Ed Sheeran has been named the UK’s artist of the decade by the Official Charts Company.
Sheeran achieved the milestone after a combined run of 12 number one singles and albums between 2010 and 2019 – more than any other artist.
He’s also had the most weeks (79) at number one in both the album and singles charts in this period.
Shape Of You was the biggest hit of the 2010s, spending 14 weeks at number one and selling more than 4.5m copies.
Sheeran thanked his followers for his success.
“Thank you to everyone who’s supported me over the past 10 years, especially my amazing fans. Here’s to the next 10!”
Shape Of You is one of three Sheeran singles in the top five end-of-the-decade list. Thinking Out Loud is at number three while Perfect is at number five.
Overall, Sheeran has spent 38 weeks at number one in the singles chart and sold 53.8m tracks. His songs have also been streamed 4.6 billion times in the UK alone.
In the albums chart, X is at number three followed by Divide at number four.