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The power of four rules supreme as The Vamps bid for top chart position

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Ed Sheeran has dominated the charts for weeks on end, but The Vamps are hot on his music heels.

The Vamps' Brad Simpson, Tristan Evans, Connor Ball and James McVey (Matt Crossick/PA)

Boy band The Vamps could end Ed Sheeran’s success streak at the top of the album charts this week.

The foursome – Brad Simpson, Connor Ball, Tristan Evans and James McVey – are surging ahead of Sheeran with sales of their third studio album Night & Day, according to the Official Charts Company.

BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards – London
Bradley Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans of The Vamps attending the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards (PA archive)

Early figures from the Charts company show that Night & Day is ahead of Sheeran’s Divide by two to one.

Clinching the top album spot at the end of the week would also mean The Vamps secure their first chart-topping UK album.

Sheeran, who made his acting debut in Game Of Thrones on Sunday night, has dominated the charts with his third record charting non-consecutively at the top for 14 weeks.

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Despacito, which also features Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, last week held on to the top position for the ninth consecutive week, making it the 20th song in UK chart history to spend nine or more weeks in the top spot.

The song is 1,300 combined sales ahead of Despacito, the Official Charts Company has said.

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