You may or may not have heard about Ed Sheeran’s latest album ‘X’ at some point this year…
Of course, we’re joking, because given that it’s been a massive success for the British musician, it’s unlikely that you haven’t heard at least mention of it.
And whether you like him or not, ‘X’ has been breaking records left, right and centre, and this past week Ed was awarded with the first ever ‘British Artist of the Year’ at the BBC Music Awards.
The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ star also appeared on last night’s X Factor final, first performing a duet with contestant Ben Haenow, and later he performed solo.
So far in the UK, Ed’s second album ‘X’ (pronounced multiply) has already sold more than three million copies, but it seems people are still hoping to find it under their Christmas tree this year.
Both Spotify and Amazon have conducted two separate polls and asked their customers which albums that people would most like to receive as gifts…
On both, the results were the same, and Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ is the album people would most like to receive, butthe rest of the top five albums won’t come as a surprise.
The poll revealed that Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’, Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’, One Direction’s ‘Four’ and George Ezra’s ‘Wanted On Voyage’ are among the most wanted albums.
The poll also revealed just how popular British music has been throughout the year as only two American acts and one Australian made it into the Top 10.
Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ were the two American albums to make it only the list, while AC/DC’s ‘Rock Or Bust’ made it onto the list.
Amazon’s EU Digital Music Director, Steve Bernstein, commented on the success and “popularity boom” that British music is currently having on the world.
“It’s really exciting to see the widespread appeal of younger artists such as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and One Direction, as well as the likes of legendary acts such as Pink Floyd and Take That,” he explained.
Is Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ the album you’d most like to see under your Christmas tree this year or do you have something else in mind? Let us know in the comments below.