Taylor Swift enters the U.K. chart at No. 1 with Lover (EMI/Universal) to score her fourth bestseller in the market. Ed Sheeran races 11-1 on the singles survey for his eighth No. 1 with “Take Me Back To London” (Asylum/Warner Music), featuring Stormzy.
Lover's 53,000 combined units are comprised of 27 million track streams, 24,000 physical sales and 11,000 downloads, according to the Official Chart Company. It follows Swift's Red, 1989 and Reputation to the U.K. summit, making her the first female artist to land four No. 1 albums this decade.
Sheeran's No. 6 Collaborations Project (Asylum/Warner Music) falls 1-2 and Lewis Capaldi's Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (EMI/Universal) 2-3. Billie Eilish moves back 5-4 with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Republic/Universal); London rapper Headie One starts at No. 5 with Music X Road (Relentless/Sony).