Ed Sheeran is definitely enjoying a lot of success with his latest album. In fact, this is the second time when the singer managed to get the number one on Billboard 200. Divide, the latest album of the star, is already a huge success among fans.
So, Divide is the third studio album for Ed Sheeran, but also an amazingly popular album. Actually, this third studio album of the famous singer has become the biggest selling album of the year. The album sold in 451,000 units, out of which 322,000 units were traditional album sales. These figures were registered in the week ending March 10 and were revealed for the first time by Nielsen Music.
An interesting thing to mention at this point is that Divide is the biggest selling album of the year so far and it actually stays close to J Cole’s album, 4 Your Eyez Only, which debuted at number 1 on December 31, selling 492,000 units. Divide is the biggest selling album since J Cole’s work was highly welcomed on the market at the end of 2016.
So, Divide sold no less than 322,000 units in traditional album sales, but also 90,000 streaming equivalent album units. Another important thing to mention is that this is also the third fastest-selling album according Official Charts Company. Divide is also the highest opening sale for a male artist according to the same source.
And Ed Sheeran continues to establish some records. All the songs from his album are very successful, and in fact every song managed to stay within the top 10 of the UK’s Official Singles chart, an amazing achievement. Ed Sheeran is in fact the first musician to achieve this. As imagined, Ed Sheeran was extremely happy with the success of his music.
“I never expected to have nine songs in the top 10 ever in my life,” the singer said during a previous interview. “I don’t know if something has gone wrong, but I’m definitely very happy about it,” he went on to say. Ed Sheeran is surely at the peak of his career, as the star is also getting on an acting role, being announced that he will star in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.