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Ed Sheeran's 'Shivers' Set to Extend Stay at No. 1 In U.K.

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Ed Sheeran attends the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2021 at the Tate Modern on Sept. 1, 2021 in London.

Ed Sheeran was crowned last Friday as the first British solo artist to claim a full year at No. 1 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

This Friday (Sept. 24), he should extend that lead.

Sheeran’s “Shivers” heads-up the First Look chart, which ranks singles based on sales and streaming activity over the first 48 hours in the cycle.

“Shivers,” the third track lifted from his forthcoming fourth studio album, = (equals), due out Oct. 29, blasted to No. 1 on the most recent Official U.K. Singles Chart, for his 11th leader, and lifting his tally of weeks at the top to 52.

Meanwhile, Elton John and Dua Lipa’s reimagining of several Rocket Man hits, “Cold Heart,” remixed by Australian producers Pnau, lifts 4-2 on the chart blast, and is set for a new high.

Further down the list, Lil Nas X is poised for the highest new entry on this week’s Official Singles Chart with “That’s What I Want,” lifted from his new album Montero. It’s at No. 10 on the chart blast.

The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday, local time.