It's been a good year for Ed Sheeran - a very good year, in fact.

Everyone's favorite ginger released his second album 'X' earlier in the summer, and now it's been confirmed that Sheeran is the first artist to sell over a million albums in the space of a calendar year since 2012 - and what's more, he's expected to sell another two hundred thousand copies before December is out.

The last time an artist sold so many copies within a January to December period was Emeli Sandé's 'Our Version of Events' in 2012 - a feat no doubt helped by her appearance at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

Sheeran told the Official Charts Company that he was 'f**kin' buzzing' after hearing the news. Bless.