Record label gets super excited as Ed hits no. 1 in the US

Record label gets super excited as Ed hits no. 1 in the US

Ed Sheeran has scored his first number one album on the US Billboard chart.

The 23-year-old singer-songwriter has sold about 210,000 copies of his second record 'X' in America, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Ed took to Twitter to thank fans for their support yesterday, posting: "Had my first #1 album in America this week. Thanks for everyone supporting it, that's mental x"

The album, which is the follow-up to '+' in 2011, features tracks including 'Don't', 'One' and 'Sing', produced by Pharrell Williams, while the singer also worked with acclaimed producer Rick Rubin.

Fellow British singer Sam Smith - who we are also loving - is at number two on the Billboard Chart, having shifted more than 67,000 copies of his debut record 'In The Lonely Hour'.

Record label gets super excited as Ed hits no. 1 in the US

The last time two UK artists were at the top two spots in the chart was in 1993 when albums by Eric Clapton and Sting reached number one and two.

Ed’s success on the album has even triggered his label to change their automatic reply last month.

So sweet!

Ed is also set to release his first book - with his childhood friend Phillip Butah - Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey to accompany his record breaking album.

Here’s our favourite track from the album, what’s yours?

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