Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Ed Sheeran Enters Guinness Book of World Records Thanks To ‘÷’

Published: Thursday 16th Mar 2017 by Rashad

As we reported here, the impressive sales of Ed Sheeran‘s third album, ‘Divide,’ not only gave him the best first week sales of the year, but they’ve given him the best sales of the year in just one week!

Lifting him to a debut on the Billboard 200, the worldwide response to Sheeran’s latest has also landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records.  The organization reported ‘Divide’ has:

  • …become the Fastest-selling pop album in the UK by a male artist of all time.
  • …sold more copies in its first week than the rest of the UK’s Top 500 albums combined.
  • …a grand total of 16 tracks in the UK Top 20 – a feat which has also earned Ed the record for Most simultaneous UK Top 20 singles.
  • …crashed into Spotify’s Global Top 50 streaming chart on 3 March, as well as the Top 50 in 12 international markets (Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and the UK). In the UK and Ireland, the 16 tracks claimed the entire Top 16 spaces.
  • …placed all 12 of the album’s tracks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously (read more about that by clicking here).

Congratz are in order to the prized singer/songwriter.  Tuck in below to see who joins him on this week’s refreshed Billboard 200:

Billboard 200 This Week

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  1. Suicide Blonde is 35 March 16, 2017

    Samantha Samantha Samantha… idk what to say about you anymore. You clearly haven’t taken my advice. I’m tired of these updates. You post the same stories OVER AND OVER. You already let us know of his sales Girl. Why another story? Waiting for Bey to post some pics or Nicki to post more fake receipts before you have a story?

    oh and STOP deleting my comments for reading you SAMANTHA

    • FRESH NAVI March 16, 2017

      lollll he’s so petty. always deleting. what is freedom of speech?

    • Electrikblue March 17, 2017

      What a loser…you think calling him Samantha is doing something. Yet your dumb self keeps commenting making him money. IDIOT

  2. Jamie March 16, 2017

    Now what kind of record is that? They’re always coming up with way to try and make somebody appear more superior than the next. He’s also one of the ugliest persons to sell records too. Does he get an award for that? He looks like one of those “double tap to unfukk his face memes” on IG.

    • TheOnel March 16, 2017

      Bih you made me spit this 💦 water out! 😂😂😂😂

    • Tay March 17, 2017

      I thought talent was enough?

      Stop hating. Ed Sheeran is clearly killing it, regardless of your jealousy

  3. Tmook March 16, 2017

    And once again ANTi moves up!

    • Your Mother March 16, 2017

      But this tired blog won’t write an article about that.

      • Tay March 17, 2017

        Yes instead of writing an article about record sales, let’s write about an old album climbing a few spots

    • JOHNVIDAL March 17, 2017

      Why should that be news when the positions for that album are never due to big sales? 🙂

  4. 2bad2bme March 17, 2017

    I hadn’t listened to the album yet but I’m sure it’s nothing special. Why does white artists get so much accolades for making “Plain-Jane” records but blacks R&B artists are over looked who cooks up some fire. The industry is clearly racists and so are the consumers.

    • mr.m March 17, 2017

      Not that special yes.
      but why are you complaining when ur fave is the most overrated ever?
      Lemonade was nothin close to special honey, and I prefer Ed’s music to hers ..

  5. NtsWNow at uyoufr best game way tuesidnz March 17, 2017


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