“I’m so delighted and did not expect this start so a huge thank-you all for streaming, downloading and buying the single,” says Sheeran in a statement. “I hope you are enjoying it! After a decade in this industry I take none of this for granted. More to come soon”.
The single is lifted from Sheeran’s forthcoming fifth album, the follow-up to No.6 Collaborations Project, which led the national albums survey in July 2019.
Sheeran has a deep connection with the land Down Under, where he’s broken several chart records and set the all-time mark for ticket sales on a single tour. Earlier this year, the Brit debuted a new song, “Visiting Hours,” at the state memorial in Melbourne for the late Mushroom Group founder Michael Gudinski.
Sheeran “is a superstar artist and an adopted son here in Australia,” comments Warner Music Australasia president Dan Rosen, after the single hit the top.
In Australia, “Bad Habits” peaked at No. 1 on the national Shazam, iTunes and the TMN Hot 100 Australian radio charts and currently sits at No. 2 on Spotify and Apple Music.