Ed Sheeran’s ÷ takes early Official Albums Chart lead with 232,000 copies sold in just one day

Quite a few of you are Ed Sheeran fans…

Ed Sheeran is set to storm the Official Albums Chart after getting off to an incredible start in this week’s race.

His brand new album, ÷ (pronounced Divide), was released yesterday (March 3) and after just 24 hours on sale has racked up a staggering 232,000 physical and digital copies, according to preliminary Official Charts data. In fact, in one day ÷ has already sold more than Ed’s previous album x (Multiply) sold in its first week.

Ben Cook, President, Atlantic Records UK, commented to OfficialCharts.com: “Ed is an artist that inspires a generation, and the release of Divide is a global event. It’s great to see so many people across the world respond to this brilliant new work in such an unprecedented manner.
“As the way we release music changes, Ed continues to shape culture and how it evolves. It’s early days, but we’re really excited to see what we can achieve alongside Ed and his management on what is an outstanding landmark record.”
The Current Number 1 chart album –  Stormzy – Big for your Boots – got the number 1 slot with sales of 69,000 !