Katy Perry tops the best-selling Album Chart with 288,000 equivalent
sales, 259,000 of which are pure album sales. Her former studio set
'Prism' debuted at No.2 in November 2013, with sales of 453,000.
'Witness' sold 180,000 in the US, 23,000 sales in Canada, 16,200 in the
UK, around 10,000 in Germany, 9,000 in France, 6,000 in Brazil, 5,800 in
Australia and 4,700 in Japan! The album's lead single 'Chained To The
Rhythm' peaked at no.3 in March and is the 10th best-selling Song of
2017 so far!

Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' goes back up to no.2 with 133,000 sales and a
total of 5,85 million so far, and is the best-selling Album of 2017 by

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' rises back to no.3 with 97,000 sales and a total
of 2,07 milion so far.

The 2nd highest debut of the week is 'Truth Is A Beautiful Thing', the
2nd album by the British indie pop trio London Grammar. It debuts at
no.1 in the UK with sales of 43,400 and at no.4 globally with sales of

1. Witness - Katy Perry - 288.000 (1st week)
2. Divide - Ed Sheeran - 133.000 (this wk) - 5.854.000 total
3. Damn. - Kendrick Lamar - 97.000 / 2.071.000
4. Truth Is A Beautiful Thing - London Grammar - 87.000
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles - 79.000 -
(31.500.000 total)
6. Ctrl - SZA - 68.000 (1st wk)
7. Heart Break - Lady Antebellum - 64.000 (1st wk)
8. More Life - Drake - 60.000 (1st wk) - 2.185.000 total
9. Harry Styles - Harry Styles - 60.000 - 752.000
10. Is This The Life We Really Want? - Roger Waters - 60.000 - 197.000


"Despacito" scores a 6th week atop the global track chart, and is the 2nd best-selling Song of 2017 after Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You"! The 3rd best-selling Song of this year so far is Clean Bandits' "Rockabye" with Sean Paul & Anne-Marie.

AKB48's 34th No.1 in Japan, 'Negaigoto No Mochigusare' debuts at No. 2, failing to outsell "Despacito"!

After topping the global chart for 16 straight weeks, then ranking at No.2 for another 5 after "Despacito" arrived, Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" finally slips to no.3!

The highest sales increase is Ariana Grande's 2015 hit "One Last Time" which returns to its former peak position of no.18.


American singer/songwriter Halsey has the World's best-selling Album this week with her second studio album 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom'. The LP scored 146,000 equivalent sales in its first week, 106,000 of it in the US alone, another 9,500 in Canada, 7,100 in the UK and 4,400 in Australia.

Just behind Halsey is Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist Roger Waters with his 5th studio album 'Is This The Life We Really Want?' at No.2 with 137,000 equivalent sales. It's Roger's first studio LP in almost 12 years.

Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' returns to no.3 in its 14th week with 135,000 sales and a total of 5,72 million so far.

'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by the The Beatles is at no.4, due to its special 50th anniversary rerelease, with 129,000 consumption units. The 30th anniversary release of
U2's 'The Joshua Tree', the biggest rock album of the Eighties, soars to no.9 with 62,000 sales.


Asia rules this week with an album from Japan and another from South Korea atop the World's best-selling Albums chart! Nogizaka 46, rival of the group AKB 48, reigns with their 3rd studio album 'Umarete Kara Hajimete Mita Yume' and sales of 349,800 in its 1st week according to Oricon.

Seventeen, a boy group from South Korea is at No. 2 with their 4th EP 'A|1' and 211,000 equivalent sales.

'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by the Beatles is at no.3 with 183,000 consumption units, after its 50th anniversary reissue. With over 31 million sales it's the most successful studio album by the Beatles and is no.15 on the ALL TIME CHART.

After 13 weeks, Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' slips to no.4 after selling another 142,000 units this week for a grand total of 5,586,000 so far. Closing the top five is 'True To Self', the 2nd studio album by American R&B singer Bryson Tiller, selling 120,000 equivalent sales, 107,000 of which in the US.

1. Umarete Kara Hajimete Mita Yume - 乃木坂46 (nogizaka46)- 350.000 1st week
2. A|1 - SEVENTEEN - 211.000 1st week
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles - 183.000 this wk (31.500.000 total sales)
4. Divide - Ed Sheeran - 142.000 this wk (5.586.000)
5. True To Self - Bryson Tiller - 120.000
6. Damn. - Kendrick Lamar - 117.000 this wk (1.872.000)
7. Harry Styles - Harry Styles - 93.000 this wk (626.000)
8. More Life - Drake - 72.000 this wk (2.063.000)
9. El Dorado - Shakira - 68.000 1st wk
10. Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.2 - Soundtrack - 60.000 this wk (534.000)


"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber scores a fifth week atop the global track chart!
Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" ranks a Fifth consecutive week at no.2 after 16 straight weeks at No.1!
DJ Khaled's "Im The One" ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne remains at No. 3 for a 5th week!.

"Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay remains at No. 4 for 5th week after peaking at No.2!
Bruno Mars closes the Top 5 with "That's What I Like".

Shawn Mendes's "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" moves up 3 from No. 10 to 7.

Future's "Mask Off" moves up 5 from No. 14 to 9!

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