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Ed Sheeran's "X" Achieves Rare RIAA Double Platinum Success!
By Janine McElhone
Ed Sheeran's "X" Achieves Rare RIAA Double Platinum Success!

In June of 2014, Ed Sheeran's sophomore album X took the world by storm. It reached #1 on album charts in 14 countries around the world before achieving platinum sales in 18 countries (including the US and United Kingdom, where it was the best selling album of 2014). 

A year and a half later, the album is still a global sensation. 

Photo Credit: Daniel Swartz / Revamp.com

X has been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, commemorating sales of 2 million in the United States alone! This achievement makes X one of only 4 albums to achieve multi-platinum success since 2014.

Ed's hit single "Thinking Out Loud" is also 5x RIAA platinum certified and nominated for a trio of highly coveted GRAMMY Awards in categories of Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Photo Credit: Daniel Swartz / Revamp.com

Congratulations, Ed! 

  • "X" is one of only four albums to score multi-platinum status since 2014.
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on December 17, 2015 - 1:05pm

In June of 2014, Ed Sheeran's sophomore album X took the world by storm. It reached #1 on album charts in 14 countries around the world before achieving platinum sales in 18 countries (including the US and United Kingdom, where it was the best selling album of 2014). 

A year and a half later, the album is still a global sensation. 

Photo Credit: Daniel Swartz / Revamp.com

X has been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, commemorating sales of 2 million in the United States alone! This achievement makes X one of only 4 albums to achieve multi-platinum success since 2014.

Ed's hit single "Thinking Out Loud" is also 5x RIAA platinum certified and nominated for a trio of highly coveted GRAMMY Awards in categories of Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Photo Credit: Daniel Swartz / Revamp.com

Congratulations, Ed! 

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