Ed Sheeran puts on a joyous display during a performance in Moscow… as his new album No.6 Collaborations dominates the UK charts

He is currently dominating both the UK singles and albums charts following the release of his latest star-studded album just one week ago.

So it was little wonder Ed Sheeran had a huge smile on his face as he performed to crowds at the Otkritie Arena in Moscow, Russia, on Friday.  

The Shape Of You hitmaker, 28, appeared in high spirits as he belted out his hits much to the delight of the audience. 

Show man: Ed Sheeran had a huge smile on his face as he performed to crowds at the Otkritie Arena in Moscow, Russia on Friday

Show man: Ed Sheeran had a huge smile on his face as he performed to crowds at the Otkritie Arena in Moscow, Russia on Friday

Looking casual in a black T-shirt worn over a white jumper, the singer-songwriter strummed his guitar and beamed to the crowd during his gig, which is part of his world tour. 

He teamed his ensemble with dark blue jeans and black trainers. 

Ed looked in his element at the music event as he was pictured closing his eyes as he passionately belted out one of his famous hits. 

Despite dropping his album just days ago, Ed has already topped the UK charts with No.6 Collaborations as his latest music dominated the number one spots on the Official Charts on Friday.

Winner: Ed Sheeran has already topped the UK charts with No.6 Collaborations as his latest music dominated the number one spots on the Official Charts on Friday

Winner: Ed Sheeran has already topped the UK charts with No.6 Collaborations as his latest music dominated the number one spots on the Official Charts on Friday

Happy: The Shape Of You hitmaker, 28, appeared in high spirits as he belted out his hits much to the delight of the audience

Happy: The Shape Of You hitmaker, 28, appeared in high spirits as he belted out his hits much to the delight of the audience

On stage: Ed looked casual in a black T-shirt worn over a white jumper
Music man: The singer-songwriter strummed his guitar and beamed to the crowd during his gig

Casual: Looking casual in a black T-shirt worn over a white jumper, the singer-songwriter strummed his guitar and beamed to the crowd during his gig

What he loves: Ed looked in his element at the music event as he was pictured closing his eyes as he passionately belted out one of his famous hits

What he loves: Ed looked in his element at the music event as he was pictured closing his eyes as he passionately belted out one of his famous hits

The Thinking Out Loud singer scooped up two prizes for his new album, which features collaborations with Eminiem, 50 Cent and Justin Bieber, as he made number one both on the Official Albums and Singles Chart.  

In a photoshoot to celebrate the star's latest accolade, Ed can be seen admiring his trophies as he takes a break in his music studio.

Putting on a casual display, the British performer sported a grey T-shirt and a pair of black spectacles.  

Fun times: The star held his guitar above his head during the gig in Moscow

Fun times: The star held his guitar above his head during the gig in Moscow

Star power: The singer worked the stage as he thrilled Russian fans who came to see him in the capital's Otkritie Arena
Sing! Ed looked delighted as he belted out a track

Star power: The singer worked the stage as he thrilled Russian fans who came to see him in the capital's Otkritie Arena

Thank you! The flame-haired star held his guitar aloft amid his concert in Moscow, amid his world tour

Thank you! The flame-haired star held his guitar aloft amid his concert in Moscow, amid his world tour

Ed's award comes after he admitted to The Sun that he finds it difficult when people constantly snap photos of him in public, making him feel 'not human and like a 'zoo animal'. 

He said: 'It makes me feel like I'm not human. But what instantly cuts me off is that you're having a moment with them which is so genuine and so nice and then at the end they ask for a picture.

'Like if I am eating in a restaurant now, I would prefer to have a private room because if I eat in the public room I have people filming me while I'm eating my food.

