Chart round-up: Ed’s up

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This week in the single charts Ella Henderson’s ‘Ghost’ has been jostled out of pole position by ‘Gecko’, the breakthrough single by newcomer Oliver Heldens, featuring vocals from The Voice UK‘s Becky Hill.

Other new entries in the singles charts included Example’s wordily-titled ‘One More Day (Stay With Me)’, entering at number four, and ‘Good Kisser’ by Usher jumping in at number ten.

5 Seconds of Summer’s second single ‘Don’t Stop’ dropped down ten places after entering the charts at number two last week, and Demi Lovato’s ‘Neon Lights’, which first appeared at number 15 a week ago has plummeted quickly into number 33.

It’s a good week to be Ed Sheeran, it seems, as no less than four of the tracks from his new album x have found their way into this week’s Top 40: ‘Sing’ keeps its position at number three, ‘Don’t’ debuts at number 19, ‘One’ drops to number 35 after its seventh week in the charts, and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is a new entry at number 26.

The album charts are no different – x, the fastest-selling album of 2014 so far, has jumped straight in at number one, beating Sam Smith’s slow climber In The Lonely Hour. Lana Del Ray’s Ultraviolence, last week’s number one, has dropped to number three, and a new entry from Mastadon entitled Once More ‘Round The Sun enters at number ten. A surprise resurgence sees Lily Allen’s SHEEZUS take number 37, rising 12 places, and HAIM’s Days Are Gone re-enters at number 40, climbing a stunning 52 places in a week.

Watch the music video for ‘Sing’, the lead single from Ed Sheeran’s x below.

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