Ed Sheeran To Make US Chart History With Debut Album '+' This Week

20 June 2012, 13:34 | Updated: 21 June 2012, 09:58

The 'A Team' star is to score the highest charting debut by a male UK artist in US history.

Ed Sheeran's record label have congratulated the 'Lego House' star for breaking a record in the US with his debut album.

The 'A Team' singer-songwriter launched his first album '+' in the US last week, and the record is reportedly set to debut at number five on the Billboard Top 200 chart in America.

The US chart position would mean Ed Sheeran has scored the highest ever debut album charting from a UK male artist, according to label Asylum Records.

"Huge Congrats to our amazing @edsheeran who's entered the US Album Chart at No. 5.," Asylum Records tweeted earlier today (20th June). "We're told this is the highest ever debut for a UK male!!!"

View a picture of Ed Sheeran performing at the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2012 earlier this month below (Credit: PA):

Last week Ed Sheeran confirmed he and 'Changed The Way You Kissed Me' rapper Example have recorded a collaboration together which they will release for free at some point in the future.

The 'Small Bump' singer has also recorded a team-up with US country singer Taylor Swift, but Ed has declined to talk about the collaboration so far until Taylor announces the collaboration details herself.

Ed Sheeran will headline a date on this year's iTunes Festival 2012 when he performs live at the Roundhouse in London on 2nd September.