Ed Sheeran achieves longest consecutive Number One album run since Adele's 21
Ed Sheeran has achieved the longest continual spell at the top of the UK Album Chart since Adele's smash-hit record 21.
Sheeran made it five weeks in a row at the top of the album chart yesterday (July 27th) with his new album x, which has shifted over 400,000 copies in the UK so far, reports the Official Charts Company.
The singer has quite a way to go to match Adele's record though, with 21 initially spending 11 weeks in a row on top of the chart, and then topping it on a number of further occasions, giving it a total of 23 weeks at Number One in total.
Dolly Parton remained at Number Two with Blue Smoke, while Sam Smith, George Ezra and Coldplay made up the rest of the top five.
La Roux entered the chart at Number Six with her comeback album Trouble In Paradise, with Paolo Nutini, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding the other names in the Top 10.
In the singles race, Cheryl topped the chart with her new single 'Crazy, Stupid Love', while Magic were at Number Two with 'Rude'. Charli XCX scored the biggest jump of the week, moving from 158 to Number Six with her single 'Boom Clap'.