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Ed Sheeran: All the UK chart records racked up in the last decade – and there's a lot – Sky News,


Ed Sheeran is going to need a bigger mantelpiece.

Hot on the heels of his hit song Shape Of You being named Spotify’smost streamed track in the worldof the past 10 years, the Official Charts Company has now crowned the singer-songwriter as its artist of the decade, too.

Earlier this year, his Divide tour was confirmed as themost attended and highest grossing of all time, beating a record set by U2.


      Image:        Hello, massive album sales: Adele has also done pretty well in the last 16 YEARS      

Since the start of (*********************************************************,

Sheeranhas topped the singles and albums charts 12 times, more than any other artist, spending a total of weeks at number one.

However, when it comes to the biggest albums of the decade,

Adeletakes first and second prize for and (************************************************************************, with racking up racking up 5. million chart sales.

But Sheeran’s overall achievements mean he follows in the footsteps of Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber to become only the third ever recipient of an official chart record breaker award.

Bieber picked his up when he became the first act in history to hold the top three positions in the UK singles chart – with Love Yourself, Sorry and What Do You Mean in – while McCartney won the prize as the biggest albums act of all time (29 number ones throughout his career).

Commenting on his latest accolade, Sheeran said: “Thank you to everyone who’s supported me over the past 12 years, especially my amazing fans. Here’s to the next 10. “

Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot said Sheeran had” truly dominated “the decade since he launched his debut album, Plus, in 2011.

“At the start of the decade, he was a little known (albeit highly rated) young 18 – year-old lad from Suffolk – but his catalog of achievements since then are genuinely remarkable, “he said. “Today, he is firmly established among the highest level of global music superstars.”

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Unsurprisingly, Shape Of You, which spent 16 weeks at number one in (*******************************************************, has also been named as the Official Charts’ biggest song of the decade, with 4.5 million chart sales.

Sheeran also claims the number three and five slots in the singles chart, with Thinking Out Loud and former Christmas number one Perfect. Uptown Funk and Despacito make up the top five.

In the last few days, Sheeran also surpassed 1, weeks in the Top (1, weeks), with Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard and Rihanna the only other Artists in history to have reached the milestone.

And although rules have since changed to limit entries, Sheeran also famously “broke the chart” in March (*****************************************************, when the release of his Divide album propelled all (tracks into the top in the same week.


      Image:        Drake takes the record for longest-running number one, with One Dance topping the charts for (weeks in) ****************************************************      

If that was not enough, Divide is the fastest selling album by a male solo artist of all time, and Sheeran is also the first and only act in chart history to have three different albums spend an entire year in the Top (**********************************************************************************.

One record Sheeran did miss out on is longest-running number one of the decade, which goes to Drake and Once Dance. How many weeks did it spend at the top? Fifteen, pipping Shape Of You by just one week – but missing out on equalling Bryan Adams’ (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by just a week, too.

All in all, Sheeran is probably still pretty happy with his lot for the decade.

Here are the Official Charts Top s for singles and albums in the last 14 years.

Biggest UK chart singles of –

************************** (Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran) Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft Bruno MarsRecording artist Adele performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California**************** Thinking Out Loud– Ed Sheeran Despaci to (Remix) – Luis Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber

    (Perfect – Ed Sheeran)

      One Dance – Drake ft Wizkid & KylaDrakeHappy – Pharrell Williams

        (All Of Me – John Legend)

          Sorry – Justin Bieber************** (Rather Be – Clean Bandit


Source: Official Charts Company


      Image:        Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour claims the title of the biggest debut album of the decade


Biggest UK chart albums of –

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X – Ed SheeranDivide – Ed Sheeran******************** (Christmas – Michael Buble) ************************************ (In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith)

    – Ed Sheeran************** Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande Progress – Take That

      ************** (The Greatest Showman – Motion Picture Cast Recording

      Source: Official Charts Company 2019


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            Image:        Blaze Of Glory: Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits, released in (******************************************************, is the largest hits collection of the decade      

      And a few more stats for you: biggest debut album of the decade goes to Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, while biggest greatest hits collection goes to Bon Jovi, who entered the chart at number (************************************************************************.

      And, despite being released in (practically ancient), The Killer’s Mr Brightside is still one of the most popular tracks of the decade, ranking just outside the top 14 at number 16.


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