5 interesting facts about Ed Sheeran’s hit-album ‘Divide’

Congratulations Ed Sheeran! It was announced Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Shape of You” has been streamed on Spotify more than one billion times. To honour this impressive feat, here are five interesting facts about Ed Sheeran’s album, ‘Divide’.

Ed Sheeran’s album Divide has seen unrivalled success across the globe as he becomes one of the hottest artists of the moment. One things for sure, Ed Sheeran’s fans aren’t divided over this album.

Ed Sheeran put on a spectacular performance at Glastonbury Festival last weekend, and people are eager to see more. At Villiers, we have been speculating Ed Sheeran will be announce a stadium tour for 2018 that would likely take him back to Wembley Stadium, Emirates Old Trafford, Ethiad Stadium, Principality Stadium, Murrayfield Stadium, St Mary’s Stadium, Carrow Road Stadium, Stadium of Light and Croke Park. Enjoy premier access to Ed Sheeran stadium tour if and when it breaks with outstanding hospitality packages.

1) Fastest selling album
Ed Sheeran’s Divide album has become the fastest-selling album by a male artist in the UK ever (Official Charts Company). In fact, according to the Independent, Ed Sheeran sold over 432,000 copies in the first three days of release.

2) Five-times platinum status
Divide went double platinum immediately after the release but according to the BPI, Divide has achieved a five-times platinum status in the UK, confirming sales of at least 1.5 million in UK units.

3) 16 songs in the charts
All 16 songs from the deluxe edition of Divide appeared on the top 20 singles charts. Shape of You was at the top of the charts for an impressive nine weeks. In fact, last week Ed Sheeran’s album Divide returned to No.1 in the UK.

4) Shape of You’s near escape
Shape of You almost didn’t make the cut. It took months for Ed Sheeran to be convinced it should be on the album and even longer to be convinced it should be a single.

5) ‘Perfect’ is about Ed Sheeran’s Girlfriend
Ed Sheeran is the first artist to have all four singles at the top of the charts at once, including: Shape of You, Castle on the Hill, Galway Girl, and Perfect. Perfect is written about his long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.

There is no denying Ed Sheeran has raised the bar with his album Divide. Ed Sheeran’s album, Divide has awarded him widespread popularity and global superstar status. We can’t wait to see what Ed Sheeran has got up his sleeve next, discover the latest on an Ed Sheeran stadium tour and details of Ed Sheeran hospitality by signing up to the Villiers newsletter today. ‘Dive’ into Ed Sheeran’s biggest hits, and discover a ‘Perfect’ album. And a big congratulations Ed Sheeran on another incredible milestone!