Ed Sheeran tops the Official Singles Chart as Take That top the Official Albums Chart

by Martin
Take That join the list of performers at the BRIT Awards 2015
Ed Sheeran will perform on the Christmas Day special of Top of the Pops

Ed Sheeran will perform on the Christmas Day special of Top of the Pops

We’re fast approaching the big reveal of the Christmas number one on both the Official Singles Chart and Official Albums Chart but we’ve got a few weeks to go.

This week on the charts it’s been confirmed that Ed Sheeran is back at the top of the Official Singles Chart while Take That are top of the Official Albums Chart.

Over on the Official Singles Chart it has been confirmed that Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is back at the top of the chart five weeks after it claimed the longest ascent to the top in Official Charts history.

‘Thinking Out Loud’ has managed to keep the midweek leader Union J with ‘You Got It All’ by almost 13,000 copies meaning the band finish at Number (2) on the Official Singles Chart this weekend.

Could Ed Sheeran score the Christmas Number 1?

Could Ed Sheeran score the Christmas Number 1?

It was last month that ‘Thinking Out Loud’ claimed the title of the most-streamed song with over 1,638,000 streams in just seven days and this week has claimed another 1,672,000 streams.

Take That’s ‘These Days’ falls into Number (3) while Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ is at Number (4) and finally Olly Murs’ ‘Wrapped Up’ featuring Travie McCoy is at Number (5).

There are three new entries on the chart this week including Blonde with ‘I Loved You’ featuring Melissa Steel at Number (7) while Ella Henderson is at Number (16) with ‘Yours’.

Ed Sheeran is at Number (38) with ‘Make It Rain’ which was originally by Foy Vance and was featured on the penultimate episode of ‘Sons Of Anarchy’.

Finally, Christmas is well underway as Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You re-enters at Number (17), The Pogues’ Fairytale Of New York FT Kirsty MacColl re-enters at Number (18) and Wham’s Last Christmas re-enters at Number (39).

Take That are top of the Official Albums Chart

Take That are top of the Official Albums Chart

Over on the Official Albums Chart the Official Charts Company have confirmed that Take That’s ‘III’ have claimed the Number (1) spot beating Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ which is at Number (2).

The release is their first album as a trio and has racked up sales of nearly 145,000 in the past seven days and finishes ahead of Ed Sheeran by 38,000 copies.

New at Number (3) are Australian rockers AC/DC with ‘Rock Or Bust’ while Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is at Number (4) this weekend.

Finally, completing the Top 5 and spending their third week in the Top 5 are those One Direction boys with their latest offering, ‘Four’.

There are also three new entries on the Official Albums Chart including McBusted with their self-titled debut at Number (9) while Il Divo are at Number (20) with ‘A Musical Affair – Live In Japan’ while Kiesza is at Number (40) with her debut album ‘Sound Of A Woman’.

Finally, Ella Henderson climbs 14 places into Number (12) with her debut album ‘Chapter One’ while The Vamps jump 28 places to Number (15) with a special Christmas edition of their debut album ‘Meet The Vamps’ being released.