Happy shoppers: 10 facts you need to know about ERA's new retail figures

Mark Sutherland

1. SHEER MADNESS

You knew Ed Sheeran was the biggest thing in music last year. But did you know he was also the biggest thing in entertainment, full stop?

The singer-songwriter’s all-conquering ÷ album also outsold every DVD and computer game release with 2,702,839 copies, finishing just 6,118 copies ahead of FIFA ’18 in the No.2 spot.

It was the first album to top the list since Adele’s 25 in 2015, and only the third album to ever be No.1 ...


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