Ed Sheeran in Perfect position in Christmas chart race

Ed Sheeran in Perfect position in Christmas chart race

Ed Sheeran is battling himself (and Eminem) in the race to be this year's Christmas No.1.

Perfect holds a comfortable lead in the Official Singles Chart midweeks, with 34,365 sales to date. Eminem's River, which features Sheeran, is at No.2 (26,108 sales). 

The Top 5 is completed by Last Christmas by Wham! (No.3, 22,802 sales); Anywhere by Rita Ora (No.4, 12,035 sales) and perennial festive favourite All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey (No.5, 12,009 sales).

Eminem, whose latest LP Revival dropped on Friday, has two other entries in the singles chart - In Your Head, which samples Cranberries' Zombie, is a new entry at No.13 (7,221 sales), while his previous Top 10 single Walk On Water, which features Beyonce, rebounds 54-15 (6,470 sales).

Revival has made a strong start on the albums chart, shifting 70,695 copies to leave last week's chart topper, Ed Sheeran's ÷, a distant No.2 (40,876 sales). Sam Smith's The Thrill Of It All (No.3, 33,063 sales), Beautiful Trauma by Pink (No.4, 26,506 sales) and Together Again by Michael Ball and Alfie Boe (No.5, 24,050 sales) round off the Top 5.

Elsewhere, there are new entries for Linkin Park with One More Light - Live (No.23, 5,822 sales) and Star Wars - The Last Jedi - OST (No.27, 5,096 sales).

You can view the full Top 40 singles and albums charts below.

SINGLES:

LW POSN POSN TITLE ARTIST LABEL WKS
1 1 PERFECT ED SHEERAN ASYLUM 32
           
NEW 2 RIVER EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN INTERSCOPE 1
           
3 3 LAST CHRISTMAS WHAM RCA 63
           
5 4 ANYWHERE RITA ORA ATLANTIC 9
           
2 5 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY COLUMBIA 107
           
8 6 MAN'S NOT HOT BIG SHAQ ISLAND 13
           
6 7 DIMELO RAK-SU FT WYCLEF/NAUGHTY BOY SYCO MUSIC 3
           
7 8 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL RHINO 106
           
13 9 17 MK COLUMBIA 15
           
10 10 I MISS YOU CLEAN BANDIT FT JULIA MICHAELS ATLANTIC/POLYDOR/REPUBLIC 8
           
11 11 LET YOU DOWN NF EMI 9
           
4 12 HAVANA CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG SYCO MUSIC 20
           
NEW 13 IN YOUR HEAD EMINEM INTERSCOPE 1
           
14 14 WOLVES SELENA GOMEZ & MARSHMELLO INTERSCOPE 8
           
54 15 WALK ON WATER EMINEM FT BEYONCE INTERSCOPE 6
           
12 16 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS BAND AID MERCURY 57
           
27 17 BARKING RAMZ POLYDOR 3
           
21 18 NAKED JAMES ARTHUR SYCO MUSIC 4
           
16 19 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE SHAKIN' STEVENS EPIC 62
           
31 20 BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA PINK RCA 8
           
25 21 I KNOW YOU CRAIG DAVID FT BASTILLE SPEAKERBOX RECORDINGS 4
           
15 22 ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE BRENDA LEE MCA 49
           
19 23 STEP INTO CHRISTMAS ELTON JOHN MERCURY 43
           
20 24 ROCKSTAR POST MALONE FT 21 SAVAGE REPUBLIC RECORDS 14
           
23 25 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS CHRIS REA RHINO 52
           
22 26 I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY WIZZARD RHINO 60
           
9 27 SILENCE MARSHMELLO FT KHALID MINISTRY OF SOUND 19
           
26 28 NO WORDS DAVE FT MOSTACK DAVE 7
           
18 29 IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE MICHAEL BUBLE REPRISE 29
           
17 30 BLINDED BY YOUR GRACE - PT 2 STORMZY FT MNEK MERKY 16
           
28 31 NEW RULES DUA LIPA WARNER BROS 25
           
34 32 TIP TOE JASON DERULO FT FRENCH MONTANA WARNER BROS 6
           
30 33 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE UMOD 62
           
39 34 WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME PAUL MCCARTNEY CONCORD/EMI 41
           
