Official Albums Chart Update
Ed Sheeran could be heading for an Official Chart double this Friday, with the singer-songwriter leading the way on both the Official Singles and Albums Charts.
On the albums front, Ed’s record-shattering "÷" could be on for an 18th week at Number 1, up one place from last Friday’s position. As the UK flocks to pick up Christmas presents, ÷ is an obvious choice. The album features more Top 10 singles on it than any other studio album in history (10), and is the second fastest-selling vinyl album of the last 25 years too.
Elsewhere in this week’s Official Chart Update Top 5, Sam Smith’s The Thrill Of It All slips to Number 2, P!nk rises one rung to Number 3 with Beautiful Trauma, Paloma Faith’s The Architect is on course for a leap to Number 4, and Michael Ball & Alfie Boe are at 5 with Together Again.
Other albums set for big climbs this week are Rag’n’Bone Man’s Human, up seven to Number 6 following his performances on BBC shows Sounds Like Friday Night and The Year in Music 2017, and George Michael’s Twenty Five, which floats six positions to Number 13 as the first anniversary of his death approaches.