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Records & Achievements
- At 45,549,000 equivalent album sales, Ed Sheeran is the highest selling solo artist born in 1990 or later.
- At 18,467,000 equivalent album sales, x (Multiply) is the most successful album from 2014, 3rd of the decade.
- At 15,224,000 equivalent album sales, Divide is the most successful album from 2017, 8th of the decade.
- At 1,779,877,000 streams, Shape of You is the most streamed song ever on Spotify.
- Ed Sheeran became the first artist ever to debut with two songs inside the Top 10 in the US in the same week (Shape of You #1, Castle On The Hill #6).
- At 33 weeks, Shape of You is the longest running Top 10 hit ever in the US.
- Ed Sheeran became the first artist ever to debut at #1 and #2 in the UK (Shape of You #1, Castle On The Hill #2).
- In the UK, Ed Sheeran holds the record for most simultaneous hits inside the Top 5 (5), Top 10 (9), Top 20 (16), Top 100 (19), all set on Divide‘s release week.
- At 672,000 units in week 1, Divide is the 3rd fastest selling album ever in the UK.
- At 6, + (Plus) has the record for the most calendar years reaching the Top 10 album chart in the UK (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017).
- At 97 weeks, x (Multiply) is the longest running solo album ever inside the UK Top 10 album chart.
- At 36 weeks, Ed Sheeran has the most weeks at #1 in the UK Album chart this decade tied with Adele.
- At 15 weeks, Shape of You is the longest running #1 hit ever in Australia.
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