The album was released on 23rd June this year, charting at number one in both the UK and the US.
Ed Sheeran’s meteoric rise to stardom began in 2011 with his debut album ‘+’, containing the singles ‘The A Team’ and ‘Lego House’. The album achieved quintiple platinum sales in the United Kingdom. In 2012, he won two Brit Awards for ‘Best British Male Solo Artist’ and ‘British Breakthrough Act’. ‘The A Team’ won the Ivor Novello Award for ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’.
After touring extensively across the United States both on his own and as the opening act for Taylor Swift. In that time, 'The A Team' was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards and he performed at the Award Ceremony as a duet with Elton John. He has also made a guest appearance on Taylor Swift's fourth studio album, Red, and contributed two songs for One Direction’s second studio album.
Only last week, Ed Sheeran released a music video from the ‘x’ album on YouTube entitled ‘Thinking Out Loud’. The video gained over 3 million views in its first 24 hours.