Charts analysis: Ed Sheeran scores fastest-selling album of 2019 so far

Ed Sheeran returns to the top of the album chart for the first time in 18 months, with his much-anticipated fourth album, No.6 Collaborations Project more in demand than the rest of the Top 30 added together, with first week consumption of 125,031 units (including 49,858 from sales-equivalent streams) – the highest since Eminem’s Revival sold 131,622 copies on debut some 82 weeks ago.

Although far surpassing the 89,506 combined sales that the year’s previous biggest opener – Lewis Capaldi’s ...

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