Ed Sheeran's reign over the UK charts continues as his second studio album 'X' secures the top spot for the twelfth non-consecutive week by selling his second highest one-week sales since releasing the album this past June.

Sheeran's 'X' has been No.1 on the UK album charts for twelve weeks

In the last seven days, the British singer saw his latest record shift an impressive 211,000 copies, and upon hearing the good he tweeted, "Multiply is now 6x platinum in the uk, which has matched my first album, which i didn't think i could do. god bless Christmas."

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The rest of the entire top five is unchanged this week as Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour,' which recently sold over 1 million copies, remains in second place, and Olly Murs holds on to the number three position with his fourth studio album 'Never Been Better.'

George Ezra remains at number four with his debut 'Wanted on Voyage,' and Take That rounds this off with their first album as a three-piece 'III.'

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Below is this week's U.K. top ten albums, complied by The Official Charts Company:

1. Ed Sheeran - X

2. Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour

3. Olly Murs - Never Been Better

4. George Ezra - Wanted on Voyage

5. Take That - III

6. One Direction - Four

7. Taylor Swift - 1989

8. Ella Henderson - Chapter One

9. Paloma Faith - A Perfect Contradiction

10. Michael Buble - Christmas