Chart round-up: Ed Sheeran continues his chart reign

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For the first time in many weeks, the previous week’s number one in the UK singles chart has clung onto to its crown and continued its place on top. Nico & Vinz, who topped the charts last week with their single, ‘Am I Wrong’, have stayed at number one this week. As well as this, MAGIC!’s ‘Rude’ and OneRepublic’s ‘Love Run Outs’ are both non-movers, resulting in this week’s top three being a repeat of last week’s.

Kiesza is the first new entry with her single ‘Giant In My Heart’ which debuts in the UK chart in fourth position. Close behind her is Ella Henderson who moves up one spot, and is at number five where she sits comfortably in the top 10 for her tenth week. George Ezra, ZHU, Ariana Grande, Cheryl and Charli XCX make up the rest of this week’s top 10.

Other new entries include Rizzle Kicks’ ‘Tell Her’ and The Saturdays’ ‘What Are You Waiting For’. The latter is the lead single from the girl group’s latest album and debuts just in the top 40 at 38th position, their worst chart performance of a single to date. Rizzle Kicks’ ‘Tell Her’ does much better and debuts at number 14.

This week’s largest climb in the singles chart is awarded to Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora’s collaboration, ‘Black Widow’. The track travels an astonishing 151 places and lands safely at number 32. This week’s biggest fall is tied between Jess Glynne’s ‘Right Here’ and Melissa Steel’s ‘Kisses for Breakfast’, both of which tumble nine places.

In the album chart, Ed Sheeran’s x continues its reign for the eighth week running, matching James Blunt’s Back to Bedlam album, released back in 2005. Therefore, Sheeran is close to breaking records for a British male solo artist if he manages to hold onto top spot for a ninth week running.

Elsewhere, George Ezra, Sam Smith, Dolly Parton, Paloma Faith and Paolo Nutini continue holding their places in the top 10, with The Gaslight Anthem’s Get Hurt entering the top quarter in fourth place and Richard & Adam’s At the Movies entering at number five. Finishing the top 10 is OneRepublic’s Native album, which climbs a great 61 places and The Saturday’s new greatest hits album.

Other new album entries include FKA twigs’ LP1, which enters at number 16 as well as Loveable Rogues’ debut album entering at 37.

Listen to this week’s number one below.

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