Ed Sheeran leads UK albums chart for eighth week
18 Aug 2014
Ed Sheeran has done it again staying at the top of the UK charts with X for the eighth consecutive week.
The 23 year-old singer is now tied with James Blunt as the longest male solo artist to lead the albums chart after his second album X became No.1 for the eighth week.
James Blunt was the original title holder with his 2005 album Back to Bedlam while Adele currently holds the longest-running No.1 album with 21 that was released in 2011.
This week’s albums chart was completed by Sam Smith, who moved up one place, Dolly Parton, Glaslight Anthem and Richard & Adam.
To top of Ed Sheeran’s year, he will take X on the road in October 2014. The 20-date UK and Ireland tour will be his first headline arena tour with dates in Belfast, Leeds, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. Tickets are now on sale and available through GET ME IN!.