Only once before this year has a single started with six-figure combined units, when Ariana Grande delivered an opening 126,000 with "7 Rings." The Sheeran/Bieber track had 13 million streams and 22,000 downloads, according to the Official Charts Company. It's Sheeran's sixth U.K. No. 1, and Bieber's seventh.
Lil Nas X's “Old Town Road” (Lil Nas X/Sony) is steady again at No. 2, while Stormzy's “Vossi Bop” (Merky) falls to No. 3 after two weeks on top. Lewis Capaldi's “Someone You Loved” (EMI/Universal) is down 3-4 and “Piece Of Your Heart” by Meduza featuring Goodboys (Polydor/Universal) improves 6-5.