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'Shape On You' and 'Castle On The Hill' remain the No. 1 and No. 2 Songs
this week on the Global Track chart! Both Singles will feature on Ed's
upcoming album, to be released on March 3.


The third best-selling Song globally is also from a British Act, Clean
Bandit. 'Rockabye' featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie jumps from no.5 to
no.3 this week overtaking the band's former big smash 'Rather Be', which
peaked at no.4 in April 2014.


American EDM Duo The Chainsmokers debuts highest globally with their new
Single 'Paris' at no.4. The Song features uncredited vocals from
American singer and songwriter Emily Warren. It's the Chainsmokers'
fifth Global Top 10 success, and their former No. 1 hit 'Closer' is
still at no.9.


Closing this week's Top 5 is Bruno Mars's 24K Magic which slips from No.
3 to 5 this week after peaking at No. 1 two weeks ago!


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On January 6, British musician Ed Sheeran released two new songs, 'Shape Of You' and 'Castle On The Hill', the first Singles from his upcoming album, which will be released on March 3. Because of the extremely high sales & streaming numbers, especially in the Anglo-American territories, both songs are exploding atop the Global Track Chart and are miles ahead of the competition. A historical record! Never before in the music history, two songs by an artist debuted at no.1 and no.2 of the global chart simultaneously! Ed Sheeran also achieved this record in several national hitlists, including the UK and Germany.


Ed Sheeran's former Album 'X', with 8,7 million copies sold, is the fourth most successful album globally over the last few years, behind the soundtrack to the Disney movie 'Frozen' (9,1 million), Taylor Swift's '1989' (9,8 million) and Adele's '25' (19,7 million).


In addition, the Irish genius has been working as a songwriter for other top-class stars, including Justin Bieber ('Love Yourself') and Major Lazer ('Cold Water'). Both were no.1 hits last year... and his incredible ballad 'Thinking Out Loud', was named 'Song Of The Year' at the 2016 Grammys!


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堂本剛(KinKi Kids) new LP 'Ballad Selection' sold 123,000 copies in its first week, according to Oricon, and is the World's No.1 Album! Kinki Kids consists of Duo Koichi Domoto and Tsuyoshi Domoto! The LP is one of four Asian albums on this week's Top 10!

The Weeknd's Starboy is No.2 this week after selling another 112.000 copies and a total of 992.000 so far!

'Encore' by the Japanese band back number(バックナンバー) led last week's chart with 299,000 sales, and now it ranks at no.3 after selling 89,000 units.

Bruno Mars is No.4 with his LP 24K Magic. The Album sold another 81.000 this past week and a total of 1.342.000 so far!

At No.5 is the Soundtrack Moana (Viana) from Walt Disney after selling another 67.000units with a total so far of 293.000!

SMAP, another Japanese band, was No.1 a fortnight ago with the compilation '25 Years' after selling 668,000 units. This week it is at no.6 with sales of 64,000 sales, and a total of 1,01 million after only three weeks on the chart.

Finally the South Korean boy group BIGBANG returns with  'Made' at no.8 after selling 58,000 sales.

The soundtrack to the fantastic and award-winning Hollywood musical  'La La Land' reaches the Global Top 10 for the first time this week. It climbs to no.9 with sales of 57,000, and a total of 84,000 so far.

The American Celtic punk act Dropkick Murphys. '11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory' closes the Top 10 after selling 52,000 units.


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"24K Magic" is the lead single from Bruno Mars' studio album of the same name, and was released on October 7, 2016 for digital download and streaming by Atlantic Records. "24K Magic" was written by Bruno Mars, Christopher "Brody" Brown and Philip Lawrence. The Song debuted at No.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 with 101,000 downloads and 12.8 million streams,as well as at number one on France's SNEP chart for the week ending October 15, 2016. It also charted in the top ten of various countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Scotland, Spain and the United Kingdom. As of January 8, 2017, it has sold 830,000 copies domestically and has been the best-selling Single globally for the past 2 weeks!

'Starboy' by The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, the former No. 1 for 4 consecutive weeks, remains at No.2 after 4 weeks atop the global chart!

'Closer' by The Chainsmokers feat Halsey is No. 3.


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WORLD'S TOP 10 ALBUMS (WEEK 2 OF 2017)
1. Encore - Back Number - 299.000 (1st week sales)
2. Smap 25 Years - Smap株式會社 - 275.000 - 943.000 (total)
3. Starboy - The Weeknd - 126.000 - 880.000
4. Blue & Lonesome - The Rolling Stones - 107.000 - 1.412.000
5. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
6. Hardwired...To Self-Destruct - Metallica - 77.000 - 1.567.000
7. Moana - Soundtrack Walt Disney - 77.000 - 216.000
8. 25 - Adele - 66.000 - 19.704.000
9. Views - Drake - 61.000 - 2.711.000
10. Blurryface - twenty one pilots - 55.000 / 2.400.000




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