Ed Sheeran, a British singer-songwriter has been named the UK’s Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade after a record-breaking run of hits, according to the Official Charts Company.
Shape of You, his hit single spent 14 weeks at No. 1 in Britain in 2017 and it was named top song in the last 10 years.
Sheeran also won the Official Chart Record Breaker award for the most number 1 singles and albums from 2010-2019.
The company that compiles Britain’s weekly charts noted that Sheeran’s releases spent 79 weeks in the top spot over that period.
In 2011, Sheeran first entered the UK charts with debut single The A Team. Following that, he has since had eight UK No 1 singles. All four studio albums each topped the British charts.
The singer thanked everyone who has supported him over the past 10 years, including his “amazing fans.” He added, “Here’s to the next 10.”
The single Shape of You topped the Official Charts Company’s list of the top 100 biggest songs of the decade, followed by Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars.
Thinking Out Loud and Perfect, his other singles also made the top 10 of that list.
Another British singer Adele’s 21 and 25 albums took the first two spots in the top 100 biggest albums of the decade.
The singer picked up six Grammys for 21 and five of the awards for 25, with both records topping charts around the world.
Three out of four of Sheeran’s albums made the top 10.
Born on 17 February 1991 as Edward Christopher Sheeran, Ed Sheeran is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actor. -/TISG