Moments after Ed topped the charts yesterday, the Official Charts Company confirmed that the singer-songwriter’s new album ÷ is the fastest-selling album by a male artist ever.
Ed‘s highly anticipated third album sold a staggering 672,000 copies/downloads this week. This has given Ed the highest opening week album sales in Official Chart history for a male artist and the third fastest-seller ever.
All 16 tracks on ÷ feature inside the Top 20 Singles Charts which no other artist has currently achieved. “Wow! What a phenomenal week. To every person who’s bought the album – thank you. I’m buzzing!” said Ed in a statement to OfficialCharts.com.