Congratulations, Ed Sheeran! He has been crowned has U.K.’s top recording artist of the decade!

 

Ed shared the news on his Instagram writing, “Thank you to everyone who’s supported me over the past 10 years. Especially my amazing fans. Here’s to the next 10.” 

 

 

 

 

According to Billboard, “The singer and songwriter earned the most No. 1s (12) across its singles and albums charts during the past 10 years, and he bagged the most weeks at the summit (79 weeks).  He’s the third recipient of the OCC’s award, following Justin Bieber (the first act in history to hold all top three positions in the Official Singles Chart simultaneously), and Beatles great Paul McCartney (for his 22 career No. 1s, better than any other act).”

 

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In a statement made by Martin Talbot who is the CEO of the Official Charts Company, he says, “Ed truly has dominated this decade and is a worthy recipient of this amazing new award.  At the start of the decade, he was a little known — albeit highly rated — young 18-year-old lad from Suffolk. But his catalogue of achievements since then are genuinely remarkable. Today, he is firmly established among the highest level of global music superstars.”

 

Ed was also named the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year back in 2017.

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