Official Charts Analysis: Ed Sheeran's ÷ commands another week at No.1 as sales top 197K

In the 900th chart week of the 21st century, Ed Sheeran does the double again, with Divide topping the album chart for the fourth week in a row, and Shape Of You racking up its 12th straight week atop the singles chart.

Divide's continued reign makes it the longest-running No.1 album since Adele's 25 opened its account with seven straight weeks at the summit at the end of 2015, and the longest-running No.1 by a male soloist since Sheeran's own ...

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