Ed Sheeran’s ÷ shifts over 1 million equivalent sales
The success of Ed Sheeran’s ÷ album shows few signs of slowing down yet as the record reaches a huge sales landmark.
On today’s Official Chart Update, the singer-songwriter’s third studio album has shifted over 1 million (1.07m) across physical, digital and streaming equivalent sales. Ed achieved the impressive feat in just 16 days, passing the million mark yesterday (March 19).
Ed is on course to claim the Official Chart double for a third week as ÷ continues to lead the way on the Official Albums Chart, while Shape Of You holds at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.
Four new albums are on track to debut inside this week’s Top 10, led by Depeche Mode’s 14th studio album Spirit at 2. Vera Lynn, who celebrates her 100th birthday this week, is currently at 3 with her new album 100 and is set to beat her own record as the oldest living artist to reach the Top 20.
Drake’s new collection More Life, which was surprise-released over the weekend, is currently at 4, and Zara Larsson’s debut So Good starts at Number 6.