Q3 2017 Analysis: Your guide to the talent trends

Mark Sutherland


Ed Sheeran. Ed Sheeran. Ed Sheeran. If the solo maestro was a football team, he’d be Real Madrid, as he once again steamrollered the opposition to make ÷ the biggest-selling album for the third quarter in a row.

The album – so nailed on to be the biggest-selling album of 2017 that Sheeran’s local B&Q only has screws left – shifted another 218,812 copies (more than double its nearest competitor, Rag’N’Bone Man’s Human, with 99,020 copies) and has now ...

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