The Ed Sheeran album “+” vaults into No.1 on this week’s Billboard Folk Albums chart. I wrote about it just ahead of its UK release at the end of last August. The singer knocks Brandi Carlile’s set “Bear Creek” off the top after one single week. It’s interesting to note that another entry bows at No.2 – The Tallest Man On Earth’s “There’s No Leaving Now.”
The Ed Sheeran album currently sits at several different Billboard tallies, such as the Billboard 200 (No.5), Rock Albums (No.2) and Digital Albums (No.2). His debut hit ‘The A Team’ is also charting on several tallies as well.
WelcheMusic.com wrote about the track in an earlier blog post, revealing that the track was actually written after a last minute performance for homeless people. The lyrics are about a heroin addicted prostitute.
Ed Sheeran has released the following singles to date (UK peak position in brackets).
‘The A Team’ (3)
‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ (4)
‘Lego House’ (5)
‘Small Bump’ (25)
The singer has also appeared on tracks with Wiley, Lewi White, The Collective, Wretch 32 and Devlin.