Ed Sheeran Fends Off Take That for Fourth Week Atop U.K. Album Chart

Ed Sheeran performs at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland on March 19, 2017. 

Even strong first week sales of Take That's Wonderland (Polydor/Universal) couldn't dislodge Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Asylum/Warner Music) from the U.K. album chart summit. Sheeran also continues to have the top two on the Official Charts Company singles list, on which he starts a 12th week at No. 1 with “Shape Of You.”

÷ moves into a fourth week atop the album chart, as the Take That album registers 113,000 combined units for a No. 2 entry. Drake's More Life (Cash Money/Republic/ Universal) dips 2-3, Rag 'n' Bone Man's Human (Best Laid Plans/Columbia/Sony Music) holds at No. 4 and Dame Vera Lynn's 100 (Decca/Universal) falls 3-5. James Blunt's fifth studio album The Afterlove (Atlantic/Warner) starts at No. 6.

Sheeran's “Galway Girl” holds at No. 2 on the singles chart, which has Drake's “Passionfruit” up 4-3. “Symphony” (Atlantic/Warner) by Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson improves 6-4, with another Sheeran title, “Castle On The Hill,” down 3-5. “It Ain't Me” (Columbia/Sony) by Kygo and Selena Gomez rebounds 19-7, where it previously peaked four weeks ago.