A record 150,000 people attended British artist Ed Sheeran’s two Prague concerts on July 7 and 8. The concerts count as the most visited shows ever held in the Czech Republic, organizers told CTK on Tuesday.
Ed Sheeran has four Grammy awards, five BRIT awards, and was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2017. His four sold-out shows at Wembley were the biggest solo performances the UK has ever seen.
The sheer magnitude of Sheeran’s importance can be best described on his third album ÷ (Divide). Published last year, Divide has so far won a Grammy, sold more than 15 million copies, and practically destroyed every chart it entered, mostly thanks to hits like Shape of You (third best-selling single in British history, the single most streamed song on Spotify), Castle on the Hill, Galway Girl, Perfect, or Happier. It’s safe to say that Divide is another milestone in pop music history, following the footsteps of + (Plus, 2011) and x (Multiply, 2014).