x Marks The Spot For Ed Sheeran
July 2, 2014


Ed Sheeran
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran nabs his first #1 album with x, as the sophomore effort debuts atop the Nielsen SoundScan sales chart with 210,000 copies sold. Billboard reports that this figure gives Sheeran the fourth largest opening sales week in 2014, as well as the best sales week for a male British solo act in almost a decade. x debuted at #1 in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, United Arab Emirates and Sheeran's own UK, where it is the fastest selling album of the year thus far.

Thanks to x, Sheeran also set some new Spotify records, as the new album because the most-streamed released ever in the UK on the digital music service in a single week. It also had the most-streamed first week ever worldwide in Spotify history, besting Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 last year.

Fellow Brit Sam Smith spends a second week at #2 with In The Lonely Hour, which moved another 67,000 copies. Billboard notes that this is the first time two British solo acts were at #1 and #2 on the chart since Eric Clapton and Sting accomplished that feat in March of 1993 (when both Sheeran and Smith were still infants!). Smith also has the #1 digital single in the country with his hit "Stay With Me."

Rapper G-Eazy debuts at #3 with These Things Happen, as last week's #1 album, Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence, is at #4. The unbeatable Frozen soundtrack is at #5. Hard rockers Mastodon debut at #6 with Once More 'Round The Sun, followed by jam band vets Phish at #7 with Fuego. The top ten was rounded out by Miranda Lambert's Platinum, Linkin Park's latest record The Hunting Party and the new NOW 50 collection.

 




 
Music News
It's Official: Lady Gaga Playing Super Bowl Halftime Show
Quick Hits: Halsey, Jay Z, Sia, Lollapalooza
The Weeknd Makes History "Starboy"
Quick Hits: Adele, Drake, Lumineers, Green Day
Drake's Views Back at #1 on Billboard 200
Louise Goffin plays Carnegie Hall with music legend Donovan
Metallica to Perform on The Howard Stern Show
The Weeknd Releases New Single with Daft Punk
FMQB Photo Pass: AC/DC
Beyoncé to Headline Charity Tidal X Concert
Quick Hits: The Weeknd, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper & Kanye West, Tori Amos
Quick Hits: Prince, Mariah Carey, AC/DC
Five New Debuts in Billboard 200's Top Ten
Quick Hits: RHCP, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Green Day
Quick Hits: Prince tribute concert, Coldplay, Billie Joe Armstrong
Breaking News
iHeartMedia Names Tim Herbster SVPP For Pacific NW Region
Mike Vincent Named OM For Cumulus Media-Melbourne, FL
iHeartMedia St. Louis' 100.3 The Beat Debuts New Hip Hop and R&B Programming
Tracy Herbster Named Digital Program Director For iHeartMedia Portland
A$AP Rocky Named Creative Director For MTV Labs
September 29, 2016
iHeartMedia Announces The Return Of The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour
Alpha Media Portland Names Chris Stewart PD At KWEE
Shazam Tops 1 Billion Downloads
Katy Perry Renews ASCAP Agreement
September 28, 2016
YouTube Names Lyor Cohen Global Head of Music
iHeartMedia/Nashville Names Savannah Grimm MD For WRVW (107.5 The River)
CBS Corporation Announces $1.46 Billion Debt Financing In Connection With CBS Radio Spinoff
Eric Powers Debuts New Streaming Channel POWERS RADIO, Returns To Airwaves To Host Mornings
In Brief - September 28, 2016
September 27, 2016
Katy Perry Teams With Funny Or Die & iHeartMedia To Rock The Vote
WPLJ/New York Nighttime Stars Ralphie and Melony Torres Flip On-Air Shifts
Jacob Leshaa Promoted to Digital Program Director of Entercom San Francisco
September 26, 2016
Kim Guthrie Appointed President of Cox Media Group
Lori Bennett Joins Cumulus Grand Rapids As OM/PD
iHeartMusic Music Festival Rocked Las Vegas
KPLV-FM (93.1 The Party)/Las Vegas Flips To 93.1 The Mountain
KUDL (Star 106.5)/Sacramento To Recognize Residents' Service To Community
September 23, 2016
iHeartMedia Introduces On Demand Services iHeartRadio Plus & iHeartRadio All Access
2016 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
September 22, 2016
FMQB NOW

          Question Of
           The Week

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!