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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Ed Sheeran makes his mark with top album

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's new album X has become the longest-running number one album of the year.

The singer-songwriter's second album has sold more than 367,000 copies in the UK and has now spent four weeks at the top since it was released in June, according to the UK's Official Charts Company.

The Suffolk musician, who will play two gigs at Belfast's Odyssey Arena later in year, has stolen the record from Paolo Nutini, whose album Caustic Love topped the charts for three weeks in April.

Sheeran's non-mover meant Morrissey claimed the second spot with his critically acclaimed 10th solo album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business.

Meanwhile, Manchester boyband Rixton have stormed to the top of the singles chart with their first record – a moment that will be forever etched in their memories and on their skin after promising fans to mark the occasion with a tattoo.

The foursome will each get an inking of a broken heart, after learning their pop song Me And My Broken Heart reached number one.

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