Ed Sheeran tops UK chart for fifth week
28 Jul 2014
Ed Sheeran tops UK chart for fifth week
Ed Sheeran holds on to the No.1 spot for a fifth week running with his second solo album X.

Staying at the top of the charts for the fifth week Ed Sheeran’s X has achieved the longest consecutive run at No.1 since 2011 when Adele’s 21 spent eleven weeks at the top of the charts.

Having overtaken Paolo Nutini’s three week stint from earlier in the year, the 23-year old singer now holds the longest consecutive run for a male solo artist in 2014. Currently, James Blunt holds the claim of longest consecutive run with Back to Bedlam. The album spent eight weeks at the top of the charts.

X has now sold over 400,000 copies in the UK and landed Ed Sheeran his first No.1 on USA’s Billboard 200. The success has continued with Ed Sheeran’s debut album re-entering the charts at No.15.

In support of X, Ed Sheeran will play some of his biggest UK and Irish dates throughout October when he will headline arenas for the first time in the UK and Ireland.

The tour will visit Belfast, Leeds, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow, Dublin and Newcastle from 8 to 31 October 2014. Ed Sheeran tickets are now on sale.