Afterglow is Ed's 13th top 10 hit single on Billboard's Adult Pop Airplay chart, the most Top Tens of any solo male artist in the chart's 25-year history.
The British singer now surpasses John Mayer, with whom he had been neck and neck for US Top Tens. The scale of Sheeran's success in America is best seen in the context of the relatively short career as the run of hits began as recently as 2012, while Mayer's debut album was released 20 years ago.
Sheeran comes eighth among all acts for the most Adult Pop Airplay Top Tens. Maroon 5 is tops with 26, followed by Taylor Swift at 23. P!nk has 17, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry have notched up 16 each, while Goo Goo Dolls and Train enjoyed 14 smashes each.
Afterglow debuted on Adult Pop Airplay at number 13 a month ago, the highest entrance ever on the chart for a song by a solo male.