Let’s be honest – every week is a good week if you’re Ed Sheeran. However, with his new album ‘÷ ’, Ed’s been breaking chart records left, right and centre.
His entire album now sits in the Top 20 – yes, all 16 singles off the album.
Not too shabby, right?
It’s the first time in history that this has happened, so obviously, the red-headed musical peril is feeling pretty pleased with himself. Speaking to Official Charts, the Suffolk serenader said that he was 'buzzing’ following the historic coup:
“Wow, what a phenomenal week! To every person who’s bought the album, thank you. I’m buzzing!”
We would be too, if we were him.
÷ has sold 672,000 copies so far, making it the fastest-selling album by a male artist ever – with the album itself only being beaten by Adele and Oasis’ output.
He’s also sold more than the entire top five hundred – yes, FIVE FRIGGIN’ HUNDRED – combined.
The entire top five of the UK singles chart are all Sheeran tunes – with 'Shape Of You’ sitting pretty at number one, followed by faux-Irish bop 'Galway Girl’ at number two – with 'Castle on the Hill’, 'Perfect’ and 'New Man’ rounding off the rest of the top five.
It’s the first time that this has EVER happened. Mad, right?
He also holds the distinction of being the artist with the most top ten singles from one album – having nine in the top ten this week, as well as 'How Would You Feel (Paean)’ getting in the top ten last week too.