English hitmaker Ed Sheeran earns himself a new set of records to be proud of. The multi-award winning singer-songwriter is now the only artist to have four albums spend a year in the Top 10 of the UK’s Official Albums Chart.
Sheeran’s ‘+‘, ‘x‘, ‘Divide’ and ‘=‘ albums have been in the Top 10 for more than 52 weeks. No musician has come close to achieving such a milestone, except for Folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, with two albums.
After finding out about the news, Ed Sheeran told OfficialCharts.com, “Delighted to find out that four of my albums have spent a year or more in the UK top 10. Thank you to my wonderful fans for making this possible, you’re the best. See you in 2023 x.”
The “Shape of you” singer appears to be filming an autobiographical documentary. Sheeran recently announced, “We are shooting a documentary at the minute about my life and there was a big conversation about what we include… there is no point in putting something in if there is something detrimental to my life. It is a very fine line, it is why I live in Suffolk and not in LA. My life as a celebrity is turned on when I am in New York, but at home I am a friend, a dad, a husband, a son. You can’t bring celebrity baggage to home.”
The chart-topping artist is currently working on a new album called Subtract. Sheeran is in no rush and no longer feels pressured to create superhits, “I am in the most creative part of my life. The pressure of having every album having to be this gargantuan pop machine is off. I feel I have had five of them now and now is the time to explore doing stuff and taking risks.”
Ed Sheeran will be on a stadium tour till 2026, singing to 90,000 people every night.