Ed Sheeran's new album is CRUSHING so many records

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Congratulations are in order for Ed Sheeran, who looks set to claim the double on the singles and albums charts when the Official UK Top 40 is revealed on Friday (March 10).

The British artist has been topping charts since releasing 'Shape of You' and 'Castle on the Hill' back in January, and his third studio album Divide is set to do the double - smashing just about every record there is in the process.

Ed's latest opus has shifted an incredible 432,000 copies in its first three days on sale.

The crazy figure means Divide sold more copies in its first day (232,000) than any album did in a week in 2016 - which is absolutely mental.

Based on its current pattern, Divide is expected to exceed sales of 500,000 this week, which would give him the biggest opening week for an album since Adele's 25, which logged 800,307 sales in its first seven days.

The early success of Divide is also driving fans to Ed's previous two albums, which are at number 4 and 5 in the midweek chart, and that's not all...

Ed is also set to slay the singles chart this week, as four of his songs are also topping the midweek chart.

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'Shape of You' (1), 'Castle on the Hill' (2), 'Galway Girl' (3) and 'Perfect' (4) are in line to dominate the top 5 singles chart this week - but wait: there's more.

All 16 tracks from Divide are due to enter the top 40 when the new singles chart is announced on Friday, which is also pretty immense.

We don't know why you even bothered uploading the whole album to YouTube, Ed.We're pretty sure everyone in Britain owns this album.

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