Ed Sheeran and Haim Hold Jay-Z Out of Number 1 in Britain

by VVN Music

On Tuesday, there will be little doubt that Jay-Z will have the number 1 album in the United States with 4:44, but it's a different story in the U.K.

4:44 debuts at 3 on this week's chart, beat out by Ed Sheeran's 14th stay at number 1 with Divide and Haim's new album Something to Tell You.

Jay-Z was never as popular in Britain as America. His last album, Magna Carta...Holy Grail went to number 1 and 2009's The Blueprint 3 peaked at 4, but those are his only albums to make the British top twenty while, in America, he has now had eleven straight number 1's.

4:44 is the number 1 Streaming and R&B album.

Radiohead's expanded edition of OK Computer returns to the top ten at number 7 after debuting at 2 two weeks ago and dropping to 12 last week. It is also number 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart.

The Jay-Z album is the only debut this week in the top 100 by a veteran artist.

Sheeran leads the album chart followed by Haim, Jay-Z, the debut of Every Valley by Public Service Broadcasting and Human by Rag'N'Bone Man which is now in its 22nd week in the top five.

Glen Cambell's Adios continues to lead on the Americana and Country Albums charts while Joe Bonamassa's Live at Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening tops the Jazz & Blues Albums.

Older music dominates the Soundtrack Albums chart with Baby Driver at number 1 followed by Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.

On the Singles chart, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber spend their ninth week at number 1 with Despacito followed by Wild Thoughts with DJ Khaled Featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, Unforgettable by French Montana Featuring Swae Lee, Feels by Calvin Harris, Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean, and Mama by Jonas Blue Featuring William Singe.

Despacito remains dominant over most singles charts, taking the top spot on Streaming, Downloads and Overall Sales. The Physical and Vinyl Singles are led by Liam Gallagher's Wall of Glass.

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