Could Ed Sheeran be heading for his first UK Number 1 with Sing?

Suffolk born singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran looks set to score his first Official Singles Chart Number 1 this weekend, with Sing.

Suffolk born singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran looks set to score his first Official Singles Chart Number 1 this weekend, with Sing.

He’s had 12 Official Singles Chart Top 40s, his debut album, +, spent three weeks at the top of the Official Albums Chart and has sold over 1.79 million copies to date in the UK, but surprisingly, Ed Sheeran has never scored a UK Number 1 single, however that could all change this weekend.

Sing, the first single to be lifted from Ed’s upcoming second album, x, has stormed to Number 1 on today’s Official Singles Chart Update, with the Pharrell-produced track having sold nearly 72,000 copies in the UK so far this week.

Sing currently sits over 47,000 copies ahead of its closest competition, Sam Smith’s Stay With Me, a non-mover today at Number 2. Reigning Number 1, Secondcity’s I Wanna Feel, slides two places today to Number 3, followed by the only non-British artist in the Update Top 5, Mr Probz, who holds firm at Number 4 with Waves.

Completing the midweek Top 5 is the second highest new entry of the week, The Neon Brotherhood’s Hope Ain’t A Bad Thing. The charity single, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, is a tribute to the late 19-year-old Stephen Sutton, who raised over £4 million for the charity before his death last month.

New entries

There are four further new entries on the Official Singles Chart Update today.

In at Number 10 is Lethal Bizzle’s The Drop FT Cherri Voncelle, while Kasabian’s Eez-Eh, the band’s first single in over two years, is at Number 18. British producer and DJ, Wilkinson’s Half Light FT Tom Cane enters at Number 21.

Finally, Dutch DJ, R3hab, and Turkish/Dutch DJ Ummet Ozcan have joined forces with Australian duo NERVO for new track Revolution, which sits at Number 29 today.

The highest climber on today’s Official Singles Chart Update is Little Mix’s Salute, climbing 13 places from Number 40 to 27 after its official release last Sunday.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Singles Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 SING ED SHEERAN
2 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
3 I WANNA FEEL SECONDCITY
4 WAVES MR PROBZ
5 HOPE AIN'T A BAD THING NEON BROTHERHOOD
6 JUBEL KLINGANDE
7 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
8 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN RITA ORA
9 DANGEROUS LOVE FUSE ODG FT SEAN PAUL
10 THE DROP LETHAL BIZZLE/CHERRI VONCELLE
11 ONLY LOVE CAN HURT LIKE THIS PALOMA FAITH
12 SUMMER CALVIN HARRIS
13 WIGGLE JASON DERULO FT SNOOP DOGG
14 A SKY FULL OF STARS COLDPLAY
15 LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD MICHAEL JACKSON
16 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
17 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
18 EEZ-EH KASABIAN
19 EXTRAORDINARY CLEAN BANDIT FT SHARNA BASS
20 HIDEAWAY KIESZA
21 HALF LIGHT WILKINSON FT TOM CANE
22 BEATING HEART ELLIE GOULDING
23 NOBODY TO LOVE SIGMA
24 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
25 FANCY IGGY AZALEA FT CHARLI XCX
26 LOYAL CHRIS BROWN/LIL WAYNE/TYGA
27 SALUTE LITTLE MIX
28 BIRTHDAY KATY PERRY
29 REVOLUTION R3HAB/NERVO/UMMET OZCAN
30 HEART AND SOUL TWIN ATLANTIC
31 STAY HIGH TOVE LO
32 MONEY ON MY MIND SAM SMITH
33 MARILYN MONROE PHARRELL WILLIAMS
34 MAGIC COLDPLAY
35 I GOT U DUKE DUMONT FT JAX JONES
36 WILD WILD LOVE PITBULL FT GRL
37 WEST COAST LANA DEL REY
38 MY LOVE ROUTE 94 FT JESS GLYNNE
39 SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
40 DARK HORSE KATY PERRY FT JUICY J

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