Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ album reaches 2 million UK sales

It's only the fifth record to do so this decade, following the likes of Adele and Emeli Sande

Ed Sheeran‘s latest album ‘X’ has now sold over two million copies in the UK alone.

The record, Sheeran’s second to date, was originally released in June 2014, now becoming only the fifth album to shift two million units since the beginning of the decade. Other artists to achieve such a feat include Adele, Emeli Sandé, Take That and Michael Bublé.

The singer said of the news: “So chuffed to hear X has just hit the 2 million mark in the UK! Looking forward to getting back there for my Wembley shows in July and celebrating with you all.”

Meanwhile, Sheeran recently previewed the video for his Rudimental collaboration. The two acts recently collaborated on a new version of Sheeran’s ‘X’ track ‘Bloodstream’.

Earlier this week, Sheeran sent messages of support to a X Factor contestant in New Zealand who was called “disgusting” and “creepy” live on air.

Two judges on the New Zealand version of the show have been fired after abusing a contestant on the show this weekend. British pop star Natalia Kills and her husband, Willy Moon, were removed from the show after a live episode on Saturday (March 14) in which the pair harshly criticised contestant Joe Irvine following his performance.

Now, however, Sheeran has sent in a tweet to Irvine, telling him to take no notice of the attacks.

“Don’t worry about what anyone else says man,” Sheeran tweeted. “Enjoy yourself with it, that’s what singing is about, not what other people think.”