Ed Sheeran's album X is 2014's biggest seller to date

  • 3 October 2014
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Ed Sheeran's X has overtaken Coldplay's Ghost Stories to become the UK's top-selling album of 2014 so far.

Figures released by the Official Charts Company reveal that Sheeran's follow-up to 2011's + has sold more than 634,000 copies since its release in June.

That puts it ahead of Ghost Stories, 2014's previous top-seller, which since its May debut has sold 470,000 copies.

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Sheeran, who has enjoyed chart success in the US, said he was "so happy people have been enjoying my album so much".