Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ overtakes Daft Punk as Spotify’s most streamed album ever in a single week

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The singer released his second album last week (June 23)

Ed Sheeran‘s ‘X’ has overtaken Daft Punk‘s ‘Random Access Memories’ as the most streamed album ever in a single week on Spotify.

Since its release last week (June 23), the singer’s second album has been streamed 6,248,130 times (beating Daft Punk’s existing record in the UK, with 6,181,583 streams).

Globally, the album has also scored the most ‘week one’ streams of an album in Spotify’s history, with 23,792,476 streams, beating Eminem’s 22,780,154 streams of ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ in November 2013.

Last week, ‘X’ become the fastest-selling UK album of 2014 after shifting more than 182,000 copies this week – over 14,000 more copies than previous best seller, Coldplay’s ‘Ghost Stories,’ according to the Official Charts Company.
‘X’ features Sheeran’s singles ‘One’ and ‘Sing’, the latter of which became his first UK Number One Single last month.

Sheeran was one of the many artists who saw a sales boost following his Glastonbury appearance last weekend. After their Saturday performance, Elbow’s ‘The Take Off And Landing Of Everything’ climbed 39 places on the Official Albums Chart to Number 19. Meanwhile, Rudimental’s ‘Home’ is up 59 places to Number 24, and Arcade Fire‘s ‘Reflektor’ is this week’s highest climber, rising 85 places to chart at Number 25. Both Lily Allen and Haim also rise to 37 and 40 respectively.