Ed Sheeran scores UK Official Chart double


Official Charts Company

Ed Sheeran claims the UK’s fastest-selling album of 2019 so far as his No.6 Collaborations Project debuts at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

Ed’s collection of collaborations, including tracks with Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Eminem and J Hus, racked up 125,000 chart sales and performed well across all formats: 57,000 physical sales, 18,000 downloads and 70.2 million track streams.

The album’s opening-week figure outperforms the rest of this week’s Top 30 combined.

Ed’s three previous studio albums all appear in this week’s albums Top 40: Divide at 7, X at 18 (up 23 slots) and + at 37 (up 47 places).

On the Official Singles Chart, Ed claims his seventh Number 1 as Beautiful People ft. Khalid climbs from 3 to 1, while two more of the album’s songs feature in this week’s Top 5: Take Me Back To London ft. Stormzy is new 3, marking Ed’s 40th UK Top 40 single, and Cross Me ft. Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock at 4.

Back on this week’s Official Albums Chart, Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent – previously 2019’s fastest-selling title - slips to Number 2, and the A Star Is Born cast recording enjoys a boost back up the chart, zooming 20 places to Number 5 after launching on Sky Cinema this week.

Gerry Cinammon’s Erratic Cinema hits a new peak at Number 17 after a string of live shows, and Jax Jones’ Snacks EP makes its Top 40 debut at 21 after 28 weeks in the Top 100. Finally, New Order’s live album No,12k,Lg,17Mif New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes… lands at 35.

July 19, 2019 2:43pm ET by Official Charts Company  

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