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Ed Sheeran Was 2017’s Best Selling Musician

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Ed Sheeran Was 2017's Best Selling Musician

The IFPI – a global music industry trade group – has just named Ed Sheeren the world’s best selling musician of 2017. The proclamation comes after the success of his album Divide and the single Shape of You, among other hits. Shape of You was recently found to be the most streamed song of 2017.

The singer is the 5th recipient of the Global Recording Artist of the Year Award. The award takes into account worldwide success in both digital and physical formats. Other recipients have included Drake, Adele and Taylor Swift – all big names anyone would love to call their peers.

According to HypeBot:

The independently verified IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year chart includes sales of albums – across digital, CD and vinyl formats; singles, both downloaded and physical; and on-demand audio streams across the calendar year. The chart includes all the music of each artist featured, not just one track or album. It uses album equivalent units to combine measurements of downloads, physical sales and streams.

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Here’s the list of this year’s top 10.

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. Eminem
  6. Bruno Mars
  7. The Weeknd
  8. Imagine Dragons
  9. Linkin Park
  10. The Chainsmokers

 

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