Ed Sheeran scores first No.1 single and album of 2018

Ed Sheeran has claimed the first Number 1s of 2018 on both the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart.

Perfect was the most downloaded and streamed track of the last seven days, and spends a fifth consecutive week at Number 1. By also topping the Official Albums Chart with ÷, this marks the fourth time the album and one of its tracks have scored the Official Chart double.

÷ ended 2017 as the most purchased record on CD, vinyl, and download formats, and was also the most streamed album of the year. View the full list of the official biggest albums of 2017.

Official Singles Chart
As the multitude of Christmas songs exit the Official Chart, several tracks make big gains this week, 11 of which reach new peaks. The highest charting track to score a personal best is Big Shaq’s Man’s Not Hot, up three to Number 3. 

Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels’ I Miss You (6), 17 by MK (7), and Ramz’s Barking (8) all scale the Top 10 higher than ever before, while there are new Top 20 peaks for: Craig David & Bastille’s I Know You (15); Dave’s No Words ft. MoStack (17); and Jason Derulo’s Tip Toe ft. French Montana, which becomes Jason’s 16th Top 20 entry at Number 19.

Decline by Raye ft. Mr. Eazi and Not3s’ My Lover both re-enter the Top 40, hitting new highs at Numbers 22 and 23 respectively, while Jax Jones’ latest single Breathe featuring Ina Wroldsen makes its Top 40 debut at Number 24. P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma is one slot behind at Number 25, jumping 17 places.

Next, three new Top 40 entries sit back-to-back: This Is Me by Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble is at 28; J Hus scores his fourth Top 40 hit with Bouff Daddy at 29, and lovebirds G-Eazy and Halsey are at 30 with Him & I

Portugal The Man’s Feel It Still lifts to a new PB of Number 35 in its 23rd week on chart, two placings ahead of Camila Cabello’s Never Be The Same at Number 37. Finally, The Greatest Show, another single from The Greatest Showmansoundtrack is at Number 40, gifting Hugh JackmanZac Efron and Zendaya their first chart credits. 

Watch the official videos for the top three acts, below:

January 5, 2018 1:00pm ET by Pressparty   Comments (0)

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