Singer Ed Sheeran is ending 2014 on a chart high after topping the U.K. albums countdown for the 12th non-consecutive week.

The Lego House hitmaker's second studio album, X, scores its second largest one-week sales tally with 211,000 copies sold during the week of Christmas since its release in June (14).

He earned his biggest seven-day sales record a week earlier (ends21Dec14), when X sold more than 214,000 units.

Coming in at number two is Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour, while Olly Murs' Never Been Better claims the third spot.

Rounding out the top five are George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage and Take That's Iii, at four and five, respectively.

Meanwhile, on the singles chart, Mark Ronson reclaims the top spot with his Bruno Mars collaboration Uptown Funk, a week after being dethroned by Britain's new The X Factor winner Ben Haenow.

The reality Tv star's cover of OneRepublic's Something I Need falls to two, while Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud is at three.