Official Charts Analysis: Ed Sheeran makes it eight weeks on top of the albums chart

Overturning a significant initial deficit to Steps' Tears On The Dancefloor album, Ed Sheeran's ÷ managed to pull well ahead by the end of the week and thus secures its eighth consecutive week at No.1 on sales of 53,809 copies.

Equalling the opening run atop the chart of his last album - 2014's X - ÷ needs to remain atop the chart for a further three weeks to match the 21st century record of 11 straight weeks at No.1 set in 2011 ...

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