“Bad Habits” is the most-streamed and downloaded song during the chart week, to give Sheeran his longest-reigning U.K. No. 1 single since 2019, when “I Don’t Care,” his collaboration with Justin Bieber, ruled for eight consecutive cycles.
Meanwhile, the title track to Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever (Interscope) album lifts 6-4, for her sixth Top 5 single.
The week’s highest new entry belongs to The Weeknd, whose “Take My Breath” is new at No. 13 (Republic Records/XO) for the Canadian artist’s 18th Top 20 hit in the U.K.
The highest new entry in the current cycle is Will Young’s covers set Crying On The Bathroom Floor (Cooking Vinyl), new at No. 3. It’s the former Pop Idol’s eighth consecutive Top 3 studio album.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour dips 3-4, but remains the market’s most-streamed album, while Barbra Streisand’s Release Me 2 (Sony Music CG) compilation is new at No. 5, for the legendary singer’s 15th Top 10 album.
A pair of British greats are close behind. George Harrison’s former leader All Things Must Pass (Apple Corps) blasts in at No. 6, following the release of its 50th anniversary edition. All things Must Pass is the U.K.’s best-selling album on wax this week.
Finally, Brian May’s 1992 solo effort Back To The Light (UMC/Virgin) makes a chart splash following a remastered release. Its No. 7 return eclipses its original No. 19 peak.
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