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Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s album X has notched up eight weeks at number one, becoming the joint longest chart-topper by a male solo artist.

The last man to achieve the feat was James Blunt for his 2005 collection Back to Bedlam. It is also the longest-running number one album since Adele’s 21, which had a run of 11 weeks in 2011. Norwegian singer-songwriters Nico and Vinz retained their spot at the top of the singles chart with Am I Wrong.

Last week, the duo became the first act from Norway since A-ha in 1986 to score a UK chart-topping track. Canadian band Magic! also held firm at number two with Rude, with OneRepublic’s Love Runs Out completing an unchanged top three.