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Ed Sheeran named world's best selling music artist of 2017

Ed Sheeran has been named the world's best selling music artist of 2017 and is also the only artist from the UK in the top ten.

Ed Sheeran has been named the world's best selling music artist Credit: PA

The singer who was raised in Suffolk had a hugely successful 2017 which saw the lead single from his album, Shape Of You, spend 14 non-consecutive weeks at Number 1. He topped the charts in a further 42 countries.

Sheeran topped the charts in 42 countries in 2017 Credit: PA

The album ÷ went on to sell 2.7 million copies with 672,000 of them coming in the first week.

  • The Top 10 Global Recording Artists of 2017
  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