Taylor Swift enters the U.K. chart at No. 1 with Lover (EMI/Universal) to score her fourth bestseller in the market. Ed Sheeran races 11-1 on the singles survey for his eighth No. 1 with “Take Me Back To London” (Asylum/Warner Music), featuring Stormzy.
Lover's 53,000 combined units are comprised of 27 million track streams, 24,000 physical sales and 11,000 downloads, according to the Official Chart Company. It follows Swift's Red, 1989 and Reputation to the U.K. summit, making her the first female artist to land four No. 1 albums this decade.
Sheeran's No. 6 Collaborations Project (Asylum/Warner Music) falls 1-2 and Lewis Capaldi's Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (EMI/Universal) 2-3. Billie Eilish moves back 5-4 with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Republic/Universal); London rapper Headie One starts at No. 5 with Music X Road (Relentless/Sony).
Sheeran's Divide is on the climb again, 8-6, as is Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack (Virgin/Universal), 10-8, and George Ezra's Staying At Tamara's (Columbia/Sony), 11-9. Now That's What I Call Music 103 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) starts a sixth week atop the compilation chart.
“Take Me Back To London” rises to the singles peak with 67,000 combined units. That follows the release of its official music video and a remix of the song by Sir Spyro, featuring Aitch and JayKae. Kygo's “Higher Love” (Kygo/Columbia/Sony), featuring Whitney Houston, rises again 4-2 as Sheeran's “Beautiful People,” featuring Khalid, falls 2-3 and Dominic Fike's “3 Nights” (Columbia/Sony) 3-4.
AJ Tracey's “Ladbroke Grove” (AJ Tracey) holds at No. 5 and Joel Corry's “Sorry” (Perfect Havoc) is up 10-7. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's “Señorita” (Syco Music/EMI/Universal) falls to No. 11 after an aggregate six weeks at No. 1.