Ed Sheeran set to score Christmas number one album as he talks spending his money

by Martin
Ed Sheeran at Radio 1's Big Weekend last year (© BBC)
Could Ed Sheeran score the Christmas Number 1?

Could Ed Sheeran score the Christmas Number 1?

British musician Ed Sheeran has had an incredibly successful 2014 following the release of his second studio album ‘X’ (pronounced multiply).

Earlier today it was confirmed that the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ hitmaker had become the first artist to sell more than one million copies of his album in two years. Could he top the charts again?

Of course he will top the charts again at some point but we mean, could he score the Official Album Chart Christmas Number 1?

We’re only a few weeks away and it’s not like Ed hasn’t been at the top of the mountain already with his new album – he could definitely return again.

Ed Sheeran will perform on the Christmas Day special of Top of the Pops

Ed Sheeran will perform on the Christmas Day special of Top of the Pops

Bookies, William Hill have revealed that following the news that Sheeran has shifted one million copies of his new album that he could score this year’s Christmas Number 1 Album.

They have said that ‘X’ has odds of 5/4 of topping the charts for Christmas while Take That’s latest album ‘III’ is second favourite with odds of 11/8.

Other names thrown into the mix include One Direction with their latest album ‘Four’, McBusted and their self-titled debut album and AC/DC’s ‘Rock or Bust’.

Of course, nothing will be confirmed until nearer the time but we really wouldn’t be surprised if Ed was to return to the top of the charts once again in 2014.

Ed Sheeran at Radio 1's Big Weekend (© BBC)

Ed Sheeran at Radio 1’s Big Weekend (© BBC)

All those album sales are a good sign when it comes to your bank balance, and speaking with Q magazine the singer-songwriter spoke about how he spends his money with caution.

“Back in the day managers were crooks, record labels took 50 per cent, whereas now people are savvy…” he explained.

“When I signed my deal, my manager who used to work at Atlantic [Records] said, ‘I know the f**king deal you gave to James Blunt last week so you’ll give Ed exactly the same deal because I know you can.’ Before, it was, ‘Record deal, cool, sign!'”

The ‘Sing’ musician went on to add that: “Pop stars nowadays are sensible. Because it doesn’t last.”

He isn’t the only musician who is being savvy with their money either, as earlier today we reported that Olly Murs has pulled the plug on his lavish lifestyle and pays himself a monthly wage instead, so he doesn’t waste his £5 million worth. You’d think he’d still be on more than you and I every month, but apparently not, as his wage is around the same as what his plumber mates are paid…

If you haven’t seen it yet then check out the official music video for Ed’s latest single, lifted from his album, ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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2 Comments

  1. Tom on December 3, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Buy Iron Maiden this christmas. Stop the Trash.

  2. George on December 3, 2014 at 9:51 am

    3:34

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