Ed Sheeran’s ÷ set to exceed half a million opening week sales

Ed Sheeran yet again destroys chart records as his new album ‘÷’ hurtles towards a massive first week sales figure of well over 500,000.

We all saw his comeback being a big one, but just how big no-one could have predicted; and in a day and age where ‘no one buys records’ Ed Sheeran has gone on to prove that they do…well, they buy his records at least.

[contentblock id=141 img=adsense.png]

By the end of play on Sunday, the singer’s third album has sold 431,702 according to the Official Charts Company. With four sales days still to come, Ed already holds three of the Top 5 spots in the album charts, with his second album ‘X’ at No. 4 and debut ‘+’ at No. 5 in the midweek charts. Additionally he holds nine of the Top 10 spots in the singles chart and just in-case you thought the jaw-dropping stats were over, all 16 tracks from the LP are in the current Top 21.

In just three days ‘÷’ is already the sixth fastest-selling album of all-time in the UK. Adele’s ‘25’ holds the current record with 803,000 first week sales following it’s 2015 release, followed by Oasis’ 1997 release ‘Be Here Now’ with 696,000 sales before it entered the chart at No. 1.

The way things are going ‘÷’ seems certain to crack the top three, with the No. 3 spot currently held by Take That’s ‘Progress’, which achieved first-week sales of 518,601.

Want the latest music news, opinions and reviews?Subscribe to the GIGsoup newsletter today

Explore the latest music from the comfort of your own inbox

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!