8 things you need to know about 2017's sales figures so far

Mark Sutherland

1. ED SHEERAN IS QUITE POPULAR

OK, you probably didn’t need Music Week’s analysis to work that out. But the sheer scale of Sheeran’s ubiquity is laid bare by the half-year figures: he has 19 songs in the year’s Top 200 sellers.

The least popular track from ÷ is Save Myself, at No.112, which must make for sobering reading for those pop stars whose big comeback single is ranked lower.

Meanwhile, all three of Sheeran’s albums are in the 2017 ...





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