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"Shape Of You" holds at No.1 globally this week, after topping the
Billboard Hot 100 for a 9th week, the official UK, German and French
chart for a 12th week and still at No.1 in several other countries! Its
the fastest selling single since Elton John's "Candle in the Wind"!

Even Japanese Girl Band AKB48 couldnt throw Ed off the hot spot,
debuting at No.2 this week with their top selling Song 'Shoot Sign'!
ABB48 has always debuted at No.1 on the World Chart!

'Something Just Like This' by The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay slips to
Number 3, unable to match the incredible first week sales of the
best-selling Japanese Group AKB 48's new single.

Katy Perrys "Chained to the Rhythm" holds at No.4 and
Bruno Mars closes this week's Top 5 with "That's What I Like".


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On the day of its release, March 18, 'More Life' broke world streaming
records on both Spotify and Apple Music. The tracks of the album
achieved a total of 61.3 million streams on Spotify in a single day,
breaking the previous record of 56.7 million for ÷ by Ed Sheeran, in
early March 2017!! On Apple Music, the tracks of the album achieved a
total of 89.9 million streams on the day of release, shattering
streaming records for the most streams in 24 hours, as well as any
single streaming service, and beating Spotify's number by almost 30
million streams. 'More Life' debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200,
becoming Drake's 7th consecutive No. 1 album. The LP, which was released
on March 18, earned 505,000 equivalent album units in the week ending
March 23, according to Nielsen Music. That’s the biggest week for any
album since Drake’s own Views launched with 1.04 million units on the
list dated May 21, 2016!


WORLD'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS (WK 13)
1. More Life - Drake - 689.000 (1st wk sales)
2. Divide - Ed Sheeran - 545.000 (this wk)/3.150.000 (total)
3. Spirit - Depeche Mode - 233.000 (1st wk)
4. Flight Log: Arrival - GOT7 - 164.000 (1st wk)
5. Beauty And The Beast 2017 - Soundtrack - 138.000/212.000
6. Rather You Than Me - Rick Ross - 113.000/113.000
7. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars - 79.000/2.167.000
8. Moana (Viana) - Soundtrack - 74.000/863.000
9. Human - Rag’n’Bone Man - 73.000/701.000
10. Starboy - The Weeknd - 72.000/1.890.000


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Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You' reigns for a 10th week atop the Global Track
chart, and is the fastest selling song of nearly 20 years. Elton John's
'Candle In The Wind 1997'holds the all-time record!

This week 'Castle On The Hill', formerly at no.2, ranks a 10th week on
the chart at no.9. 'Galway Girl' holds at no.11 for a second week.

'Something Just Like This' by The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay remains at
No.2 for a third week.
'It Ain't Me' by Norwegian Superstar DJ Kygo featuring Selena Gomez
soars to no.5 this week. For both artists it's the highest position on
the Global Chart so far.


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After selling another 816,000 consumption units, of which 595,000 were
pure sales, Ed is No.1 for a 2nd week! So far Ed has sold a total of
2,605,000 of this album making it the best-selling Album of 2017! The
album has already sold 303,500 in the UK, 180,000 in the US, 32,000 in
Canada and 35,000 in Australia!!

The Weeknd's 'Starboy' is the 2nd best-selling Album of 2017 with a
total of 1,064,000 sales.

Metallica has the 2nd best-selling Album of this week after Ed's Divide.
'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct' holds at no.2 with 124,000 equivalent
sales.


WORLD'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS OF THE WEEK
1. Divide - Ed Sheeran - 816.000 this week /2.605.000 total
2. Hardwired...To Self-Destruct - Metallica - 124.000 / 2.115.000 3.
Bruno Mars - 24k Magic - 85.000 / 2.088.000
4. Starboy - The Weeknd ft Daft Punk - 83.000 / 1.818.000
5. Moana (Viana) - Soundtrack - 77.000 / 789.000
6. Human - Rag’n’Bone Man - 77.000 / 628.000
7. Beauty And The Beast 2017 - Soundtrack - 74.000 / 74.000
8. La La Land - Soundtrack - 74.000 / 835.000
9. X - Ed Sheeran - 62.000 / 9.150.000
10. Mission Enfoirés - Les Enfoirés - 60.000 / 213.000


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It's no surprise that Ed Sheeran has the Worlds best-selling Album this
week, after shifting 1,789,000 equivalent sales, 1,467,000 of it in pure
sales (physical and digital). Ed's 'Divide' is the top-selling album
since Adele's '25' which debuted with 5,7 million start sales. In the
UK, 'Divide' sold 671,500 copies, the 3rd highest weekly sales frame by
an album there ever! In the US, 'Divide' had 451,000 consumption units;
in Australia 97,000, and in Canada 75,000! Ed's former albums are also
back: 'X' returns to the Global Top 10, after a long time, at no.9, with
sales of 71,000 and a total of 9,088,000 so far! 'Plus' rises to no.23
this week with 38,000 sales and a total of 5,103,000 units.

The second highest debut of the week is 'Mission Enfoirés', the 2017
edition of the yearly French charity gala 'Les Enfoirés'. The
compilation debuts at no.2 with sales of 153,000!

WORLD'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS (WK 11)
1. Divide - Ed Sheeran - 1.789.000 (1st Week)
2. Les Enfoirés - Mission Enfoirés - 153.000 (1st Week)
3. Hardwired...To Self-Destruct - Metallica - 103.000 / 1.991.000 4.
Human - Rag’n’Bone Man - 101.000 / 551.000
5. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars - 98.000 / 2.003.000
6. La La Land - Soundtrack - 94.000 / 761.000
7. My Voice - TaeYeon 태연 - 90,000 (1st Week) 8. Starboy - The Weeknd -
82.000 / 1.735.000
9. X - Ed Sheeran - 71.000 / 9.088.000
10. Born To Be Wild - EXILE THE SECOND - 64.000




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