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22nd December 2017

'Dream come true': Sheeran's Perfect Christmas

BY: Nathan Spackman

The singer's duet with Beyonce has been top of the charts all December, and has taken the Christmas slot too.

In a simple message to his fans: Sheeran said: "Thank you very much for making Perfect Christmas number one.

"This is an actual dream come true and I'm very proud and happy.

"Thank you so much and have a very merry Christmas, happy holidays and a happy new year."

He released his third album, Divide, in March of this year and his music has dominated the charts throughout 2017.

The first single, Shape Of You, was number one for 13 weeks, and did the double with the album itself when it was released.

Ed Sheeran got his MBE from the Prince of Wales on Thursday
Image:Ed Sheeran got his MBE from the Prince of Wales earlier this year

Nine of Divide's songs were in the top 10 at the same time at one point, with the rest of the album's tracks featuring somewhere in the top 20.

When Castle On The Hill was released, he held the top spot and number two, and when Perfect was released, it gave his album a resurgence, giving him number one single and album.

Streaming service Spotify revealed the singer is the most-streamed artist of the year and remains the most popular artist with 47m monthly listeners.

This year, Sheeran has also headlined Glastonbury, which divided fans of the festival, and been awarded an MBE.

He also appeared in an episode of Game of Thrones, but the backlash forced him off Twitter. A cycling accident led to him cancelling several shows after he broke his wrist, elbow and rib.

Sheeran was named the third richest celebrity under 30 in the UK, and his personal fortune is thought to be £52m.

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