Ed Sheeran‘s Grammy-nominated album X (multiply) has done extremely well in the U.S., but in his native U.K., it’s a monster smash.
Britain’s Official Charts Company reports that even though the disc has been out for months, it sold more copies just in the past week — 214,000, to be exact — than any other album this year in the U.K. has sold in a single week. The sales surge is due to Christmas shopping: looks like a lot of Brits are getting X in their stockings this year.
X has spent an amazing 11 weeks at #1 on the U.K. charts and has spawned four hit singles, including “Sing” and “Thinking Out Loud.”
In the U.S., X is up for the prestigious Album of the Year Grammy, alongside discs by Pharrell Williams, Beck, Beyonce and Ed’s pal Sam Smith.
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