Ed Sheeran has become the first artist to debut in the top two positions of the U.K. singles chart with new tracks, as “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” (Asylum/Warner Music) debut at Nos. 1 and 2 respectively. Little Mix's Glory Days (Syco Music/Sony) starts a fifth non-consecutive week atop the album chart.
“Shape Of You” is Sheeran's third U.K. singles champion, after two 2014 chart-toppers, “Sing” and “Thinking Out Loud.” The new No. 1 scores 227,000 combined units, according to the Official Charts Company, and “Castle” a further 194,000. With streams of 13.4m and 11.07m, they each break Drake's previous one-week streaming record in the market, of 8.9m for “One Dance” last summer.