Special day: The Shape Of You hitmaker, 28, scooped up two prizes for his new album, which features collaborations with Eminiem, 50 Cent and Justin Bieber, as he made number one both on the Official Albums and Singles Chart

Special day: The Shape Of You hitmaker, 28, scooped up two prizes for his new album, which features collaborations with Eminiem, 50 Cent and Justin Bieber, as he made number one both on the Official Albums and Singles Chart

'You feel like a zoo animal. I don't mean to complain, I have a cool job and life. But I just want to avoid that.'

He hinted at his battle with mental health issues in his latest single I Don't Care, which includes the lines: 'With all these people all around, I'm crippled with anxiety, But I'm told it's where I'm supposed to be.'

But the star admitted that his social anxiety means he doesn't like large groups of people, and has even made him question his relationship with wife Cherry Seaborn.

Woes: Ed's award comes after he admitted to The Sun that he finds it difficult when people constantly snap photos of him in public, making him feel 'not human and like a 'zoo animal' (pictured in October)

Woes: Ed's award comes after he admitted to The Sun that he finds it difficult when people constantly snap photos of him in public, making him feel 'not human and like a 'zoo animal' (pictured in October) 

He also said he now goes on tour with four of his friends and has closed down his social circles to ensure he is only around people he truly knows.

Ed, who is a notoriously private person, revealed his torment was sparked by the sudden surge of stardom upon releasing single Shape Of You in 2017, which took him to a 'new level of fame'.

He was previously able to stay away from the spotlight and but soon became unsure if his friends were hanging out with him just because of his fame.

Fame troubles: Ed revealed he has cut his friendship group to just four pals as he admitted crippling anxiety has left him feeling like a 'zoo animal' and unable to trust people (pictured in June)

Fame troubles: Ed revealed he has cut his friendship group to just four pals as he admitted crippling anxiety has left him feeling like a 'zoo animal' and unable to trust people (pictured in June)

It forced Ed to purchase the sprawling £2million Suffolk estate to stay out of the limelight - with the star purchasing all of the houses on the grounds.

Ed admitted he still struggles to comprehend why his wife is with him, and thinks 'why the f*** are you with me?' when he wakes up beside her every morning.

But the hitmaker says Cherry always reassures him, as he brands her 'out of his league'.

It comes after Ed confirmed he married long-term girlfriend Cherry.

Following reports that they wed just before Christmas 2018, the singer revealed Cherry is his wife in a new interview on YouTube with Charlamagne The God to promote his album No.6 Collaborations Project.

After Charlamagne Tha God asked about lyrics on the album which refer to the singer's 'wife', Ed admitted that he wrote the words before the couple tied the knot, but he 'knew that we'd be married by the point that the song came out.

Mental health: The star admitted that his social anxiety means he doesn't like large groups of people, and has even made him question his relationship with wife Cherry Seaborn (pictured earlier this month)

Mental health: The star admitted that his social anxiety means he doesn't like large groups of people, and has even made him question his relationship with wife Cherry Seaborn (pictured earlier this month)

Private life: It forced Ed to purchase the sprawling £2million Suffolk estate to stay out of the limelight - with the start purchasing all of the houses on the grounds (pictured in June)

Private life: It forced Ed to purchase the sprawling £2million Suffolk estate to stay out of the limelight - with the start purchasing all of the houses on the grounds (pictured in June)

In the interview Ed is asked about the lyrics on his Eminem and 50 Cent collaboration Remember the Name, which say: 'Watch how the lyrics in the songs might get twisted / My wife wears red, but looks better without the lipstick.'

Ed explained: 'It was actually before me and Cherry got married and I knew that we'd be married by the point that the song came out. [I thought] Someone's gonna hear that and be like, "Oh, they're married!" I didn't know how that would be construed, but obviously it's already come out.'

The Grammy award winner and Cherry wed just before Christmas, in a ceremony which saw just 40 close friends and family in attendance, according to a report in The Sun. 

Popped the question: Ed announced his engagement to Cherry, 26, in January 2018 with a candid Instagram snap

Ed Sheeran puts on a joyous performance in Moscow as he celebrates topping the UK charts

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