Edward Christopher Sheeran, MBE (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (pronounced "plus"), was released in September 2011. It topped the UK and Australian charts, reached number five in the US, and has since been certified eight-times platinum in the UK.
The album contains the single "The A Team", which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John.
The UK’s first-ever Official Afrobeats Chart Show is celebrating its one year anniversary this Sunday on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Hosted by British-Congolese presenter, comedian and actor Eddie Kadi, the show airs on Sundays 3-4pm on BBC Radio 1Xtra, and provides a destination for the Official Afrobeats Chart with a weekly rundown of the Top 20 biggest tracks, as compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on sales and streams across the UK.
To celebrate, BBC 1Xtra will air a specially extended two-hour Official Afrobeats Chart Show with Eddie Kadi this Sunday, 25 September between 3-5pm.
Eddie will be joined by some of the artists that have made the biggest impact on the charts over the last 12 months. According to Official Charts Company data, Burna Boy’s recent hit Last Last is the longest-running Number 1 track from the past 12 months, as well as the longest-running Number 1 track ever recorded by the chart, with 13 consecutive weeks on top.
Burna Boy is also the artist that has appeared the most times in the UK’s Official Afrobeats Chart over the past 12 months, with second place taken by Nigeria-born Afrobeats singer Asake and third place by British Afro-swing collective, NSG.Read more on officialcharts.com