Official Charts Analysis: Ed Sheeran returns to the top of the albums chart

Returning to pole position after an absence of three weeks, Ed Sheeran's ÷ starts its fifth run atop the chart and is No.1 for the 15th time in its 23-week chart career.

Joining Adele's 21, Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events and Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour on the list of albums that have had more than four runs at No.1 in the 2010s, ÷ nevertheless secured its lowest weekly tally yet - 16,071, of which 7,287 were sales-equivalent ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article. Sign up today and you will receive:

  • 4 weeks access to news, features and chart analysis
  • 4 Digital issues of Music Week
  • The Music Week app
  • Tailored email news alerts
Start your free trial


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...