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X still marks the Number 1 spot for Ed Sheeran

17/08/2014

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X still marks the Number 1 spot for Ed Sheeran

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Ed Sheeran celebrates eight weeks at Number 1 in the UK with latest album, X.

The UK’s Official Albums Chart is starting to resemble a treasure map as Ed Sheeran’s X holds onto the Number 1 spot for the eighth week in a row.

X (pronounced as ‘multiply’) is not only the longest running Number 1 album of the year so far, but also the longest running Number 1 since Adele’s 21. The London singer’s record breaking second album spent 11 consecutive weeks at the chart’s summit upon its release in January, 2011.

Sam Smith climbs one place to Number 2 with In The Lonely Hour, and Dolly Parton is down one to Number 3 with Blue Smoke.

US rockers The Gaslight Anthem claim this week’s highest new entry with Get Hurt (Number 4), and Britain’s Got Talent stars Richard And Adam debut one place behind them with At The Movies (5).

New Entries

Following the release of a deluxe edition on Monday, OneRepublic’s Native climbs 61 places to re-enter the Top 10 today at Number 9, while The Saturdays’ new Greatest Hits collection, Finest Selection, debuts at Number 10.

Singer/songwriter FKA Twigs enters at Number 16 with her debut album, LP1, and Sinead O’Connor is new in at 22 today with her tenth studio album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss.

This week’s new entries are completed by Feeder frontman Grant Nicholas’ debut solo album, Yorktown Heights (29), and former Britain’s Got Talent contestants, Lovable Rogues, with their debut album, This And That (37).

The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. The Official Albums Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 X ED SHEERAN
2 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH
3 BLUE SMOKE - THE BEST OF DOLLY PARTON
4 GET HURT GASLIGHT ANTHEM
5 AT THE MOVIES RICHARD & ADAM
6 WANTED ON VOYAGE GEORGE EZRA
7 A PERFECT CONTRADICTION PALOMA FAITH
8 CAUSTIC LOVE PAOLO NUTINI
9 NATIVE ONEREPUBLIC
10 FINEST SELECTION - THE GREATEST HITS SATURDAYS

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