Ed Sheeran Regains U.K. Album Crown, Shawn & Camila's 'Señorita' Is Still Singles Champion

Mark Surridge
Ed Sheeran

For a fifth aggregate week, Ed Sheeran's No. 6 Collaborations Project (Asylum/Warner Music) is No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's U.K. album chart. 

After an initial four-week reign, Sheeran fell to No. 2 last week behind Slipknot's We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner), but regains his crown as the rock longrunners dip to No. 4. Lewis Capaldi's Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (EMI/Universal) climbs back 3-2, and the week's highest new entry is Frank Turner's No Man's Land (Polydor), at No. 3. It's the English singer-songwriter's fourth regular album in a row to debut in the top three, following 2013's Tape Deck Heart, 2015's Positive Songs For Negative People and 2018's Be More Kind. 

English rock band Ride, who emerged in the “shoegazing” scene of the turn of the 1990s and have been active again since 2014, debut at No. 7 with their sixth studio album This Is Not A Safe Place (Wichita Recordings). U.S. rapper Young Thug is in the U.K. album top ten for the first time, as So Much Fun (Asylum/Warner Music) starts at No. 9.

On the singles chart, it's five in a row, and six in total, for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's “Señorita” (Syco Music/EMI/Universal).

This week's scorecard for “Señorita” gives it 53,000 combined units, including 6.15 million streams. Sheeran's “Beautiful People,” featuring Khalid, is steady at No. 2 and Dominic Fike's “3 Nights” (Columbia/Sony) at No. 3. Kygo's “Higher Love” (Kygo/Columbia/Sony), featuring Whitney Houston, rises again, 5-4, and AJ Tracey's “Ladbroke Grove” (AJ Tracey) climbs back 6-5.

There are first-ever singles top ten placings for New York rapper Lil Tecca, up 13-7 with “Ransom” (Galactic), and English DJ producer Joel Corry's “Sorry” (Perfect Havoc), up 16-10. Among other new entries, Taylor Swift's new single “Sorry” (EMI/Universal), which was at No. 13 in midweek sales data, finishes with a No. 23 entry.


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