Ed Sheeran Lands First No. 1 Single With “Shape of You” | Billboard Music Awards
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1/18/17

Ed Sheeran Lands First No. 1 Single With “Shape of You”

Ed Sheeran just hit a seriously exciting milestone in his career. He landed his first No. 1 single as an artist on the Billboard Hot 100 chart! “Shape Of You” debuted in the top spot.

Ed also broke a major record! He’s now the first artist EVER to debut in the top 10 with two songs simultaneously, as “Castle On The Hill” entered the chart at No. 6, according to Billboard.

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“Shape Of You” sold 240,000 downloads in its first week and racked up 20 million US streams. “Castle On The Hill” sold 171,000 downloads and garnered 13 million streams.

It’s hard to believe Ed has never had a No. 1 song on the Hot 100 chart until now. He previously peaked as high as No. 2 with “Thinking Out Loud.”

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We are loving both “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill!” We can’t wait to hear the rest of Ed’s new album Divide when it’s released on Mar. 3.

Want more Ed Sheeran? Check out: How to Prepare Yourself for Ed Sheeran’s New Album ‘Divide’

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