20 Week's At No1 for Ed's 'x'


In another good week for new release albums, Ed Sheeran holds off all newcomers to take 'x' back to No1 for a record breaking fourteenth time.

This also gives him his 20th week at No1 for 'x' and in the process matches Oasis' '(What's The Story) Morning Glory' which also took 20 weeks at the top. Both albums come second only to Adele's '21' which spent 35 weeks at No1. Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra takes the first of this week's new releases entering the Chart in Ed Sheeran's shadow at No2 closely followed at No3 by last weeks leaders 5 Seconds Of Summer and 'Sounds Good Feels Good'. Rod Stewart gets the next new entry at No4 for 'Another Country' - his twenty-ninth studio album released 46 years after his first solo album, while Taylor Swift climbs 3 places with '1989' to complete the Top 5. The National's Matt Berninger and Ramona Fall's Brent Knopf take the next new entry with their side project, El Vy, and enter the chart at No7 with 'Return To The Moon'. The fourth and final new entry in this week's Top Ten is for another artist out of his usual enviroment as Elbow's Guy Garvey releases his first solo album 'Courting The Squall' and enters the chart at No9.

This weeks Single's Chart see no change in the Top 4 with Adele holding on at No1 for a second week with 'Hello'. Justin Bieber holds onto both Nos 2 & 3 with 'Sorry' and 'What Do You Mean?' while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Downtown' is steady at No4. Ariana Grande provides the only new entry in this week's Top 50 as 'Focus' enters at No14.

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