Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ Lands at No. 1

Ed Sheeran

X marks the No. 1 spot. Ed Sheeran tops the U.K. and U.S. charts this week with his sophomore album.

The project, which features the Pharrell-produced single “SING,” sold 210,000 copies in its first week, the largest debut for a pop album this year and the fourth-biggest opening overall in 2014.

In addition to becoming his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it bests the sales of his 2012 debut +, which entered at No. 5 with 42,000.

Oakland rapper G-Eazy opens at No. 3 with These Things Happen (46,000), and earns the No. 1 spot on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Rap Albums, and Independent Albums charts.

These Things Happen also becomes the second-largest debut for an independently distributed rap album this year following 50 Cent’s Animal Ambition (47,000).

TDE’s Ab-Soul comes in at No. 11, selling just under 22,000 copies of his independent album These Days…

Outside the top 10, Riff Raff lands at No. 22 with his Mad Decent debut Neon Icon (12,000).



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10 Comments

  1. Cassive

    He deserves it

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    flysly Reply:

    @Cassive, agreed

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  2. Usher

    Congrats Ed!

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  3. coolness

    Wow, congrats Ed! True talent making great music. Those are some REALLY healthy numbers considering how the industry is in the dumps right now. Hopefully he’ll have longevity :)

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  4. ludooo

    stupid ginger! photoshoped ass u_u

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  5. Morgan

    Well deserved … X is a damn good album.

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  6. Spaska Angelova

    Congratulations Ed you are a great talent! Sing Sing adore this wonderful
    song!

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  7. From France

    “Sing” can be the song of the summer like “Liar Liar” by Cris Cab was the song of the spring.

    Congrats Pharell!!! everything this guy touches becomes gold !

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  8. Grace

    “Don’t” and “One” are amazing! Congratulations…much love.

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  9. fluffstuff

    G eazy. Whites taking over rap music. I see what’s happening.

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