Ed Sheeran has been crowned the UK Charts’ Most Successful Artist over the past 10 years! Amongst his vast number achievements were most weeks spent at #1 across both the official singles and album chart, and ‘Shape Of You’ being the biggest song of the decade.
Full rundown of Ed’s incredible OCC stats!
- UK’s official Number 1 Artist of the decade
- Most #1s across the official singles and albums chart between 2010-2019 (x12 #1s)
- Most weeks at #1 across the official singles and albums chart between 2010-2019 (x79 weeks)
- Most combined #1s (albums + singles) and most Top 5, Top 10, Top 20 singles of the decade
- ‘Shape Of You’ named as the official biggest song of the decade
- Three tracks in the ‘Top 5 biggest songs of the decade’ (Soy, Tol and Perfect)
- Longest time in Top 40 this decade, of any artist (572 weeks combined)
- Divide is the fastest-selling album by a male soloist of all time
- 38 weeks at #1 this decade in the album charts
- Three of Ed’s albums feature in the top 10 biggest albums of the decade
- First and only act in chart history to spend a whole year in the top 10 across three different albums
- Likely to hold the chart record forever as the artist with the most simultaneous top 40 singles of the decade
This is in addition to last week’s news that ‘Shape Of You’ was officially the most listened to track of the decade on Spotify! With 2.4 billion streams, Ed Sheeran comfortably beat the nearest rival, Drake’s ‘One Dance’, which had 1.7bn.