Official Charts Analysis: Sheeran fights off Gorillaz to top albums chart for ninth week

Drake couldn't do it, Take That couldn't do it, Kendrick Lamar couldn't do it, Steps couldn't do it and now Gorillaz can't do it - dethrone Ed Sheeran, that is.

All of the above have debuted at No.2 during the reign of Sheeran's third album, ÷, which spends its ninth straight week atop the chart on sales of 51,205 copies (including 16,786 from streams).

Sheeran's victory margin has diminished every single week since ÷was released, and Gorillaz - who were ...

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