Ed Sheeran is set to dominate the UK singles charts this week following the release of his fourth solo studio album.
he latest single from superstar Overpass Graffiti is on track for number one, while the old records Shivers and Bad Habits are second and fifth respectively.
The 30-year-old released =, or Equals, on Friday. The record, which followed Divide in 2017, is the latest installment in its series of symbols.
If the Suffolk singer-songwriter retains the top spot, it will be his 12th number one single and his third in 2021.
The album is Sheeran’s first after marrying longtime partner Cherry Seaborn in 2019 and welcoming daughter Lyra Antarctica the following year.
The album, which is among the most anticipated musical releases of the year, received mixed reviews from critics.
However, they predict that its “cheesy” and “saccharin” content will not hinder its expected huge commercial success.
According to the first look from the Official Charts Company, Overpass Graffiti and Shivers are set to overtake Adele’s comeback single Easy On Me after taking # 1 for the past two weeks.
Sir Elton John’s collaboration with Dua Lipa on their track Cold Heart (Pnau Remix), which was number two on Friday and previously held # 1 earlier this month, is set to drop to # 4.
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CKay’s Love Nwantiti is also expected to drop two spots to number six and Glass Animal’s track Heat Waves is on track to drop two spots to number seven.