Release date: June 23, 2014
Label: Asylum Records, Atlantic Records
Produced by: Jake Gosling, Rick Rubin, Johnny McDaid, Pharrell Williams, Benny Blanco, Jeff Bhasker, Peter Cobbin, Ed Sheeran, Kirsty Whalley
X is the second studio album by British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, released on June 23, 2014 through Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. The album features production from Benny Blanco, Johnny McDaid, Pharrell Williams, Rick Rubin and Jake Gosling among others.
X debuted at number one on the UK Albums chart, selling 180,000 copies in its first week of release; it was the fastest-selling album of 2014, overtaking Coldplay's Ghost Stories. In the United States, the album became Sheeran's first number one on the Billboard 200, debuting at number one with first-week sales of 210,000 copies. As of February 2015, the album had sold 5.8 million copies world wide.