Ed Sheeran Makes UK Chart History - Noise11.com
Ed Sheeran Divide

Ed Sheeran Divide

Ed Sheeran Makes UK Chart History

by Music-News.com on January 14, 2017

in News

Ed Sheeran has delivered the biggest comeback since Adele with a double record-breaking week on the Official Singles Chart, as his two new singles Shape of You and Castle on the Hill enter at Number 1 and 2, a first for any artist, and sets a new UK streaming record in the process.

Shape of You becomes Sheeran’s third Number 1 single, following 2014’s Sing and Thinking Out Loud, while Shape of You enters at 2. Look back at Ed Sheeran’s complete Official UK Chart history here.

The feat sets a new record on the Official Chart – no other artist has entered at positions 1 and 2 on the chart with new tracks.

Commenting on the record-breaking success of both songs, Sheeran told OfficialCharts.com:

“I’m incredibly chuffed that they’ve gone straight in at Number 1 and 2 today. Both tracks mean a huge amount to me so it really is amazing to see them go to the top of the chart together on the first week. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the rest of the album in March!”

Ed has bagged the biggest opening week for any artist since Adele’s record-breaking return in November 2015 when she shot straight to Number 1 with 332,000 combined sales of Hello, while Ed has racked up a staggering 421,000 across his two new releases over the past seven days.

Shape Of You and Castle on the Hill have both performed strongly on downloads and streaming, with both songs individually smashing the one-week streaming record previously held by Drake’s One Dance, which racked up 8.9 million plays in one week last summer.

Shape Of You notched up 227,000 combined sales this week, made up of 137,000 downloads and 13.4 million streams, while Castle on the Hill managed 194,000 combined sales, split between 120,000 downloads and 11.07 million streams.

Elsewhere on this week’s Official Singles Chart, three songs soar into Top 10 for the first time: September Song by rising British star JP Cooper jumps nine places to 7, Call On Me by Australian singer-songwriter Starley shoots 18 spots to 8, and Jax Jones & Raye’s You Don’t Know Me vaults 24 to Number 9.

Further down, Sean Paul’s No Lie ft. Dua Lipa makes its Top 40 debut, up 16 places to 28, Shed A Light by Robin Schulz ft. David Guetta & Cheat Codes jumps from 48 to 32, and Snakehips enter at 33 with Don’t Leave ft. MØ, marking the duo’s third Top 40 single.



Related Posts

Jack Savoretti
UK Charts: Jack Savoretti claims his first no 1 UK album

Congratulations to Jack Savoretti, whose new album Singing to Strangers debuts at Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

1 day ago
Jen Mize and Mark Sholtez Twilight on the Trail
Jen Mize and Mark Sholtez to showcase Twilight on the Trail live in Melbourne

Jen Mize and Mark Sholtez will perform songs from their cowboy tribute ‘Twilight on the Trail’ at Melbourne’s Spotted Mallard in Brunswick on 29 March.

5 days ago
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Ariana Grande plays first show of her Sweetener World Tour in New York

Let’s face it. Ariana Grande is to music what Reese Peanut Butter Cups are to food but Ariana sells a lot of tickets (and Reese sell a lot of Peanut Butter Cups).

5 days ago
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Ariana Grande pays tribute to Mac Miller at first show

Ariana Grande paid a subtle tribute to her late ex Mac Miller on the opening night of her Sweetener World Tour in New York on Monday night.

5 days ago
Jack Savoretti
Jack Savoretti song is heading to number one in UK

Jack Savoretti is on track for his first Number 1 on the Official UK Albums Chart.

6 days ago
Ariana Grande thank u next
Australian Albums: Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ continues its no 1 streak

Ariana Grande logs a fourth broken week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week with her fifth studio album "thank u, next".

March 16, 2019
Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper celebrating marriage with baby news

Chance the Rapper is set to become a dad again just days after making his marriage to Kirsten Corley official.

March 15, 2019