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