Ed Sheeran smashes UK chart record

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 November 2015

This article is from 2015.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's album 'X' has become the longest reigning top 10 album from a British artist, having remained inside the top 10 for 73 consecutive weeks

Ed Sheeran's album 'X' has become the longest reigning top 10 album from a British artist.

The singer's second studio record - which was released in June 2014 - has stayed in the UK top 10 for 73 consecutive weeks, smashing a record previously set by Adele's '21'.

Ed commented: "2015 is definitely going to be one to remember. Wembley in the summer was such a big career highlight and now to hear that I've landed the longest run in the Top 10 for a British artist has really put the cherry on top. To all my brilliant fans - thank you!"

The album - which was the biggest and fastest-selling LP in the UK last year - has shifted more than 10 million copies since its release and the milestone comes on the same day as the release of the 24-year-old star's debut concert film 'Jumpers For Goalposts'.

The film was shot in July during his three consecutive sold-out shows at London's Wembley Stadium which saw him perform to more than 240,000 people.

As well as footage from the concert and behind-the-scenes material, the DVD is packaged with a CD featuring five exclusive new tracks 'English Rose', 'Touch and Go', 'New York', 'Make It Rain' and his Rudimental collaboration 'Lay It All On Me'.

Ed Sheeran

Folky rapping singer-songwriter on the block, mooning over girls and stuff, such as on the big hit 'The A-Team'.

Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast

Wed 9 May 2018

£75

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Thu 24 May 2018

£49.50–£82.50

With special guests.

Fri 25 May 2018

£49.50–£82.50

With special guests.

Sat 26 May 2018

£49.50–£82.50

With special guests.

Sun 27 May 2018

£49.50–£82.50

With special guests.

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Fri 1 Jun 2018

£49.50–£82.50 / 0141 616 6000

With special guests.

Sat 2 Jun 2018

£49.50–£82.50 / 0141 616 6000

With special guests.

Sun 3 Jun 2018

£49.50–£82.50 / 0141 616 6000

With special guests.

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