Release date: September 2011
+ is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, released on September 9, 2011 by Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. The album marks Sheeran's commercial breakthrough, having previously released five EPs independently. Jake Gosling produced the majority of the album, with additional production by American hip hop producer No I.D..
Upon release, + debuted at number one on the UK Albums chart with first-week sales exceeding 102,000 copies. By the end of 2011 the album had been certified Triple Platinum indicating sales of over 900,000 copies. The album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 in the United States, selling 42,000 units in its first week. + is the highest debut for a British artist's first studio album in the US since Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream.