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Ed Sheeran has topped the US Billboard topped the Billboard 200 chart with his album X. Reuters

He is the flame-haired singer from Suffolk, but three years after bursting onto the music scene Ed Sheeran has finally conquered America.

The 23-year-old star has scored his first US number one album, topping the Billboard 200 chart with his second album X.

The record, which is pronounced "multiply", is the follow-up to his 2011 debut album '+'. It was produced by Pharrell Williams and Rick Rubin and has delivered hits such as Don't, One and Sing.

Taking to twitter, the A-Team hitmaker described the milestone as 'mental'.

Sheeran has definitely got a lot to celebrate after the album sold 210,000 copies in the US within a week of its release. It also been streamed 6,248,130 times.

Meanwhile, fellow Brit Sam Smith has bagged second place with his debut album Lonely Hour.

The album, which gave us hits such as Money on My Mind and Stay is the fastest selling debut album for a British male.

It marks the first time two British solo artists have taken the US top two spots since Eric Clapton and Sting did it in 1993.