), lifted from his debut LP Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which dropped last Friday. “Loved” rises 12-7, besting its previous peak of No. 10. 

Outside of “I Don’t Care,” just one other song debuts inside the top 40, newcomer Aussie singer and songwriter Tones and I’s catchy first release,“Johnny Run Away” (released independently). It’s new at No. 40.

With Pink logging a third week atop the ARIA Albums Chart, and Billie Eilish’s former leader When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? holding at No. 2, Lee Kernaghan has the week’s highest entry, with Backroad Nation (ABC/Universal). The country veteran and former Australian of the Year sees his 17th studio set open at No. 3, for a tenth career top 10 on the survey.

The top five is rounded out by The Seekers retrospective hits set Farewell (Decca/Universal), down 3-5, and Dean Lewis' former No. 1 A Place We Knew (Island/Universal), up 6-5.

U.S. hip-hop star Logic enjoys a fifth top 50 entry with Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (Def Jam/Universal). It’s new at No. 12 in Australia and is chasing a No. 1 bow in the U.S. 

Finally, Canadian singer and songwriter Mac DeMarco has his third chart appearance, with Here Comes The Cowboy (Caroline/Universal), new at No. 25.