Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ Heads To #1

Published: Sunday 5th Mar 2017 by David

The unstoppable singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is on his way to the top of the Billboard 200.

Good news for his set ‘Divide‘ below…

The album is expected to nab the biggest opening number of the year as industry insiders predict it is to shift around 425,000 units (sales and streams) by the end of the current chart tracking week.

How said insiders arrived at this prediction?

Billboard breaks it down.

Initial forecasts are based on a range of indicators, which include pre-order sales of the album, first-week performance of comparable albums, streaming activity of an album’s lead single (or singles), radio trends for the set’s songs, media exposure of the artist and so forth. In general, you can best guess an album’s debut-week sum once it has had a couple of days of availability.

The last album to open with more than 300,000 units in a week was J. Cole’s ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ which touched down with sales of 492,000 copies.

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  1. Tokyo Vanity fan (formerly new) March 5, 2017

    Is it me or does Perfect sound like a mix between Mariah’s Whenever You Call and Beyoncé’s Ave Maria?

    • Fancy BISH March 5, 2017

      Perfect sounds a bit like Unchained Melody to me

  2. BeyHive Millitant March 5, 2017

    Rihanna can’t relate

    • Ughhhh March 5, 2017

      Find a hobby.

  3. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 5, 2017

    Damn top shelf poptarts out here struggling to get on J.Cole’s level…The downward spiral of pop is getting real. Hip-Hop continues to thrive. Congrats Ed; you’re keeping a sliver of mainstream music authentic and heartfelt. Can’t wait to see you grow more.

  4. King B March 5, 2017

    I thought it will be massive debut like Born This Way or OIDIA , but this album will definitely SMASH WW! Congrats!

  5. mr.m March 5, 2017

    YAS Ed!
    he slayed both flop ebel and bruno
    I like his music. so meaningful

    • Trumpland March 5, 2017

      Who the f*** is BruHellNo and ebel?

  6. JOHNVIDAL March 5, 2017

    How many units in real sales? I´ll wait.

  7. NYC.. March 5, 2017

    Ed reminds me of this Ginger guy I use to smash. He would say, “This Ginger ass belongs to black dudes only, because only they can put it on me” ??

  8. ??? March 5, 2017

    Ed sheeran sucks.

  9. sam is TRASH March 6, 2017

    He’s cocky and c***-eyed

  10. ItsWNow at youfr best game way tuesidnz March 7, 2017


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