After picking up the Brit Award for Album of the Year last month, Ed Sheeran’s X has another achievement to add to its growing list, as the record has just past the two million sales mark in the UK. According to the Official Charts Company, the 24 year old singer can now count himself alongside Adele, Take That and The Beatles, as one of the few artists to reach the milestone.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran's X has hit the two million sales mark.

X managed to hit the two million mark just 38 weeks after its release last June, which makes it the sixth fastest album to reach the milestone since 2000 and the fifth fastest-selling album of the past five years.

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Speaking to the Official Charts Company, Sheeran said, "So chuffed to hear X has just hit the 2 million mark in the UK! Looking forward to getting back there for my Wembley shows in July and celebrating with you all.”

The Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot added: "It is unlikely that anyone was in any doubt before, but this firmly establishes just what a significant, era-defining album X has become. The two million landmark is quite an achievement and puts Ed up there with the biggest acts of the age."

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X has so far had three spells on top of the UK albums chart, amassing total of 12 weeks in the number one spot. The album took just 23 weeks to pass the one million sales point and according to the Official Charts Company it had its biggest selling week in December, when it shifted 214,000 copies in just seven days.