Official Chart Analysis: Sales slow, but Sheeran and Cover Drive reign

The latter figure marks the album's lowest weekly total in 20 weeks on release, and also provides the album chart's lowest number one tally for more than 16 years - 855 weeks to be precise. The last number one to sell fewer copies in a week was The Levellers' Zeitgeist, which opened at number two on sales of 23,531 on 9 September 1995 (week 35) and climbed to number one the following week despite a 40.74% dip in sales to ...

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