Ed Sheeran celebrates eighth week at number one as Nico and Vinz retain singles top spot

Sheeran's X is the longest running number one album since Adele's 21

Ed Sheeran is celebrating his eighth week at the top of the UK Official Albums Chart with X, the longest running number one since Adele’s 21 three years ago.

The British singer-songwriter is followed by Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour and Dolly Parton’s Blue Smoke, while The Gaslight Anthem’s new release Get Hurt has debuted in fourth.

The much-hyped FKA Twigs entered at number 16 with her debut LP1 and Sinead O’Connor’s return with I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss is new in at number 22.

Over on the singles chart, Nico and Vinz retain the summit for a second week with “Am I Wrong”, according to the Official Charts Company.

Six weeks ago, they debuted with the track based solely on audio streams, before rocketing 51 places last Sunday to become the first Norwegian act to score a UK number one since A-ha’s “The Sun Always Shines On TV” in 1985.

Meanwhile, Magic! and OneRepublic are stuck in second and third with “Rude” and “Love Runs Out” respectively, while Kiesza is new at number four with “Giant In My Heart”.

Ella Henderson’s “Ghost” has risen back into the top five, with Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora’s “Black Widow” a newcomer in the top 40 at number 32.

Other new entries include Rizzle Kicks’ “Tell Her” at 14 and The Saturdays’ “What Are You Waiting For” at 38.