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X marks the top spot for Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has seen off competition from Coldplay to claim the year's best-selling album in the UK.

The star sold more than 182,000 thousand copies of X in its first week of release and has shifted more than 634,000 in total, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.

He said: "I'm so happy people have been enjoying my album so much - great to hear that it's still the biggest seller of the year and has now gone double platinum too."

And Ed marked another milestone in his showbiz life last night when he made his first-ever appearance on an Irish talk show as he met Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late set.

He remembered how he busked in Galway when he was young and made a fortune.

CaST Tubridy then presented a delighted Sheeran with a Love/Hate box set signed by all the cast.

Ed was introduced to Love/Hate by Taylor Swift's tour crew (a lot are them are Irish) and he grew to love to series.

He also spoke about his friendship with Niall Horan and how they recently partied in Las Vegas together.

He remarked that it was a 'very Irish evening'.

Speaking about his success - he said that he doesn't dwell on it and at the moment he's just going with it.

Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour is the second biggest seller having sold 487,000 copies, with Coldplay's Ghost Stories rounding off the top three.

The Top 10 Best-Selling Albums of 2014 so far:

1 - X by Ed Sheeran

2 - In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith

3 - Ghost Stories by Coldplay

4 - Caustic Love by Paolo Nutini

5 - A Perfect Contradiction by Paloma Faith (right)

6 - Halcyon by Ellie Goulding

7 - Girl by Pharrell Williams

8 - If You Wait by London Grammar

9 - AM by Arctic Monkeys

10 - Bad Blood by Bastille