After conquering the UK singles and album charts with his 2011 take on the classic folk sound, Ed Sheeran turned his attentions to the tricky US market - as so many British stars tend to do. However, unlike so many musicians before him, it seems his efforts have succeeded, with debut album '+' beating Usher's latest to the No.1 spot on American iTunes.
For every British artist who succeeds Stateside, there are countless stars who fall foul of American tastes. Succeeding in the UK has never been a stepping stone to international success - just ask Robbie Williams, Oasis, Kasabian and many more massive UK artists who struggled to make an impact with our US cousins.
So, to celebrate Sheeran's newfound success on the other side of the pond, check out the current biggest British stars slaying the US music market...
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