X is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released on 20 June 2014 in Australia and New Zealand, and worldwide on 23 June through Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. The album received positive reviews from music critics. It was an international success in its first week on sale, charting at number one in twelve countries, topping both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, and reaching the top 5 in eleven other countries. Three singles were released from the album, "Sing", "Don't" and "Thinking Out Loud". "Sing" was a major international success and became Sheeran's first UK number-one single and his second US Billboard Hot 100 top 20 hit. The second single off the album, "Don't", was also a worldwide success, peaking at number 8 in the UK, and being Sheeran's first ever Hot 100 top 10, peaking at number 9. "Thinking Out Loud" was a slow burner hit, becoming Sheeran's second UK number-one single after 19 weeks in the chart. In December 2014, Spotify named X the most-streamed album in the world for 2014, racking up more than 430 million streams for the year.