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 Weeknd flies straight to Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart with Dawn FM. Despite not releasing any physical product for the album, The Weeknd’s fifth studio album doubles the chart sales of its closest competition, Ed Sheeran’s Equals.
Thanks to Dawn FM’s release this week, The Weeknd’s 2021 compilation The Highlights climbs seven places to Number 9. Elsewhere in the Top 10, American rapper Gunna enters at Number 6 with DS4Ever – his best performance on the Official Irish Charts to date.
Finally, David Bowie lands at Number 18 with his new posthumous collection Toy (Toy:Box), a stand-alone physical release of Bowie’s scrapped 2000 album of the same name.Read more on officialcharts.com