In early , Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. It contained his first hit single " The A Team ". It was named the second-best-selling album worldwide of
To celebrate Ed's triumphant return, we look back at his big ones so far.
In early , Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. It contained his first hit single "The A Team". It was named the second-best-selling album worldwide of The first two singles from the album, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill", broke records in a number of countries by debuting in the top two positions of the charts. He also became the first artist to have two songs debut in the US top 10 in the same week. Released in , his fourth studio album No.
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While we wait to see how it impacts on the chart, we delve back into the archives for Ed's story so far, with his biggest songs in the UK. First, the big 5. This romantic slow-dance, whose video featured Ed as a groom in his first dance with his bride, was also a slow-burner. It finally hit Number 1 after 19 weeks in the Top 40 — securing two non-consecutive weeks at the top — and went on to spend 20 weeks in the Top Thinking Out Loud was also the first ever single to spend an entire year within the Top 40 without leaving it. It's Ed's top seller, with 1. In fact, Thinking Out Loud was the first song to hit million streams on Spotify although only ones streamed after July counted toward the chart.