Ed Sheeran scores fastest-selling album ever by a male artist – and has NINE singles within the high ten

Ed Sheeran has damaged data with the fastest-selling album by a male artist in historical past.

He has gone straight to the highest of the UK’s Official Album Chart with greater than 672,000 gross sales of ÷ (pronounced divide) in its opening week.

It’s the third fastest-selling album since data started, intently following Adele ’s 25 and Oasis ’ Be Here Now.

He can be the primary artist to have 9 Top 10 singles in the identical week.

Ed stated yesterday: “I never expected to have nine songs in the Top 10 ever in my life, so yeah, I don’t know, something’s gone wrong. But I’m definitely very, very happy about it.”

He added: “Wow what a phenomenal week. To every person who’s bought the album – thank you. I’m buzzing.”

Ed has crushed the document for the perfect first week streams for an album too. It’s been streamed 374,721,898 occasions on Spotify alone.

Despite his large success, he says he can be happiest locking himself away in a log cabin on his Suffolk property relatively than being on stage.

He is about to play a two-year world tour however says afterward in life he feels penning hits for others shall be his pension, admitting: “I would love to end my life as a songwriter.”

He says that though double A facet Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill are large sellers, he can do higher.

He instructed Howard Stern on US radio: “In my mind, I had this on my first record. I had a song called The A Team that got big and I, in my mind, thought I would never have a song as big as that. And then on the second album, all the songs were bigger.”