Ed Sheeran hit two more impressive U.S. chart milestones this week with his Grammy-winning third studio album, ÷(Divide). Per Billboard, Divide, which claims the No. 6 position on the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, has now spent 50 consecutive weeks in the Top 20. Sheeran also scored an Artist 100 milestone by returning to No. 1 for the chart dated Feb. 24 to mark his 10th total week atop the chart.
Sheeran’s friend and collaborator Taylor Swift was the last artist to have an album spend its first 50 weeks in the Top 20, with her chart-busting album 1989. Sheeran’s romantic ballad “Perfect” currently holds the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 while his record-smashing single “Shape of You” holds No. 24, for a total of 58 weeks on the chart. “Perfect” is also currently holding its seventh week at the top of the Radio Songs chart.
Overall, Sheeran had an incredible year last year in the wake of Divide’s massive international success. He became the Most Streamed Artist on Spotify and recently received the prestigious Global Success Award at The 2018 BRIT Awards in his native U.K. He’s also collaborated on several projects with superstar peers like Eminem on “River” and Taylor Swift on “End Game.” He appears in the videos for both of those tracks. He also produced “Perfect” remixes with Beyoncé and Andrea Bocelli toward the end of last year.
Sheeran won two Grammy Awards this year for Divide including Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Shape of You.” In 2015 he won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for his wedding-friendly ballad “Thinking Out Loud.”
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