Ed Sheeran debut album Plus Styled + hit NO. 1 in his homeland and No.5 in the US. His follow-up Multiply or X also bowed at the top in the UK hit NO.1 on the BillBoard 200 and finished 2014 as the best-selling album in the UK and Australia. Do the math and it’s not hard to figure out his new album Divide should go gangbusters
It’s time to crunch those numbers Divide has dropped
After months of heavy promotion, which included performances at the Grammy, Brit Awards and Saturday Night Live, British Pop star Ed Sheeran finally releases his sophomore album ‘Divide’.
Previously listed with 12 tracks the Deluxe edition of Divide balloons out of 16 songs and clocks in at an hour. As expected the set carries the earlier releases “shape of You”, “How would you feel(Paean)” and ” castle on the hill,” which respectively lock up the top three positions on this week ARIA single chart a rare achievement managed bu just one other artist since the Beatles did it in 1964. “shape of you” set new streaming marks gave the artist his first No.1 on the Billboard hot 100 where it has led for a fifth non-consecutive week and has ruled the UK and Australian singles charts every week since3 its January 6 release currently seven weeks.
Ed Sheeran castle on the hill
Laced with 12 tracks in total, the follow-up to 2015’s X multiply was supposed to drop back in November, but saw a delay thanks to the election, “The plan was to come in September and then the album was meant to come in November, but the week the album was coming out was the week the presidential elections that were just a shit storm of media, and I was like obviously if I come out with a record then no one’s gonna care,” he told Billboard. “And then the week after Bruno Mars came out the week after The weekend came out and I was like.” But now the wait is no more.
Ed Sheeran shape of you
Led by the smash hits “Shape of You” and “castle on the Hill” fans can now stream the album in its entirety Via Apple Music. Be sure to show support on iTunes.