Charlie Simpson scores the highest new entry as Ed Sheeran remains at the top of the albums chart

by Martin
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The Official Albums Chart Top 5 hasn’t changed in terms of who features but there’s one new entry that the Official Charts Company have revealed is the highest new entry this week.

For Ed Sheeran at this midweek stage he’s holding on to the Number (1) spot for yet another week and isn’t letting go. By the looks of things, his competition this week is Charlie Simpson.

Charlie Simpson is this week’s highest new entry as reported by the Official Charts Company at this midweek stage with his new album ‘Long Road Home’.

Currently the record is at Number (4) and marks the former Busted member’s second solo LP since 2011’s ‘Young Pilgrim’ which reached number (6).

Charlie Simpson (middle) in Busted with Matt Willis (left) and James Bourne (right)

Charlie Simpson (middle) in Busted with Matt Willis (left) and James Bourne (right)

With Busted Charlie scored two albums in the Top 10 back in 2002 and 2003 and three records in the Top 40 with Fightstar between 2006 and 2009.

Ed Sheeran is holding on at the top of the Official Albums Chart for a seventh week with ‘X’ while Dolly Parton’s ‘Blue Smoke’ is at Number (2).

For Sam Smith and his former chart-topping number one album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is currently at Number (3) at this midweek stage.

Completing the Top 5 on the Official Albums Chart going into Sunday is British singer-songwriter George Ezra with ‘Wanted On Voyage’.

Sam Smith is still in the Top 5

Sam Smith is still in the Top 5

Debuting at Number (9) on the Official Albums Chart at this midweek stage with ‘Don’t Kill The Magic’ are Canadian band Magic! who recently topped the charts with their single ‘Rude’.

Completing the Top 10 going into Sunday is Paloma Faith with ‘A Perfect Contradiction’. While just outside the Top 10 is Pixie Lott’s self titled third album which is at Number (11).

New on the Official Albums Chart this week is CJ Wildheart’s Mable which according to data released by the Official Charts Company is currently at Number (23).

Is there anyone out there who can knock Ed Sheeran off the top of the charts? Could Charlie Simpson score enough sales between now and then to score his own chart topper?