Ed Sheeran is set to make a big splash on the U.K. singles chart.
Following the release of his new album = (equals), Sheeran dominates the chart blast, with three of his songs on track to crack the Top 5, including the market’s best-seller.
Sheeran’s “Overpass Graffiti” leads the First Look chart, which ranks the U.K.’s most popular tracks based on sales and streams from the first 48 hours in the cycle.
If it keeps its momentum, “Overpass” will give Sheeran his 12th U.K. and third in 2021 alone, following “Bad Habits” (11 weeks at No. 1) and “Shivers” (four weeks at No. 1).
Based on weekend activity, “Shivers” is at No. 2 and “Bad Habits” is at No. 5.
The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday, local time.