Not only did the 25-year-old singer’s new song his “Shape of You” hit number one on the Billboard charts but his other single “Castle on the Hill” also hit number six!
This makes Ed the first ever artist to debut two singles in the top 10 at the same time.
“It feels amazing to debut a No. 1 in the U.S. especially after being away for so long. Topping the Hot 100 for the first time AND to have ‘Castle On the Hill’ also debut in the top 10…I’m speechless,” he said in a statement.
Ed added, “I really wanted to come back with those two songs to show the different sides of my music and what people can expect on ÷. The response to both songs has been absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to share the rest of the album.”
We are counting down the days until Ed Sheeran‘s new album Divide drops.
The 25-year-old singer is set to release it on March 3!
The deluxe version will feature four additional songs, titled “Barcelona,” “Bibia Be Ye Ye,” “Nancy Mulligan,” and “Save Myself.”
Ed already released the first two songs, “Castle On The Hill” and “Shape Of You,” the latter of which broke the single-day streaming record on Spotify with 7,940,950 streams.
“First off, what a week! The reaction to my new singles has been absolutely mind-blowing and I can’t thank you enough,” Ed said in a statement. “My new album ÷ holds a very special place in my heart and I really believe this is my best work to date. I’ve been eager to get back and I couldn’t be more excited for March 3rd.”
Pictured: Ed visits The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show to talk about his music on Thursday (January 12) in New York City.
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While stopping by Capital FM, the 25-year-old singer confirmed that he’ll be a part of the super popular Late Late Show segment.
“I can confirm that at some point this year I will be doing a Carpool Karaoke,” he announced.
Ed explained that he doesn’t plan on singing his own songs though!
He added, “I know the whole thing is singing to your tune, but I think I’d feel a bit awkward singing to my song. I think I just wanna put on some Biggie…I wanna put on something really awkward and dirty, like Biggie’s song ‘Big Booty Hoes.’”
We can’t wait to see Ed‘s Carpool Karaoke, no matter what he sings!