Ed Sheeran Shatters U.K. Record / Reveals ‘Shape Of You’ Was Written For Rihanna

Published: Saturday 11th Mar 2017 by Nehemiah

Ed Sheeran made an impressive chart debut with his latest album ‘÷’ as expected in the U.S., but his record breaking slayage extends to home soil too.

Lifted by ‘Shape Of You,’ the set has become the fastest-selling album in the U.K. by a male artist ever, shifting more than the fastest album of 2016, David Bowie‘s ‘Blackstar.’

The Brit singer’s third studio effort clocks in with a triumphant 672,000 units in its first week. An extension of his dominance can also be seen in the fact that all 16 tracks of his March 3rd release have made it to the top 20.

Becoming the third fastest seller ever, only Adele‘s ‘25‘ (800,000) and OasisBe Here Now‘ (696,000) raked in higher first week totals in the U.K.

To celebrate his colossal success, the singer headed to the Breakfast Club to enjoy drinks and a lackadaisical conversation with DJ Envy and Charlamagne.

Peep the interview below…

There the superstar revealed ‘Shape’ was originally written for Rihanna, his love for Beyonce and Nicki Minaj, and even rapped Minaj’s monster verse.

Ed makes for a great artist – and interviewee. Congrats on all his success.

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  1. lulu March 11, 2017


  2. Molly March 11, 2017

    Chile bye

  3. Abel Minaj March 11, 2017


  4. Rosy March 11, 2017

    Tired of these artist using rih name lorde doing the same thing said that her inspiration about rih please u all need to leave rih rih name using her for publicity rih minding her own business

  5. JOHNVIDAL March 11, 2017

    I have only one question: are those numbers for his first week in the UK in real sales and he is truly among the 3 best sellers in that country in the first week, or this is counting streaming and all that pbullshit like in the current American charts? It´s a big difference. It would be either impressive success or just too much hype.

    • Delroy March 11, 2017

      Its streams included

    • HailLegendBeysus March 11, 2017

      Streams included that’s why they said “units”. ?

    • JOHNVIDAL March 11, 2017

      Ok thanks. Just what I thought… it´s seriously appalling that they are equating that to real sales.

  6. mr.m March 11, 2017

    That god that goat didn’t sing it.

    • Delroy March 11, 2017


  7. @Nate March 11, 2017

    So stale Adele and chucky is the new face of soul music in mainstream music? Billboard has never been so tired and lackluster both here and across the pond.

  8. blue March 11, 2017

    he never sent it to her, and for it to get radio play she would have to change f*** to love

  9. @ASAPicon March 11, 2017

    I want to like him, i really try to… but…..

  10. Brit March 11, 2017

    Nobody wants the love of a sexual predator.

    • Brit March 11, 2017

      @ That Ciara Stan above.

  11. Taqui Arandi March 12, 2017

    WELL He said He wrote it for Little Mix 1st then considered Rihanna after awhile… then kept it…. Guess he just pandering to whatever market he in at the moment

  12. ItsWNow at uyoufr best game way tuesidnz March 13, 2017

    He sound dumb

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