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Ed Sheeran's romantic ballad 'Perfect' remains for a second week atop
the Global Track Chart powered by Beyoncé's vocals. When Bey was
recording her part of the song, she called Ed and said, "I don’t know
how you feel about this but I’ve taken all the instruments off it and
it's just gonna be acoustic guitar." To which Sheeran replied, "Ah
that's great, because it used to be that!"


The two went back and forth in the studio for four hours before Beyonce
went in to record her vocals. It only took Beyonce one take. The song,
which was released Dec. 1, soared to the top of the global chart, giving
Beyonce her first N°1 song since “Single Ladies” in 2008.



Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' returns to N°1 on the Global Album Chart for a 5th
non-consecutive week with 269,000 equivalent sales. 'Divide' is by far
the best-selling Album of 2017 with 8,9 million equivalent sales since
its release in March, 6,14 million of which are pure album sales.


The second most successful album of the year is Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn'
with 3,54 million consumption units, but the best-selling Album in pure
sales in 2017 is Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' with nearly 1,9 million and
2.584 million in equivalent sales. 'Reputation' climbs back to N°2 this
week with 180,000 in equivalent sales.


Japanese pop duo KinKi Kids堂本光一 debuts at N°3 this week after selling
174,000 of their latest best-of compilation 'The Best', according to
Oricon.


Last week's top selling Album, #U2 's 'Songs of Experience', sells
another 164,000 in equivalent sales and slips to N°4. The Album has
already sold a total of 605.000 so far.


SAM SMITH 's 'The Thrill Of It All' holds at N°5 after selling another
155,000 units and a total of 1.178.000 so far.


P!nk's 'Beautiful Trauma' climbs one to N°6 after selling 133.000 in
equivalent sales and a total of 1.645.000 so far.


Michael Bublé's 'Christmas' rises 2 spots to N°7 after selling 121.000
in equivalent sales this week and a total of 11.451.000 since the
Album's release in October 2011.


The 2nd highest debut of the week is American country star Luke Bryan's
6th studio album 'What Makes You Country' at N°8 after selling 120,000
in equivalent sales.


A tribute album to French rock legend Johnny Hallyday, 'On A Tous
Quelque Chose De Johnny', debuts at N°9 this week with 93,000 in
equivalent sales and 240,000 so far after his passing, two weeks ago at
the age of 77.


Japanese Icon Namie Amuro closes this week's top 10 after selling
another 91,000 in equivalent sales and a total of 1.779.000 so far. Its
the best-selling Japanese Album of 2017!


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'Songs Of Experience', the 14th studio Album by the legendary Irish Rock
Band U2 tops this week's Global Album Chart with 441,000 equivalent
sales, 186,000 of which are from the United States according to Nielsen
Music and 41,000 of which are from the United Kingdom according to the
Official charts.


Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' moves back up to n°2 for a 13th week with 220,000
consumption units, the highest weekly sales frame for the album in 32
weeks.


New entry for Japan's most successful rock band B'z. Their 20th studio
album 'Dinosaur' rockets to N°3 with 202,000 sales according to Oricon.


Last week's N°1, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift, slips 3 spots to N°4
after selling another 190.000 units and a grand total of 2.404.000 since
its release 4 weeks ago.


Closing this week's top 5 is SAM SMITH's 'The Thrill Of It All' after
selling another 143.000 units and a total of 1.023.000 so far.


New entry at N°6 for Chris Stapleton's 'From A Room: Volume 2' which
sold 134.000 units in its 1st week!


P!nk's 'Beautiful Trauma' slips one spot to N°8 after selling another
111.000 units and a total of 1.512.000 so far while Michael Bublé's
'Christmas' Album moves up one to N°8 with sales of 98.000 this week and
a total of 11.333.000 so far.


Japanese Icon Namie Amuro slips from 2 to N°9 with 'Finally' and
equivalent sales of 94,000 this week and 1.688.000 so far.


Closing this week's top 10 is Pentatonix's 'A Pentatonix Christmas'.


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Ed Sheeran's romantic duet is N°1 this week atop the Global Track Chart.
It's Ed Sheeran's second N°1 on the global chart following "Shape Of
You" which was N°1 for 16 incredible weeks, starting January till May
this year. The “Perfect" Duet was released earlier this month and soared
to the top of the chart, giving Beyonce her first N°1 song since “Single
Ladies” in 2008. Ed replaced his electric guitar for an acoustic,
rendering the song more romantic. Both the original recording of
"Perfect" and the Duet begin with Ed on guitar singing about his perfect
love. The duet then features Beyonce’s powerful vocals with her talking
about a man. Both sing the last verse together.


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AKB48 50th single “11 Gatsu No Anklet” tops the global track chart this
week! Its the Japanese Girl Group’s 27th number one!


Camila Cabello’s “Havana” ft. Young Thug slips to N°2 after a 3 week
reign atop the chart.


Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" Duet with Beyoncé holds at no.3.


Mariah Carey's holiday smash hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
reenters the chart at N°24.




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