James Masterton's Chart Watch UK

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And now I'm in Ed Sheeran's body. This does mean I get to appreciate through his eyes the two shiny awards he gets to hold this week - one for the Number One album and the other for yet another Number One single. His new album means this was only ever going to be his week.

The single which has been top of the charts since before the last football season finished finally makes way for a new one. Summer is now officially here as the hottest, steamiest single of 2019 gives Shawn and Camila each their second Number One.

In this column, I mention Glastonbury a lot, simply because it informs much of this week's chart activity. Kylie was there, had the biggest TV audience and has the biggest album of the week. Ed wasn't there but might as well have been for the way he dominates the singles chart yet again.

Stormzy dominates the Top 5 in the same way he dominated the Glastonbury stage (although there's no Chris Martin in sight here). But there's a new rule in force. Nobody to reach the Top 10 unless you have at least two concurrent hit singles. You'll be forgiven for seeing double.

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