Ed Sheeran’s Record-Setting Album X

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A passionate charity worker in her home country of Cambodia, Rathana Ung has taken part in numerous goodwill initiatives such as building homes, wells, and developing water systems in small villages. In her spare time, Rathana Ung enjoys listening to the music of Ed Sheeran.

A Grammy Award-winning pop artist, Sheeran’s second album, X (pronounced multiply) debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 in 2014 and has since sold over 2.8 million copies, making it the third best-selling album in the past decade. In its first week, the album sold 210,000 physical and digital units worldwide, which marked the most album sales for a British male solo artist since Rod Stewart’s “Stardust … The Great American Songbook Vol. III” sold 240,000 units in its debut week in 2004.

Although his total album sales are well short of the 20 million Adele’s 21 has generated, he did overtake the “Hello” artist in November of 2015 when X remained in the top-10 on the UK charts for a 73rd consecutive week, beating Adele’s 71-week record. Sheeran’s third album, ÷ (divide) was released on March 3, 2017.

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