Ed Sheeran beats Coldplay, Adele to albums No.1

Ed Sheeran has once again returned to the top of the UK album chart with his debut record +.

The ‘Lego House’ singer beat chart stalwarts Mylo Xyloto by Coldplay and 21 by Adele to snatch a third week at pole position, though just 1,200 copies separate the trio. + previously reached the summit upon its release 20 weeks ago and went on to become the first UK album chart number one of 2012.

Rizzle Kicks, meanwhile, break into the top five with their own debut Stereo Typical, which rises four from last weeks nine, surpassing a new entry in the shape of Chris Isaak’s 11th studio LP Beyond The Sun at six.

Jessie J surges three up the chart to seven with her February 2011 release Who You Are, as the self-titled first album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds climbs the same number to nine. Ceremonials by Florence + The Machine completes the Top 10 after slipping two from last week.

The Top 10 in full:
1. (2) Ed Sheeran: ‘+’
2. (3) Coldplay: ‘Mylo Xyloto’
3. (1) Adele: ’21’
4. (5) Bruno Mars: ‘Doo Wops & Hooligans’
5. (9) Rizzle Kicks: ‘Stereo Typical’
6. (-) Chris Isaaks: ‘Beyond The Sun’
7. (10) Jessie J: ‘Who You Are’
8. (7) The Vaccines: ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines’
9. (11) Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’
10. (8) Florence + The Machine: ‘Ceremonials’

Elsewhere in the double digits, Foster The People and Amy Winehouse climb two apiece to 11 and 12 with respective albums Torches and Lioness: Hidden Treasures, shifting in front of Beyoncé, who is down eight to 14 with 4.

David Guetta makes a mighty leap of 22 places with his Nothing But The Beat release at 16, while Seal’s eighth studio album Soul 2 – which previously peaked at 24 upon its release in November – re-enters at 17 in the wake of his separation from wife Heidi Klum.

Lamb Of God collect the second-highest entry of the week at 19 with Resolution, and last week’s fourth-place finisher A Flash Flood Of Colour by Enter Shikari crashes down to 27.

Source: Official Charts Company