Uncharted territory: Will Ed Sheeran & Stormzy's chart takeovers change the game for labels?

George Garner

The music biz is once again wrestling with the implications of the move to a streaming consumption model, as the flooding of the Singles Chart by multiple tracks from hit albums looks likely to change the way labels work future releases.

Ed Sheeran again had all 16 tracks from his ÷ album in the Top 40 on Friday, scoring nine of the Top 10 for the second consecutive week.

Stormzy also had all 16 tracks from his debut, Gang Signs ...

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