Ed Sheeran's X hits number one to become fastest-selling album of 2014 after Glastonbury performance
The 'Sing' star has knocked Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence from the top spot
Ed Sheeran's X has hit number one to become the fastest-selling album of 2014 so far.
The British singer-songwriter sold 182,000 copies of his second album in its first week of release, beating Coldplay's previous record with Ghost Stories of 168,000.
Sheeran's chart success with X (pronounced as 'multiply') follows his praised set at Glastonbury Festival this weekend.
Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour is at second place in the Official UK Albums Chart while Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence fell from the top spot to sit in third.
The "Blue Jeans" singer failed to liven up the Worthy Farm crowd on Saturday and was criticised for her "lacklustre" stage presence.
Meanwhile in the singles chart, Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill reached the summit with "Gecko (Overdrive)" to knock Ella Henderson’s debut "Ghost" into second place.
Songs played on streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer will be counted from today but the first chart to incorporate these records will not be released until next Sunday, the Official Charts Company has confirmed.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 2 iOS 8 is full of shiny new features - but it's terrible news for app developers
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Cocaine and cannabis haul hidden in Vatican car seized by French police
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams cast in new Channel 4 drama about cyber bullying
Downton Abbey: Liam Neeson wants to be a stableman in period drama
Star Wars 7 leaked set photo of Adam Driver changes everything
Friends 20th anniversary: Six things we wouldn't have without the influential comedy series
The Walking Dead season 5 synopsis: Spoilers and existential questions abound
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'