Global superstar & multi-GRAMMY winner Ed Sheeran has quickly established himself as one of the world’s biggest musical artists with over 22 million albums sold. The British singer-songwriter kicked off the new year by unveiling two singles – “Shape Of You” & “Castle On The Hill” - from his just released 3rd full length album “÷.” “Shape Of You” debuted at #1 with “Castle On The Hill” following at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Sheeran the first artist ever in the chart’s 58 year history to have two singles simultaneously debut in the Top 10. “Shape Of You” has since held the top spot on the Hot 100 for 5 weeks, and currently sits at #1 at Top 40 radio, Hot AC radio, iTunes “Overall Songs” chart, and both Spotify’s Global and U.S. Top 50 charts. Likewise, Sheeran is the most streamed artist worldwide on Spotify. “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” were recently certified 2x-Platinum and Gold respectively, becoming the first 2 songs released in 2017 to receive certifications from the RIAA.
Sheeran kicked off a high profile television blitz, performing both songs on Saturday Night Live, then travelling cross-country overnight to take the stage at the 59th GRAMMY Awards less than 24 hours later.