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Calvin Harris Sends Ed Sheeran Playful Tweet for Breaking his U.K. Chart Record

Twitter has been a pretty useful platform for blasting (and supporting) other artists, DJs, and producers, most recently between Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran.

On March 10th, Calvin Harris took to Twitter to both congratulate and take a stab at Ed Sheeran:

According to Billboard, Harris’ 18 Months album beat Michael Jackson’s record album back in 2013 with “Feel So Close,” “We Found Love” (feat. Rihanna), “I Need Your Love” (feat. Ellie Goulding), among others. But now, Sheeran has surpassed Harris’ record just one week after the release of his latest album ÷ (Divide) with 9 singles in the Top 10. Billboard also reports that all sixteen songs from Sheeran's new album have already opened in the Billboard Top 20.

Adam Richard Wiles is a Scottish record producer and DJ known by his stage name Calvin Harris. In October 2012, Harris rose up and really established his place within the EDM scene with his 18 Months album. Since his immediate success and rise to stardom after 18 Months’ release, Harris has collaborated with music icons such as Rihanna with “We Found Love,” “Where Have You Been,” and “This Is What You Came For.” He currently runs his own record label called Fly Eye Records.

Ed Sheeran is a singer-songwriter raised in Framlingham, Suffolk, UK. Since his release of + (Plus) in September of 2011, he has earned seven-times platinum status in the UK. “Thinking Out Loud,” the single from x (Multiply), earned him two Grammy awards in 2016 for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. His first two singles off of ÷, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill” were released on January 6th, 2017. They broke a multitude of records in many countries, including Sheeran’s home country. Sheeran is also the first artist in the Hot 100 chart to kickoff with two titles in the top 10 during the same week.

Congrats, Ed!

Stream Ed Sheeran’s latest album ÷ (Divide) via Spotify.

H/T: Billboard

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