PEAK POSITION: Number 2 in January/February 2017 (Chart History)
COMBINED SALES: 1.8 million (December 2017)
RELEASE DATE: January 2017
WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES: March 2017
Castle On The Hill was released in January 2018 on the same day as Shape Of You. Castle On The Hill immediately entered the chart at Number 2 where it stayed for five weeks behind Shape Of You.
Castle On The Hill stayed in the Top Ten for for fourteen weeks. It enjoyed a 45 week consecutive run on the chart and has returned regularly since.
The song is a classic. It tells a nostalgic story which will appeal to all. It is anthemic and easy to sing along to.
Another amazing achievement this week for @EdSheeran… 'Castle On The Hill' is a 2x Platinum seller in the UK!
— bpi music (@bpi_music) April 14, 2017
In July 2017 combined sales were confirmed as 1.5 million which includes 455,000 downloads and 105 million streams.
Having just released a duet with Beyonce, @edsheeran has now just gone 3x Platinum with 'Castle On The Hill'!
— bpi music (@bpi_music) December 1, 2017
At the end of 2017 the single was announced as the third biggest selling single of the year behind Shape Of You and Despacito.