According to Nielsen Sound Scan, Ed Sheeran's x had 2014's fourth-best album debut of 2014, moving 210,000 units last week. That puts x pronounced multiply at No. 1 on this week's Billboard albums chart. The British singer-songwriter's total trails only this year's debuts of Coldplay's Ghost Stories , Eric Church's The Outsiders and Brantley Gilbert's Just As I Am . Another British singer, Sam Smith, at No. 2 this week with In the Lonely Hour , which sold 67,000 copies.
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