Ed Sheeran is the big winner of 2017. His album 'Divide', released in March, sold over 9.636 million equivalent sales globally by the end of the year, more than twice as much as the runner-up, Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn'. Sheeran’s “Divide” was the top-selling album of 2017 in the U.S., logging total equivalent sales of 2.76 million copies, a figure that unites sales and streaming data, according to final year-end music consumption data compiled by Nielsen Music. It was one of just two albums, with Taylor Swift’s “Reputation,” to sell more than 1 million physical units at a time when most consumers are streaming their favorite songs and albums rather than purchasing digital downloads or physical CDs or other formats. 'Divide' was the UK's highest selling album of the year with over 2,128,000 copies sold by the end of 2017 after topping the Official UK Albums Chart for a total of 20 non-consecutive weeks, the longest since Adele's '21' in 2011 and 2012. '÷' was Australia's highest selling album of 2017 with over 420,000 copies sold throughout the year after 22 non-consecutive weeks atop the ARIA Album chart! It sold 387,000 units in France (physical and downloads) and was the 2nd best-selling Album on the year-end album sales chart.
Sheeran's blockbuster hit single "Shape of You" was the world's best-selling Single of 2017. On 21 September 2017 it became the most streamed song of all time on Spotify, with over 1.32 billion streams. It was also the best-selling song in the US with 2.3 million copies sold, the only song to sell over 2 million and it was the most streamed song in the US with 799.7 million combined audio and video streams. The smash hit spent 12 weeks at N°1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart and 59 weeks total on that chart, the longest run for a single in the history of the chart.
"Shape Of You' was also the UK's highest selling and most streamed track of 2017 with 787,000 copies sold and 248 million streams throughout the year after 14 non consecutive weeks atop the UK Official chart. The Song was also the best-selling in Canada after spending 16 consecutive weeks on the Canadian Hot 100! In Australia, "Shape of You" was the highest selling song of 2017 with 630,000 copies sold by the end of the year. It topped the ARIA chart for 15 weeks, breaking a record set 22 years ago by Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise". 


Em's 'Revival' is the World's best-selling Album having debuted atop the
global Album chart this week with 602,000 equivalent sales. 267,000 of
those sales were in America according to Nielsen Music / Billboard and
132,000 were in the UK according to Official Charts Company / Music

Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' sold another 395,000 units, nearly 50% more than
last week! The Album 'Divide' was powered by Ed's smash hit "Perfect"
which is N°1 on the global track chart. Ed's 'Divide' has already
surpassed 9.3 million in eqivalent sales since its release in March this

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' is N°3 this week with 219,000 sales, a 22%
increase and has sold over 2.8 Million so far globally.

SAM SMITH's 'The Thrill Of It All' is at N°4 on the global chart after
selling another 198.000 in equivalent sales this past week and over 1.4
million so far!

P!nk's 'Beautiful Trauma' moves up from,6 to 5 after selling another
171.000 copes for a grand total of over 1.8 million so far.

New entry at N°6 for G-Eazy's 'The Beautiful & Damned" with equivalent
sales of 146.000.

U2's 'Songs of Experience' slips from 4 to 7 this week after selling
another 145.000 in equivalent sales and a total of over 750,000 since
its release.

At N°8 is Michael Bublé's 'Christmas' with equivalent sales of 139.000
and a total of over 11.6 million since its release in October 2011.

New entry at N°9 for the late Johnny Hallyday's 'Les Plus Belles
Chansons' with 109.000 in equivalent sales and over 300.000 since its

Pentatonix's 'A Pentatonix Christmas' holds at N°10 with 99.000 in
equivalent sales this week and over 1.65 million so far!


Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" tops the global track chart for a 3rd consecutive
week! The original version was powered this week not only by the duet
version with Beyoncé but also by the "Perfect" Symphony with Andrea

"River" Eminem's latest duet with Ed Sheeran, debuts at N°4.

Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" slips one slot to N°5
and Wham!''s "Last Christmas" rockets from N°19 to N°7, the highest peak
since its release year 1984 after a sales campaign of Andrew Ridgeley's,
dedicated to his bandmate George Michael who passed away one year ago.


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

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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