Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran’s acclaimed album x has been certified 2x Multiplatinum by the RIAA, commemorating sales of two million in the United States alone. This achievement makes x one of only four albums to achieve Multiplatinum success since 2014, joining Taylor Swift’s 1989, Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour and Adele’s 25.
Sheeran’s second full length album, x (pronounced “multiply”), proved a global sensation upon its initial release, reaching No. 1 on album charts in 14 countries around the world before achieving platinum sales in 18 countries including the United States and his native United Kingdom, where it was the biggest selling album of 2014. With worldwide sales now exceeding 10 million, x is highlighted by its four consecutive, platinum singles: “Sing,” “Don’t,” “Photograph” and the 5x RIAA platinum certified “Thinking Out Loud,” Sheeran’s first No. 1 single in the U.S. and his biggest overall hit to date. “Thinking Out Loud” is also currently nominated for a trio of Grammy Awards including“Record Of The Year,” “Song Of The Year” and “Best Pop Solo Performance.”
Sheeran just wrapped up his x tour, which saw him perform sold out headline shows at large venues around the world over the last two years, including Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, three nights at London’s Wembley Stadium and Suncorp Stadium in Sydney. This year also saw the launch of his own record label, Gingerbread Man Records, with the signing of fellow British singer/songwriter Jamie Lawson, whose self-titled album debuted at No. 1 in the U.K., and Irish artist Foy Vance whose label debut is set for release in 2016. In addition, Sheeran was recently named both the most talked about entertainer of the year on Facebook and the most streamed artist of all time on Spotify with over three billion streams to date.
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