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Who were the world’s ten best-selling music acts of 2017? The standings have been revealed, and Ed Sheeran has come out on top.

In a list made up of only one UK artist, seven US acts and two Canadians, international music body IFPI has named Ed Sheeran as 2017’s best-selling musician globally following the incredible success of his third album ÷. Shape of You, the lead single from the album, spent 14 non-consecutive weeks at Number 1 here in the UK, while it also spent 12 weeks at Number 1 in the US, and topped charts in a further 42 countries. ÷ was also a global success, hitting Number 1 in 14 territories.

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By Jack White Who were the world’s ten best-selling music acts of 2017? The standings have been revealed, and Ed Sheeran has come out on top. In a list made up of only one UK artist, seven US acts and two Canadians, international music body IFPI has named Ed Sheeran as 2017’s best-selling musician globally following the incredible success of his third album ÷. Shape of You, the lead single from the album, spent 14 non-consecutive weeks at Number 1 here in the UK, while it also spent 12 weeks at Number 1 in the US, and topped charts in a further 42 countries was also a global success, hitting Number 1 in 14 territories. Here in the UK, Ed’s third studio record finished 2017 with combined sales of 2.7 million, more than any other album. 672,000 of those sales were logged in its first week of release in March, making it the fastest-selling ever by a solo male, and the third fastest-selling album of all time behind Adele’s 25 and Oasis’ Be Here Now.

Next it’s on to the Andes

Last year’s leader Drake had to settle for the runner-up spot this time around, while Taylor Swift is the only female in the Top 10 at Number 3; her album reputation sold over one million copies in its first week on sale in the US.

Aside from Drake, rap dominates the list, with Kendrick Lamar and Drake completing the Top 5. Imagine Dragons and The Chainsmokers are two of three groups in the Top 10, the other being Linkin Park at Number 9.

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Lady Gaga’s Career Sales

Mother Monster’s album & song sales, the 40 top songs that fell a spot shy of No. 1 on the Hot 100 & Sheeran’s unprecedented run after “Shape of You” first led the list.

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Hi Matt (and the rest of the Monsters who indicated that they might have just a bit of an interest in finding out the answer on Twitter this week),

Here’s an updated look at the superstar’s U.S. sales, according to Nielsen Music.

Top-Selling Songs
“Poker Face,” 7.5 million; “Just Dance” (feat. Colby O’Donis), 7.2 million; “Bad Romance,” 5.8 million; “Born This Way,” 4.2 million; “Paparazzi,” 3.6 million; “Telephone” (feat. Beyonce), 3.5 million; “The Edge of Glory”

3 million; “Applause,” 2.7 million; “LoveGame,” 2.66 million; “Alejandro,” 2.62 million; “You and I,” 2.4 million; “Do What U Want” (feat. R. Kelly), 1.3 million; and (fittingly), “Million Reasons,” 1.1 million
“Judas” is next in line to become Lady Gaga’s next million-selling download, as it’s currently within a nominal amount from the milestone.

Lady Gaga’s U.S. totals stand at 11.46 million albums sold and 56.2 million in digital song sales, as well as 2.6 billion on-demand song streams and 35.9 billion in cumulative airplay audience.