- 27 Jun 14
Flame-haired troubadour hits the heights with sophomore album...
He may only be 23 but Ed Sheeran has the whole world in his hands, if the critical and commercial reaction to new album x is anything to go by.
Bolstered by the presence of hit-maker extraordinaire Pharrell Williams, the Suffolk singer/songwriter's second record has achieved the positively Herculean feat of knocking Garth "King of Croke Park" Brooks off the top spot of the Irish Album Chart.
Still, we suspect his The Ultimate Hits collection will find its way back to the top of the mountain soon enough. In the meantime, check out our own Eamon Sweeney's verdict on Sheeran's latest here.
Elsewhere on the chart this week, Coldplay avoid a conscious uncoupling (it's still funny to us) from the #3 spot as the divisive Ghost Stories holds firm while Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence drops from 2nd to 4th. Sam Smith retains fifth place with his In The Lonely Hour.
Recent HP cover star Imelda May, Kodaline, Mastodon, Paolo Nutini and Glastonbury headliners Kasabian round out the top 10. Click here for the full rundown.