32 35 DECLINE RAYE FT MR EAZI POLYDOR 7
           
40 36 MY LOVER NOT3S RELENTLESS 8
           
42 37 TOO GOOD AT GOODBYES SAM SMITH CAPITOL 15
           
35 38 HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) JOHN & YOKO/PLASTIC ONO BAND APPLE CORPS 45
           
29 39 SANTA TELL ME ARIANA GRANDE REPUBLIC RECORDS 19
           
36 40 ONE MORE SLEEP LEONA LEWIS SYCO MUSIC 20

ALBUMS:

LW POSN POSN TITLE ARTIST LABEL WKS
NEW 1 REVIVAL EMINEM INTERSCOPE 1
           
1 2 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN ASYLUM 42
           
2 3 THE THRILL OF IT ALL SAM SMITH CAPITOL 7
           
3 4 BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA PINK RCA 10
           
4 5 TOGETHER AGAIN MICHAEL BALL & ALFIE BOE DECCA 8
           
7 6 A LOVE SO BEAUTIFUL ROY ORBISON/RPO SONY MUSIC CG 7
           
5 7 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN BEST LAID PLANS/COLUMBIA 46
           
6 8 THE ARCHITECT PALOMA FAITH RCA 5
           
11 9 WHO BUILT THE MOON NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS SOUR MASH 4
           
8 10 GLORY DAYS LITTLE MIX SYCO MUSIC 57
           
9 11 CHRISTMAS WITH ELVIS AND THE RPO ELVIS PRESLEY SONY MUSIC CG 11
           
12 12 DIAMONDS ELTON JOHN MERCURY/UMC 6
           
15 13 TWENTY FIVE GEORGE MICHAEL AEGEAN 98
           
19 14 THE BEST OF ELBOW POLYDOR 4
           
13 15 NAT KING COLE & ME GREGORY PORTER BLUE NOTE 8
           
10 16 CHRISTMAS MICHAEL BUBLE REPRISE 69
           
14 17 REPUTATION TAYLOR SWIFT EMI 6
           
17 18 SHERIDAN SHERIDAN SMITH EAST WEST 7
           
18 19 AS YOU WERE LIAM GALLAGHER WARNER BROS 11
           
21 20 IBIZA CLASSICS PETE TONG/HERITAGE OR/BUCKLEY POLYDOR/UMC/UMOD 3
           
16 21 AMORE ANDRE RIEU DECCA 4
           
22 22 LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE - VOL 1 GEORGE MICHAEL SONY MUSIC CG 60
           
NEW 23 ONE MORE LIGHT - LIVE LINKIN PARK WARNER BROS 1
           
20 24 SONGS OF EXPERIENCE U2 ISLAND 3
           
23 25 SONGS FROM THE STAGE LEADING LADIES EAST WEST/RHINO 5
           
24 26 IN A WINTER LIGHT ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG EAST WEST 4
           
NEW 27 STAR WARS - THE LAST JEDI - OST JOHN WILLIAMS WALT DISNEY 1
           
25 28 OUR GENERATION TOKIO MYERS SYCO MUSIC 5
           
26 29 SCREAM ABOVE THE SOUNDS STEREOPHONICS PARLOPHONE 8
           
27 30 WHEN YOU'RE SMILING BRADLEY WALSH SONY MUSIC CG 6
           
30 31 X ED SHEERAN ASYLUM 183
           
29 32 KIDZ BOP 2018 KIDZ BOP KIDS RAZOR & TIE 6
           
31 33 STRONGER THRU THE YEARS CLIFF RICHARD RHINO 6
           
35 34 WEMBLEY OR BUST JEFF LYNNE'S ELO RCA 5
           
28 35 CHRISTMAS WITH DANIEL O'DONNELL DMG TV 4
           
160 36 SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND BEATLES APPLE CORPS 446
           
33 37 GANG SIGNS & PRAYER STORMZY MERKY 43
           
41 38 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS EMINEM INTERSCOPE 489
           
39 39 FLICKER NIALL HORAN CAPITOL 9
           
34 40 WONDERFUL WONDERFUL KILLERS EMI 13
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