Ed Sheeran holds onto No.1 in the UK album charts with Take That at No.2

Ed Sheeran has prevented Take That from achieving their eighth number one album in Britain, despite the trio selling 113,200 copies.

Take That trio (Gary, Mark and Jason) had to settle for second place on the new countdown, ahead of Drake’s More Life, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s Human, and 100 by Dame Vera Lynn.

Ed’s album Divide scored a fourth week at number one, keeping Take That’s new release Wonderland off the top.

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The singer also dominates the new singles chart, landing three tracks from Divide in the top five.  Galway Girl at 2 and Drake’s Passionfruit climbing a place to Number 3. Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson’s Symphony lifts two places to 4, and Ed Sheeran‘s Castle On The Hill completes the Top.

Meanwhile Take That’s 2005 retrospective of nineties hits – Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection – rockets 67 places to Number 25 following the band’s appearance on ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway last week; Steel Panther score their third Top 40 album with Lower The Bar, new at 26; and Michael Bublé’s Nobody But Me also zooms up the chart, climbing 41 slots to land at 27.

Elsewhere in the music chart, James Blunt scores his fifth Official Albums Chart Top 10 with The Afterlove, new at 6, while Scottish alt-rockers The Jesus and Mary Chain return to the Top 40 for the first time in over two decades with Damage And Joy at 16, and Southampton punk band Creeper are a new entry at 18 with Eternity In Your Arms.

Drake’s Passionfruit and Clean Bandit’s Symphony are at numbers three and four on the new U.K. chart.

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