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The people who do know Sheeran like him so much that he’ll be headlining arenas a year after opening for Taylor Swift’s Red tour, then selling out three nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden on his own.
Second album x (pronounced “multiply”) made its debut at No. 1 on Billboard‘s album chart in July. It has sold 380,000 copies in the USA, according to Nielsen SoundScan, much of that on the strength of the Pharrell Williams-produced Sing (1.1 million downloads sold).