Continuing to make history this week with his TWO record-breaking comeback singles - “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” – worldwide superstar Ed Sheeran has confirmed details of his hugely anticipated new album ÷ (pronounced “divide”),

set for release on 3rd March 2017 through Asylum/Atlantic Records – the album is available to pre-order from 12am GMT tomorrow, Friday 13th January. Moreover, Ed has broken yet another streaming record this week - “Shape Of You” makes Spotify history again, breaking the record for ‘one day’ streams accumulating 7,940,950, which knocks Adele’s “Hello” off of the top spot!

Ed commented – “First off, what a week! The reaction to my new singles has been absolutely mind-blowing and I can’t thank you enough.  My new album ÷ holds a very special place in my heart and I really believe this is my best work to date. I’ve been eager to get back and I couldn’t be more excited for March 3rd.”

÷ (pronounced “divide”) - Ed’s third studio album – is on course to become one of the most significant global album releases of 2017 and sees the 25-year-old Suffolk native in his finest form yet.

1. Eraser
2. Castle On The Hill
3. Dive
4. Shape Of You
5. Perfect
6. Galway Girl
7. Happier
8. New Man
9. Hearts Don’t Break Around Here
10. What Do I Know?
11. How Would You Feel (Paean)
12. Supermarket Flowers
13. Barcelona
14. Bibia Be Ye Ye
15. Nancy Mulligan
16. Save Myself

  • Biggest-ever ‘day 1’ Spotify streams with a combined 13 million, overtaking One Direction, who held the title previously with 4.7 million of “Drag Me Down” in 2015:
    “Shape Of You” - 6,868,642 (first 24 hours)
    “Castle On The Hill” - 6,168,395 (first 24 hours)
  • Biggest-ever ‘day’ streams on Apple Music UK
  • “Shape Of You” lands biggest-ever ‘one day’ streams on Spotify with 7.9 million, overtaking Adele, who was the previous record holder with “Hello”
  • The lyric videos were Ed’s biggest-ever video launches with 10 million combined views in the first 24 hours – they have now accumulated over 60 million hits to date
  • The two tracks are already outselling the Official Chart Company’s Top 20 singles chart combined this week (UK)
  • A peak of 128 #1 iTunes positions worldwide across both of the singles
  • Over 137 million combined streams in less than a week (Apple/Spotify/YouTube/Deezer)
  • Hold #1 & #2 across UK Airplay, Apple Music UK, Spotify UK/Global charts, iTunes UK/USA charts + more
  • The tracks peaked at #1 & #2 consecutively in 28 Spotify markets (including UK, USA and Global charts)
  • “Shape Of You” is currently #1 in 39 countries on Spotify
  • ‘A List’ across board at UK radio / climbing Top 40/Hot AC in USA – “Shape Of You” is already ‘Top 20’ on Top 40 radio

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