Ed Sheeran Thanks Fans After Debut Album '+' Tops US iTunes Chart Upon Release

12 June 2012, 13:22 | Updated: 12 June 2012, 13:33

The 'Lego House' star says he feels "emotional" after the success of his newly released US album.

Ed Sheeran has thanked his fans in America "for the love" after his debut album shot straight to number one on iTunes following its release this week.

The 'A Team' singer flew out to the United States this week, fresh from his performance at the Capital FM Summertime Ball over the weekend, and thanked his fans stateside for supporting the launch of '+'.

"Album out now everywhere worldwide! Feels good to say that," Ed tweeted yesterday, before adding last night: "Oh my world!! My album is #1 on USA iTunes!,!,!! so happy right now. And Canada !,!,!,."

"Getting emotional right now, gonna eat some nachos," the 'Drunk' star later added. "Thank you all so much for the love."

The 21 year-old star and US country singer Taylor Swift were seen filming a duet of his popular single 'Lego House' earlier this week, amid rumours of a collaboration between the pair.

Ed Sheeran is expected to appear on US breakfast programme The Today Show this morning to promote the release of '+'.