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Three years after acknowledging the age of streaming, the Official Charts are again in dire straits - all thanks to Ed Sheeran.
Let's pretend, for the sake of the argument, that music charts are still our main source of knowledge into what's new, what's hot and what's not.
The noughties never came, Napster never happened and we're all still desperate to know all the young artists registering their songs in the UK's Official Singles Chart.
If that were the case, this week, the whole country would be listening to Ed Sheeran's new album on repeat - and virtually nothing else.
All of Divide's 16 tracks are featured, in an unprecedented way, in the Official Top 20 of the singles chart. The entire top 10 (except, randomly, number 7) are from the album.
It is not just singles either. All three of Sheeran's albums feature in the Top 5 of the album chart.
"Wow, what a phenomenal week," young Ed told Official Charts when confronted with the news.
"To every person who's bought the album - thank you," he added.