Ed Sheeran Makes Billboard Charts History

Ed Sheeran made history on Tuesday (Jan. 17), when he became the first artist ever to debut two singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.

The British singer’s new singles, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill”, both debuts on the charts at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively.

“It feels amazing to debut at No. 1 in the U.S. especially after being away for so long,” said Sheeran. “Topping the Hot 100 for the first time AND to have ‘Castle on the Hill’ also debut in the top 10… I’m speechless.

“I really wanted to come back with those two songs to show the different sides of my music and what people can expect on ÷,” he added. “The response to both songs has been absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to share the rest of the album.”