+ (album)

2011 album by Ed Sheeran

+ (pronounced "plus") is the first studio album by English artist Ed Sheeran. The album was released on September 9, 2011 and is considered to be Sheeran's breakthrough into the music industry.

Studio album by
Released9 September 2011 (2011-09-09)
RecordedJanuary–March 2011
  • 49:53 (standard)
  • 65:35 (deluxe)



+ was met with mostly positive reviews from critics on release. The album was on the UK Album Charts at no. 1. It became Triple Platinum certified, with over 1,958,000 copies being sold.[1] This makes it the sixth best-selling album of the 2010s and the 44h best-selling album of the 21st century.[2] The albums two preceding singles—The A Team and You Need Me, I Don't Need You— peaked at No. 3 and No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart.


  1. Copsey, Rob (9 June 2015). "Official Biggest Selling Albums of the decade so far revealed". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. 10 December 2011. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2017.