In the most recent photo that was uploaded to his account, Ed was seen holding a plaque that detailed his accomplishments over the past ten years. He was named the Official Number One Artist Of The Decade in the United Kingdom, as recognized by the Official Charts Company.
He was also honored with awards indicating he had the most official number one singles and albums in the country and had the most weeks at number one across the Official Singles and Albums Chart.
For the snap, Ed sat in a cream-colored, oversized club chair with tan and cranberry pillows behind him. He was holding the plaque that detailed his accomplishments,
The singer, wearing a black sweater and pants, appeared thrilled to receive the award and thanked fans in the photo’s caption for all their support. He also wrote that he was looking forward to the next ten years of creating and making music.
The photo appears to be taken in an office as there are several other framed photos surrounding Ed, as well as two gold records on the floor behind him.
Fans threw their support behind the beloved musician, thanking him for his contribution to the world of music and songwriting. They also wished him continued success moving forward.
“Thank you for your beautiful music that is ever inspiring!!!” one fan wrote in the comments section of the photo, followed by ten “high ten” emojis and a set of prayer hands.
“Congrats, love you Ed!” commented a second fan.
“Most deserved,” a third follower agreed.
According to the Official Charts Company website, Ed is only the third recipient of the prestigious Official Record Breaker award. The organization compiles the UK’s Official Chart, as heard exclusively on BBC Radio 1 and MTV.
Previous recipients include Justin Bieber, who was the first act in history to hold all 3 top positions in the Official Singles Chart simultaneously, and Sir Paul McCartney, who was recognized as having the biggest albums act of all time. McCartney has had 22 number one albums over the course of his career.
Previously, Ed took to Instagram to thank his fans once again, this time in late August 2019, saying how much fans’ constant support means to him. He also gave his followers some stats about his latest tour and said he was ready for a break from touring for just a bit.
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9 million people, 893 days, 46 countries, 175 cities, 260 shows, 268 touring crew, 193265 miles travelled, 2 broken arms, 3 marriages, 4 babies. What a wild ride this Divide tour has been. The whole process of writing the album starting in 2015, then recording it in 2016, promoting it, setting out on the road to play it for all of you guys. It’s so weird to put it to bed and move on. Thank you to everyone involved in this whole Divide process, all the people who helped make the album, all the people who helped promote the album, all the fans who listened and came to watch, this wouldn’t be possible without you. Most of all I want to thank my fantastic touring team, who have given up their lives for 2 and a half years to help me achieve my dreams. Thank you for all of your hard work and constant friendship. The Divide tour – 2017 -2019. Officially the biggest tour of all time, so weird to say that, and we survived it !