Ed Sheeran adds new London show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 March 2017
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has announced a new show at London's The O2 arena as apart of the venue's 10th birthday celebration series, he will perform on June 22

Ed Sheeran has announced a new date at London's The O2 to mark the venue's 10th birthday.

The 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker will play at the legendary arena on June 22 and joins previously announced performers alt-J, Celine Dion and Jamiroquai, who have already been announced as part of a series of gigs.

The 26-year-old flame-haired hunk said: "I am really excited to be joining the celebrations for The O2's 10th Birthday. The O2 is such an iconic venue and has played host to some of my biggest inspirations. It's always a privilege to play there and taking part in the 10th Birthday celebrations makes it even more special."

It follows the 'Shape of You' singer's recent record-breaking chart success, which saw him set a new record after obtaining nine of the top 10 singles in the UK chart.

Ed was convinced something had "gone wrong" when he learned he was the first artist to ever hold all top five positions in the chart, with all 16 of the tracks from his new album 'Divide' making it into the top 20.

At the time, he said "I never expected to have nine songs in the top 10 ever in my life.

"I don't know if something has gone wrong, but I'm definitely very happy about it."

Only 'Something Like This', by Chainsmokers and Coldplay, managed to break Ed's top 10 domination and was placed 7th, with Rag'n'Bone Man, Katy Perry and Stormzy also retaining places in the top 20.

Ed's triumph beat a record previously set by Calvin Harris, who sent a message of congratulations to the flame-haired star.

He tweeted: "Ed Sheeran just beat my UK record top 10s from 1 album in ONE WEEK congrats Ed but also f**k you I love you but also f**k you (sic)"

And Ed set another record after 'Divide' become the fastest-selling album by a male artist ever, after shifting 672,000 copies.

Only Adele's '25' and 'Be Here Now' by Oasis - with 800,000 and 696,000 respectively - have sold more during their first week of release.

Of the feat, he added: "Wow! What a phenomenal week. To every person who's bought the album - thank you. I'm buzzing!"

Ed's first two albums were also in fourth and fifth place on the album chart, with Rag'n'Bone Man second with 'Human' and Stormzy's 'Gang Signs & Prayer' in third.

And Spotify confirmed Ed had broken a string of streaming records, including the biggest first week streams of an album worldwide, after 'Divide' was streamed a staggering

374,721,898 times globally and 73,906,189 times in the UK.

Tickets for Ed's O2 arena show go on sale from 5pm on Monday (13.03.17).

Ed Sheeran

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

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