|Origin:||UK & Europe|
|Format:||2 X LP|
|Genre:||Acoustic , Hip-Hop/Rap , Pop , Rock N|
Sealed - Brand new double album with a smart gatefold cover.
x (pronounced "multiply") is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran. It was released on 20 June 2014 in Australia and New Zealand, and worldwide on 23 June through Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. The album received positive reviews from music critics. It has become an international success, peaking at No. 1 in fifteen countries, while topping both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. x also reached the top 5 in seven other countries and was the best selling album of 2014 in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Five singles were released from the album: "Sing", "Don't", "Thinking Out Loud", "Bloodstream" (a collaboration with Rudimental), and "Photograph".
The lead single, "Sing", was a major international success. It became Sheeran's first UK number-one single and peaked inside the Top 10 in several other countries. The second single, "Don't", was also a worldwide success. It peaked at No. 8 in the UK and number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The album's third single, "Thinking Out Loud", was a massive international success, peaking at No. 1 in 12 countries, and the top five in 12 more. It became Sheeran's second UK number-one single and has been certified 3× Platinum, with sales of over 1 million copies in the UK. "Thinking Out Loud" also became Sheeran's biggest hit in the US to date, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been certified 4× Platinum, with sales of over 4 million copies in the US alone. The album's fourth single, a remix of "Bloodstream", peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the fourth-consecutive single from x to hit the top 10 in Sheeran's native country. "Photograph" was released as the album's fifth and final single. It gave Sheeran his fifth consecutive top ten single from the album in Australia and New Zealand, peaking at numbers 9 and 8, respectively. "Photograph" also met international chart success, peaking inside the top 10 in ten countries.
In December 2014, Spotify named x the most-streamed album in the world for 2014, racking up more than 430 million streams for the year. x has been certified 9× Platinum in the UK with sales of over 2.7 million copies, making it one of the best selling albums in the history of the UK, and the sixth best-selling album of the decade in the UK. The album has been certified 3× Platinum in Canada, 6× Platinum in New Zealand, and double platinum in the US, with sales of nearly 2 million copies in the US. It also became the first album ever to be certified Diamond in Australia. Also, x broke Adele's record for the longest charting Top 10 album in the history of the United Kingdom. In 2015, x won the Brit Award for British Album of the Year, and at the 57th Grammy Awards it was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year.