Ed Sheeran reclaims Official Albums Chart Number 1 after headline Glastonbury set
After wowing festival-goers at Glastonbury last weekend, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ has reclaimed the top spot on this week’s Official Albums Chart.
The album jumps from 2 to 1 to log a 12th week at the summit, beating fellow Glasto headliners Radiohead with their new 20th anniversary reissue of OK Computer, which enters at 2.
Ed’s previous two albums have also seen an uplift since Glastonbury, 2014’s x climbs seven places to 12, and his debut + vaults 21 spots to Number 21.
Other acts enjoying a post-Glasto boost are Foo Fighters, whose Greatest Hits returns to the Top 10 for the first time since its 2009 release at Number 6, and The Bee Gees’ new retrospective Timeless lands at 9 following Barry Gibb’s ‘legend’ slot.
Royal Blood’s 2014 debut soars 22 places to 19, Stormzy’s former Number 1 Gang Signs & Prayers is up 24 spots at Number 29, and The xx’s I See You re-enters the Top 40 at 37.
New entries and high climbers
Elsewhere, US rock band Imagine Dragons land their third Top 5 album with Evolve at Number 3, a reissue of Prince & The Revolution’s Purple Rain is new at 7, and DJ Khaled lands his first Top 40 album in the UK – his tenth studio album Grateful is new at 10.
Further down, Adele’s 25 lifts 18 places to 26 in the midst of her shows at London’s Wembley Stadium, blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa enters at 30 with Live At Carnegie Hall,and The Killers’ Direct Hits is back in the Top 40 at 40 ahead of their sold out show at London’s Hyde Park.
June 30, 2017 6:41pm by Official Charts Company