posted by Benedict Townsend

Thanks, Ed! What a cool guy

Ed Sheeran amassed a jaw-dropping 20 million views on YouTube in just 14 hours using a pretty fool-proof strategy – putting every song from his new album on the site at once! This tactic is nothing new for smaller artists, but for a massive singer like Sheeran, it’s a pretty novel move. That being said, the rise of freely available music on services like Spotify and the fact that these songs will end up on YouTube anyway if the artist doesn’t get there first, makes this a very smart move.

You can check out every track from the new Ed Sheeran album (in order, cos we’re nice) right here:

 


1. Eraser

 


2. Castle On The Hill

 


3. Dive

 


4. Shape Of You

 


5. Perfect

 


6. Galway Girl

 


7. Happier

 


8. New Man

 


9. Hearts Don’t Break Around Here

 


10. What Do I Know?

 


11. How Would You Feel? (Paean)

 


12. Supermarket Flowers

 


13. Barcelona

 


14. Bibia Be Ye Ye

 


15. Nancy Mulligan

 


16. Save Myself

 


This isn’t the first time Ed has enjoyed huge success on YouTube; his song ‘Thinking Out Loud” has – wait for it – 1.5 billion video views, making it the 20th most viewed YouTube video in human history. All Ed needs to do now is collaborate with Psy or make an album with Adele and he’ll be on course to be number one.

Are you a big Ed Sheeran fan? How are you enjoying the new album? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.