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Ed sheeran claimed a third non-consecutive week at number 1 on the official album chart with = (equal).

This week, Ed last the album was nominated by the Official Charts Company as the second UK’s biggest album of 2021. Ed’s third studio album, Divide, also made it back to the Top 10 this week, at number 8.

little mix are also at the helm of several top-hit collections tucked away in the Top 10. Between Us is up to one for a new high of number 4, while Elton John’s Diamonds goes up from two to number 7. On the day that his new Dawn FM record falls, The Weeknd’s The Highlights re-enters the Top 10 at number 9, while Fleetwood Mac goes five at number 10 with 50 years old – Don’t stop.

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And in the post Christmas chart lull in the UK, there are also many more hit collections present in the wider Top 40; ABBA Gold (11), Queen’s Greatest Hits (13), Eminem and Curtain Call – The Hits (17), George Michael’s Twenty Five (19), The Beatles’ 1 (23), Michael Jackson with Number Ones (27) and David Bowie’s Legacy (38).

Elsewhere, several old charts topping the charts have bounced back into the Top 40 again. These include Kylie Minogue’s Disco (28), Tom Grennan’s Evering Road (31), Dave with We’re All Alone In This Together (33) and Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever (34). This week’s tallest climber is Taylor Swift’s Folklore, who climbs 26 places to number 40.

See the full list of official Top 100 albums