Guitar-wielding ginger Ed Sheeran has topped the iTunes album charts in both the US and Canada with the deluxe edition of +.
Upon hearing the news of his US success, the normally rather serious young man excitedly tweeted, “Oh my word!! My album is -#1 on USA iTunes!,!,!! so happy right now.” That’s some alarming punctuation right there, Mr Sheeran. See us after class.
The phenomenal UK success of Ed’s album at home (certified quadruple platinum in the UK; actual sales translation: A LOT) looks set to be replicated across the pond, continuing the trend of British pop invading Stateside charts, with Adele and One Direction also holding strong with their albums and The Wanted seemingly never off the radio.
N.B. A wicked whisper that a potato is creeping up the Billboard Hot 100 as we speak has, so far, been proven to be unsubstantiated rumour.