Chart round-up: Ed Sheeran secures his first number one single

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Ed Sheeran’s ‘Sing’, lead single from his upcoming second studio album x, has reached top-spot in the UK charts today. As well as being created by Sheeran himself, the song features production and vocals from the inescapable Pharrell Williams. will be the follow-up to Sheeran’s first album, +, which featured hit singles ‘The A Team’ and ‘Lego House’.

Sheeran’s knocks SecondCity’s ‘I Wanna Feel’ – last week’s number one – down to third place, while Sam Smith maintains second spot with his single ‘Stay With Me’. Once again, Rita Ora, John Legend, Mr Probz and Paloma Faith stay in the top 10, with Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ having been in the charts for a total of 21 weeks.

Elsewhere in the singles chart, there are other new entries such as The Neon Brotherhood’s ‘Hope Ain’t A Bad Thing’ which is a charity single inspired by the late Stephen Sutton. Kasabian also have a new entry with ‘eez-eh’ which sits comfortably in the top 40 in 22nd place. The new single is to be taken from the indie rock band’s fifth studio album, 48:13, which is to be released tomorrow.

Both Little Mix and Jason Derulo are this week’s biggest climbers, jumping 16 places and 10 places, respectively. The biggest fall is awarded to both Ellie Goulding’s ‘Beating Heart’ and One Direction’s ‘You & I’, which both take a tumble of 18 places.

In the album chart, Sam Smith’s debut album, In The Lonely Hour, stays on top, keeping its domination over Coldplay’s Ghost Stories. New in the chart is Clean Bandit’s debut album, New Eyes, in third spot. This includes their hit single ‘Rather Be’, which reached number one in the UK and features Jess Glynne’s vocals.

There are also other new entries in the album chart’s top 10 such as Paul Weller’s More Modern Classics, Led Zeppelin (with two of their albums) and Hank Marvin’s Hank.

Watch the video for this week’s number one single, ‘Sing’, below.

 

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