For the second week, Ed Sheeran's 'X' is World's No.1 Album!

Posted on July 19, 2014

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In its second week at retail, Ed Sheeran's new album 'X' sold another healthy 220,000 units. But that aren't enough for a second week atop the Global Album Chart, because 'Kis-My-Journey', the third set of the Japanese boy group Kis-My-Ft2, overtakes with 246,000 sales, according to Oricon Inc. It's the first global no.1 for this band. Their debut album 'Kis-My-1st' started at no.2 in the week 15, 2012 with 254,000 sales and the follow-up 'Good Ikuze!' entered at no.4 in the week 15, 2013 with 222,000 units. Back to Ed Sheeran, his 'X' album slides at no.2 with a total of 769,000 copies after two weeks on the tally. In United Kingdom the album leads the hitlist with impressive second week sales of 93,300 copies. In the USA the set moved another 52,600 units last week, in Germany estimated 15,000 sales, in Australia 11,500 and in Canada 7,700. Australian new teenie sensation 5 Seconds Of Summer starts by with the first full-length album. Despite non-sales from the USA and Canada (where the album will be released three weeks later), the globally sales of 163,000 are enough for a no.3 debut. Sorted by countries, the highest sales had the set in United Kingdom with 67,000, following by Australia with 26,100, France with 11,200 and Germany with estimated 10,000. The third-highest of overall 14 new-entries on this week's tally is American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and actor Trey Songz with his sixth album 'Trigga'. It opens at no.4 globally with 115,000 copies. The lion's share of it sold the set in the USA, where it started at no.1 on the national album chart with 104,800 sales, according to Billboard. Some additional sales stats: 'Unorthodox Jukebox' by Bruno Mars sold 10,000 copies last week and reaches the 6 million border in total now, 'Born To Die' by Lana Del Rey sold 19,000 units last week, 4,76 million so far, Beyoncé's self titled-album sold 10,000 units last week and has a total of 3,36 million units so far, 'Ghost Stories' by Coldplay sold 2,04 million copies so far, 'G I R L' by Pharrell Williams 1,5 million and 'Artpop' by Lady GaGa 1,83 million.



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