Ed Sheeran CAREER CSPC RESULTS
So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Ed Sheeran achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!
In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, singles from x (Multiply) released in digital format sold the equivalent of 4,155,000 albums – 27,700,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.
As a reminder:
- Studio Album: sales of the original album
- Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
- Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
- Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
- Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)
Huge! The album Plus was relatively unnoticed in various places but it has been catching in strongly ever since thanks to the push coming from its follow up albums. It is now close to 10 million equivalent album sales, a mark it may break in 2018.
Sheeran multiplied his success by two with his sophomore effort. x (Multiply) continues to increase at fast pace. Standing at 18,5 million, 20 million is under reach this year consider how strong it remains on streaming platforms. It is as high as Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream, being only topped by both Adele albums 21 and 25 among 10s top sellers overall.
Divide is already a close second. While we can read various fanciful about its sales, the album stands at an insane 15,2 million equivalent album sales. With the massive success of Perfect plus ceremonies coming soon, Divide is on its way to reach 20 million during the first half of 2018. Both Multiply and Divide are thus expected to end the decade as Top 2 non-Adele albums of the 10s.
Career-wise, Ed Sheeran totals 45,55 million equivalent album sales after a mere 3 albums. He is currently growing by nearly half a million units per week. Don’t stop him now.
The following pages list his most successful songs as well as his records and achievements. Do not forget to check our amazing cross-artists lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge his position in the history of the music industry.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Warner Music Reports, Chartmasters.org.