Ed Sheeran Holds UK No. 1 Album For A Fourth Week
UK singing sensation, Ed Sheeran, holds on to the top spot for a fourth week with Divide.
He has denied Take That their eighth UK number one album.
Wonderland – the second album since Take That became a trio – had to settle for second place and the highest new entry, with 113,000 sales.
James Blunt has scored his fifth top 10 album, as The Afterlove debuts at six.
Sheeran’s Shape of You isn’t losing its form in the singles chart, staying at number one for the 12th straight week.
He is also at number two with Galway Girl and number five with Castle on the Hill – both from Divide, the Official Charts Company said.
It’s the first time Take That have failed to reach number one with an album in its first week since before they reformed without Robbie Williams.
But they can take some solace from the fact that their 2005 retrospective of ’90s hits, Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection, has gone up to 25 in the album chart.
There seems to be no stopping success of Ed Sheeran’s album Divide, as Shape of You has now beaten milestones set by Rihanna and Whitney Houston.
When it claimed the number one single spot last week, the song overtook Rihanna’s 2007 chart-topper Umbrella and Houston’s 1992 version of I Will Always Love You, which both topped the charts for 10 consecutive weeks.