Ed Sheeran’s “Equals” Pursue The British Crown – Billboard
Ed Sheeran is on track for a third non-consecutive week at No.1 in the UK with = (equals).
Sheeran has an enviable record in his homeland, where his five studio albums have reached No. 1 on the official UK Albums Chart.
Equals (via Asylum) would have spent more than weeks at the top without Adele 30 (Columbia), which fell last November and topped the Official Charts Company’s end-of-year charts, with Sheeran’s latest album coming in at No.2.
Based on midweek data, Sheeran’s 2017 LP To divide is on the verge of re-entering the UK Top 10, at No.7, reports the OCC, with equals at n ° 1.
ABBA, whose return to the top of the charts is another player on the rise Trip (Polar) climbs one spot to # 3 on the official maps update, while their career retrospective Gold – the only album in history to have recorded more than 1,000 weeks on the UK charts – looks set for a return to number one, lifting 12-8.
Expect ABBA Fever to spread in the coming months: Swedish pop legends will emerge as avatars for a successful virtual residency in London this spring, under the banner of ABBA Travel.
A slew of blockbuster packages bounce off the chart after midweek Christmas, including sets from Little Mix, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, George Michael, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley. and The Weeknd, whose new album Dawn FM is due out on Friday (January 7).
The official UK album chart is released on Friday evening local time.