Ed Sheeran has made history once more with the Diamond certification of his Grammy winning smash “Shape Of You,” achieving sales and streams exceeding 10 million. Reaching this milestone for the second time makes Sheeran only the 4th artist to score multiple Diamond certified songs since the RIAA first implemented the Diamond certification 20 years ago. Sheeran’s Grammy winning song “Thinking Out Loud” was Diamond certified in 2017.
Meanwhile, Sheeran made a surprise performance at a private event in Anaheim, California, this week to announce the launch of his new range of guitars, Sheeran by Lowden, a new line of acoustics made by the high-quality Northern Ireland guitar company.
Sheeran will resume his worldwide stadium tour in support of ÷ (Divide) later this month. The tour – which included a completely sold-out North American leg – set the world record in 2018 for highest grossing tour ever in a calendar year, according to Pollstar. Including the 2017 dates, the tour becomes the third highest grossing tour ever behind only U2 and the Rolling Stones.