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Justin Timberlake is the Lone Veteran Artist Still in the British Top Ten Albums

by VVN Music

Veteran artists have had a pretty tremendous run on the British Albums chart over the last four months, often taking half of the top ten, but those days are gone as Justin Timberlake is the lone artist left with his Man of the Woods sitting at number 7 for a second week.

The new is a little better just outside the top ten as Pete Tong's Ibiza Classics has resurged from 63 to 11 in its thirteenth week of release while Eminem sits at 12 and 18, Oasis at 15 and Liam Gallagher at 16.

Porcupine Tree is the lone debut by a veteran artist and it is for the 2005 album Deadwing which charts for the first time at 97.

The soundtrack to The Greatest Entertainer is in its eighth straight week at number 1 followed by Ed Sheeran's Divide, Dua Lipa's self-titled album, Rag'N'Bone Man's Human and Stormzy's Brit Album of the Year Gang Signs and Prayers.

According to the Official Chart Company, Ed Sheeran has set a new record on the charts, one not even equaled by the Beatles.  Each of his three albums spent a whole year inside the top ten of the Albums chart. + was in the top ten for 56 weeks, X for 98 weeks and Divide, which is number 2 this week, is in its 52nd week.

The Beatles were able to stay for a year with Please Please Me and Sgt. Pepper while Simon & Garfunkel did it with Bridge Over Troubled Water and Greatest Hits.

On the Singles chart, Drake's "God's Plan" is in its sixth week at number 1 followed by "These Days" by Rudimental, Jess Glynne and Macklemore, "IDGAF" by Dua Lipa, "Psycho" by Post Malone Featuring Ty Dolla Sign and "Friends" by Marshmello and Anne-Marie. Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton move to number 10 with "Say Something"