Belfast Telegraph

Sheeran 'chuffed' at setting record with new singles

By Lucy Mapstone

Ed Sheeran said he is "incredibly chuffed" to have become the first artist ever to score the top two spots in the chart simultaneously with his two new singles.

Sheeran (25) marked his comeback after a year away from the music scene last week by dropping tracks Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill.

Shape Of You has gone straight to number one in the singles chart, with Castle On The Hill in second place, with total sales of 421,000 across the tracks in the past week, according to the Official Charts Company.

It is the biggest opening week for an artist since Adele's record-breaking 2015 return with Hello, with combined sales of 332,000 in the first seven days.

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