Ed Sheeran has been smashing records with his new music.
The 26-year-old singer has set a new record after obtaining nine of the top 10 singles in the UK chart and was that shocked he thought something had “gone wrong” and not to stop there but all 16 of his tracks from new album ‘Divide’ are in the top 20.
He told BBC Radio 1: “I never expected to have nine songs in the top 10 ever in my life. I don’t know if something has gone wrong, but I’m definitely very happy about it.”
Only ‘Something Like This’, by Chainsmokers and Coldplay, managed to break Ed’s top 10 domination and is placed 7th.
The singer’s triumph has beaten a record previously set by Calvin Harris, who sent a message of congratulations to the flame-haired star.
He tweeted: “Ed Sheeran just beat my UK record top 10s from 1 album in ONE WEEK congrats Ed but also f**k you I love you but also f**k you (sic)”
Ed also become the fastest-selling album by a male artist ever, after shifting 672,000 copies and only Adele’s ’25’ and ‘Be Here Now’ by Oasis – with 800,000 and 696,000 respectively – have sold more during their first week of release.
Ed told OfficialCharts.com: “Wow! What a phenomenal week. To every person who’s bought the album – thank you. I’m buzzing!”
His first two albums also shot back up the charts landing in fourth and fifth place.
Spotify have also confirmed Ed has broken a string of streaming records, including the biggest first week streams of an album worldwide, after ‘Divide’ was streamed a staggering 374,721,898 times globally and 73,906,189 times in the UK.
Congrats to Ed!