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Ed Sheeran makes US album chart record with '+'

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is set to break an American chart record with his major label debut album '+'.

According to Asylum Records, the fantastic record debuted in the U.S. albums chart at No.5 and this impressive feat has made Sheeran the highest-entering debut ever for a UK male artist. They tweeted:

"Huge Congrats to our amazing @edsheeran who's entered the US Album Chart at No.5. We're told this is the highest ever debut for a UK male!!!"

Sheeran had previously hit the top of the US and Canada iTunes charts too, with Asylum Records tweeting on June 14:

"Congratulations to the unstoppable @edsheeran! '+' enters at Number 1 on US and Canada iTunes charts."

The talented vocalist and guitarist has also been confirmed to headline one of the upcoming iTunes Festival dates later this summer.




Watch the video for Ed Sheeran's 'Small Bump' below: