Huge congrats to Ed Sheeran, his new track Sing has gone straight to the top of the charts. Can you believe however that this is his first ever UK number one single?
Seriously, despite writing One Direction’s chart-topper Little Things and having twelve Top 40 hits in his own right, Sing is the 23-year-old Suffolk born singer-songwriter’s first ever number one as a lead artist.
‘It’s fantastic!’ he told the OfficialCharts.com. ‘It’s nice to finally have a number one in my home country. Thank you to everyone who supported the single for making this happen.’
Sing – which was co-written and produced by Pharrell Williams – has sold nearly 124,000 copies over the last seven days, according to the Official Charts Company’s sales data.
It is the second single to be released from Ed’s hotly anticipated new album, X (out June 23). Previous single One, peaked at number 18 last month after just 48 hours on sale