Nothing can stop Ed Sheeran. While is seemed, mid-week, that Morrissey was going to knock him out of the number 1 spot on the British Albums chart, he only managed to make it to number 2 with World Peace is None of Your Business.
The good news for Morrissey is that, after not being able to find a label almost five years, he finally hooked up with Harvest/Capitol and was able to surpass his last album, 2009"s Year of Refusal. Despite his ornery and hard-to-work-with reputation, the singer has managed to place eight of his ten studio albums in the British top four, including his last four releases.
Dolly Parton is continuing her amazing run, with Blue Smoke/The Best of remaining at number 3 for a second week. She is most definitely at the peak of her 55 year recording career in the British Isles.
Debuting at 12 is Judas Priest"s 17th studio album, Redeemer of Souls. The position is the best they have done in their home country in 32 years going all the way back to 1982"s Screaming For Vengeance which went to 11.
Farther down the chart, at 71, is the premier of Weird Al Yankovic"s Mandatory Fun.
The top five on the British Albums chart this week:
X - Ed Sheeran
World Peace is None of Your Buesiness - Morrissey
Blue Smoke/The Very Best of - Dolly Parton
In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith
Wanted on Voyage - George Ezra
The top five singles:
Me and My Broken Heart - Rixton
Problem - Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea
It"s My Birthday - will.i.am Featuring Cody Wise
Ghost - Ella Henderson
Budapest - George Ezra