Ed Sheeran has once again proved his musical prowess by debuting at the top of the Official Singles Chart with his latest release, “Eyes Closed”. The pop superstar has now claimed an impressive 14th chart-topper in the UK, dethroning Miley Cyrus’s 10-week reign at the top with her hit single “Flowers”.
With this latest accomplishment, Sheeran has drawn level with iconic acts Cliff Richard and Westlife, who also boast of 14 Number 1 singles in UK chart history. However, he still has a way to go to catch up to the two biggest chart-toppers of all time: Elvis Presley with 21 Number 1s and The Beatles with 17.
The success of “Eyes Closed” is no surprise to Sheeran’s fans, who have followed his chart-topping career since the release of his debut album “+”. Sheeran’s unique blend of pop and folk has captured the hearts of music lovers around the world, and his knack for writing relatable lyrics has made him one of the most successful artists of his generation.
Sheeran’s impressive string of chart-topping singles includes hits like “Shape of You”, “Thinking Out Loud”, and “Perfect”, all of which have become modern classics. With “Eyes Closed” now added to this illustrious list, it seems like there’s no stopping the British superstar.
Despite his enormous success, Sheeran has always remained humble and grounded, often citing his love for music as the driving force behind his success. In a recent interview, he said, “I never thought I’d be able to make a living from music, let alone have this kind of success. I feel incredibly grateful for every Number 1 single and every fan who has supported me over the years.”
As the music industry continues to evolve, one thing is clear: Ed Sheeran’s chart-topping reign shows no signs of slowing down. With his latest single “Eyes Closed” climbing to the top of the Official Singles Chart, it’s safe to say that he has cemented his place as one of the greatest musicians of all time.
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