Ed Sheeran’s ‘Eyes Closed’ Debut At No 1 On The Official Singles Chart
In one fell swoop, the pop superstar claims a landmark 14th chart-topper in the UK and ends Miley Cyrus’s 10- week reign at the top with Flowers.
Now with 14 Number 1 singles under his belt, Ed Sheeran draws level with Cliff Richard and Westlife as the act with third-most chart-toppers in UK chart history. As it stands, only Elvis (21) and The Beatles (17) have more Number 1s.
Ed has also claimed his 41st Official Top 10 single with Eyes Closed, meaning he has the fifth-most Top 10 entries of any artist in Official Charts history.
After dominating the Official Singles Chart through the first quarter, Miley Cyrus’s mega-hit Flowers gracefully decants to Number 2 today after an impressive 10 weeks at the summit – though it retains its title as the UK’s most-streamed song of the week. Afrobeats rising star Libianca is on the rise once again, with People now up to a brand-new peak (4).
Earlier this week, Sheeran has announced a special gig to launch his new album ‘-‘ (Subtract). The singer-songwriter will be joined by Aaron Dessner from The National for the gig in Brooklyn on 10 April to perform the album “all the way through”.
The album is due out on 5 May, so the audience at the show will be among the first to hear ‘Subtract’ in its entirety.
Sheeran wrote on Instagram: “I’m playing another special album show at Kings Theatre in New York on 10th April. Me and @aarondessner will be playing Subtract all the way through with a full band. These shows are gonna be some of the most magical of my career, I can’t wait for this one. We rehearsed this on Monday and I can’t describe how excited I am.”