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Calvin Harris could topple Ed Sheeran off the top of the album charts this week

Could the DJ be the one to finally knock Sheeran off the top of the charts for good?

Ed Sheeran could be knocked off the top of the album charts by Calvin Harris this week, according to the Official Charts Company.

Singer-songwriter Sheeran, who last week returned to the chart summit with his third album Divide, is just 650 sales above his nearest rival at the halfway stage of the week.

Scottish DJ Harris dropped his fifth studio album Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1 on Friday, and it is leading the way in terms of downloads, while Sheeran is out in front on physical format sales and streaming.

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If Harris does reach number one this week, it will give him his third chart-topping album, following Ready For The Weekend in 2009 and 18 Months in 2012.

US rockers Stone Sour could score their highest chart position with their album Hydrograd as they are currently at number three.

The Official Albums Chart top five is completed by Rag’N’Bone Man’s unmoving record Human in fourth, and Royal Blood’s How Did We Get So Dark? in fifth.

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Ed Sheeran (Yui Mok/PA)

Another success story this week comes in the form of the Bee Gees’ Timeless: The All Time Greatest Hits collection, which has risen three places to number six following Barry Gibb’s Glastonbury Festival performance.

Over on the singles chart, Despacito – by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and remixed Justin Bieber – looks set to claim yet another week at number one.

The summer smash hit returned to pole position last week after it was briefly knocked off by the star-studded Grenfell Tower charity single.

If Despactio scores another number one, it will mark its eighth week at the top.

DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, is currently in number two, Jonas Blue’s Mama is at number three, French Montana’s Unforgettable featuring Swae Lee is in fourth place and Rita Ora’s Your Song rounds off the top five.

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