Sheeran's X marks the spot

Last updated 05:00 28/06/2014

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New Zealand is crazy for Ed Sheeran, with the singer-songwriter's new album X taking out the number one spot on the Official NZ Music Charts.

The success comes off the back of the Englishman’s cameo appearance on Shortland Street on Monday, where he popped in to offer KJ Apa's character Kane some singing tips.

Meanwhile, Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer have been knocked out of the top spot on the singles chart by Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz and their international hit Am I Wrong.

But 5SOS fans needn't feel too outraged, as the boys this week have the honour of being the highest new entrants on the singles chart, with Amnesia charting at number six. Two of their other new singles, Everything I Didn't Say and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, were also up there, charting at eight and 10 respectively.

On the New Zealand singles chart, Holding On by Ginny Blackmore and Stan Walker retains its position at number one, as does Lorde's Pure Heroine on the Kiwi album chart.

Highest new entrant to the New Zealand singles chart is Nelson brother-sister duo Broods, with Mother and Father. The pair have just completed supporting Ellie Goulding's New Zealand tour, and are about to head off to play shows in the United States, UK and Australia.


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