Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' Is Chief Beneficiary Of Glastonbury Sales Spike in U.K. Album Chart
Ed Sheeran follows his Glastonbury Festival-closing set last Sunday (25) by returning to the top of the U.K. album chart with ÷ (Asylum/Warner). Similarly, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's “Despacito” (Interscope/Universal) moves back to No. 1 on the singles countdown for a seventh non-consecutive week at the top.
Official Charts Company data shows Sheeran securing a 12th aggregate week at the album summit, moving 2-1 ahead of his fellow Glastonbury headlners Radiohead. Their 20th anniversary reissue of OK Computer (XL Recordings) debuts at No. 2.
Imagine Dragons start at No. 3 with Evolve (Interscope/Universal), as Royal Blood descend from last week's No. 1 debut to No. 4 with How Did We Get So Dark? (Warner Brothers/Warner Music). Rag 'n' Bone Man dips 4-5 with Human (Best Laid Plans/ Columbia/Sony Music).
Foo Fighters, the other headliners at last weekend's festival, bounce 45-6 with Greatest Hits (RCA/Sony) in the wake of their performance. It's the highest ranking for the perennial seller since it debuted at No. 4 in November 2009. Prince's reissued Purple Rain (Rhino/Warner) enters at No. 7, while Barry Gibb's appearance in Sunday afternoon's “Legends” slot at Glastonbury helps the Bee Gees' Timeless (Capitol/Universal) appear at No. 9. DJ Khaled starts at No. 10 with Grateful (Black Butter).
“Despacito” had downloads of 34,000 and streams of 7.5 million to regain the singles crown. However, it was last week's new entry at No. 1, Artists For Grenfell's “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Syco Music/Sony) that had the week's highest download total, 53,000, and 2 million streams. It falls to No. 3, with DJ Khaled's “Wild Thoughts” (Black Butter/We The Best), featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller climbing 3-2.
“Unforgettable” (Black Butter/Def Jam/Universal) by French Montana featuring Swae Lee moves back 5-4, and “Mama” (Positiva) by Jonas Blue featuring William Singe climbs one to a new peak of No. 5. Little Mix's “Power” (Syco/Sony) improves 10-9 and Rita Ora's “Your Song” (Atlantic/Warner Song) 11-10.