Ed Sheeran’s incredible new record ‘X’ is officially the fastest selling album of 2014 so far!
The album, pronounced “multiply”, sold a phenomenal 182,000 copies in a week to storm to the number one spot yesterday.
That mightily impressive tally is a cool 14,000 more than the previous fastest seller, Coldplay’s ‘Ghost Stories’, sold last month.
Ed told his 9.74million Twitter followers last night: “182k sold in the UK week one making it the fastest selling album of the year. I'm on cloud 9 and keep laughing at everything. love you all x”
Despite its first week sales, ‘X’ still has a long way to go to surpass the 1.8million UK sales of Ed’s debut ‘+’.
As well as breaking records, Ed wowed The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury yesterday afternoon in front of tens of thousands of fans.
You can see photos of Ed’s spectacular performance right here.
This week’s album chart top five is as follows:
1. Ed Sheeran ‘x’
2. Sam Smith ‘In The Lonely Hour’
3. Lana Del Rey ‘Ultraviolence’
4. Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’
5. Paolo Nutini ‘Caustic Love’