28 weeks after it was last number one, Ed Sheeran’s X is the first Friday chart number one, returning to the album summit in a shortened (Sunday-Thursday) chart week that was necessary to align the sales cycle with the introduction of Friday as new release day.
Number five in each of the last three charts, X thumbed its nose at the shorter sales window, selling 19,754 copies (including 456 from streams) to top the chart for the 13th ...
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