|Promotional single by Ed Sheeran|
|from the album ÷|
|Released||2 March 2017|
"Supermarket Flowers" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was included on his third studio album ÷ (2017). After the album's release it charted at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart. It was released as a promotional single following Sheeran's performance at the 2018 Brit Awards.
The song is the 12th and final track on the standard version of Sheeran's third studio album ÷.
In an interview with MTV, Sheeran revealed that the song is about his late grandmother. He said "She was in a hospital near my house where I was making the album so I saw her quite a lot while making the album and she passed away while I was in the studio. So that's my first reaction for anything that happens to me, good or bad, pick up a guitar." He also said that the song is supposed to "really make you cry". Sheeran had not intended to put the song in the album 'Divide' as it was simply a personal tribute to his grandmother that was written from the viewpoint of his mother. His father first suggested that he should play the song at her funeral, which he did, and his grandfather then urged that it should be included in the album after hearing it at the funeral. Sheeran said: "My grandfather just turned to me [at the funeral], he was like you have to put that out, that has to go on the record. It's such a good memory, that's why it’s ended up on there."
|Canada (Music Canada)||Platinum||80,000^|
|Denmark (IFPI Denmark)||Gold||45,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||600,000|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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