Ed Sheeran's 'Equals' is currently the UK's best-selling album of the year

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Ed Sheeran has pulled ahead of Adele in the race for having the best-selling album of the year in the U.K., with = (Equals) outpacing Adele's 30.

Album sales tracker Official Charts reports that sold over 133,000 copies in the country in 2022, compared to 30's 94,000 in sales.  Ed was last year's runner-up in the contest for the U.K.'s best-selling album and was no match for 30's powerhouse sales.

Overall, = has sold over 566,000 copies in the country since its October release while 30, which dropped a month later, has amassed total sales of 694,000.

While it's still too early in the year to tell who will ultimately get to boast having the best-selling album of 2022, the outlet reports The Weeknd's newly released Dawn FM is making a strong showing in the charts. Since the album's January release, it has sold 76,000 copies.

Currently in fourth place in the U.K. is Olivia Rodrigo's SOUR 

Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 12:45PM by Megan Stone Permalink