Ed Sheeran wants another chart record. And he might just get it.
On the U.K. Singles Chart Update, the English singer-songwriter locks-up the top four positions with "Shape Of You," "Castle On The Hill," "Galway Girl" and "Perfect," all lifted from his new album Divide. If things stay that way at week's end, Sheeran will be the first artist to have the top four singles at once.
All 16 tracks from Divide are on track for a Top 40 berth (including nine in the top 10) and his three albums are all sitting inside the Top 5 on the midweek chart, with Divide far-and-away the best seller.
Divide is thundering toward 500,000 sales, according to the OCC, a figure which would rank it among the fastest-ever starts in the U.K. With a nudge, the album could bow at No. 3 on the all-time list behind Adele's 25 (800,307 sales) and Oasis' "Be Here Now" (696,000), bumping Take That's Progress into fourth place (518,601).
The Official Singles and Albums Charts are published Friday.